You’ve done it. We’ve done it. We’ve all done it.
You are at a social function, surrounded by friends and family and possibly coworkers, and instead of engaging in conversation with the people you’re supposed to be talking to, your thumb is sliding across your iPhone or Android.
Maybe you’re checking the score of a WNBA game on the league’s Center Court app, as we were guilty of doing last Friday while at a casino booze event. Or, more likely, you’re checking the latest scores (Yahoo! Sportacular or ESPN Scorecenter), odds (iOdds) or public bet percentages (Sports Insights).
Whatever it is that you’re doing, it’s clear you have a problem. But how much of a problem? That’s what our test below aims to find out.
Here’s how it works:
- Get out your iPhone or Android.
- Find your sports or sports betting apps.
- Determine what category they fall into (see below).
- Add up your score.
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IF YOU HAVE AN APP THAT …
- Tells you sports scores, add 1 point for each.
- Gives you lines or odds for games, add 2 points for each.
- Provides you with breaking news & injuries, add 2 points for each.
- Gives you public bet percentages, add 3 points for each.
- Lets you make bets against friends, add 3 points for each.
- Allows you to place bets at a Las Vegas sportsbook, add 3 points for each.
- Tracks your bets, add 4 points for each.
- Links to a sports betting message board or podcast, add 4 points for each.
- Has anything to do with horse racing, add 4 points for each.
- Calculates parlay payouts, add 4 points each.
- Is officially licensed by the WNBA, CFL or Arena League, add 5 points for each.
Our score: 22.
What’s yours? Tell us and we’ll post it on our leaderboard.
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