Online betting apps offer some of the best user experiences out there for having a cheeky flutter on the move. Here’s our pick of the very best Android apps.
Bet365 is consistently ranked as the best Android betting app and it’s not difficult to see why. With a huge range of sports from the mainstream to the more esoteric - live streamed Swedish handball anyone? - and full Android optimisation so everything looks great whatever your device, Bet365 is a must-have app for your Android smartphone. In fact, it’s so user-friendly, we’d rate the mobile experience as better than what’s on offer at the desktop site.
Bet365 is also packed with bonuses like the Bore draw refund - money back for a 0-0 result - and the Euro football bonus, to name just a couple. This Android app also offers the best live streaming with matches from the Bundesliga and La Liga plus hundreds of other live events, and you can access them all so long as you have 10p in your account.
Sign up to the Bet365 Android app here
Navigation is almost stupidly easy and all the odds are right there for you to browse and get a cheeky bet on. Depositing cash is quick and simple too: just hit the Bank button and add money from your debit or credit card, or an e-wallet like Neteller.
Of course, no review would be complete without mentioning the £200 deposit match bonus on offer from Bet365 when you open your account, but it’s the intuitive interface and great features that will make the Bet365 Android app the only one you need on your phone.
The Sky Bet app is everything you’d expect from a trusted name like Sky. If you’re used to using the Sky website then you’ll notice the seamless integration between that and the iOS and Android apps. In fact, the whole thing looks like a mobile Sky Sports TV channel, which is a very good thing.
The whole design is crisp, clean and very responsive, and all sports and markets are clearly laid out. Perhaps the only disappointment is in the streaming on offer, particularly coming from Sky, but there’s plenty to enjoy, including the best football accas of any app.
Sign up to the Sky Bet Android app here
There’s a bonus bet on sign up and then you have the option to join the free bet club. Opt in to the free bet club and you’ll receive a free £5 bet every week, but it’s worth checking the terms and conditions. However, if you bet regularly then it's a very tasty offer.
There’s a truly exceptional number of markets and all the day’s big live events are there on screen when you open the app. Menus are easy to navigate and the layout gives you access to any event at the touch of a button from the specially curated screens.
In-play betting is great with some one-off specials only available through the app. There are also plenty of tie-ins with Sky’s TV coverage which males the lack of really top notch streaming even more frustrating. However, for a great all-round experience, The Sky Bet Android app is definitely a keeper.
Ladbrokes are a trusted high street name in bookmaking so do they bring all that experience to their Android app? Yes, they do. And with a £50 bonus bet sweetener when you open an account, there’s a lot to like. The design is impressive, with graphics you’ll be familiar with from their ad campaigns and clearly laid out menus to take you to the major in-play markets and sports on offer.
Sign up to the Ladbrokes Android app here
As you might expect from Ladbrokes, horse racing is the major focus here with all the best of the upcoming action on one handy coupon. There are also links to future and specials pages where you’ll find the very best odds. The future page offers you the opportunity for some great early action and with a no runner, no bet guarantee you’ll get your money back if your horse doesn’t start.
Live streaming is OK, with some La Liga games and of course horse racing, but Bet365 is really the app to beat in this department. But there’s handy cash out - just look for the green coin icon - and we particularly like the way the odds for your chosen event are housed in a neat drop-down menu. This leaves the screen uncluttered and is slicker than many other Android betting apps. We also like the Quick Links feature that shows you the most popular events and markets at a glance - but best of all is the 'my accas' feature, which lets you design custom accas in seconds.
Intuitive and user-friendly, we rate Ladbrokes a must-have app.