Sports betting apps in New Mexico

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If you’re the kind of person who never leaves the house without a fully-charged phone, you’ll be all over sports betting apps. The leading sportsbooks are eager to make sure that their customers can use their platforms anywhere, at any time. They also understand that sports fans like to have access to the latest news and scores, and the ability to follow streams of all the action wherever they go. That’s why gambling companies are creating a whole host of sports betting apps in New Mexico.

Of course, not all of these betting apps are equal. However, things keep getting better. Average apps are improving, and good ones are becoming better. Companies can no longer afford to rely on a second-rate mobile offer. It’s no longer true to say that apps are a spin-off of the desktop site. On the contrary, they are often at the heart of the operation because betting companies know that users want to be able to gamble on the go. Read on for a rundown of what sports betting apps are all about.

Top New Mexico betting apps

There are plenty of live betting apps and NM betting sites just waiting to welcome customers. Almost every online sportsbook has a dedicated mobile version of its platform, in addition to the familiar desktop websites. Naturally, some are better than others. However, our experience suggests that these are poised to be the market leaders in the state.

DraftKings betting app New Mexico

It started out as a pioneer of Daily Fantasy Sports, but today DraftKings is one of the top sports betting apps in the USA. That DFS audience, nurtured for more than a decade, proved eager to get involved in the sportsbook as well, helping DraftKings to become a market leader. Fans love its wide range of markets and its user-friendly interface.

FanDuel betting app New Mexico

Like DraftKings, FanDuel started out with DFS games. And, like its rival, it was quick to diversify when sports betting became legal. The FanDuel app offers markets on 20+ sports and seamlessly replicates the desktop experience.

PointsBet betting app New Mexico

Australian company PointsBet loves to position itself as the edgy outsider. Its brash marketing tactics have ruffled feathers, but its tie-ups with major competitions and athletes show that this is the real deal. As well as traditional sports betting, PointsBet allows offers spread betting, giving it a distinctive USP in a crowded market.

BetRivers betting app New Mexico

Whenever a state allows online sports betting for the first time, BetRivers is invariably among the first mobile platforms to get to market. This helps the company pick up customers fast. Those customers stay thanks to attractive bonuses and a wide range of streams that underpin a good live betting offer.

How to download betting apps in NM

Downloading a betting app is quick and easy. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you’re almost certainly familiar with this process already. However, in case you’re not sure, just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be ready to bet in no time.

How to download on iOS

  1. Open the App Store on the device where you want to use the app
  2. Search for your preferred gambling platform. Be careful that you choose the right app for your needs – some companies produce different apps for each state, and most have separate downloads for sportsbooks, casinos, poker, etc.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the app as usual.
  4. Log in with your existing account details, or create a new account. Note that some gambling companies might require new customers to register via the desktop version of their service.

How to download on Android

  1. Go to Google Play and search for the gambling platform you wish to use. In some cases, companies do not have their apps in the store and ask you to download them directly from their website.
  2. Select the app you want to download, making sure you’ve chosen the sportsbook rather than the casino.
  3. Download and install the app, as usual, following onscreen prompts.
  4. Existing users can log in with their account details, new customers should create an account before they start betting.

If you’ve used sportsbook websites, you’ll know that gambling companies like to offer bonuses to attract new customers and reward established players. The good news is that mobile betting apps do the exact same thing. This is something of a win-win: bettors get free stuff, and gambling companies get more customers. Here’s a look at some of the offers you are likely to find when you register with the leading sports betting apps in New Mexico.

  • No deposit bonus. We always like to see this offer, even though it is more popular in casinos than in sportsbooks. No deposit bonuses are usually part of a sign-up promo. However, instead of requiring new customers to deposit funds in their accounts, this is triggered simply by registering on the site. It won’t be a generous bonus, usually a small free bet or a few free spins on a slot, but it is a nice way to check out a new platform and decide if it’s for you.
  • Risk-free bets. Imagine placing a bet and getting your stake back if it loses. Sounds good? That’s basically what a risk-free bet promises. As part of a welcome bonus, it will normally apply to a customer’s first wager. Risk-free bets are also offered on specific markets to reward established players. However, keep in mind that the refund will normally be a free bet. Thus, although you get your stake back, you’ll need to use it to back a winner before you can withdraw the funds as cash. That means the offer may not be entire ‘risk free’.
  • Free bets. A free bet allows you to stake on a wager without risking your own funds. Bettors can choose whether to use this as insurance on a regular cash bet, or whether to go big in search of a jackpot win at no risk. You cannot withdraw a free bet as cash, and free bet stakes will not form part of the payout on a winning bet.
  • Enhanced odds. Sometimes, betting companies like to sweeten the deal by offering a bigger price than usual on specific markets. This often applies to player props or same-game parlays. For example, the recent Packers vs Titans NFL match-up saw DraftKings boost the price on Derrick Henry 1+ TDs, Derrick Henry 70+ Rush Yards, and Allen Lazard 1+ TDs from +450 to +650.
  • Matched deposit bonus. This is a popular sign-up promo. When a new customer makes an initial deposit, the gambling platform tops up the account with an equivalent sum in free bets. Existing customers can also benefit from occasional deposit match offers, often as part of a ‘happy hour’ for regular bettors.

The difference between betting apps and online sportsbooks

One big difference between betting apps and online sportsbooks in NM is convenience. The desktop experience is great when you can sit at your desk and log on. However, it’s not so good for anyone who is out and about – and that means most of us. Even if you want to take a laptop with you, poor Wifi connections or restrictions on accessing betting sites from public connections can interrupt your play.

A betting app lives on your phone. The same phone that sits in your pocket everywhere you go. You can access it using your existing data plan, so no need to worry about Wifi. In addition, an app can be more secure than connecting to public Wifi via a laptop, since you may not know who else can track your activity via a general internet provider. Moreover, if the app is any good, you will be able to use all the features you enjoy from the desktop version, but at the touch of a button.

Many apps have an extra focus on live betting. This makes total sense since live betting is all about the here and now, so gamblers want to access it wherever they are. A good app will direct customers to the big events underway whenever they log in. Meanwhile, all the promos and bonuses offered on the desktop site should be ready and waiting for mobile users as well.

The only significant differences most users will encounter are technical ones. Online gambling sites in NM often toggle directly into the gambling company’s casino, poker, or DFS games. However, most platforms have separate apps for each of these. Therefore, if you want to use the sportsbook and casino from one operator, you will probably need to download two separate apps to make that happen. In addition, if states have restrictions on gambling in certain counties, or on tribal lands, geolocation will block attempts to use the app when players are physically located in these areas.

What can you do on betting apps in New Mexico?

In a nutshell, a betting app offers everything you might find on a desktop gambling website. The only significant difference is that companies offering sportsbooks and casinos might have them in separate apps, rather than running them via a single website. Otherwise, the user experience is very similar to the PC-based version.

  • Place bets. First and foremost, betting apps are about placing bets. The leading betting platforms ensure that all the markets available on the website are accessible from the app as well. This includes any enhanced odds or similar promotions available on any given day. So, just like on the desktop site, you can simply tap on the odds you like and get that wager on.
  • Watch live scores. With live betting at the heart of most apps, it is important to have up-to-the-second information about how the game is progressing. This makes betting apps a reliable source for the latest scores and stats, often drilling deep into the gameday data to paint a full picture of the action. Often, you can watch a live stream of the game as well. Even if you don’t have a bet, it’s a great way of keeping track of how your team is doing if you can’t be at the game yourself.
  • Deposit and withdraw funds. It’s difficult to place a bet without any funds. And it’s pointless backing a winner if you can’t get your money into the platform. Therefore, betting apps offer all the deposit and withdrawal options available on the desktop website. Moreover, all of the security features that protect your money on your laptop or PC are in place on the mobile version as well. Convenient and secure, just how we like it.


How old do you have to be to bet on sports betting apps in New Mexico?

The legal age for sports betting in New Mexico is 21. This applies to all forms of sports betting, whether in person or online. Many gambling platforms also apply a blanket 21+ age limit to their products, regardless of individual state rules.

When will more betting apps come to NM?

We expect to see more betting apps in New Mexico as the state authorities award more licenses to sportsbooks. Almost every gambling platform understands the importance of a high-quality mobile offering alongside its desktop site, so more players on the market should mean more apps for our phones. And more choices for users can only mean more to choose from.

Is it safe to bet on New Mexico betting apps?

Where apps are licensed and regulated, customers can bet with confidence. The regulatory process roots out any unsafe, unfair or unreliable sites. However, it's worth remembering that offshore gambling apps, even if they are licensed in other jurisdictions, are not bound by NM laws. Therefore, gamblers have little redress in the event of any dispute with these platforms.