There are apps for just about everything these days, including some things we may later wish we didn't have 24/7 access to. Addictive things, like gambling. It used to be that gamblers were forced to go to designated casinos if they wanted to risk their money. Now internet poker and gaming sites can be accessed at home from their loft, and even on the go through apps on their smart phones. But is this a good idea? In this article we'll explore the world of the gambling app.

There are many different ways to gamble, and app developers have exploited them all to make money. Individuals who like to play poker have been targeted by apps like, terminal poker, and switch poker. By allowing you to place bets using real money in an app that looks like a video game, many people lose the connection between their money and their actions, often betting more than they should. If you must download a poker app, choose one like mFortune that allows you to play for fun, without betting real money.

Other types of casino games are also represented in smart phone apps, so you don't need to take leave your home and go to a real casino - you can play slots or blackjack right on your phone. Not everyone would agree this is a good idea. Apps like Spin Palace, Slot Land, and All Slots feature blackjack, roulette, and video slots that allow bets made with real money, meaning that if you're addicted, you have 24/7 access to your poison and an automatic connection with your credit card to run up debt.

Sports betting is another type of gambling that is popular with smart phone apps. With 24/7 access to every sport, from hockey to basketball to football to tennis to horse racing to boxing and even car racing all over the world, there's always a match or game you can put money on through apps like paddy power and Just Bet. If you're not careful, your savings can disappear in the blink of an eye if you fail to select the winning teams.

If you know you have a gambling problem, stay far away from casino and betting apps on your smart phone. If necessary, disable the app feature. If you don't yet have a problem, set strict ground rules for yourself if you plan to bet with real money so that you don't gamble away the money for your kids college funds. However, the best course of action is always to use only the free play features to bet with fake in-game money, or not to use these type of app at all.

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