Android Betting Apps
There are tons of great betting apps for Android, and we've put together a list of all the top choices and reasons why you might want to try them out.
Best Android Betting Apps
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Best Android Betting App this Month
PointsBet Canada has continued to innovate and bring in new features, and they keep up with the big events - including launching a Live Betting Parlay feature for the NBA in time for the Playoffs and Finals.
Alongside these new features, PointsBet has always had some of the best odds on the market and even has some live streaming capabilities. Combine this with an exceptionally pleasant to use app, you've got our top pick this month.
Android Betting App Bonuses
Sadly we're not allowed to display any betting bonuses here due to legal regulations in Canada - but don't worry, we've still reviewed and ranked the best Android betting apps on all the other great features they have.
Just hit one of the big green buttons on this page if you want to see everything the betting apps offer for yourself.
Android Betting Apps FAQ
Sports betting on Android can be daunting with so many choices and a few different ways to download and access the apps. Here are some of the most common questions about sports betting apps on Android.
Can I download betting apps from the Play Store?
Yes, you can - most of the best betting apps we feature on this site are available on the Play Store, with only a few expectations that require an APK or alternative method to access.
Is sports betting allowed on Android?
Absolutely! Online betting has always been allowed on Android devices, with the only slight hiccup being the US stopping the apps from being registered on the Play Store for some time.
But in Canada you don't need to worry about this, and most apps will be available to download directly from the Play Store, or through an APK in some cases.
Do all betting apps work on Android?
This depends on what you mean. Every Android device can access all the various betting apps, but there are some sportsooks in Canada that don't have a dedicated Android app yet.
We've highlighted betting apps that can only be used on the web browser, but you can still wager and enjoy the features like this on an Android device.
Can I sports bet on Android in Canada?
Sports betting online is legal in Canada, and there are no device restrictions on Android. So the short answer is yes, and the long answer is yes, but regulations are only properly in place in Ontario.
We only feature legal and licensed sports betting apps here, and all of these Canadian apps can be used with Android.
Android Betting Apps - Just as Good as iOS
We've all heard the Android vs. iOS debate for years, and even with a fairly even split in the Canadian market, anyone who relies on the little green robot to power their devices probably feels like they get short-changed.
Happily, this isn't really the case for sports betting, and the major sportsbooks know how important the mobile market is so have chosen to optimize their Android apps just as much.
While there are still a couple of bookies that are lagging behind on their apps, you can expect to get up and running with a new sports betting app in no time, directly from the app store. In some cases you may be stuck dealing with a web browser, but this is unlikely to last long.
Best Android Betting Apps
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Best Live Betting App
Innovative Betting App
Best for Same Game Parlay
Iconic Brand & Quality App
Best for NHL Betting
Solid Sportsbook & Casino
Some Live Streaming
Deep Betting Markets
Great Online Casino
DFS & Sportsbook
Best for Mobile Casino
theScore's Official Betting App
How to Download Android Betting Apps
Choose Your Betting App
The first (and most obvious) step to getting on and downloading a betting app is to pick which one you think works best for you.
Some of the most important things to consider as an android user are:
- where you can download from (Play Store or APK)
- how it runs on Android
- what the betting app offers
Once you've decided, just hit one of the big green buttons that say 'play now' to get sent over and start the process.
Register Your Account
Download Your Betting App
Now that you've signed up, it's time to download the app!
We generally recommend downloading the app after signing up, since you can just jump right in a set up any saved logins right away - and most of the time the betting sites can link you directly to the download.
If the betting app you're after is on the Play Store (most are), all you need to do is search the name of the sportsbook, and hit 'install.' If it's PointsBet, just type in 'pointsbet' and it will pop right up!
Well done, now you can bet to your heart's content.
How to Download APK Betting Apps
If for some reason the sportsbook you like doesn't have its app listed on the Google Play Store, you'll need to download an APK to get it on mobile. Now that Google allows real money gambling on the Canadian Play Store, most options are listed there, but a few betting sites are a little behind:
Downloading the Betting App APK File
Again it's generally easier to set up your account on the web browser before you download here, but once you've done that it's a nice and easy process.
We're using Betway as the example, but the download process is virtually identical for any APK.
- Just navigate to the Android download page
- Hit 'download sports app'
- Confirm the download and you'll be good to go - it's that easy!
If you're struggling, betway has even placed a how to video directly under the download button to show you how.
What if there is no mobile app for Android?
Fortunately, this is a very rare occurrence, but if you do come across a sports betting app that hasn't published a dedicated mobile app yet, there are a few things you can do depending on how they've structured their website.
Add a shortcut to your home screen
If the betting app has been built as a Progressive Web App (PWA), then you have the chance to add a shortcut directly to your home screen to make getting back to the sportsbook very quick.
Coolbet is an example of this, and all you need to do is:
- tap the three dots on your mobile broswer
- select 'add to home'
Once you do this a little app icon will show up and you can tap that to head right back to the browser. It's similar to bookmarking a page, but even more accesible.
Bookmark the web page
If there is no app or even a PWA to access, then the best solution is to just bookmark the page on your preferred broswer.
The only app we've listed right now that doesn't have anything is Royal Panda. This is still a great sportsbook and casino, and it runs remarkably well on a mobile browser.
Download Bet365 APK from the Play Store
Bet365 has built a rock-solid reputation globally, and once you look past the somewhat barebones aesthetics of this betting app, you'll begin to understand exactly why.
- The odds are super competitive, and this really adds up over time when you bet fairly regularly.
- Live streaming games while you bet is one of the most enjoyable features of the Bet365 app, and it currently boasts the best live betting on the market.
Onto the app:
Bet365 starts off incredibly strong with an easy-to-find app on the Play Store and a streamlined sign-up process. Once you're all logged in, navigating through the various tabs, features, and even live streaming options is very intuitive, and it runs very well, even on older Android devices. Some design improvement would catapult this renowned betting app into a league of its own, but even with a pared-back look we can't fault much.
Bet365 has only managed a 3.1/5 Stars on the Play Store, but we've noticed quite of few of the reviews relate to some bugs that have been addressed, like geolocation.
- "I really like using bet365 as it offers a wide variety of sports to bet on and has an abundant prop menu. One thing I really like with NBA props is the "milestones" which allows you to bet beyond the Vegas line on various stats. My one problem, and it's a big problem, is the anytime goal scorers prop for NHL games. "Anytime" apparently does not include OT goals, so instead of saying "anytime" it should say regulation goals." - May 27, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4/5
- "Good company. Withdrawals are instantaneous for the bet365 card. But I don't know if it's just me. But if I log in and then leave the app for 2 seconds to maybe check a score for a live line and go back the whole app reboot and I have to log back in and go through the whole process again which is unbelievably aggravating when you have very little time on livelines to keep the same lines. That's the only fault in my opinion but a bad one." - August 7, 2021 ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 3/5
- "I downloaded it a month ago and it worked fine when i turn on the location and the geoguard app they require. I also verified my address via mail. Since then the app hasn't worked once for some reason. It keeps loading endlessly and saying we need to check your location to make sure gambling is allowed. Even though I allowed access to the location and i have turned on both the geoguard app and my location. I just don't understand what is the point of the app if it is not even going to open." - September 15, 2021 ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 1/5
Download from the Play Store Driectly
The PointsBet Android App is great - and you don't miss out on any of the stellar features PointsBet has pioneered for sports betting when using Android.
- The exclusive Points Betting feature, which feels incredibly natural on Android, with sliders and easy-to-understand limits is a major selling point.
- One of the fastest Android betting apps in Canada, which is great for live betting. Plus, recent app updates have continued to optimize performance and added features like NBA Live Same Game Parlays.
PointsBet is one of the most active companies when it comes to updating their app, and making sure user complaints are addressed on the Play Store, which is particularly nice as an Android user when too often iOS users seem to take priority. Aside from that, it has a great look and incredibly comfortable feel with well place navigational tabs.
It's hard to argue with a 4.0/5 star review on the Play Store, and we actually think it deserves a few extra tenths.
- "Consistent. Reliable. Problems are actively addressed. Like any new app there is room for growth but within a month of service I've seen nothing but improvement. Please keep it up!" - May 3, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
- "A useful app for someone familiar with betting; personally i feel it requires you to send in too much personal information for signing up, though this seems to be the normal process with betting apps. So if you're familiar to this process or have no issues, this app is good plus the app has a few exclusive promotions." - May 10, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4/5
- "Selective early cash outs. If you place a bet and immediately change your mind you're already down at least 25%. Their promotions have many catches to it so make sure you read it all. Bet365 is still the best. I wouldn't use these guys again." - May 25, 2022 ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 1/5
FanDuel Sportsbook Android
Available on the Play Store
FanDuel tops our list of Android betting apps for a few reasons, and given the massive investment into online sports betting from the originally Scottish company, we expect it to stay.
- The Same Game Parlay options you can put together on FanDuel are the best out there, with incredibly deep markets and quite a few sports that allow this feature.
- You can't overlook the sleek design of the FanDuel betting app, and the eye catching nature really adds to the user experience and makes seeing the odds on a smaller screen easy.
Initially, we noticed a couple minor bugs, like fingerprint log-in and location services not quite working perfectly, but these have since been fixed and even on Samsung devices you can save your login settings and payment methods. Oh, and you can also get the fantasy and casino apps for Android too! Plus, when you're actually in the app and wagering, loading times are rapid, and it's clear they have taken the time to optimize the app for Android users.
Anytime an app scores over 4 stars in a public review setting it's a good sign, and FanDuel comes in strong with a huge 4.4/5 stars.
- "Buggy. Location in Ontario is required and almost never works on first try. Wifi or data, doesn't matter. This app's timeout honestly feels like 2mins (i.e. goodluck researching a bet and expecting to come back to the app still having you logged in). You will be logged out way too fast. When force logged out, I have to start the app from scratch every time because it will get stuck in a loading phase. The betting itself is smooth. It's just frustrating getting to app going." - May 9, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 3/5
- "Good experience , support was quick and helpful. Withdrawl fast and somewhat easy; with a little help. My experience was only in casino I feel there are a good amount of games but they could use improvement on getting more name brand ones. Thanks for the experience I'd return again. Altough, a flaw I'd like to see improved for the app to stop booting you out multiple times." - May 23, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4/5
- "Excellent sportsbook. Fast payout usually within an hour. The best sportsbook rolled out in Ontario in my experience so far." - May 13, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
Caesars Sportsbook Android
Listed on the Google Play Store
Even though Caesars Sportsbook is pretty close to the top in Canada, there are a couple of little blips that bump it out of the very top of our list.
- If you want to bet on live events, the better speed from using the app is important, and Caesars delivers in this area.
- The available sports markets are a little lacking right now, but it's an area we've already seen improvement in since the Ontario launch, so it won't be long before Caesars is on par with everyone.
While certainly a great looking and easy to use app, there we're a few issues that most Android users experienced for a while, including geo location problems making it a bit tricky to bet if you're near a state line. These bugs have been worked out of the Android app now, so we're quite content with our high rating, and it is certainly one of the best Android betting apps you can get, and definitely has one of the leading online casinos for any Android platform.
Some of the launch bugs impacted the Caesars rating on the Play Store, but since managing those issues the score has risen to 4.2/5 stars.
- "Took them almost 2 weeks to get me verified even though I provided everything they requested. Each time I had to be the one who asked why and they would give me a runaround about payment methods when my payment method wasn't the issue. I kept having to send them a copy of my license even though it was in the app. Very frustrating process and because it took so long I sorta missed out on an offer/had very little time to take advantage of the deal. So I just didn't bother." - April 7, 2022 ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ 2/5
- "This app is much better than some of the others I've used. I like the layout, the ease of wager selection, promos and better odds! Occasionally it's a little wonky but I'm in a rural area and that may be an issue." - April 22, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4/5
- "It's a pretty good app the only thing that bothers me is that you can't bet on points the way you want to I can't put like specific points for certain people and specific things like two three pointers but other than that pretty solid app." - May 19, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4/5
Available to Download on the Play Store
BetMGM is the place to go for parlay betting, and generally have some of the best parlay options available to increase that payout and enjoy the rest of the app.
- If you're stuck on putting together a parlay, the Easy Parlay tool that BetMGM has on the betting app makes it super easy to combine you bets and build for a huge payout.
- Payments may not always be a high priority, but it's certainly a great thing about this app, which allows Interac and PayPal, as well as integrating the wallet for the casino.
The BetMGM app does look incredible, and navigation is intuitive even if you're new to betting. This is great considering how many sport choices are on the list and the number of options for live streaming. We noticed that the app was a little slow on Android, but considering the flashy look we're not totally surprised. Given how great we think the overall betting is with BetMGM, we hope they can tweak some of the minor faults on the Android app to make it even better.
With a 4.4/5 star rating on the Play Store, you can expect a pretty solid betting app from BetMGM.
- "The new app has TERRIBLE aspect ratios. I've adjusted settings on my phone to shrink font, zoom all apps out, reduce resolution, etc. and the app has gone from readable to a joke where everything is massive and can't see more than one or two games at a time and definitely can't read the name of the teams competing. MGM went from worst app on market to a decent app back to a terrible app." - March 15, 2022 ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ 2/5
- "Update: deleting and reinstalling the app finally got me back in (simply updating it did not). When you can actually log in the interface is decent, though often a bit laggy such as when trying to make one-game parlays. Deposit/withdraw happens quickly though, and BetMGM runs decent promotions. I really like the scoring animations when checking on a bet for a game that isn't on TV." - September 27, 2021 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 4/5
- "Amazing sports betting app, and trust me, I've tried 'em all. Payout was slow at first. But either they've updated their software or trust me more. I went from 2 day payouts to it getting on my bank account in 45 mins ! If you have one of their casinos near, you get great perks there from using their app. Outstanding and would've given it seven stars if possible, real talk." - June 9, 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
Benefits of an App for Android Betting
With mobile browsing having come a long way since the early days of smartphones, it may seem like there isn't a huge benefit to having a dedicated mobile app.
But that's not exactly true.
When it comes to sports betting apps, we've tried to compare how well the performance on a mobile app is versus just using a browser, and there are a few reasons we think a dedicated Android app is the better betting option.
A lot of the time the actual speed of a sports betting app is linked to data connection and the age of your device, but on the whole, a dedicated mobile app is actually a bit faster to load pages and ring up scores since a big chunk of data is already stored on the phone.
A small aspect, but if your live betting on fast sports like hockey, every second counts.
The log-in process is generally the same if you need to type in a password and your username, but when you download an Android app, you can opt to log in with a fingerprint, making it a quicker and safer process, and you can store payment details.
With money on the line, you don't want to risk someone getting access and losing a bunch of wagers (or, you know, taking your money).
Let's be honest, the best part of having a mobile app is just how easy it is to not only access but also use. When betting on a mobile browser you'll always have your search bar visible, and little things like that not showing on an app just enhance the overall experience.