Mobile betting has been on the increase for several years now since more and more people use smartphones and tablets when on the move. Whilst betting shops are still a regular feature on any of the UK’s highstreets, the majority of people choose to place their bets online with a high percentage of these betting on mobile devices.
The vast majority of online bookmakers and casinos have websites which are optimised for mobile devices, making it quicker and easier to both find the event you’re looking for and to place your bet. Although accessing a betting site from within a mobile browser is relatively quick and easy, there are benefits of using a bookmakers app instead.
Apps allow you to access your betting account with the touch of the screen on your mobile device and you’re often able to log in using just your fingerprint or via facial recognition which means that you don’t have to spend time entering your username and password. Another advantage of using a bookmaker app rather than the website is that you’re able to receive push notifications from the bookie and be notified when there are special offers, price boosts and other important announcements.
In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at the different types of betting apps for Android phones and deciding on the Best Bookmaker Android Apps which are available in 2020. With around 88% of mobile phones being Android devices, it’s important for bookmakers to provide a quality Android betting app for their customers.
The vast majority of the top bookmakers now have apps available in the Google Play store for Android devices. With these apps, you’ll be able to log into your bookmaker account and access a range of sports betting markets just like you would be able to on the desktop website. Many people actually prefer to use sports betting apps over the bookies website as navigation is often much simpler and you’re able to browse markets, stream live sports, place and cash out your bets and more wherever you are so long as you have an internet connection.
Many online casinos also have Android apps available and give you access to both your account and hundreds of online casino games such as slots, blackjack, roulette and more. You can even play at live casino tables with real-life dealers and croupiers via many casino apps.
Some bookies which offer an online casino have dedicated casino apps rather then providing sports betting and casino games from within the same app. Some people prefer this and some don’t so be sure to download all of a bookmakers apps if you want to access all of their products.
Slightly less common than the above are slots apps. These are similar to casino apps except the game selection is completely dedicated to slots games. If you play slots regularly on your Android device, then a slots app may be worth downloading as the selection of games is usually extensive.
If a betting site has a poker section then it’s likely that it will have a dedicated app for poker. There are also dedicated poker sites such as Pokerstars and 888Poker which both have dedicated apps and allow you to play poker live against other players for real money. There is often a range of tables and games available such as freerolls, sit n go’s, head 2 head games, satellite tournaments and more.
Ok, so let’s get into the best Android Betting Apps for 2020. We’ve based these rankings on a number of factors such as the usability of the apps, available features, loading speed and how we rate the bookie in general.
Betfred is one of our most highly-rated bookmakers and offer an excellent betting app for Android devices. There are dedicated apps for Betfred Sports Betting, Casino, Games and Lotto. However, if you download the Betfred Sports App, you can still access all Betfred products.
With the Betfred Android App, you’ll be able to log into your account with the touch of a button and get access to all sports and betting markets just as you would on the Betfred desktop website.
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Bet365 is another of our recommended bookies and as you would expect, they provide a high-quality app for Android devices which is available to download for free from the Google Play store.
Similar to Betfred, there are dedicated apps for Bet365 Sports Betting, Casino, Games, Vegas, Bingo, Poker, Slots and Live Casino.
That is a lot of apps to download if you want to access all Bet365 products but just like with the Betfred app, you are able to access the majority of products through the sports app. If you want to play at Bet365 poker however, we would recommend downloading the dedicated app.
Betfair is one of the biggest betting brands in the world which offers a number of products including a sportsbook, betting exchange, online casino, bingo, live casino, poker, virtual sports and more.
As you would expect from one of the biggest names in the industry, the Betfair Android App is first-class.
There are dedicated Android apps for Betfair Sportsbook, Betting Exchange, Casino, Arcade, Bingo, Poker and Live Casino.
Through the Betfair Sports app, you can access all sports betting markets as well as casino and arcade game which is why this is the favoured app for those who would prefer not to download multiple apps. If you want to bet on the Betfair Exchange or play at Betfair Poker, you will need to download the associated apps for those products.
We’re a big fan of William Hill here at WhichBookie due to their all-round good service. They also offer an excellent Android App which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Available apps include William Hill Sports, Casino, Games, Vegas, Poker, Live Casino and Bingo.
Unlike some of the other apps mentioned, if you wish to play at the William Hill Casino, you will need to either download the dedicated app or open the casino in a browser as it is not available through the sports app. However, there are a handful of side games such as roulette and blackjack which can be played via the app.
We like the layout of the William Hill app and how easy it is to navigate to the most popular sections. William Hill runs a number of betting offers and price boosts on a daily basis and these are all displayed on the homepage of the app to ensure you don’t miss them.
All betting markets and sporting events, both pre-match and in-play can be accessed via the William Hill Android App as well as other features such as cash out, live streaming and more.
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