Playing poker and betting on various sports through a mobile device is no longer something only reserved for tech geeks. Due to the advances in mobile technology, wagering online through an iPhone and playing poker through an android-based device or an iPad is nowadays similar to performing the same activities through a laptop or a desktop computer. How can one wager wisely though in order to turn a profit playing through a mobile device? The answer to that is extremely simple: the games are the same, the odds-related mathematics behind the scenes are the same as well, and the gameplay mechanics are similar too. The bottom line is that whoever knows how to apply optimal strategy to poker for instance or to blackjack, and whoever is generally capable of turning a buck wagering on sports in real life through an actual live bookmaker, is going to be able to turn a profit playing through a mobile device too.
As far as poker iPhone devices can handle is concerned, the games are pretty much the same as in the regular online client of the online poker room that one plays at, although the game selection is likely to be a tad poorer.
Poker strategy is the same though, starting with bankroll management, starting hand selection, preflop play, various post-flop strategies and wrapping up with the mathematical odds, pot odds, the fold equity and you-name-it. In order to be a successful poker iPhone player, one needs to be an overall good player, one who has at least attained the third level of poker thought, with everything that it entails.
Poker iPhone action is one thing, but pretty much the same goes for mobile sports betting too. When it comes to turning a profit, the platform that one uses to place his/her wagers makes no difference whatsoever, although an iPad or an iPhone can effectively act as a bookmaker’s office and a major handicapper’s aid as well. While that certainly means something for the gambler, at the end of the day, when betting mobile, it all comes down to his/her skills and abilities to locate and to exploit the hidden value. Like poker iphone action, mobile sports wagering can be turned into a positive long term expected value activity through skill and through work, not to mention discipline. In sports gambling, bankroll management is a huge part of the equation of success, and it works in synergy with bettors’ handicapping skills.
The first objective of every mobile bettor who intends to be successful in the long-run is to secure positive EV (the same goes for poker, whether it’s traditional online poker or poker iPad action we’re talking about). That is achieved through handicapping, reverse handicapping and often through gut-feelings which help the player locate the hidden value. Expert handicappers have a feel for the market and they know exactly when something is tilted out of balance, giving birth to the much sought-after hidden value.
Positive EV in itself won’t take one far though. Without proper bankroll management, it will inevitably fall victim to the variance. Bankroll management is meant to make sure that one can stick around for long enough to allow the positive expected value to work its magic, and that goes for poker as well as for online (and live) sports betting.
The bottom line: the mobile platform these days is one mature enough to perfectly accommodate real money online poker and sports betting action. How successful one is at these activities though, is entirely dependent on individual skill.