A Closer Look at Social Betting Apps

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BetMGM Mar 10, 2023, 12:30 PM

Social betting apps bring more convenience, mobility, fun and function to gambling on sports and playing your favorite online casino games. If you have questions about how an app can enhance your online gambling experience, whether they are safe to use and how to download an app of this kind, then we’re here to answer those questions. Let’s start by explaining what a betting app is.

What is a betting app?

An app, or mobile application, is software that’s been designed to run on a mobile device. Social betting apps bring together social media, sports betting and a wide range of games offered by online casinos. This makes recreational gambling more interactive and fun while ensuring you can source betting information, place your bets and play your favorite games at any time or location.

While one app can be quite different from another, they tend to have certain features in common, so let’s take a look at what you can expect to find on a betting app and how you can get the most out of your user experience.

Betting app features

The app you choose will determine the types of functions you’ll be able to use on the app, but since betting apps are designed to help you place wagers and play different types of casino games, most will cover these basic functions while others will have additional add-on features to enhance the time you spend online. Here’s what you can expect from some of the best social betting apps available for download.

  • Before making a wager, you can chat with other gamblers and get the latest tips, statistics and information from around the world.
  • As the action plays out, it’s easy to track the progress of your live bets.  
  • You can get in on any promotions and bet offers.
  • You’re part of a vibrant social community that adds to the enjoyment of your online experience.
  • Apps are designed for both android and iOS operating systems, so you can be sure they’ll always be compatible with most mobile devices.
  • The best casino game apps provide easy navigation and secure banking for real money games that can be easily enjoyed on the couch or on the go. 

How to download an app

There are five easy steps to downloading the app of your choice so you can play casino games or take part in online sports betting. Here’s how.

  1. Pick a casino you know you can trust and one that offers the games or types of betting you’re interested in.
  2. Download the app, either on the casino website or find it in the Google Store or the App Store. Make sure it’s compatible with your device’s operating system.
  3. You’ll be asked to sign in or login and may even be offered a welcome bonus or alerted to other promotions on offer.
  4. Now it’s as simple as picking the online casino game or sport of your choice, then tapping to play or bet. 

Getting the most out of a betting app

Social betting apps offer great graphics and deliver the same experience as a desktop computer, but with the addition of on-the-go action, you can play whenever you want to. Follow our tips to get the best experience when using a betting app.

Use a trustworthy app. Your number one priority when choosing to download an app is your online security. Do your homework by checking out the online casino’s reputation before you download anything. If in any doubt, don’t do it. Pick a site that works hard to keep your gambling experience as safe as possible.

Do they offer your favorite games? The last thing you want is to download an app only to discover that the casino’s game offering is limited. Choose an app that allows you to play everything from online slots and poker to sports betting and virtual sports.

Welcome bonuses can be a great way to try out the on-site offering, so look out for these and other promotions.

Does the app you’ll be using accept a wide variety of payment methods? Getting your money in and out of your online casino account should never be a headache. You’ll also want to choose an app that enables the casino to make fast payouts that arrive in your account in just days.

Here’s a tip that’s often overlooked but can make or break your online experience. Your chosen app should always offer comprehensive and responsive customer support so any issues can be sorted out quickly and efficiently.

Download your BetMGM app

As one of the most popular sportsbooks in the USA, BetMGM’s Sportsbook offers a wide range of sports and betting markets with daily boosted odds for specific events and full access to the promotions page. There is also live in-app streaming of matches so you can watch the games you’ve wagered on.

To make betting on your favorite sports easier and convenient no matter where you are, we’ve merged all the different BetMGM state apps into one unified app. This means you can use the new state switcher function to select which state you’re in for uninterrupted online sports betting. Traveling to another regulated state? Just switch to that state and create an account to place your bets.

On top of this, BetMGM has two more mobile apps that include the BetMGM Online Casino App, which gives you access to a huge library of all types of casino games, and the BetMGM Online Poker App, which opens up a world of online poker fun and daily tournaments, plus you can take advantage of a variety of poker promotions and the MGM Rewards program.

Simply register online to get access to one of the most comprehensive offerings of the best casino games and sports betting options, or go to your favorite app store and download the BetMGM app of your choice.

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Our BetMGM editors and authors are sports experts with a wealth of knowledge of the sports industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news, previews and predictions, fun facts, and betting.

Our BetMGM editors and authors are sports experts with a wealth of knowledge of the sports industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news, previews and predictions, fun facts, and betting.