Sports Betting Apps

Android betting apps are rapidly transforming the way we bet. Every bookmaker now has its own mobile betting app, giving you endless opportunities to place your bets.

The whole process is complete in just a few clicks, a far easier and more convenient approach than the alternatives of either physically going to the bookmakers, or using their website.

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The odds on mobile betting apps are the same as those in high street bookies. The big difference being you can access these odds wherever you are, making betting apps the quickest and most convenient way to gamble.

Bookmakers have a massive selection of markets to bet on and customers can access all of them from their betting apps. Betting sports include football, horse racing, cricket, rugby and many more. Some of the betting apps also feature live streaming and/or radio commentary, giving you the best chance to track your bet and keep an eye on all major sporting events.

What makes mobile betting so popular?

People love sports betting apps because they are so easy to use. Everything from finding the bet you want to put on, to depositing/withdrawing funds is easier to do with a betting app.

Betting in bookies requires taking the time to go to their shop (after visiting a cash point so you actually have money to place the bet!), have the shop assistant locate the bet and odds you require, write the bet down on a betting slip then keep that slip safe until the bet is settled. Then if the bet wins, you have to repeat the process of going back to the shop to collect your winnings. Very laborious, very disruptive.

Using a betting app turns a time-consuming trip to the bookies into just a couple of clicks.

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What are the leading sports betting promotions?

If you’re signing up with a new bookmaker, look out for their welcome bonuses – free bets are usually given out to new customers who enter a specific code, though these will only be available once.  These free bets can range anywhere from £10 all the way up to £200.

One of the most famous of all of these promotions is bet365’s promise to match your first deposit of anything up to £200. New customers at William Hill get £30 in free bets if they bet £10 on any sport, while Ladbrokes are giving away a free matched bet of up to £50 for those who open an account with them and deposit £5.

Obviously, this is just a small selection of the offers available and, as there is no limit to the number of online betting apps you can download, players can take advantage of the tons of different sign-up bonuses out there.

Downloading sports betting apps to your mobile or tablet often entitles you to additional free bet offers. Again, these come in varying sizes, but, like accounts with different bookmakers, there is no limit on the number of apps you can download so this gives players even more free bet opportunities to capitalize on.

How do I download and install mobile betting apps?

The Gambling App store has all of the best Android Sports Betting apps that you can download straight to your Android mobile or tablet. If you use any Android mobile or tablet, you’ll find the best betting apps available to download in our app store.

The default settings for Android devices are geared up to block the downloading of third-party apps, so you will first need to change this before you can download from our store. To adjust the settings so you can download from our store, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings ˃˃ Security ˃˃ select ‘Unknown Sources’. This will allow you to download sports betting apps from third parties. Then…
  2. Download the app: Click download ˃˃ open the file ˃˃ click to install and you are done.

To what devices can I download sports betting apps?

The leading betting companies all have apps for Android, iOS and Windows devices. Ladbrokes, William Hill, bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair, Coral, Stan James, NetBet, BetVictor, Betfred, SkyBet and 888Sport are just some of the industry leaders who have apps available on the above devices.

You can use popular functions, including in-play betting and cash out, on the majority of apps.

The Android operating system is the world’s most popular and no betting company would risk not building an app for the millions of potential customers using this platform. This is despite the fact that the Google Play Store doesn’t allow gambling apps. To access sports betting apps on Android devices, customers must browse the gambling companies’ individual websites and download from there. One of the big benefits of using betting apps on Android is the phones that run on this operating system tend to have larger screens, making it easier to stream and watch live action.

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It is slightly easier to acquire sports betting apps on iOS, given that the app store allows downloads from gambling sites. However, not every gambling company has an operational mobile app, giving Android the advantage as the best platform for sports bettors.

For those using the Windows operating system, there isn’t exactly a huge range of live betting app options. A few big names, such as bet365, have developed apps for this platform, but there isn’t the same volume available for Windows users as there are on competing devices.

In recent years, it has become possible to download Android apps to newer Blackberry products, but betting companies don’t design products specifically with these devices in mind. Broadly speaking, if the app is available for Android devices, it’s available on new Blackberry products too.

Legality and regulations regarding betting on mobile

Rules and regulations regarding online gambling obviously differ from country to country.

In the UK, it is legal to bet so long as you are over 18 years old. Companies accept all major currencies, and, as for payment methods, credit cards are accepted across the board. Other methods, such as e-wallets, are often accepted, but gambling companies have their own rules regarding these.

It is also totally legal for companies to take bets in the UK, but they must first have secured a license from the Gambling Commission. The Gambling Commission website contains a list of all its licensees. If you encounter a company that is not on this register, do not place any bets with them.

Tips to stay secure when using sports betting apps

Generally, there are enough legitimate gambling companies with operating apps that you shouldn’t encounter any problems. However, just in case you do happen across something that looks suspicious, there are things you can do in order to verify whether you are betting in a safe environment.

The first would be to check to see whether the app is registered with the Gambling Commission.

If it is licensed, check the company’s terms and conditions. If you’re satisfied with those, read a couple of reviews or consult with peers who also like to gamble on whether the company in question has a betting app that’s safe to use. If it passes all three tests, it’s ok to assume your money will be as safe as it can be with the company in question.

Betting terms explained

  • Stake: How much money the customer is willing to bet on an outcome.
  • Returns: How much money the customer will get back if the bet wins.
  • Odds: The probability of an outcome occurring, as determined by the bookmaker. These are typically displayed as either fractions or decimals. Also known as the ‘price’.
  • Punter: Another term for a customer of a bookmaker – someone who places bets.
  • In-play betting: Placing bets while an event is ongoing.
  • Cash out: If a bet is on course to win, bookies (who offer the cash out service) will offer players a pay out, giving them the chance to make an instant profit. The price will be lower than what they stand to win if they see the bet out, but cashing out eliminates the risk of the bet losing over the course of the event.
  • Multiple: A bet containing more than one event, the success of which is dependent upon all events winning.
  • Accumulator: A bet containing four or more individual bets that all have to win before a pay out.

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