Journey back five years, if you had mentioned the term “mobile sports betting” to anyone odds are you would have been met with rather bemused looks. Nowadays you can’t move for mobile sports betting apps and while there is no denying the excitement that the field presents, it still isn’t the easiest concept to get to grips with. If you are a newcomer to the field of mobile sports betting don’t panic, as help is on hand. We’ve been there and that means we are more than qualified to give you the leg-up you need to start mobile sports betting. In this guide we will look at the common types of bet issued through mobile sports betting apps, what they mean, and how you can execute them.
Far and away the most common type of wager issued through mobile betting apps. Single selection bets are seemingly as old as time itself and it is likely to be the first type of mobile bet you place. You can place single bets across every market and are as simple and basic as mobile betting gets. When you place a single bet you are betting on a single outcome of a sport event, backing a certain team or individual to win at the odds listed. Placing a single bet is simple, when on a betting market page, select the team/player of interest, input your wager amount, and then push the “Confirm Bet” button and that’s it, your bet has been placed. For example, say you are betting on the UEFA Champions League Final and you fell that Barcelona are going to win. They have odds of 2/1 and you place a £10 single bet. Should they win you will receive £10 plus your original £10 stake for a total £20 return, but should they lose or draw the game then you will receive nothing.
This term is thrown around a lot during Grand National season and is a bet type that tends to confuse novice punters. While many believe that the confusion often lies within the presentation of the bet, the most confusing element is still the fact that it is actually two bets and not one. The two bets in question are just joined together, but are not dependent on each other for victory. Within an each way bet there is a ‘win’ wager and an ‘each way’ wager, both of which require an independent stake. For argument’s sake, let’s say it’s Grand National season and you fancy ‘Night in Milan’ to win it. You place a £5 total through an each way bet, which means £2.50 (or half your stake) will back the horse to win and £2.50 will be earmarked for the horse to finish in the top four (to place). Should ‘Night in Milan’ win you receive the original odds listed, but you would also receive an additional payout based on the each way odds too. If he finishes in places 2nd to 4th then you will simply receive a payout related to the modified each way odds. If he finishes outside the top four you’ll receive nothing. While it takes a little getting used to, once you’ve got to grips with each way betting it can become one of the most exciting mobile bets you can place.
Doubles and Trebles
Pretty self-explanatory when compared to other a bet types. Double and treble bets related to when a punter bets on two or three selections all at once, with all bets needing to come in for the slip to be a winner. If one, two, or three picks don’t come in then you lose. For the added risk that betting on additional markets entails you will generally find that double and treble mobile bets have increased odds, especially when compared to two or three independent single bets. For example, say you feel that Tottenham Hotspur will beat Stoke at 9/1 during a 3pm Saturday kick-off and that Man United will be Burnley at 5/1 during the 5:15pm Saturday kick-off, placing £10 on each. This would return a total of £160 (including original wagers) through two singles. But, if you had place the same bet through a double, the winnings from the first game would have rolled onto the second game, which means £100 would have subsequently been turned into £500. They are low-risk and often high-reward style bets, so it is no surprise to see that doubles and trebles are popular among mobile sports bettors.
If doubles and trebles worked to up the ante in the past, then accumulator bets push it over the top. These bets are affectionately known as “accas” and offer players the chance to win life-changing sums of money through what is rather tricky means. On paper an accumulator bet works in a similar fashion to a double or treble, as all your selections must come in for your slip to be a winner. If one selection loses it’s game over. Theoretically you can add as many games as you like to an accumulator and some mobile players do really like to go for it all. But if you are looking to do this, do find out what your mobile sportsbook providers max prize limit is first. You’ll notice that when you start picking results for an accumulator that the odds escalate rather quickly. Accumulators that feature six, seven, eight, or even nine picks feature huge odds, sometimes coming in at well over 1500/1, which means a single pound stake could see you win a serious amount of money. The golden rule when it comes to accumulator betting is to stay realistic. Having an accumulator that features 10 or more selections, however tempting the odds may be, just isn’t a viable bet.
Mobile betting is here to stay
Mobile betting has arrived and it is here to stay. Thankfully, you needn’t be confused about the bet types being presented to you, as this guide has now armed you with all the information you need to place common mobile sports betting wagers without fear.