Monday sets to be an enormous day in the history of mobile sports gamblers who have Android smartphones. Because that’s the day, Google Play has chosen to update its policy allowing real money betting apps to be marketed in its popular store.
Among all sorts of apps that are to be available to download from Google’s Play Store, iGaming, lotteries, daily fantasy games and sports betting are now also available there.
Some specific restrictions will still apply as described in the Google guidelines. For example, all the developers of the betting app must have a license for each state they choose the app to be distributed. So, a bettor from New York will have to cross the Hudson River before getting the access to the store to make a download.
According to another regulation, all the gambling apps should be rates as adults only and they should have underage access prevention system. These apps are also required to be free to download and restricted to use Google Pay for any kind of in-app purchases.
Old Style Process for Android Bettors
Even after the Professional and Amateur Protection Act (PASPA) came to act nearly three years ago, Android users haven’t taken their leave from the mobile gambling scene. All these apps have only been downloadable from the official website of the operator through a process called sideloading. The process requires Android users to check their phone setting and update them to allow the manual installations.
And if users want to install those apps manually, the updates have to be made through a manual download process. In this contemporary period, the number has grown by around 50 percent in the range of last seven years. Researchers expect the Google-based operating system will grow further and will have over 130 million users.
However, according said the statecountr dot com, Apple’s iOS operating system is ruling the smartphone market. One key criterion where, Apple has exceeded Google’s store is it hasn’t limited the developer by imposing any type of extra regulations on them. A couple of years ago, Apple required the developers to turn their app into native to the iOS system.