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Tech Review: How apps are making sports betting better

22nd December 2014 Print

Online technology has revolutionised the way we all interact with the world. Things that used to take hours of painstaking effort are now infinitely easier thanks to a plethora of desktop and mobile apps on the market today.

Indeed, whether you're looking for a Romeo and Juliet-style love or a better way to manage your money as you aspire to makes it on to Forbes’ rich list, virtually every facet of your life can be made more efficient and, therefore, more lucrative with the help of online technology. One area of life where this premise is particularly true is in the sports betting world.

Keen punters know that the best way to come out on top and make a healthy profit in the betting arena is to use an exchange. This market essentially allows users to bet on both sides of a sporting encounter and, if you know what you're doing, it can be extremely profitable.

However, understanding the market and filtering through the huge amount of information can be extremely difficult, not to mention time consuming.

There's an App for That

Fortunately, there's an app for that. In fact, there are many apps for that courtesy of Betfair's app directly. Filled with officially licensed third-party software such as Bet Angel, BetTrader and Dobbin Day, this library of tools offers the canny punter a wealth of ways to improve their EV and, therefore, the size of their bankroll.

As we've said, sports betting involves large quantities of constantly changing data. However, if you take a look at one of the apps in Betfair's library, Dobbin Day, you'll see that it has three distinct benefits:

One-touch Betting: Any Betfair sports trading app available online will allow users to place multiple bets with a single click of their mouse or touch of their screen. Through a combination of modern touch screen technology, quick links and intelligent software, products such as Betfair's allow you to place wagers in an instant. In fact, personal betting amounts can also be saved according to the user's own limits inside products such as Dobbin Day. This makes it even easier to make bets but safer because it's harder for them to bet more than they can afford.

Multiple Layers of Security: Products such as Betfair's racing trading app contain multiple layers of security. In addition to the usual software encryption you'd find with any online product, users must verify their identity through a combination of passwords and ID verification when they want to place bets using a Betfair app. The reason for this is that Betfair is a licensed online gaming provider and, therefore, must ensure all its patrons are of legal age and are who they say they are.

A More Lucrative Platform: Aside from giving players more opportunities to place multiple bets with a single click, betting apps allow you to compare, contrast and analyse a lot of information in an easily digestible format. Overall, the combination of these factors helps make sports betting a much more lucrative proposition. Technology is a great aid in all areas of life and, when you look into it, the sports betting industry as well.

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