Using an iPad to bet on sports on online sportsbooks has taken over the old aspect of of having to call in your wagers or logging onto a home computer to place your bets. Using an iPad to place your wagers is much more convenient nowadays because of the size, accessibility to Wi-Fi/Internet and because of no longer being required to place your wagers over the phone by calling in to the sports book.
For many years Apple devices were not allowed by policy to contain any type of gambling that was associated with real money. They have since lightened up on their policies and now allow gambling applications and websites to be used on an Apple mobile device under certain criteria. Apple’s new policy states the following:
– Apps that offer real money gaming (e.g. sports betting, poker, casino games, horse racing) or lotteries must have necessary license and permissions in the location where the app is used, must be geo-restricted to those locations, and must be free on the App Store. Illegal gambling aids, including card counters are not permitted on the App Store. Lottery apps must have consideration, chance and a prize.
– Apps may not use in app purchase to purchase credit or currency for use in conjunction with real money gaining for any kind, and may not enable people to purchase lottery or raffle tickets or initiate fund transfers in the app.
What You Need to Bet with an iPad
The 1st thing you’ll need, of course, is an actual iPad. There are several different types of iPads you can use to place wagers at online sports books. There are iPad Pros, iPad, and iPad mini 4. These range in price, depending upon which model you get, between $300 and $800. Our recommendation if you’ve never used an iPad is to pick up a used one for around $150. If you decide to go with the new iPad Pro, we suggest that you purchase the Apple pencil, which will drastically help you with placing wagers. The Apple pencil works sort of like a stylus and makes it easy to maneuver around various applications.
The 2nd thing you will need is a reliable Internet source or Wi-Fi connection. One of the conveniences of using an iPad is the fact that you can find a Wi-Fi connection all over the world nowadays. Many of the fast food carryout restaurants as well as coffee shops such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, Walmart, Chick-fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts, just to name a few, provide their customers with free Wi-Fi. This makes it easy to place your wagers by simply pulling up in the parking lot logging on to their Wi-Fi connection and placing your wager.
The last thing you’ll need is a reliable sportsbook. Once you find a reliable sports book and sign up for a new account you will be ready to place bets using your new Apple iPad.
Top iPad Sportsbooks in 2019
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Gambling Using an iPad
There are many advantages and disadvantages to using an iPad to place your bets with an online sportsbook. One of the biggest advantages that we have found is you are no longer restricted to placing wagers at your home or office using a computer. IPads are very mobile and can be moved from one location to another.
This comes in handy during those times when you can’t be home or in your office but yet still want to place a bet. We’ve all been in that situation where you’re out to dinner with your family and remember that a big game is on later in the evening. Under normal situations you would be required to drive home and hopefully place your wager in time. That is no longer the case as you can now simply point out your iPad, log on to a Wi-Fi connection and place your bets.
The only real disadvantage of an iPad is the initial cost to purchase the iPad. As we stated earlier, a new iPad will run you approximately $700 or more. Most people don’t want to lay out that kind of money for a device they may only use for gambling and that is why we recommend you purchasing a used iPad for your gambling purposes.