Mobile Betting: Sites vs Apps

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.

Top Mobile Betting Sites By TBA

1

5/5
  • Min. stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Bonus code: No Code

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

2

5/5
  • Min. stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Bonus code: G30

18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days.T&Cs Apply.

3

5/5
  • Min. stake: £5
  • Min. odds: 1/5 (1.20)
  • Bonus code: No Code

Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credit stake. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply.

4

5/5
  • Min. stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 1/5 (1.20)
  • Bonus code: C30

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

5

4.5/5
  • Min. stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 2.0
  • Bonus code: No Code

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

6

4.5/5
  • Max. Winnings: £100
  • Min. odds: 3/4 (1.75)
  • Bonus code: No Code

New UK and Ireland Customers Only. Min Deposit: £/€10. First Deposit matched up to £/€30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Additional Terms Apply

7

4.5/5
  • Min. Stake: 5x£10
  • Min. odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Bonus code: ZBBC01

New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

8

4.5/5
  • Min. Stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Bonus code: YSKA63

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 £30. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal 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.

9

4.5/5
  • Min. Stake: £5
  • Min. odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Bonus code: No Code

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.

10

4/5
  • Min. Deposit: £10
  • Min. odds: any
  • Bonus code: No Code

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.

11

4/5
  • Min. Deposit: £15
  • Min. odds: 4/5 on singles or 2/5 on accas

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+

12

4/5
  • Min. Deposit : £10
  • Min. odds: 1/1 (2.0)
  • Bonus code: No Code

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

13

4.1/5
  • Min. First Bet : £10
  • Min. odds: 1/1 (2.0)
  • Bonus code: No Code

New customer only, max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0(1/1) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply

14

3.7/5
  • Min. Deposit: £5
  • Min. odds: 4/5 (1.8)
  • Bonus code: No Code

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.

11

4/5
  • Min. stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 1/5 (1.20)
  • Bonus code: No Code

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

2

5/5
  • Min. stake: £10
  • Min. odds: 1/2 (1.5)
  • Bonus code: No Code

New costumers only. Min. deposit £10 (no Skrill/Neteller). Deposit must be wagered 1x at ½ (1.5) odds or higher (bonus is wager free). 18+. T&C apply.

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.

Best Mobile Betting Site Reviews

So, lets have a look at the best and worst parts of a handful of bookmakers betting sites and their mobile apps. Regardless of if you opt for one of these five bookies, it will help you distinguish the differences and perks of both betting on a mobile browser and on an app.

Leovegas Mobile Betting

Site rating
4.5/5

If you want to know more, read our Leovegas app review.

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.

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.

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 MOBILE SITE SUMMARY

Mobile Site PROS

MOBILE SITE CONS

All markets grouped together

Thin Content on Some Pages

Clean & Simplistic Design

No Live Streaming

Fast & Well-Optimized

18+,New Customers only £10 min Deposit. First Wager at 1/1 or higher matched 50% up to £50. Mobile only. Exclusions apply. begamblingaware.org

888sport Mobile Betting

Site rating
4.5/5

Also, read our review of 888sport mobile platform

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.

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

Betway Mobile Betting

Site Rating
5/5

Also, read our Betway app review.

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 MOBILE SITE SUMMARY

Mobile Site PROS

MOBILE SITE CONS

Fast & Reliable

Slightly Unresponsive Market Widget in the App

Well Optimised for All Mobile Devices

Great for Live Streaming

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

Betfair Mobile Betting

Site rating
4.3/5

BETFAIR MOBILE BETTING

Also, read our Betfair app review.

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.

New customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

The device you use may in the end be the determining factor as to whether you opt for a downloadable app or decide to go for mobile betting on your smartphone or tablet.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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