Best Betting Apps 2024

The UK’s top betting apps for 2024

Bonus Turnover Min odds 

Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 4/5 (1.80)

ClaimGo to BetUK

T&Cs apply. New cust only. Deposit & Place a Bet within 7 days, and settle a £10 minimum bet at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 Free Bets: 1 x £10 Horse Racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Football. 7 day expiry. Stake not returned. 18+ BeGambleAware.org

Bet £10 Get a £30 Surprise Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

ClaimGo to Kwiff

New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £10. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer credited within 48 hours. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Bet £10 Get £40 in bonuses
+100 free spins

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

ClaimGo to BetVictor

18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. Plus 100 Free Spins. 100 Free Spins have no wagering. Bonuses and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

Bet £10 Get £20 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.5

ClaimGo to LiveScore Bet

*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org

Bet £25 get a £10 free bet
+ 25 Free Spins on Bonanza

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 2.0 (1/1)

ClaimGo to Rhino Bet

UK only. 18+. T&C's apply. The promotional period is 00:00 24/02/23 and is an ongoing promotion. To qualify you must make a minimum deposit of £25 and wager a minimum of £25 within 24 hours of Sign Up. Cashed out or void Bets do not qualify. Reward is available once. If your first Bet fails to reach the criteria, then you will not receive the Reward.

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/5 (1.20)

ClaimGo to Bet365

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Registration required. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply.

Bet £10 get £20 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

ClaimGo to Parimatch

18+, New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 on any sports (odds 2.00+) in 7 days. No cash out. Get 4x£5 sports free bets for set markets (odds 2.00+), which expire in 7 days. Offer is valid from 10:00 UK time on 16/01/2023. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please Gamble Responsibly

Get £10 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.75+

ClaimGo to Betway

New customers only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only (exclusions apply). Free bet will expire 7 days after the 1st deposit. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Full Terms apply

Bet £10 get a £10 free bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

ClaimGo to Netbet

DEPOSIT AND BET £10 MINIMUM ODDS 1/2 (1.50) / £10 FREEBET / VALID 7 DAYS / T&CS APPLY / 18+ / BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG

Bet £10 get £40 in Bonuses

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

ClaimGo to Betfred

New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

100% up to £111
+ 100 free spins on Book of Dead

Turnover: 60x bonus amount

Lowest odds:

ClaimGo to Yeti Bet

New players only | No restrictions while playing with cash | Min. refund bonus is £10 | Wagering on bonus is 60x | Bonus based on 1st deposit lost | Max bet with bonus is £5 | Skrill and Neteller excluded |

Bet £10 get £20 in Free bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

ClaimGo to Virgin Bet

*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+

Offer Currently Unavailable

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

ClaimGo to Spreadex

Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. After each of your first two free fixed odds bet you will also get a free £5 Total Goals spread bet. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

Bet £10 get £10 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 2.0 (1/1)

ClaimGo to BoyleSports

New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply

Bet £15 get £10

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 4/5

ClaimGo to BetTarget

18+. New customers only. Min wagering on sport £15. Max one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. PayPal, Neteller, Paysafe or Skrill not eligible. Bet expires after 14 days of being credited. Gambling can be addictive. Please play responsibly, www.begmbleaware.org. T&C's apply.

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1

ClaimGo to Sky Bet

NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ONLY REDEEMABLE ON FOOTBALL. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&CS APPLY.

Bet £5 get £20 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

ClaimGo to Ladbrokes

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned. Not eligible for Casino Welcome Offer. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

Bet £5 get £20 in Free bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

ClaimGo to Coral

18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply.

Get a 150% Bonus up to £150
+ 25 Free Spins

Turnover: 50x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 25

ClaimGo to 32Red

Double the Odds
Any sport. Any bet. Any odds.

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds:

ClaimGo to Grosvenor Sports

New customers. Max £10. 100% Odds Boost Token. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply. 18 Plus BeGambleAware.org

Bet £10 get £10

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

ClaimGo to Luckster

This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount: £10 Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is: £10 Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom and Ireland. Full T&Cs Apply

£40 Money Back
+ £10 casino bonus

Turnover: 3x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 2/5 (1.40)

ClaimGo to Unibet

18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first sports bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's.

Bet £10 Get £10

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

ClaimGo to ZetBet

18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £10 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.

Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

ClaimGo to William Hill

New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

Bet £20 get £40

Turnover: 1x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

ClaimGo to The Online Casino

New Players Only. Min £ 20 qualifying bets stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £ 40, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests void all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill and Neteller deposits. Full Terms apply.

Win up to £100 extra winnings
with your profit boost!

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds:

ClaimGo to LeoVegas

New players only. Claim by placing a min deposit £10 via "My Offers" page within 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits excl. 7 days to stake max £10 in-play. Max. extra winnings £100. 18+ BeGambleAware.org LeoSafePlay.com Play responsibly!

Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35
Plus 10 Free Spins

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 2.0

ClaimGo to QuinnBet

QuinnBet will refund 50% of your first days losses as a Free Bet up to £35 Plus 10 Free Spins on Reel Diamonds. Minimum 3 bets at odds of Evens (2.0) +.If your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins. Minimum 1 bet of £10 or more at odds of Evens (2.0) +. | 18+ BeGambleAware. New UK Customers Only. T&Cs apply

Deposit £10 get £30 in free bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds:

ClaimGo to SBK

New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.

Bet £10 get £20

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 3/1

ClaimGo to Midnite

Customers must be verified and aged over 18. To qualify you must place accumulator bets that settle with a total stake of £10 and a minimum of 4 legs, at minimum total odds of 3/1 (4.0). T&Cs apply

Bet £15 get a £15 Free Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

ClaimGo to HeySpin

18+ New Players only. Max. Free Bet Token amount: £15. Minimum Deposit: £15. Minimum wagering on Sport to activate the Free Bet Token: £15. Full T&Cs Apply.

Best betting app (UK editor’s pick)

Bet365 ipad pixel free bet offer

The bet365 app is hard to beat (click image to view full Bet365 app review)

Bet365 app

Ryan

Ryan

Bet365 is the self-styled "world's biggest bookie" and we think it's developed one of the world's best betting apps, too:

  • Incredible range of markets
  • Lots of live streaming
  • Huge £50 free bets sign-up offer
  • Great selection of payment methods
  • Tailored bet alerts
  • Partial cash out available

→ Claim bet365 sign up offer

Betting app FAQs

What’s the best betting app?

The best betting app for you will depend on your betting style and individual preferences. For example, if you want to be able to access lots of live streaming then the Bet365 app is a great option and if you want the best offers and promotions, Paddy Power comes out on top.

Click here to view our full list of the top UK betting apps.

Are betting apps free?

Yes, betting apps are free to download. You should never pay money to anyone simply to download a betting app. Check out our top betting app picks here - all of them can be downloaded via either the App Store, Play Store, or the operator’s official site.

Which is the best app for betting offers?

We reckon the Paddy Power app is pretty hard to beat on betting offers but there are plenty of other betting app options for UK punters who are looking for great regular offers. We’ve got loads more info about that on our betting offers page.

How do I download Android betting apps?

The simplest way to download Android betting apps is by searching for the app in the Google Play Store and clicking on the green ‘install’ button and your smartphone will sort the rest.

If you want to download a betting app that’s not on the Play Store, you’ll need to find the .apk file on the bookmaker’s website. Then, make sure that your device settings allow installation of apps from unknown sources (more info on that here) and open the .apk file.

Click here to check out our dedicated Android betting apps page.

How do I download iPhone betting apps?

Downloading betting apps to your iPhone or iPad couldn’t be easier. Just open the App Store, navigate to the app you want to download and click ‘Get’.

Do betting apps have live streaming?

Yes, there are plenty of betting apps that have live streaming. Horse racing is regularly available to watch on UK betting apps and many also offer streams of other sports including football.

Some of our favourites are Betfair, Betway and BetVictor.

Sports betting apps: The ultimate mobile betting experience

There’s an app for (almost) everything now. Sometimes that’s really annoying, like when you buy a new phone that comes pre-installed with a load of rubbish, unnecessary apps that you never use and can’t delete.

But for sports punters, mobile apps are absolutely the way forward.

You might have noticed that, in recent years, pretty much every betting ad on the telly has encouraged you to download an app to access one feature or another.

UK bookies want us punters to download their apps so we can access their betting markets on the go (or on the sofa/literally anywhere). They also love being able to send notifications to encourage us to spend more time and money with them.

That’s good news for UK punters, though, as it means that British bookies are falling over each other to create the best betting apps with the best offers and the best features (plus you can just turn off those notifications if you find them irritating).

On the subject of the best betting apps with the best offers and the best features - we’ve got pretty much all you need to know about that here on this page.

If you can't find the best betting app for your individual needs after chewing through all the info here, then we may as well all give up (and I should be sacked 😓 ).

UK betting apps: key features

Not all betting apps are built the same.

Some have absolutely all the bells and whistles (like live streaming, loads of deposit options and great promotions), others have nothing.

These are key features that we think a betting app should score highly on for them to be considered one of the best:

🗓️ Range of markets

This really is the bread and butter for all top betting apps. You gotta give the punters something to bet on!

The best UK betting apps will have a huge selection of football and horse racing betting markets, ‘cos that's what us Brits like to bet on the most. That doesn’t just mean UK fixtures, mind: we like to see markets covering niche tournaments and races too.

In addition to a wide variety of different events open for betting, the best betting apps offer a great selection of markets for each event.

For example, availability of markets like corners, cards, player props and asian handicaps really show that a bookie means business when it comes to football betting.

As mentioned, British punters like to bet on footy and racing the most but there’s also huge interest in other sports, too, so betting apps with plenty of markets on things like tennis, golf, cricket, American football and basketball also rank highly here on bettingapps.com.

Best betting app for range of markets:

Betfair

📊 Competitive odds

A good range of markets and competitive odds are like a cup of tea and digestive biscuits - there’s not really much point having one without the other.

Getting a good price is super important whether you’re just having a flutter for a bit of fun on the weekend, or whether you’re a seasoned punter looking to extract the best possible value from each market for your long-term profit goals.

Bookies make their money by offering you odds that imply the probability of that outcome occurring is higher than it actually is. The difference between the true odds and the price offered is called the overround (or margin) and it’s pure profit for the bookie.

Typically, for Premier League footy you’ll see margins of around 3 - 4% (which translates to a payout percentage of 96 - 97%). Margins on international matches are a bit higher.

There are plenty of tools online that you can use to check the average margins/payout percentages, but we reckon anything below a 95% payout percentage for a typical Premier League match is a bit of a red flag.

Even if everything else about a betting app is spot on, it’s not worth placing any bets if you’re getting ripped off by uncompetitive odds.

UK betting apps with the best odds:

Bet365

🎁 Offers & promotions

The UK betting market is so competitive and there are so many good betting apps out there.

That means, to try and stand out from the crowd, many online bookies offer all sorts of regular promotions.

You can check the more in depth dedicated page on betting offers and promotions for more info but, in short, you won’t struggle to find free bets, odds boosts and all other sorts of stuff if you shop around a bit.

There are some betting apps that even offer exclusive promotions that are specific to users on the mobile app (rather than the desktop browser).

Top betting app for offers & promotions:

Betfred

📱 UX/design

What a shame it would be if you’d created a betting app with the widest range of markets, the most competitive odds in the business and a raft of amazing offers and promotions, but none of your punters used it because the UX was trash.

No one wants to use an app that’s difficult to navigate, slow to load, buggy, or just plain looks bad.

It’s no different with betting apps.

The best sports betting apps have super-slick UX that makes searching through markets, placing bets and (most importantly) withdrawing winnings as easy as possible.

Best sports betting app UX/design:

Kwiff

📺 Live streaming

In-play betting is something of a standard feature for pretty much every online bookmaker in the UK these days.

Live streaming takes in-play betting to the next level and betting apps that offer this feature really are the cream of the crop.

The punters in the My Betting Sites office are always live streaming some sport or another and it’s a right touch to be able to get the stream up on your mobile during lunch, on the commute or, literally, whenever you want.

The most common sports to benefit from live streaming on the top UK betting apps are football and horse racing but there are plenty of operators that offer streams of other more niche sports as well as esports.

Best betting app for live streaming:

Bet365

💷 Payment methods

Put your chequebooks away (does anyone even have one any more?).

These days, paying by cheque is pretty much the only payment method that isn’t available to UK punters on one betting app or another.

The best betting apps have a range of different payment methods available for deposits and withdrawals, including the standard debit cards, pre-paid cards, and e-wallets like PayPal, Neteller or Skrill.

At plenty of bookies with high street shops in the UK, you can also link your in-shop and online betting activity via a mobile app. That means you can deposit cash to use online and you can withdraw online winnings in cash!

Some bookies handle that all within the single app, but others have a separate app for linking and tracking your shop and online activity (like William Hill Plus).

For withdrawals, speed is also key. Betting apps that offer instant withdrawals either in cash as described above or via something like VISA Fast Funds are ahead of the chasing pack on payment methods.

Best online betting app for fast withdrawals:

Paddy Power

🔒 Security

Like everything you do online, you want to be sure that the betting app you use is not going to steal your sensitive information or wreck your phone.

The easiest way to be sure of this is to only download the betting apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for iPhone and Android respectively.

You can also quite often find the Android betting app files (.apk files) available for download on a betting site’s official website.

Another top security tip is to only download betting apps from operators that are registered with the relevant regulatory authorities (in the UK that’s the Gambling Commission).

Fortunately for you, we only list legit betting apps on this page so anything you find on bettingapps.com will be properly registered and licensed.

💬 Customer service

If anything is unclear or you think something’s gone wrong, you’ll want to know that there’s a competent and helpful customer service structure in place to help.

The best betting apps have a live chat function integrated into the product, and many operators also have an extensive FAQs section, too.

Telephone and email support are other useful features but, in our experience, the best betting apps should have live chat support that is ideally available 24/7.

Betting offers & promotions

You can offer all the payment methods under the sun and have live streaming of sports from across the globe but if your app doesn’t have a great library of offers and promotions, it won’t get far in the UK market.

Both new and existing customers can claim betting offers.
Give yourself a flying start
Ryan

Ryan

We reckon the best time to claim betting offers is as a new customer. It’s the same as those restaurants on the beach promenade when you’re on your holidays - they’re all trying to entice you in to dine at their establishment.

Take advantage of the cut-throat competition between UK betting sites to seek out the best betting sign up offers.

Free bet offers worth up to £60 and matched deposit deals that could bag you a £100 bonus are available if you know where to look (pro tip: look at the top of this page).

As we mentioned, though, it’s not just new customers that get all the action. Most decent online bookies spoil existing customers with all sorts of promotions, including stuff like:

  • Free bets
  • Odds boosts
  • Money back offers
  • Early payouts
  • Free-to-play prediction games

A really good time to grab these sorts of deals as an existing customer is during big sporting events like Champions League matches and World Cups (for football) and Cheltenham Festival or the Grand National (for horse racing).

Best app for betting promotions

Paddy Power is a front runner in a lot of different betting app categories, but the area where it’s furthest ahead of the field is offers and promotions.

This bookie's whole brand had been built up largely on the back of cheeky deals and tongue-in-cheek promotions over the years (Bendtner’s boxers, anyone?) and, in our opinion, Paddy still offers the best package of promos in the business.

Paddy Power app

Up to £25 in Free Bets

The Paddy Power welcome offer is the tip of the iceberg.

Once signed up and using the Paddy Power app you’ll get regular money back specials, odds boosts, reward clubs, early payouts and more.

Claim £50 offer

New customers Only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. 13 settled bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed on sportsbook within 30 days of opening account. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bets expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&C's apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

Betting App Offers

If all the top info on this page wasn’t reason enough to go ahead and get set up with one of the top betting apps available, then get this:

Some bookmakers have offers that are exclusive to app users.

One such bookie is SBK, which boasts one of the slickest betting apps on the UK market. You’ll need to download the SBK app to qualify for the tasty welcome offer.

Bettingapps com reviewer holding i Phone displaying info about SBK Price feature

You can be sure of a competitive price at SBK thanks to its Price+ feature. Click the image to find out more about the SBK sign up bonus.

With great prices underpinned by SBK’s Price+ promo and some rather unique social features, we don’t think you’ll regret it.

For more info on the best betting offers that you can get your hands on today, have a browse of our betting offers page:

Best football betting apps

  1. Bet365
  2. 888sport
  3. BetUK
  4. BetVictor
  5. Parimatch
  6. Grosvenor Sports
  7. Betfred
  8. Kwiff
  9. Betfair
  10. Betway

When it comes to betting in the UK, football really is king.

That means all the big bookies need to have top-notch apps for football betting.

We could go on and on about football betting apps and, in fact, we have! Click the link below to view an entire page dedicated purely to football betting apps:

Betfred app (Ryan's favourite for football)

Bet £10 get £40 in Bonuses

All the top betting apps have their pros and cons, but I regularly find myself turning back to Betfred to place my football bets:

⚽Excellent live betting options
⚽Asian handicaps available
⚽Great footy promos for existing customers
⚽App is super-easy to navigate
⚽Bet builder is one of the best

Claim A Bet £10 Get £40 Bonus

New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

When we review football betting apps, we like to see first and foremost a huge selection of matches to bet on both pre-match and in play.

The elite-level matches are of course popular but there’s also betting value to be had further down the pyramid.

In-play betting features like cash out are crucial for a football betting app to be ranked among the best on offer, while a good selection of markets including stuff like asian handicaps, corners, cards, and player props really set the best out from the rest.

Bet builders are a huge plus for any football betting app, too.

Best horse racing betting apps

  1. 888sport
  2. BetUK
  3. Bet365
  4. Betfred
  5. Betfair
  6. Betway
  7. The Pools
  8. Ladbrokes
  9. Coral
  10. Paddy Power

The nature of horse racing betting has changed significantly in the last couple of years.

The SP system has moved away from the betting ring to a formulation based on off-course prices, which mirrors the increasingly large chunk of racing punters who are moving online.

Horse racing betting apps are big business for British bookies.

There are plenty of great options out there (and lots of rubbish ones, too, but you won’t find any of those here on bettingapps.com).

Live streaming is arguably more important for horse racing betting apps than for any other sport - if you’re out and about it’s fantastic to be able to follow the action on your device.

Betting app best odds guaranteed times

Other must-haves for us to consider a horse racing betting app as one of the best available include regular offers, best odds guaranteed, a good selection of ante-post markets and info-packed race cards.

Check out our dedicated horse racing betting apps page here:

Android betting apps

Almost half of all UK smartphones run on Android - that’s a huge chunk of the market for betting sites to miss out on if they don’t have a quality Android app.

Best Android betting apps UK
Company bonusTextAction
#1
BetUK bonus
BetUK bonus
BetUK
4/5
Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets
#2
Kwiff bonus
Kwiff bonus
Kwiff
4/5
Bet £10 Get a £30 Surprise Bet
#3
Bet £10 Get £40 in bonuses
+100 free spins
#4
Bet £10 Get £20 in Free Bets
#5
Bet £25 get a £10 free bet
+ 25 Free Spins on Bonanza
#6
Bet365 bonus
Bet365 bonus
Bet365
5/5
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
#7
Bet £10 get £20 in Free Bets
#8
Betway bonus
Betway bonus
Betway
0/5
Get £10 in Free Bets
#9
Netbet bonus
Netbet bonus
Netbet
3/5
Bet £10 get a £10 free bet
#10
Betfred bonus
Betfred bonus
Betfred
4/5
Bet £10 get £40 in Bonuses

You can find lots of Android betting app .apk files for download outside the Play Store.

However, where possible, we recommend sticking to the stuff on the Google Play Store. It’s just less hassle.

The actual functionality of Android betting apps is much the same as iOS betting apps, with the main difference between the two in the past being how punters are able to download betting apps on Android:

It wasn’t until relatively recently that Google relaxed its Play Store policies to allow gambling apps to feature there. Before that, you would need to find the Android app file somewhere else (ideally the bookie’s own website).

Read more in-depth chat on all things Android betting apps here:

iPhone betting apps

Steve Jobs loved an acca. (Nah, sorry. I made that bit up.)

What isn’t make-believe, though, is the ease of use that characterises Apple’s mobile operating system and devices.

iOS betting apps make betting on sports via your iPhone or iPad an absolute breeze.

888sport app store preview showing screenshots ratings and key info

You can see betting app screenshots, user ratings, and key technical info on the App Store.

Unlike with some operators’ Android apps, there’s no messing about with changing settings to be able to download the app via some third-party site. Just pop down to the App Store, find your bookmaker app, and get it.

Top 5 iOS betting apps

  1. 888sport
  2. BetUK
  3. bet365
  4. BetVictor
  5. Parimatch
Best iPhone betting apps UK
Company bonusTextAction
#1
BetUK bonus
BetUK bonus
BetUK
4/5
Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets
#2
Kwiff bonus
Kwiff bonus
Kwiff
4/5
Bet £10 Get a £30 Surprise Bet
#3
Bet £10 Get £40 in bonuses
+100 free spins
#4
Bet £10 Get £20 in Free Bets
#5
Bet £25 get a £10 free bet
+ 25 Free Spins on Bonanza
#6
Bet365 bonus
Bet365 bonus
Bet365
5/5
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
#7
Bet £10 get £20 in Free Bets
#8
Betway bonus
Betway bonus
Betway
0/5
Get £10 in Free Bets
#9
Netbet bonus
Netbet bonus
Netbet
3/5
Bet £10 get a £10 free bet
#10
Betfred bonus
Betfred bonus
Betfred
4/5
Bet £10 get £40 in Bonuses

New betting apps

New bookies regularly pop up in competitive markets like the UK.

There aren’t too many that offer Android or iOS apps from day one, but even those sites can be accessed perfectly fine via your mobile browser.

SBK app (Ben's favourite new betting app)

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SBK offers me something a little bit different to the other apps I usually use for sports betting.

I like the Price+ Promise: it means I often find some of the best odds around at SBK. The social elements are pretty cool too and it's simply a fantastically well-designed app from a user experience perspective.

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The more established online bookmakers are constantly improving their products, too, so it’s not unheard for well-known brands to release brand new betting apps either.

Check the list below for the latest betting apps to hit the market (we promise we’ll keep it updated).

Online betting: apps vs. browsers

Take it from us, betting apps are the best way to bet on sports via your mobile device:

  • Fully integrated betting experience
  • Customisable notifications
  • Optimised UX and performance
  • Easy access & log in
  • Quick load times

However, betting apps aren’t the only way to do it. After all, not every UK betting site has a dedicated mobile app but they can all be accessed via your preferred mobile browser.

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It’s possible that you’ve run out of space on your phone for new apps, or you don’t use that particular bookie regularly enough to justify downloading the app.

In those cases, using the mobile site via your browser might be preferable even if you miss out on the benefits we’ve listed above.

Best gambling apps for budget phones

Not all of us can afford the newest iPhone on release day and, in any case, some of us with normal-size pockets often struggle to work out how we’re supposed to carry the big new smartphones.

If you’re in either of those groups and/or if you’re rocking an older or less powerful model, you can still use pretty much all of the betting apps available on iOS or Android.

However, some will work better than others.

The lists below include a few betting apps we’ve picked as decent options for budget phones as they are lightweight (small file size), easy to navigate on smaller screens, and faster to load on less powerful devices.

Smallest iOS betting apps

Smallest Android betting apps

Spreadex - 15.3 MBThe Pools - 1.9 MB
Leovegas - 23.5 MBMr Play - 3 MB
888sport - 26.3 MBSpreadex - 3.8 MB
Grosvenor Sports - 26.3 MBPaddy Power - 5.6 MB
BetUK - 32.2. MBBetTarget - 5.8 MB

Best casino apps

It’s not just sports punters that get to play around with all the coolest smartphone software,

There’s plenty of fantastic app options for casino players.

With the UK’s best casino apps you can generally access the full range of casino games on the go, from slots and scratchcards to live casino tables and megaways.

Screenshots of betfair casino and live casino on ipad and google pixel 4 phone

Betfair is one of the many top sports betting operators that also has a casino app. Click the image to find out more about Betfair offers.

Plenty of the top sports betting operators in the UK offer both sportsbook and casino products, with some combining both products into a single betting app and others providing separate casino apps.

There are also a decent number of standalone casino brands that have good quality mobile apps.

Betting apps: conclusion

Downloading the betting apps of your preferred sports betting operators is a bit of a no-brainer if you bet regularly using your mobile device.

The integrated mobile app user experience is, in most cases, much better than accessing the same online bookie via your online browser.

Ryan

Ryan

The best betting apps these days now feature just as much in the way of markets, offers and promotions as the desktop site equivalent so they’re a great option even when you’re not out and about.

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