Early Android leaders: Sporting Index rolls out spread betting app

Early Android leaders: Sporting Index rolls out spread betting app

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Posted by Luke Massey
Google has dropped a long-standing ban on gambling and betting apps

Sporting Index celebrated the start of the new Premier League season by releasing the first sports spread betting app on Android.

The new Android app, developed by the recently rebranded Sporting Group in anticipation of Google relaxing its rules on real money gambling apps, synchronizes automatically with the desktop version, so that personal preferences are readily available via mobile, desktop and tablet.

At the start of August, Google confirmed its change in policy to allow gambling operators to present their real-money games on the Google Play store. The decision, which reverses a ban that had stood since 2013, allows the apps to be downloaded in the UK and other licensed European markets.

Jamie Adams, Product Manager at Sporting Index, told TotallyGaming.com: “We have been developing our Android app for a while in anticipation of Google lifting their ban on real money gambling apps. We have moved quickly to make sure Android users don’t miss out on our unique and wide offering of sports spread betting markets during the new Premier League season.”

Totally Gaming says: Sporting Index has moved quickly to extend its digital reach following Google’s decision to allow gambling and betting apps on Google Play. The spread betting company was clearly prepared for the reversal of the four-year ban, which was implemented because of doubts over appropriate age verification for those with access to the apps.

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