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If you’re a fan of online sports betting, but you find it hard to keep up with all the statistics and tips available for various different popular sports you’re probably not alone – it can be quite intimidating. Sports betting has become one of the most popular online forms of entertainment and with it a lot of different industries have popped up around it such as online sports betting tips sites and apps. These types of services take some of the guesswork out of placing those sports bets and one of the most reliable and long-lasting apps in the App Store that offers this type of service is Bettingexpert LIVE. This is a free sports betting app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.The best sports betting apps for iPhone
Bettingexpert LIVE was started by two self-confessed betting fanatics Jesper Sogaard and Christian Dam Rasmussen. They started this company after watching a TV show on online betting way back in 2004 and since then it’s grown into a company which boasts more than €10 million in revenue per year and 300,000 registered users. That’s not bad when you consider they started this venture from their dorm room as two students from Denmark living abroad in Germany. They now boast more than 70 employees located in their offices in Copenhagen – an old converted warehouse.The best iPad apps for live sports
To give you an idea of how popular this betting tips service has become they’ve been awarded something called the Gazelle award five years in a row from Denmark’s business newspaper Borsen. This award is given to a company that has grown continuously over four consecutive years – betting tips seems to be a very popular online activity.
According to company CEO and cofounder Sogaard they believe that online gambling and betting services should be transparent and easy to use for the end user. In their business philosophy it’s a form of entertainment and so it should be enjoyable for the people partaking in. They’re positive take on the gambling world is in contrast to many people and organizations that feel the industry is a drain on society. They believe the opposite is true and as long as people are empowered with knowledge they can have a good time gambling without ruining their lives.
There are all kinds of betting services in the App Store but most of these are services that allow you to place bets directly – they don’t really offer any tips to the potential gambler. That’s what makes Bettingexpert LIVE such a refreshing type of service as it actually gives the gambler the potential to succeed. It's like those mobile optimized casinos. An important thing to keep in mind about this app though is that the tips provided are almost exclusively for various soccer leagues around the world, so if you’re looking for betting tips for other sports such as American football, baseball, hockey, basketball, or any other then you might be disappointed.The best iPhone apps for live sports
There were a couple of things about this app that really surprised me and the first of those was that you aren’t bombarded with ads – this is extremely surprising for a betting app of any kind. Every other betting app I’ve ever been exposed to is loaded with pop up ads. The other great thing about this app is that you don’t actually have to sign up to use it. You can view tips on the latest games without registering as a user – although you do gain access to a lot more features if you decide to sign up. This app will require 36.4 MB of available space on your iOS device.
When you first open the app, you have the option of working your way through a brief walk-through of its main features, or jumping right in and getting started. As we mentioned above you can sign up for an account if you like, but it’s not necessary to view tips and live scores. There are even demo videos that demonstrate some of the key features of the app.
Navigating your way around the app is pretty straightforward. There are basically two navigation menus – one at the top and one at the bottom. The one at the top gives you the option to toggle through games that are already completed, games that are live now, and upcoming games. You also have the option on this menu to filter by certain leagues, or remove other ones from your list – although this option is only available if you sign up for an account.
The bottom menu is a far simpler menu. This menu simply gives you the option to toggle between actual matches showing you scores and upcoming schedules, or a tips view which allows you access to different users tips for upcoming games. Anyone can add a tip and it works as a social community where you can rate the usefulness of the tips given by a certain user and contribute to the development of their popularity on the site.
Under the tips menu you also have the option to tap on a link to a betting site to place a real live bet. The great thing about this tips section is that it also shows you the live score once the match has started so that you can quickly see how useful various users’ tips really are. As you get more used to the site you’ll get a good idea of which users offer the best tips and you can follow them to make things easier in the future.
If you’re signed up as a registered user you also gain access to some other features such as the ability to follow certain teams and leagues. You can also view the standings for various leagues and competitions as well. It’s nice to have everything you need all contained within the app like this. It's one of the best apps that I have used in the sports betting niche.
Bettingexpert LIVE may be the best betting tips app available in the App Store – at least for soccer. If you prefer to follow other sports this is probably not the best app for you. It contains tips on just about every soccer league you can think of and it also contains links to place live bets. If you like to gamble and you want to make bets with a better chance of winning this is a must-have app.
Allan is a freelance writer who loves scouring the App Store for exciting, intriguing and unique apps.