Mobile betting is being picked up by more and more punters. Whether you have an iOS, Android or Windows device, we’ve gathered some of the top mobile options from top sportsbooks. And needless to say, they are all fully licensed to meet the most stringent of regulations, let you bank with the Pound, and cover the most popular sports in the UK.
There are plenty of sports, and in the UK some of the most followed and most betted on include:
From the EFL, to the Premier League, European Championship and World Cup, football action is non-stop. Whether you’re cheering for Team England or Manchester, these apps will let you place timely bets.
This is an old one but horse racing remains a top betting sport in the UK. With races every week, and major festivals like Cheltenham and the Open every month from March to December, there is a lot of prime betting action for serious puntors here.
The Rugby Union has a strong fan base. The Premiership and European Champions Cup obviously gets a lot of attention, but there are also many other opportunities where you can show your support and place a bet on your favourite team.
Not many of us will get down to the courts to actually play tennis, but lots of us do see how some profit can be made with the Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open.
Sports are all about action and players are not going to wait around to score. So if you want to really be on top of your bets, mobile betting is the best thing since sliced bread. You can stay on top of all the matches and take advantage of the best odds no matter where you are – whether you’re out about with your mates, or just hanging out at home, it’s literally all in your hand, on your phone.
It doesn’t have to be a crapshoot. Our team follows these criteria when evaluating a sports betting app:
It’s more than just about looking good – that’s just the minimum. A good mobile design fits everything neatly onto the smaller screen of phones and tablets. That’s especially important when it comes to sportsbooks because there are so many markets and scores to manage. All that information needs to be intuitively organised so you can quickly access it all to make informed bets.
Obviously, you need an app that works for your mobile device – iOS and Android are the most popular platforms. The app size shouldn’t be too bulky to affect your phone’s overall performance. And if your device is low on memory and you don’t want to download, then try the HTML 5 sportsbooks that run from your device’s web browser.
Most apps will cover the most popular sports and events, but some will go the extra mile to live stream the event. Many also find it an extra plus when there are more obscure games available to profit from different markets.
Good odds will make your win even more profitable. For even more exciting odds, live in-play betting is what you’re looking for.
Betting action is fast moving. Deposits should be acknowledged immediately so you’re ready to bet. No funny business when you win and want to withdraw your cash either. And as a basic requirement, these mobile sportsbooks should all bank with the Pound.
Our staff checks these sports apps’ reputations among other punters to see if they are performing reliably. Those that see lots of complaints will not be worth the time of the day and simply won’t make it to Gambling App.
Free bets and bonuses are always welcome. Most of the major bookies will have promos for their customers as a small thank you.
When you are exceeding your budget and sports betting becomes problematic, there are organisations who will help. Check out GamCare (gamcare.org.uk) – in addition a comprehensive listing of resources, they have a phone line, online chat and a forum where you can speak with someone anonymously.