Last year was a seminal one for sports betting in the U.S., as the Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law that prohibited wagering nationwide. In doing so, it paved the way for individual state authorities to legalise sports betting and create a lucrative market potentially worth billions of dollars.
The Garden State New Jersey has been one of the quickest to introduce the best legal US sports betting apps to its residents, thanks to its reputation as a progressive gambling hub in the U.S.. In fact, the sportsbooks in New Jersey include seven Atlantic casinos and eight mobile products, whilst several European brands are also well-represented.
In this post, we'll look at the best licensed sportsbooks apps on the market and ask what makes them so popular:
- The Draftkings Sportsbook
Available through iOS, Android and web browser platforms, the Draftkings Sportsbook has been made available in conjunction with its land-based partner Resorts Atlantic City.
It's also a progressive sportsbook that jumped head-first into the burgeoning New Jersey sports betting market last August, a full 16 days before MGM went live.
Through this app, you can pretty much bet on any sports, including predominantly British disciplines such as cricket, darts and soccer. There's also a diverse range of betting markets and in-play verticals available here, whilst the cash out options on offer are amongst the most progressive anywhere in the world.
We also like the betting carousel, which is incredibly user-friendly and enables users to identify the best odds and make bets in a matter of moments.
- The Fanduel Sportsbook
The Fanduel Sportsbook is another platform that's available to everyone, whilst it has also been delivered in conjunction with an established bricks-and-mortar partner (Meadowlands Racetrack).
Fanduel is another market leader in the sports betting market, whilst it has also consolidated its position through a merger with Paddy Power Betfair's U.S. operations.
The sportsbook on offer is also exceptional, with flexible deposit and withdrawal options available alongside a huge betting selection of betting markets. Bettors can even wager on a number of less popular sports through the Fanduel sportsbook, whilst the in-play options on offer are incredibly diverse.
With mobile app technology developing, Fanduel also boasts a live scoreboard feature, which allows you to track all of your wagers and the very latest market odds.
- Betstars App
After establishing a partnership with Resorts Atlantic City, The Stars Group, which is responsible for PokerStars New Jersey have recently launched its BetStars sports betting app offering.
Following months of speculation, the Stars Group joins a plethora of European gaming giants who are making their first moves in America.
Downloading and wagering via the BetStars mobile sportsbook is also a very simple affair.
If you have an Android device, visit the BetStars NJ website and click on the "Get Our Android App" button. Once clicked, the app will start to download on your mobile device and from there all you have to do is fill in some basic details to register.
For iOS device owners, gaining access to the BetStars product is also a simple process. Again, you can either visit the Betstars website and download the app directly or alternatively you can visit the Apple App store from your smart device, download the app and sign up.
As a welcome luxury you will also be treated to a plethora of offers like huge matched deposit bonuses.
iOS 8 has been in wide release for just under one week, which means it is time to start looking ahead to Apple's first bug fix update for the software. And, as usual, the first update will be aiming at smaller troubles rather than trying to fix the larger issues that have been found in the new iOS. We've heard about Wi-Fi issues with iOS 8, and there is also the new study claiming that iOS 8 is less stable than iOS 7.
However, as is the way Apple works, we should probably expect fixes for those issues with iOS 8.1 and with subsequent updates to the various third-party apps that are likely part of iOS 8's crash problems. The iOS 8.0.1 Change-log is the following:
- Phone: Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail
- Keyboard: Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter - iCloud Keychain verification codes
- Safari: Fixes a problem with videos occasionally not playing
- Sharing: Fixes AirDrop support for Passbook passes
- VPN: Addresses an issue with installing VPN profiles
In the past 4 years, Samsung released 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12-inch tablets. Compared to every other tablet out there, they are positively huge.
According to leaked shipments documents, The Korean giant is currently testing an 18.4-inch Galaxy Tab Prototype slate. What you see in the image above is the fact that such a huge tablet has entered India for testing and evaluation purposes. After it's gone through those tests and finished its evaluations and then it is going to be destroyed.
That's a big if, though. With such a huge screen, this would be very much into niche territory, and a rather small niche at that. Still, for some commercial settings even this size could work. Which might be the reason for Samsung to think about releasing it. Let's wait and see.
After pushing the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Moto X (2014), Motorola is currently testing Google's latest Android 5.1 Lollipop for the same device. The company is known for its fast stable updates.
The Lollipop version 23.1.28 is being tested out with several improvements such as reducing the noise in low-light shots of the rear camera and front-facing camera too. The Moto X (2014) Lollipop 5.1 update is expected to roll-out Over-the-air (OTA) next Month (April).
Device Protection is one important feature that keeps the lost or stolen devices locked even if the factory settings reset is tried and functions only when signed in with actual Google account. Apart from these improvements, there are several under the hood tweaks arriving with this update.
After Samsung announced that both Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be put "On-Hold" to fix some major Bugs and issues in the update. AT&T tweeted on it's official twitter regarding the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update.
AT&T said that they are "rigorously testing" the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update, trying to find Bugs and issues to report back to Samsung in order to fix them before the official release to grantee a "smooth transition" from KitKat to Lollipop for all S5 users.
@HardcorFitz We are rigorously testing this update to avoid any bugs and create a smooth transition for all. Thank you for your patience.— AT&T (@ATT) March 10, 2015
According to our sources, It will take 1-2 weeks at least to fix the bugs reported on the initial Samsung Lollipop 5.0 firmware, test it and then push the final update Over-the-air (OTA) to the end users.