After years of dominating the industry, online bookmakers BetConstruct have finally woken up to the fact that mobile gaming is the future. This was most recently evidenced by their acquisition of BoxingBet by Dodson, a company that was originally built to provide a better mobile experience for football and other sports betting fans.
A mobile-first platform, BoxingBet allows users to not only place bets on the go, but also to monitor news, score updates, and analysis articles while on the move. This was made possible by a combination of innovative technology and forward thinking approach – neither of which is uncommon in today’s industry.
An Evolving Industry
Back in 2018, online sportsbooks were plagued by slow load times, spotty tech, and a general lack of quality. Mobile gaming changed all that – thanks to the likes of smartphones, tablets, and decent internet connectivity. These days, mobile gaming is a viable option for anyone who wants to place bets or follow the action wherever they go.
It used to be that to place a bet on a sports event like football, you either had to be at a physical bookmaker’s location or settle for their odds and returns. Today, with the advent of online sportsbooks and bitcoin transactions, the world of online wagering is a whole lot more accessible. Additionally, the increasing importance of being able to place bets from anywhere in the world has led to an explosion in the number of offshore bookmakers available to residents of the U.S. and other countries.
The Importance of Being Mobile
Since the dawn of time, man has had games and sports on the brain. It’s only natural that as technology evolved and games became more complex, people sought ways to keep track of them all. This led to the creation of Raffles Sports, the company behind the original scratch card, which debuted in 1919 and quickly became extremely popular. It continues to be so today, as the original scratch card is still widely accepted and reproduced around the world.
While the rise of online gambling was initially met with opposition from lawmakers and religious leaders, the tide eventually turned. In part, this was thanks to the simple yet ingenious idea of selling games on a disc instead of having to install them on each individual device. Today, gaming on the go is commonplace and accepted by most as a fun and convenient way to while away the time. If you’ve ever tried to play games on a small screen, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
In the same way that the video game industry evolved from Pong and Space Invaders to the likes of Pokémon Go and Castle Bravo, digital sportsbooks and mobile wagering will continue to flourish as the future of sports and gaming evolves.