Sports betting has become big business in the UK, and with the focus centering on apps for mobile phones, it is a lot easier and quicker for punters to place their bets. Some bookmakers are great all-rounders in terms of the types of popular or obscure markets they cover, while others have more of a background in casino games despite offering a sportsbook.
With that in mind, bettors are spoilt for choice. Live in-play betting, for example, has enabled bettors to keep abreast of what is happening on the pitch as well as seeing whether odds have lengthened or shortened. Here, we look at some of the best sports apps and what bettors need to be aware of so they can get the most out of their betting experiences.
Best apps for sports betting
Having exploded onto the Swedish iGaming scene over two decades ago, Mr Green casino, which is renowned for its slot and casino games, should actually be thought of as Mr Green casino and sportsbook. From covering all of the major football leagues to cricket and even eSports — which has captured the hearts and minds of the younger generation — Mr Green casino has it all. The sportsbook is well stocked in terms of golf too and shows outright markets for the PGA and European Tours. The odds presented are in three different formats — decimal, fractional and American.
Moving away from Mr Green, there are a plethora of bookmakers that are often advertised on TV and have a huge online presence, including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfair. The latter offers a backing and laying exchange. In a nutshell, bettors can bet on the probability of a horse winning the Grand National, while laying is the reverse and involves betting against a particular outcome.
Generally, bookmakers will have reviews on their apps, and they will come with a star rating — so anything higher than 4.2 out of 5 stars is worth downloading onto your Android or iPhone. Some apps such as BetVictor rank very well because they have a modern interface that is easy for bettors to use and they regularly provide the best and most competitive odds for football and horse racing.
Things to look out for with sports apps
There are lots of sports apps available, but there are some that are better than others. With that in mind, bettors need to be aware of a few things. Firstly, are there any promotions or special bonuses on offer that bettors can take advantage of? If so, bettors need to make sure they read the terms and conditions before they place multiple bets.
Also, as mentioned, bettors need to make sure the site is easy to navigate. With connections being so quick, patience is something that bettors have in short supply. Most betting companies will have ironed out all the chinks in their software before launching an app, but it is crucial to have these sorted — especially if bettors want to fill in a betting slip.