MOBILE BETTING: APPS VS SITES

We all love betting, don’t we? But, the one thing that is better than betting at home, is betting on the move. Thanks to mobile technology we are faced with two avenues; mobile betting on sites and betting on mobile via apps. In this piece, we will look to pit a range of bookmakers’ betting mobile phone betting against one another. Why? To find out which of the two avenues is the best mobile betting to take.

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BEST MOBILE BOOKIES (SEPTEMBER 2021)

1

MIN. deposit : 5

Extra places and BOG

Correct4 football game

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 4 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.
2

MIN. deposit : 5

Free daily odds boost

Highly prestigious brand

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply,
3

MIN. deposit : 20

Innovative social features

Free soccer betting tips

New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit card or instant bank transfer. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
4

MIN. deposit : 10

Wide range of offers

Price boosts each day

New customers only
5

MIN. deposit : 10

Money-Back football deal

Exceptional mobile apps

*new customers only, 18+ | Min odds of 1.5 | any market except EW bets | Full terms apply
6

MIN. deposit : 5

Very well-regarded bookie

Fantastic range of offers

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits 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.
7

MIN. deposit : 10

Increasingly popular site

Free bet refunds on racing

New Customers only; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 100% of deposit up to £50; Offer can be claimed once per household; Wager the qualifying deposit and bonus amount 8x within 30 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min. odds of 4/5 on singles or acca bets with min. odds of 2/5 per selection to qualify; Max. stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus; Certain bet types are excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
8

MIN. deposit : 20

0% margin on football bets

Betting loyalty program

New Customer Offer - Open to new accounts only. Deposit £20 and turnover your deposit five (5) times on the Sportsbook - trebles and accumulators (with three or more selections only), minimum odds each selection 1/2 (1.50) - and you’ll receive a £20 Free Bet. Additional deposits may be required in order to fulfil the turnover conditions, which must be met within 90 days of depositing. Bets placed using Free Bets or Bonus funds, or bets that have been Cashed Out, do not count towards turnover requirements. The Free Bet will expire seven days after being credited and can only be placed as a win only single bet on the Sportsbook. Free Bet stake not included in returns.
9

MIN. deposit : 10

#PickYourPunt bet builder

Solid Acca Insurance deal

New 18+ UK only. Bets placed and settled between 20/09/21 – 03/10/21. Promo code BETFRED40, deposit and place first bet of £10 on Sports (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £40 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of settlement, 7-day expiry. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Full T&Cs Apply.
10

MIN. deposit : 10

Excellent track record

New Bet Boost each day

18+,New Customers only £10 min Deposit. First Wager
11

MIN. deposit : 20

Excellent range of offers

Quickly-growing brand

New customers only, min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK Debit card only. Paypal not accepted. Min odds evens (1/5 per multi selection). 2 x £10 Free Bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned, no cash out. T&Cs apply.
12

MIN. deposit : 10

Regular Rewards Boosts

Live global racing streams

Key Terms: Valid for new UK customers who have registered from 31/03/2020. Deposit using code SNWEL125. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 90 days. 6x turnover at 1.7 minimum odds before withdrawal. Max contribution to turnover requirements per bet is £100. Multiple bets on the same market do not qualify.
13

MIN. deposit : 5

Huge range of promotions

Daily Power Prices

New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
14

MIN. deposit : 10

New specials bets each day

Multiple acca promotions

*18+. UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.**18+. Opt in. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. 5 or more runners. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Free/void/antepost bets don't qualify. T&Cs apply.
15

MIN. deposit : 5

New OddsBoosts each day

Bookie & betting exchange

Min £5 bet on the SBK, min odds 1.5 (1/2). Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5 (1/2). Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
16

MIN. deposit : 5

Horse racing Bet Boosts

Solid football bet builder

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 a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
17

MIN. deposit : 10

24/7 customer support

Successful European brand

18+. New depositing players on STSbet.co.uk only. Promotion from 11/02/2020 until further notice. First deposit min £10. Qualifying bet: min. £10 accumulator bet with at least two selections with min odds of 1/2 (1.50) per selection. Bonus: 50% of the amount of the first bet. Max. bonus £40. Min. 6x wagering with bonus on min odds of 1/2 (1.50) before withdrawal. Deposit method restrictions. Bonus valid for 7 days. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org.
18

MIN. deposit : 5

Enormous range of markets

Highly successful brand

18+/Applies to new UK Customers who will place first bet, in first 14 days, on any sports with 3 selections; min £5 – max £30 stake. The Sports Welcome Bonus paid as bonus money with withdrawal limitation (wager with min 1.8 odds). 14 days for using bonus. Deposit provider limitation. T&C apply.
19

MIN. deposit : 10

Many outright soccer bets

Intuitive modern platform

New players only. Minimum £10 qualifying bets. No cash-outs allowed. Free bet is a one-time stake of £30, minimum odds of 2, stake is not returned, maximum Conversion £30, 10X wagering the winnings, valid for 5 Days from issue. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full T&Cs Apply
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MIN. deposit : 10

Famous Free Bet Club

#BetYourWay for football

New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card & Paypal deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.

TOP 4 MOBILE BOOKMAKERS REVIEWED

Here are 4 mobile bookmakers that have the most convenient, fast and user-friendly mobile apps and mobile websites.

Mobile Betting with Betway

Betway app

☑️ App rating: 4.8/5
☑️ Read full Betway review here >>

Right, straight away, let me say that we think the way the Betway mobile site divvies out your journey dependent on what you want. Yes, the landing page will give you the option of going to the standalone site for Sports, Casino, Vegas or eSports. Each with their own individual sportsbook and promotional pages.

This feature isn’t replicated in the app, instead they are all listed as a widget at the top which you can navigate through. While it’s good to have them all within one app, this can be slightly unresponsive at times. Don’t be fooled though, other than in this instance, the app is by far and away faster and more reliable than its mobile betting site counterpart.

One great thing about the mobile site is that, like the app, you don’t have to zoom-in or out to view the whole page. The whole mobile site is optimised so that everything is visible from that page, on your screens page.

BETWAY SIGN UP OFFER

 

Betway Sports £10 Welcome Free Bet
Betway Sports £10 Welcome Free Bet
New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.
New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Show Less

 

Mobile Betting with Betfair

Betfair Android App

☑️ App rating: 4.7/5
☑️ Read full Betfair review here >>

This not only looks, but, it also feels like the best of the mobile betting sites we’ve touched on. Extremely slick and responsive it also offers you the chance to select your own sign-up offer (if you’re new) as well as downloading the app.

What it does do is trade in the fancy looking set-up for a more robust and capable betting site and app. This means you’re more likely to be able to bet better as you go, rather than chancing your betting on an app which may not be able to keep up.

Again, there is a clear mirroring of the app and the mobile site, which is all well and good, but do the performances match up? In a word, yes. One key benefit to using the app as well is that you can get a special feature called price rush – which at intervals takes some of the great prices from the Betfair Exchange on some single markets on the sportsbook.

Overall, it’s easy to see why the app is award winning! But don’t let that sway you into thinking that you can’t enjoy your betting through your mobile’s web browser.

BETFAIR SIGN UP OFFER

 

Betfair logo
Bet £5 Get £10 Sportsbook + £10 Exchange Free Bet
Min £5 bet on the SBK, min odds 1.5 (1/2). Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5 (1/2). Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
Min £5 bet on the SBK, min odds 1.5 (1/2). Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5 (1/2). Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply Show Less

 

Mobile Betting With 888Sports

☑️ App rating: 5/5
☑️ Read full 888Sport review here >>

The ladies and gentleman at 888sport have obviously worked very hard to have a mobile optimised betting site as identical to their betting apps as possible. And you know what? They’ve done it remarkably well.

The menus and sub menus across both are so well labelled and laid out that it would be impossible to miss the market you were looking for. What is also handy considering this is all about betting on the go is that both interfaces also list the ‘live right now’ and ‘starting soon’ markets.

The one takeaway difference from the 888sport app and mobile betting site is that the app is so much better optimised for handling live streaming.

888SPORT SIGN UP OFFER

 

888Sport logo
888SPORT - BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS
Sig terms: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money' stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply
Sig terms: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money' stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply Show Less

 

Mobile Betting with Leovegas

LeoVegas Sports Betting Mobile app Screenshots as Seen on iTunes

☑️App rating: 4.5/5
☑️Read full Leovegas review here >>

You may not recognise them from their name, but you’ll most certainly be familiar with their lion emblazoned logo. When you land on the LeoVegas mobile betting site, it’ll instantly give you the option to download the app with a widget at the top of the screen. For the meantime, we’ll focus on the mobile browser betting though.

LEOVEGAS MOBILE SITE PROS

One thing which is instantly more of a convenience is that you have everything grouped together in one place. Want to have a flutter on casino or live casino, then place a bet on the football? You can easily! With the app you may get confused by the two separate versions available for download, however, the good thing is that they contain all three markets; casino, live casino and sports.

The best thing about the LeoVegas app and the mobile betting site is also the thing which many are likely to hold against it. It doesn’t really look and feel like a betting app, or, site. So why is that good? Because it isn’t cluttered with odds and markets, everything is set out in a tidy fashion which leaves the experience feeling extremely simplistic.

LEOVEGAS MOBILE SITE CONS

On the flipside this ease of use is also one of the disadvantages to the mobile site, as, it affords the luxury of perhaps spreading out content too thinly meaning there are pages which, maybe, don’t even need to be there. The app meanwhile doesn’t suffer this issue.

The other key disadvantage to both the mobile site and the app is that they don’t support live streaming.
If you want a betting mobile site or app with bells and whistles on it that don’t bring anything further to the app, this won’t be for you. If you are looking for one which delivers ease of use and a great interface, look no further.

LEOVEGAS SIGN UP OFFER

 

DOUBLE YOUR WINNINGS ON YOUR FIRST BET
DOUBLE YOUR WINNINGS ON YOUR FIRST BET
Full T&Cs apply. New customers only. Deposit £10 min and claim in ‘my offers' 1x100% mobile in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+ www.begambleaware.org
Full T&Cs apply. New customers only. Deposit £10 min and claim in ‘my offers' 1x100% mobile in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+ www.begambleaware.org Show Less

 

BEST SIGN UP BETTING OFFER

SBK Welcome Offer
SBK - FIRST £20 OF LOSSES REFUNDED IN CASH, NO BET LIMIT
Get a welcome bonus when you sign up at SBK. Open a new SBK account, making a minimum £20 deposit using Debit/Credit Card, Trustly or bank transfer and place a bet on SBK. If your qualifying bet settles as a loser, your stake will be refunded in cash up to £20. Full T&Cs apply.
Ladbrokes New Customer Offer
Ladbrokes New Customer Offer
Get £20 in Free Bets (4 x £5) when you sign-up at Ladbrokes and place a qualifying bet to a total of £5 win or £5 each-way at odds totalling 1/2+. You will receive your 4 x £5 Free Bets to use right away. Once your Free Bets have been credited, they will expire after 7 days. Stake not returned. Payment method restrictions apply. Bet types excluded. Free Bets are valid on any sport. Promotion can be claimed within 14 days of account registration. Full T&Cs apply.
888Sport logo
888SPORT - BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS
Sig terms: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money' stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply

NEW MOBILE BOOKIES (SEPTEMBER 2021)

 

888Sport logo
888SPORT - BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS
Sig terms: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money' stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply
Sig terms: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money' stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply Show Less

 

MOBILE BETTING FAQ

Here is a selection of the most Frequently Asked Questions about mobile betting:

Can I claim a sign-up promotion using a mobile app?

Yes, this is assuming that the bookmakers you’re utilising offers new customer offers of course. These will be shown to you on the landing page of the app, so don’t worry about missing the potential sign-up offer and your free bet. It is always worth checking the terms and conditions still.

Which betting app is the best for iPhone/Android?

Whether you’re looking for the ‘best’ betting apps on Android or iOS platforms, the honest answer is, it’s down to what you’re looking for. Many big bookmakers focus on pushing offers and promotions on their app, while the ‘mid-tier’ bookmakers will focus on a pure betting experience. It’s a simple question of what you’re after.

Can I get the desktop promotions on the app?

You bet! Bookmakers may not offer the whole range, as to keep the apps cleaner and more fluid – but you will also find promotions exclusive to app users that you may not have otherwise have stumbled across had you been sat at your desktop/laptop.

Do betting apps have a live cash out option?

Rest assured you will know this prior to placing your bet. Any market or fixture which offers live cash out will be labelled accordingly, regardless of if you’re betting on desktop, mobile or app. Of course, you always run that slim risk of not having the right connection – but that still occurs on desktop computers too regardless of it being 2018!

What if I want to utilise more than one betting app?

Well, much like on desktop, you can have numerous betting accounts with a range of bookmakers. So, as long as you’re signing up/using the apps within reason then the only thing you’ll have to worry about is your phones storage! In all seriousness though, download and utilise as many as you want to use.


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