Most Already Have the Right Tools

Most consumers who legally can bet online also have the right tools to take part in possibly the fastest growing gambling segment — mobile gambling.

The mobile gambling industry likely will top $100 billion in wagering around the globe this year. That’s an about 20 percent increase over 2016 mobile gambling revenues, and growing at about double the rate of online gambling growth around the globe.

Next year, experts say that $100 billion in mobile gambling revenues should grow to about $165 billion next year, as more people embrace the mobile gambling movement. All it takes to get in on the mobile gambling boom is to have a recent model smartphone, and to download a likely free app.

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Virtually all of the best online casinos also support mobile betting, and make apps available that bettors can download free from Google Play, the Apple Store and other common sources. Many casinos also have apps available on their websites.

The mobile gambling apps can be for many uses. Some might enable general casino gambling, including card games, table games and an app that lets you play slots on your android phone or device.

Other mobile apps might be for more specialized gaming, like a poker room or race and sports book. Due to the cost of app development, some casinos might charge a fee to download their apps, but most will not.

It also is possible to obtain bonuses for new and returning players that could make the mobile gambling free. Most online casinos will give new bettors some perks to open an account and give them a try.

In many cases, that incentive will be a free credit worth anywhere from $10 to $50 or more. That credit goes into the bettor’s gambling account, and is good for one or more free bets at various games. If the bettor wins, the bankroll grows and, eventually, can be withdrawn as cash.

A video slots parlor might offer one or more free spins on popular slots. If you win, you get to keep betting with house money, and could grow your bankroll without risking your own cash.

Another popular bonus that bettors might find is a deposit multiplier, where a casino usually at least matches your deposit, up to a certain amount. So, if you deposit $50, the casino might double it to $100 in gambling credits.

Eventually, mobile gambling easily could overtake online gambling, with more bettors choosing to use mobile devices and apps to wager, instead of computers and web browsers.

By Lucy

Lucy Thompson: Lucy, a sports betting enthusiast, provides tips, strategies, and analysis on sports betting markets across a variety of sports.