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Does Google Play Allow Betting Apps?

May 10, 2024

The Canadian Google Play Store now allows betting and gambling apps! Learn how to download them and how to get betting apps not on the Play Store.

Google Play Betting Apps

Betting apps are available on the Google Play Store ever since Google change its policy on March 1st. 2021.

This means developers are able to build native Android betting apps to create a faster, safer, and smoother experience for users in Canada - along with the ease in downloading directly from the Play Store.

If this is news to you, or you're just looking for a new betting app on Android, we've put together a list of all the best betting apps on the Play Store, some info on how to download Android betting apps, and solutions if the app you want isn't on the Play store yet.

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Best Betting Apps on the Play Store
Company bonusTextAction
#1
Betway bonus
Betway bonus
Betway
5/5
Deep Betting Markets
#2
Bet365 bonus
Bet365 bonus
Bet365
5/5
Best for Live Betting
#3
Great for NBA Bet Builders
#4
Best for Mobile Casino
#5
Proline bonus
Proline bonus
Proline
3/5
Ideal for New Players
#6
Betano bonus
Betano bonus
Betano
4/5
Our Choice for Soccer Betting
#7
Best for Pro Bettors
#8
Unibet bonus
Unibet bonus
Unibet
4/5
Solid Sportsbook & Casino
#9
TonyBet bonus
TonyBet bonus
TonyBet
3/5
Our Pick for Soccer Betting
AGCO Licence Number: OPIG1239101
#10
Great App for NFL Betting
#11
Free-to-Play Options Available
#12
Top-Tier Odds
#13
Bet99 bonus
Bet99 bonus
Bet99
4/5
Great for Prop Bets
#14
Iconic Brand & Quality App
#15
Some Live Streaming
#16
Bwin bonus
Bwin bonus
Bwin
4/5
Great for Live Streaming
#17
Great App for Beginners
#18
Best for Same Game Parlay

How To Download Play Store Betting Apps

Downloading a betting app from the Google Play Store is just like downloading any other Android app, but there are a few things you'll need to do before you're fully up and running.

1
Select The Best Betting App

There are quite a few things to consider when picking the betting app you want to use, including live betting features, payment methods, sport markets and more.

Once you've had a chance to read through a review or two and know which app is right for you, it's time to get started by hitting one of the green buttons to get sent over to the site!

2
Register Your Account

Once you've landed on the betting app site, it's time to set up your account and get registered.

This is a straightforward process, and you just need to provide some of the following details:

  • Email
  • Password
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Employer
  • Government ID

We usually recommend signing up before downloading the app because it streamlines the process of setting up your quick log-in, like fingerprint authentication, and helps you get going quicker.

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Download from the Play Store

Once you've done all the 'hard' parts, you can just head on over to the Play Store and download the app!

  • If you're looking for Bet365 for example, just search 'bet365' and you'll find it right away!

Most betting apps even feature a direct link to the google play store right from the website, usually located right at the bottom of the page.

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This is what the general app screenshots on the play store will look like

Download Betting Apps Not on the Play Store

Fortunately, this is not a common problem in Canada, as sportsbooks know featuring their betting apps on the Play Store is the easiest way to facilitate downloads. If you can't find the betting app you're looking for, it is generally one of these two reasons:

  • You need to download the APK
  • The developer has not built an Android app

There are only few betting apps right now that are not on the Play Stor, and only Betway is pushing for an APK download.

Downloading a Sports Betting APK

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.

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Android Betting Apps with no App?

There was a period of time when certain companies shifted away from building dedicated apps for cost-saving reasons, but as mobile app technology has improved the speed and functionality of native apps has far outpaced these web-browser versions.

  • Royal Panda

The above betting apps are the only two legal and licensed sportsbooks in Canada that don't have dedicated apps, but that doesn't mean you can't find a solution to using the betting 'app' easily.

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.

All you need to do is:

  • tap the three dots on your mobile broswer
  • select 'add to home'
  • confirm

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 Webpage


If there is no app or even a PWA to access, then the best solution is to just bookmark the page on your preferred browser.

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.

Betting Apps with Google Pay

A great part of using an android betting app is the opportunity to use Google Pay when wagering. Sadly there are not many sites that actually have this as a payment method, but if you're really interested in using Google Pay, check out these Android betting apps:

  • UniBet
  • BetMGM

Bet356 and betway have recently begun accepting Google Pay in other countries, so expect them to join this list soon.

Google Play Betting App FAQ

Which betting apps accept google play balance?

Sadly no betting apps in Canada accept Google Play credit.

This is to do with strict financial regulations that help provide security to users and is part of what allows a betting app to become licensed in Canada.

We only review legal and licensed apps, so you can rest assured that the payment methods they accept are all above board and safe.

Does Google Play allow gambling apps?

Yes! Since the start of March 2021, Google has allowed real money gambling apps to be published and downloaded from the Play Store.

We have a list of all the legal and licensed betting apps you can download on an Android, and how to download a betting app not on the Play Store.

Can I use Google Pay?

Sometimes - there are not too many betting apps that allow Google Pay right now, but we've seen more and more launching Apple Pay, so the Android counterpart will certainly be on the list pf payment methods being added.

What is the Google gambling policy in Canada?

Since the start of March, 2021, Google has allowed developers to publish gambling apps on the Play Store. This came with some additional requirements for user safety and security:

  • Apps must comply with all applicable laws and industry standards for each country in which it is distributed
  • Developers must have a valid gambling license for each country or state/territory in which the app is distributed

Betting Apps on the Google Play Store - a quick rundown

The good news is that betting apps are allowed on the Google Play Store, the better news is that almost all betting apps in Canada have published their sportsbook there. It's incredibly easy to get started betting on an Android device:

  • Sign up for a betting app
  • Download from the Play Store (or through an APK)
  • Start betting!

For the odd sports betting app not on the Play Store, you can still bookmark the page and add a shortcut to your home screen to make it easy to access.

Android Betting Apps

There is plenty more to learn about sports betting apps on Android, including which sites have the best bonuses, technical requirements, and why using a mobile betting app is so much better!

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