Updated: 22 December 2021

Best Betting Apps

Updated: 22 December 2021

Best Betting Apps

Every top bookmaker now has a mobile app available, with customers able to download this in seconds. This will allow you to place bets more quickly than through a mobile browser, while the overall quality of betting experience is generally higher through a betting app. We rank and review them here constantly for UK customers, check out the latest recommendations below.

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New customer offer; Place first £10 bet on sports odds of 2.0+; Get 3x 10 Free Bet once the qualifying bet has settled; Accept bonus pop-up to receive Free Bet; 3x £10 Free Bets must be placed at odds of 4.0 or greater; Free Bet stakes not returned; No wagering requirements on winnings; £200 max win; 10 Extra Spins credited in Gladiators go Wild on registration; £50 max extra spin winnings; T&C’s apply; 18+.

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Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C's apply

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This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount: £10 Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is: £20 Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. 18+. Gamble responsibly. www.gambleaware.org.

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New customers. Max £10. 200% Odds Boost Token. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org

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18+. New customers only. The Promotion operates as a £/€20 Surprise Bet when you place a bet of at least £/€10 on any market with odds greater than or equal to 1.50 as your first bet. The Promotion runs from 09/08/2021 / 12:00 (BST) until 31/12/2021 / 12:00 (BST) (the “Promotional Period”). T&Cs apply.

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T&Cs apply. New reg only. Claim by placing a min deposit £10 via "My Offers" page within 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits excl. 7 days to stake max £10 in-play. Max. extra winnings £100. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.

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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller,Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply

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Join and place a £10 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Once the bet is settled, get a £10 free fixed odds bet plus a £5 free Total Goals football spread bet. The second £10 free fixed odds bet and second £5 free Total Goals football spread bet will be credited 24 hours later. Free bet stakes not included in any winnings from the free fixed odds bets. You need to open a full sports spread betting account to use the 2 x £5 free Total Goals football spread bets. Free bets expire in 28 days if unused. Promotions available to 18+ aged individuals who are registered customers of Spreadex. Spreadex Ltd reserves the right to exercise its sole discretion as to whether or not to open account facilities for any prospective client. Spreadex Ltd reserves the right to amend, withdraw or restrict this offer at any time without notice. Spreadex Ltd reserves the right to withhold this offer when it has reasonable belief there has been co-operation, collusion or organisation of bets from the same source, or if it has reasonable belief that the offer is being abused in any way. Spreadex Ltd is the sole arbiter of these rules and any other issue arising under the promotion. No staff member (or any relation or partner thereof) of any spread betting or fixed odds bookmaking firm is eligible to take advantage of these offers. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Spreadex offer. Unless otherwise stated, clients reopening Spreadex accounts do not qualify for the offer. Customers who are ineligible for any promotional free bets will also be ineligible for these promotions. T&C's Apply.

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Full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org New customers only. Opt in required. Qualifying bet must be £10 or more and placed at odds of 1.5 or higher. Free bet must be used in-play. Free bet is non-withdrawable, expires after 7 days and is not returned with winnings.

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18+ Welcome Bonus: New depositing sport players only. T&Cs Apply.

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Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

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New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 60 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+

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New players only. Free Bet is a one-time stake of £10, minimum odds of 1.5, stake is not returned. 10X wagering the winnings. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Max conversion: £20. Valid for 7 days from issue. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms apply.

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18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first €5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x €5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org.

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18+,T&C Apply. Begambleaware.org.

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T&Cs apply. New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+ BeGambleAware.org

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18+ new customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

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18+. Play safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

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New Customer Offer. £20 in FREE Bets credited as £20 in sports bets. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on first bet of £10 or over. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. GB customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 matched bet. Max free bet a customer can receive is £20. One Free Bet offer per customer, household and IP address only. 18+. T&Cs apply

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New customers place £50 worth of bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100. Min odds 1.2 (1/5). Multiple bets included. Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 18+. Play Responsibly. www.begambleaware.org.

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New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Extra Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

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18+. UK only. Whilst this promotion has no end date, it is available for new players who have registered at EnergyBet after 31.08.2020 and valid only for their first qualifying Sportsbook bet. Cash stakes only. Min. £10 deposit required. Min. total odds of 3/4. Min. odds for each selection 1/4. Bonus amount £10. Bonus funds to be wagered 1x on odds of 4/5 or higher. Bets placed for both sides, with the same outcome and for the same event, will be disqualified. Virtual Sports bets do not qualify. Cashed out bets do not qualify. Other T&Cs apply. Be gamble aware. Please bet responsibly

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18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

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18+, New players, from 11.08.2021. £10 bet to qualify, £10 in free bets and up to 100 extra spins. Free bets valid for 3 days. Full terms apply. 18+. Play Responsibly. www.begambleaware.com. Customers will qualify for the Free Bet and Extra Spins once their first £10 qualifying bets on Sports have been placed and then settled on the account. Qualifying bet can be on any sport of your choice and can be either a single or a single line multiple bet with two selections or more. Cashed out qualifying bets will not qualify for the offer. Customers must place a qualifying bet within 7 days of registration and for the bet to settle within this period to receive the Free Bet/Extra Spins automaticaly. Bets placed/Settled outside of this timeframe will need the Free Bet/Spins to be credited manually. Free Bet will be credited to the account within 24 hours of the qualifying bet settling. Free Bet can be used on one acca bet (two selections or more), one Virtual Sports market of your choice and one on any sports market of your choice. Free Bet is valid for 3 days each. One Welcome Offer will be applied per customer, per household, per IP Address. Bets placed with free bet tokens or bonus funds will not qualify for the offer. Free Bet stake is not included in any winnings. Free Bets must be used in their entirety. Deposit methods NETELLER, PayPal and Skrill are not eligible for this promotion. Up to 100 Extra Spins, worth £0.20 per spin will be instantly added to your account after your first sports bet has settled and you spin the wheel to find out the amount of Extra Spins will be credited. Casino Extra Spins are playable only on selected slots Starburst and/or Scudamore's Super Stakes (including mobile version, if available). Once triggered, Casino Extra Spins will remain valid for 30 days after the issuing date. Winnings from Extra Spins will automatically be transferred as bonus money once all free rounds allowed have been played and must be wagered 40 times (Playthrough x40) before bonus winnings is converted into cash funds.

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New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.

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New customers only. Qualifying bets must be placed before midnight 31/8/21. Free bet credited when your first bet on Glory Goals settles. Qualifying min odds 1.5. Free bet min odds 1.1 and must be used in 7 days. T&Cs apply. 18+. Play Responsibly www.begambleaware.org.

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T&C's Apply, 18+, Please Gamble Responsibly.

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Minimum odds 4/1. €/£20 max Free Bet. 1 Free Bet per day. Free Bet credited on bet settlement of winning bets only. 1.2 min odds on Free Bet. Free Bet valid for 48 hours.18+ New Players only. Gamble responsibly. www.begambleaware.org.

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18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first bet loses. Wagering requirements: all sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Full T&C's apply.

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T&C's Apply, 18+, Please Gamble Responsibly.

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The UK’s Top Betting Apps

As you can see from the table above, we have compiled a list of the best betting apps available to UK customers. This includes information regarding their availability on Android or iOS, while we also provide details of the sign-up offer that comes with registering through the bookmaker app and whether the operator in question has a UK bookmaker license.

What Makes a Great Sports Betting App?

A sports betting app must be reliable. We would recommend having a handful of different bookmaker apps on your phone so that you have options when it comes to betting on various sporting events. You will also be able to claim a welcome bonus with different operators.

On that subject, it’s clear that customers want a generous welcome bonus when they first download a sports betting app. Ideally, the download should be done in seconds and the registration process should also be quick and easy, including the ability to deposit funds in a safe and secure fashion.

The best sports betting apps also allow customers to place a bet very quickly. That means either having the most popular events showcased on the homepage or excellent navigation which allows you to find the betting selections within seconds.

We also want a betting app to provide a secure experience, while the in-play service should mirror the quality of desktop and mobile browser. That means the ability to cash out our bets and also access live streaming when it comes to the latest football matches and horse races.

Verified by the UK Gambling Commission

Many online bookmakers have a betting app, although not every operator has a UK license. We would always recommend choosing a sports betting app that is verified by the UK Gambling Commission.

This is because you can be sure that the betting app in question adheres to the strictest regulations possible. Any bookmaker that has UK Gambling Commission accreditation can be trusted 100% and it means that they are going to provide a fair gaming experience where everything is above board.




New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 60 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+


BrandiOS AppAndroid AppMobile Live StreamingBonusClaim Bonus
888 Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Bet £10 get £30 + £10 Casino Bonus Claim Bonus Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C's apply
Bet365 Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365 Claim Bonus Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Grosvenor Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Double The Odds, Any Bet, Any Odds Claim Bonus New customers. Max £10. 200% Odds Boost Token. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org

Popular Features of the Best Betting Apps

Gameplay/User Experience

User experience is paramount when it comes to a betting app. You need the app to load up quickly whether you’re using Wi-Fi or a 3G / 4G connection. You should be able to locate the sport and event with a few taps, while bet placement should be a smooth process whether it’s pre-event or In-Play wagering.

Live streaming

Every UK betting app should have live streaming available although this can vary between operators. Ideally, you should be able to watch hundreds of live streamed events every week, with a high definition quality picture available at all times. This includes football, tennis and horse racing among others.

Platform compatibility

Some of us have iPhones and some have Android devices and a good betting app should be compatible for both of these. There should also be timely updates available where the app developer has added new features and continued to improve the overall experience.

Game/Event Variety

If you’re wanting to bet on the English Premier League, you will want to access a quick coupon of matches and Full-Time Result odds which means you can place an accumulator in minutes. Alternatively, you might want to tap into the full array of markets and also choose from a wide range of other sports.

Exclusive offers

Bookmakers in the UK want customers to use their app as it encourages loyalty compared to other platforms. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to see exclusive offers available that apply to app-only. There might be a free bet or some kind of extra bonus on the table.

Exclusive features

Some UK betting apps might carry features that aren’t necessarily available when you visit a bookmaker’s desktop or mobile site. The bookies are aware that Cash Out is more popular using a mobile device and this might be more easily facilitated through an app.

In-Play Betting

A high percentage of app bets are placed In-Play, with customers regularly watching an event live before deciding to have a wager. A good betting app should showcase the In-Play events taking place right now so they don’t have to be hunted out, while there should be a smooth process for placing bets.

Payment Methods

Naturally, you need to be able to fund your betting app account to place bets. A bookmaker with their finger on the pulse should offer a wide range of payment methods such as debit and credit card, while there should also be more modern options such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal.

Cash Out

Customers are now able to profit without waiting for their bet to be settled, with Cash Out and Partial Cash Out now available with most bookies. When it comes to using a betting app, you should be able to Cash Out without any problems, while the slider functionality should be easy to use for Partial Cash Out.

Free Bets

A bookmaker should allow new customers to land free bets whether they are betting through the app, mobile browser or desktop. Additionally, the betting app should also have a wide range of promotions where customers can get money back specials and accumulator bonuses along the way.

Best Football Betting Apps

The best football betting apps should make popular coupons such as Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga readily accessible. They should make it easy to drill into a football match and see the full market range, while the bet slip functionality should be able to cope with processing accumulator bets in addition to singles.

Customers also want a strong In-Play service from their football betting app. This means the odds changing in real-time and new live markets being created as the old ones have ended. The prices should always remain competitive and allow punters to gain an edge.

If there’s the chance to watch live football streaming, that is an added bonus, while customers should be able to compile a Bet Builder where a number of selections can be combined for a particular match.

We’re happy to report that bet365 cover all bases and we’d happily recommend them to our readers on this basis.

BrandIn-Play FootballBet Builder FootballManager Sack Race BettingBonusClaim Bonus
888 Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Bet £10 get £30 + £10 Casino Bonus Claim Bonus Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C's apply
Bet365 Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365 Claim Bonus Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
10bet Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon 50% up to £50 Welcome Bonus Claim Bonus New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 60 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+

Best Betting App for Horse Racing

You should be able to find a quick link to racing on your betting app and ideally have the latest race odds available on the app homepage. It should be easy to navigate between meetings and races, while there should be plenty of information regarding each race including the distance and the latest going.

When it comes to UK and Irish horse racing, many betting apps provide free live streaming providing that you have placed a bet on the race in question. This allows you to watch a horse race on the betting app and enjoy the accompanying audio commentary.

The horse racing betting app should also tell you how long before the “off” and there should be price changes in real-time so you can see whether a horse’s price is drifting or shrinking. There might even be options for each-way bets depending on how many places you want.

If you’re looking for a first-class betting app for horse racing, we’d suggest BetVictor who cover every UK and Irish race meeting along with overseas racing.

BrandDaily Racing SpecialsLive Streaming RacingAnte Post BettingTote/Other MarketsClaim Bonus
SportNation Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Claim Bonus Minimum odds 4/1. €/£20 max Free Bet. 1 Free Bet per day. Free Bet credited on bet settlement of winning bets only. 1.2 min odds on Free Bet. Free Bet valid for 48 hours.18+ New Players only. Gamble responsibly. www.begambleaware.org.
Bet365 Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Claim Bonus Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Grosvenor Sports Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Tick Icon Claim Bonus New customers. Max £10. 200% Odds Boost Token. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org

How to Download Top Betting Apps

There are largely two ways to download a betting app. The first is to visit their mobile website and you’ll see an option at the top of your screen to download the app. Alternatively, you can simply visit the App Store and search for the betting app in question.

How to download a betting app:

  • Visit the mobile website or the App Store
  • If using the App Store, search for the app you want
  • Download the app to your phone – this should take seconds
  • Click on the betting app and register / log in

What Types of Betting Apps Are There?

The primary purpose of any betting app is to provide online betting opportunities for new and existing customers. The leading bookmakers have created a sophisticated betting app which allows you to log in with your fingerprint and enjoy an interactive sports betting experience.

These top operators will have excellent features available through their betting app including In-Play betting, live streaming, Cash Out and Bet Builder. This might differ from a more modest betting app where an operator’s overall service doesn’t compare favourably to the desktop or mobile browser equivalent.

Some betting apps will be stronger for horse racing than others, especially the ones who can stream the race meetings. Similarly, there will be betting apps that are better for football, tennis, basketball and all the other sports.

Finally, you might find that some betting apps are only available through Android or iOS depending on whether they have successfully built an app for this platform. The bookies also need Apple or Google to accept their apps and sometimes they are unavailable.

Betting App FAQs

How do I place a bet on a betting app? +
You should firstly make sure you’re logged into the betting app and that you have money in your betting account. You can then find the bet that you want to place and tap on the selection. Choose the amount that you want to stake and then click on the “Confirm Bet” button to process your bet.
What betting apps offer free bets? +
The majority of betting apps will give you a free bet as a new customer providing that you haven’t already claimed it through mobile or desktop. When you download a betting app, you should be able to claim a free bet after making a first deposit and placing your first bet.
Are betting apps legal? +
Yes, all betting apps that appear in the App Store or the Google Play Store have been verified. Betting apps can only be downloaded if the bookmaker is able to provide evidence of a UK license. The license covers the betting app in the same way that it covers other platforms.
How do I download a sports betting app? +
The quickest way to download a sports betting app is to visit the bookmaker website on your mobile device where you have the option to download. Alternatively, you can visit an App Store and click on the betting app which will download to your mobile device.
How long does it take to sign up to Betting Sites? +
It should only take a few minutes to open a new betting account. It’s a simple case of entering some basic details to prove your identity and that you’re above the legal gambling age. You need to choose some log-in details and you then have your betting account confirmed.
What is the best betting app in the UK? +
Customers use different betting apps depending on their favourite sports and how they like to place bets. For some, it’s key to have competitive football odds, while others want an app which provides them with accumulator bonuses or live horse racing streaming. We have compiled a shortlist of the best betting apps in this article.
What is a deposit limit? +
When a customer opens a betting account, they can set a daily, weekly or monthly deposit limit. This means that there’s a maximum amount of money that can be deposited during a time period and it’s in line with responsible gambling. Customers can amend their deposit limit should they wish to reduce or increase the amount they can fund their account.
What is the best betting app for Android devices? +
You can visit the Google Play store to find out the best-rated betting apps for Android, while we have also done our own research and you can find out the pros and cons on this page. Ideally, you want a smooth user experience and the ability to place bets quickly.
What is the best betting app for iOS devices? +
There are many high-quality betting apps available for iOS and we urge you to check out the above table which will highlight the best sports betting apps for an Apple device. You can’t go far wrong with the bet365 app if you’re looking for a good all-rounder.

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