The extreme rise, usage and popularity of mobile phones has resulted in online betting servers offering mobile betting services and applications. The majority of online betting portals offer a mobile betting service and many of those who do not currently offer such a service have plans to launch one in the near future. It is important that betting websites do so if they wish to keep up with their competitors, as many punters prefer using a betting service that is mobile optimized.

The types of mobile betting services on offer range from basic mobile websites to applications that are downloaded and can be saved as an App on the home screen of a clients cellphone, making it quickly and easily accessible. There are variations as to what mobile services provide; some provide all the same features as their regular online website whereas others only offer a few basic features. There are some mobile websites that allow for payments to be made but many still require customers to make payments on the online website. Betting businesses are always trying to improve their mobile services and have a desire to add as many features as possible to meet the needs of their clients.

Mobile betting is a service that allows customers to bet from their cellphones anywhere at anytime. This is very useful if customers wish to place a bet while at a sporting event or if for some reason they cannot access a home computer. This service is not only available for mobile phones but is also accessible on iPads and tablets. All cellphones that are internet enabled will be able to access and use the mobile services. Many of the services require users to register and obtain a username and password by using the online websites, as this is currently unavailable for many mobile websites.

Some South African online betting websites that offer betting on your mobile are bet.co.za, sportsbetsa.com, worldsportsbetting.co.za, sportingbet.co.za, betxchange.co.za, interbet.co.za, intralot, hollywoodbets.net, betfair.com, bettingmobile.com, krugerbets.com and bettingworld.co.za. These mobile services are free to use but clients should keep in mind that they will be billed the usual browsing rates of their chosen mobile servers. Some features offered by mobile betting websites include the placing of bets, live in-play matches, making safe and secure payments, chat services where users can chat with other punters and advisors, views of betting history and winnings, 24 hours a day availability, the same extensive markets and up to the minute prices. Bookmakers wish to match their mobile services with their online websites by including all the same features that clients can enjoy online by making it accessible through mobile phones.