We are into the thick of the National Hockey League season, and the main contenders for this year’s championship have already separated themselves from the chasing pack. Games come thick and fast as the best teams battle for position at the top of the various divisions and conferences while the best young players put on a show hoping to scoop the Calder Trophy in the end of season awards. There’s all to play for as tensions rise on the approach to the most important part of the season.
As we race towards the business end of the season, NHL fans from the United States, Canada and the rest of the world take the opportunity to make their predictions and place bets on the outcome of the season. The leading betting apps can be downloaded to your smartphone and used to gamble on various exciting markets, including the winner of the Stanley Cup, Central Division, Eastern Conference, Western Conference, and other outrights. There’s a market to suit all types of bettors and ice hockey fans.
In this article, we explain the best markets in a bit more detail, how you can place a bet on your favourite team and player and a guide to watching NHL matches on your smartphone device. We even give a step by step guide to getting a free bet on the next big match.
Score a free bet
To bet and watch NHL on your smartphone you must register an account with an online sportsbook that is legal and licensed in your region. Look for a bookie that offers new customers a welcome bonus in the form of a free bet. These types of deals come in many different shapes and sizes but the free bet is the most commonly used. Please read the terms and conditions attached to a promotion before signing up. This will ensure you have a strong understanding of how the deal works and what is expected of you as a customer.
Follow the steps below to create an account at a betting app and get the free bet due to you as a new customer. This can be used on your Android or iOS smartphone.
- Click the Join Now button at the top of the bookies’ homepage
- Fill in the registration form, providing your name, age and address
- Create a username and password
- Make your first deposit and place a bet
- The free bet will be added to your account balance
Bet on the NHL
You can wager on the outcome of a season or a match. Outright betting is available before game one of the campaign but the odds are updated following every round of matches, allowing you to place your bets at any stage of the season. Bet on the team you expect will win the season or the player you believe will stand head and shoulders above the others.
When you are betting on an NHL match you can wager before the start or at any stage of the game thanks to in-play betting. Traders keep the majority of pre-match betting markets available throughout the play with the odds updated to reflect the score. Bet on match winner, total goals, first goalscorer, handicap, winner of the first quarter and more. There’s a market to suit all gamblers.
Watch the NHL live
The best betting apps and sites allow customers to watch NHL matches free of charge through an HD quality live stream which can be accessed using a smartphone. In most cases, if you place a bet on the outcome of a match you will be able to watch the live stream at no extra cost.
The live streams are free of buffering, loading or any other frustrating interruptions. You can place a bet before the game begins then gamble at any stage of the contest using the updated live betting odds. Watch the match closely and keep your eye out for any betting value. If you spot a gamble worth having in-play you should click the odds to add the pick to your bet slip, input a stake and confirm the bet. It’s as easy as that. As well as live streaming and in-play betting, there’s also match stats, live scores and tips.