If you have ever wanted to make a wager against a friend but could not because you were separated by a great distance, you know how frustrating it can be to miss out on action with friends because of your location. Fortunately for those impacted by such inconveniences, social betting is here to make it possible to get that action without having to fly out to see your friends.
Social betting is an innovation in mobile sports betting that allows friends to bet on sporting events against one another rather than against a sportsbook via an app, making it convenient for friends to wager against one another without having to be in the same place to pay one another thanks to these apps giving players the ability to settle up right from their interfaces. These three Android sports betting apps in particular are the best the genre has to offer.
Puntaa.com - Australia Only
Puntaa is an Australian app that combines the sports betting and reporting that mobile sports betting enthusiasts are after with the old school feel of throwing down fives with buddies at school. The app offers custom wagering options in terms of odds and amounts, meaning that you can wager at even odds even if the real sportsbook odds for a game are different than that. While Puntaa does take a commission from these wagers, not necessarily having to wager on a team at -250 odds if a friend wants to wager straight up is a nice feature to have.
What is the most appealing about Puntaa, though, is its ewallet feature, which allows you to look at a record of your transactions throughout your time using the app to see where your wins came from and what mistakes you made on losses so you can avoid them going forward, much to the dismay of your friends. Right now Puntaa is only available for social betting in Australia.
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EveryFan.com - Sports Betting Social
The social aspect of social betting is fully embraced by EveryFan, whose app offers tournaments with leaderboards that look more similar to daily fantasy sports contests, only with picking winners like you would in a more traditional mobile sports betting environment. These tournaments have customizable entry fees, making the stakes vary based on what you want to risk against your friends. The better your picks perform, the higher on the leaderboard you end up, and the higher your payout at the end.
EveryFan's coolest feature, though, is its chat feature, which truly puts the social into social betting. With this chat feature, you are able to interact with the other participants in your tournaments as games are going on, providing entertaining reactions as players' picks win or lose. It is clear that EveryFan wanted to make their social betting app fun for truly every fan, and appear to have done so thanks to features like this one.
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WantMyBet.com - Soccer Social
WantMyBet is an interesting app that allows you to manage your accounts across multiple betting sites from one place, while adding a social aspect by letting users track their bets by entering them into WantMyBet and compare their results to those of others. WantMyBet then lets users see a leaderboard where they can see which players are performing well and interact with them as well as tipsters across their platform.
They also offer weekly contests, with winners claiming cash prizes, as well as a wide pool of tipsters that users can track at their discretion within the app. Users are encouraged to look at a tipster's bet history to track those that are performing well for tailing purposes. While not social in the same sense as EveryFan, WantMyBet is social in the sense of building a community around your sports betting picks, in a more business oriented social environment.
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