In this day and age, if you don’t have the means or the will to go to Atlantic City, or Las Vegas – chances are you do all of you betting in the comfort of your home. The electronics that have made life easier have not failed us in this regard – you can bet in other countries, follow quotes on sporting events in real time, take advantage of offers such as the Betfair free bet or if games of skill are what you prefer over games of chance, you can play a few hands of cards. However, all of this begs the question – which device to use?
You can’t leave your house without your phone. To be more accurate, you can’t do it if you want to keep on top of things. This is why a huge number of people uses mobile phones to bet on their favorite sports events. It is easy to see why – phones are small, they can be carried anywhere, their batteries (unless heavily strained) can hold their juice for a long time. They sound like a perfect gaming and betting device on the go. So what’s the problem?
As much as it is a pro, the size of the phone is also a con. This means that small screens make for poor workspace, especially when you are constricted by time. What’s more is that not all betting apps are supported by all phones. The convenience is dialed down the minute you realize you might need an Android, an iPhone and a Windows phone so that you can access all of the betting apps you desire. Phones are also not known for a huge amount of storage space.
Like with the mobile phone, you get a lot of mobility. A tablet can fit snugly into a bag, and it also solves the size issue – letting you browse through all of the desired betting sites and hit the right options with pinpoint accuracy.
However, a tablet shares a problem with the phone – a Wi-Fi connection. There are networks that are not entirely secure, so while you are focused on winning (or simply the thrill of it), your own data might be compromised.
We finally reach the humble desktop, where it all began and, in many cases, still continues. Can you bet on anything, anywhere? Absolutely. What is the storage space like? Divine. Will it lose power with little to no warning? Not unless there is an outage in the area. All in all, desktop computers are perfect betting partners. The only potential downside is that you are stuck at home while partaking in this pastime. There is simply no mobility that you get from a mobile or tablet.
Which device should you use?
Simply put, we advise you do the majority of your betting on the desktop computer, because their remarkable features outweigh the issues. You can still use your mobile phone and tablet as backups in case something goes wrong, though you don’t have to. That way you have all of your bases covered.