How Will Technology Drive the Way We Bet in the Future?

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Anyone that has taken note of the betting industry over the past 20 or 30 years will know that it is unrecognizable compared to what we used to have.

To place a bet, punters had to travel to their local betting shop and hand their bet plus cash over the counter. This was replaced by things such as telephone betting, and then internet betting came along.

We still have internet betting now, and this is the most common way to bet, but a new arm of that will soon take over and rule. This is mobile betting, which means logging onto a mobile site or using an app on your phone to place bets. Technology.

It is available thanks to technology and looks certain to drive the betting industry forward over the next decade and into a new, special era.

The Convenience of Mobile Betting

A quick look at the latest technology news and advancements will show you that many of these are focused around mobile tech. This is the way in which the world is now going, and so is the betting industry.

This is one of the most competitive industries in the world and for that reason, bookmakers are constantly looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and appeal to new customers.

Their mobile service is a way in which they can do that and over the past few years we have seen a fierce battle between bookmakers to create the best and most exciting app possible.

The simple fact is that mobile betting is more convenient for users, and that is why we all want it. We want to be able to visit our local sporting events, such as games from the ATP Tour and place a bet while we are there.

We do this thanks to the mobile services on offer.

A Full Service Available Anywhere, Anytime

In the past, mobile betting sites and apps were something that people could use if they were out in an emergency and needed to place a bet.

Now, they are the key component of the service, and there is no need to use anything else. You can place bets, deposit and withdraw funds, watch live streams and keep up to date with scores and the latest betting all via your app.

Betting offers are also available through the apps, meaning customers can sign up with a company via mobile. You should always read the terms & conditions in relation to free bets, but they offer a great incentive for new players who wish to join a bookmaker.

When you do join, what you will be greeted with is a complete service, not a stop-gap or something to make do, a perfect betting platform you can use for years to come.

Will Voice Activated Betting Ever Happen?

There has been a real rise in the number of devices and apps that use voice activated software. Those using this can simply speak to their app or device, rather than going on it and entering the details of what they want.

It is unlikely that we will see betting as part of this when it comes to placing bets, but you may find yourself being able to do other aspects of your gambling with this via your app.

For example, you may be able to ask about upcoming games, ask what the latest odds are and even check in on the results from the bets you have placed.

This is likely to be all for now though, but that may change in the future.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.