Android Betting FAQ

If you are new to the world of internet based gambling, you may not be aware that various betting sites offer poker, casino, and sportsbook action over your mobile device. While internet gambling has been around and popular since the mid-1990’s, mobile based betting only became a viable option around 2005.

Since that time mobile based betting has exploded, becoming one of the fastest growing segments in the gambling industry today. Mobile gambling offers an attractive option to punters on the go, and as the technology improves it is likely that we will see mobile betting rival the experience we have at a land based casino.

If you are reading this you likely have an Android smartphone or tablet and some questions about what betting on an Android is like. This FAQ is designed to help give you some answers to what we have been asked the most frequently. If you find that this guide does not adequately answer your query, please contact us and let us know. We will do everything in our power to get you the answer you need.

What is Android gambling?

Android Betting is a form of gambling through either a smartphone or tablet that runs on Google’s Android operating system. It is different from other mobile gambling operating systems such as Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone, which run on their own devices.

Is it possible to gamble for real money on an Android?

Yes, it is possible to gamble real money on your Android device.

Why can’t I find any gambling apps on Google Play?

Google has a policy of restricting the availability of apps that the company deems potentially controversial on its Play store. In addition to gambling apps, pornography, violent, hateful, and various other categories of apps have been barred from Google Play.

So how can I get an Android gambling app then?

Android devices have the ability to install apps from outside of the Play store. This process is called side-loading. Although Google discourages this, side-loading is a safe process and adds a lot of value to your mobile device.

If you wish to allow your device to side-load apps, you must open your settings, click the security tab, and then check the “Unknown sources” tab, which will allow you to download apps from other places than the Google Play Store.


You will now want to head to the website of the betting app you wish to install. Clicking the link on your phone will prompt you to install the app. Once the process is complete you will be all set to start gambling on your Android.

Why should I gamble on my Android?

Gambling on your Android device allows you to take the games with you. There is a certain thrill to being able to bet on a football match while sitting in the stands, or spinning the reels while you wait for your dentist appointment.

Betting on your Android is just plain fun.

Is mobile betting legal?

Depending on where you live, mobile gambling could be legal or illegal. In countries such as the UK, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and the United States, there is at least one legal way to gamble online.

It is advisable that you consult the laws in your country before gambling on your mobile device.

I have a gambling app on my Android, but it runs slowly. Why?

As betting apps become more popular, they will keep adding on new features. If you have an older smartphone or tablet, there is a chance that your phone will not have the resources to run gambling apps smoothly.

If this is the case, you may want to pick up a new device, as they run most gambling apps smoothly and impart an awesome experience.

What is the difference between an app and a mobile site?

An app is a specific piece of software that runs a program. A mobile website is a web page that has been converted to run specifically on a mobile device.

Often times you will notice that mobile sites often lack the pizazz that apps have, due to the fact that they are designed for quick viewing. If you have the option of using a mobile site or an app, the app is usually the better choice.

What should I do if the casino only has a mobile site?

Mobile sites can still be an acceptable option for Android gambling, even with their drawbacks. If a site you like only has a mobile version and no app, you can still give it an app button on your home screen.

To do this, go to the mobile betting site you want to save and proceed to the bookmark button. When pressed, you should be given the option to “add bookmark to home screen”. Do this and you will notice that the casino, sportsbook, or poker room now has an icon on your wallpaper. If you click this link you will be taken to the mobile site.

What should I look for in an Android betting site?

When looking for a spot to gamble on your Android, you will need to make a couple of decisions. What kind of gambling do you want to do? Do you want to try your luck at casino games, play poker, or bet on a sport? After making a choice as to what kind of betting you want to do, you will need to find a reputable spot that offers mobile based betting. If the site offers an app version of it’s betting products, there is a good chance that you will have a solid experience. This is because sites that invest the money into making a mobile app do so because they are serious about offering players an experience that they will want to repeat again and again.

What kind of connection do I need to gamble on my Android?

When gambling on your Android it is advisable to have the fastest internet connection possible. Wifi is your best bet, and a minimum of a 3G cellular connection is recommended for when you are out and about.

Can I gamble at open Wifi spots safely?

If you are using a mobile device at a location with an unsecured wifi internet connection, there is always a chance that someone could hack into your device.

With that being said, most internet gambling sites operate on 128 bit SSL security, which encrypts your data and keeps you pretty safe from thieves. It is always advisable to exercise caution when using an open internet connection with many people around, but it should be noted that gambling on your Android on a public wifi system is no more dangerous than shopping on Amazon in the same spot.

What are the best spots to gamble on my Android?

At Android Betting Sites we take pride in giving you honest advice about the best places in which to gamble through your Android device.

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