For many online sports betting enthusiasts, it is important to keep up to date with changes in the various tournaments and matches. The best way to do this is to use mobile devices. But it is not always possible to use a laptop or tablet, and the mobile versions of the bookmakers’ official websites require good network access. Therefore, bettors prefer to download betting shops’ mobile apps to their smartphones. Below are descriptions of the applications from the leading domestic bookmakers for Android and iOS that allow betting from a mobile phone.
Registration, authorisation and support
The registration process through the app is simple and does not take much effort. The registration form asks for minimal information.
The main advantage of the app is that you don’t have to sit in front of your computer when you want to play. You can bet wherever you are and whenever you want.
Another important feature is the availability of video broadcasts, as well as the animated visualisation of many events. Sportsbooks prides itself on broadcasting thousands of sporting events every year, via mobile apps and tablets. The only requirement to access the video is a bet made within the last 24 hours, or a deposit into your account. Viewing is easy: when you log in, click the clock icon to see what’s available. Please note that not every event in the game is available for live streaming. Upcoming events are clearly shown, and those available for live streaming are highlighted.
Some of the features available on the Bet365 website are not available via the app. The platform is very different to the PC version of Bet365. However, this is a minor issue given the overall functionality available.
Sportsbooks offers an impressive selection of bets and markets, ranging from popular sporting events to more exclusive events such as hockey or trotting. You can also access the online casino, which contains many options from roulette and blackjack to slot machines. Although some bets open on the website are not available through the mobile app.
BS’s expert opinion
Bet365 smartphone app for Android is characterised by an excellent interface and great navigation. Using it, players can use all the functionality of the main site: it is possible not only to place bets, but also to register on the service, view statistics, customize the program. No serious shortcomings in the operation of the app have been identified.
Betfair has created a high-tech web-based betting platform that also has mobile solutions for portable devices – a mobile version of the website and apps for Android and iOS. The Betfair iOS app is very simple and fast, as long as you have a good mobile internet connection. With the app you can place bets in just a few taps.
Download and install the Betfair app:
- Log in to your Betfair account. If you don’t have one, create one.
- Open your app shop.
- In the search box enter “official Betfair app”.
- Download and install the app on your iOS device.
Betfair has a distinctive interface structure, which at first glance may seem a little complex, but after a couple of days you get used to the design and will have no difficulty finding the right market. The design is, of course, designed classically, but the over-saturation of offers and casino advertisements really distracts the player. A beginner at first it will be very difficult to understand the intricacies of the game because of the peculiarities of the betting system (odds) itself.
Switching between the exchange and the classic bookmaker is a one-click operation. Sports in the pre-match menu are arranged in a convenient alphabetical order. Maximum useful information is contained on the main page.
The app offers one registration option – full. You will need to provide your first and last name, email address and phone number. This will give your account maximum protection against hacking. And if you already have an account – simply log in using your credentials.
The home page of the app is simple and straightforward. Here you can see quick links for sports such as horse racing, football, golf, tennis and more. The most popular bets are also presented here.
There is a lot of internal advertising in the programme. Betfair has even made a special tab for the company’s other products. It is not possible to disable the constantly popping up offers.
The iOS app has a number of advantages:
- The app includes a Cash Out tool that allows you to withdraw your bet before the event is over.
- The app also automatically updates match results, ensuring that you always have the latest market and odds information.
- The Betfair mobile app has a live video streaming option, where you can watch popular events live on your mobile phone.
- You can also place bets in live mode.
- With the quick bet option, you can place a bet in just two taps.
- In the promotions section, you can take advantage of daily offers.
The Coral betting app, includes thousands of events, live betting and broadcasting of football matches and horse races. What’s more, not only do you have access to betting, but also a wide range of slot machines, casinos and poker.
The Coral online betting app is available for iPhone and iPad phones and tablets. BC is working on the app in conjunction with Blackberry. You can log into the app in guest mode. However, if you have an account, it becomes possible to place bets.
Overview of the features of the Coral app for iOS
At the very bottom, the customer will find general information about the bookmaker, its licenses and payment systems. The middle part of the home page is full of different information: bonus ads, news, Live, popular bets, horse racing, etc.
Playing on the website of the Coral betting office begins with registration. To do so, users are asked to fill in a detailed questionnaire with personal and contact details. The player also asks for a login and password, chooses the account currency, a secret question and the answer.
Live chat, phone and email with a feedback form are offered for contacting the support team.
Let’s take a look at the main features of the app:
- View live streams in full screen mode with hundreds of matches from around the world.
- In the Enhanced Races submenu under Horse Racing you will find special betting offers.
- The app allows you to search and navigate to any content outside of the app by connecting to Siri and your phone’s main search function.
- The quick bet feature is able to make single bets quicker and easier.
- The Cash Out option can withdraw money before an unfavourable event is over.
- The Live Casino section allows you to play roulette and blackjack with real dealers at any time of day.
- Over 240 slot machines, including Rainbow Riches, Thai Flower etc.
With the app you can make quick bets in a few clicks and create unique bets using popular player stats markets, and even combine them with your favourite team. The option is available for all Premier League, Champions League, La Liga Championship and Serie A matches.
How do I place a bet in the Coral app?
Once you have created your account, you can bet on a wide range of events. In-app betting is easy. Find the sport you want to bet on. From here, select your market. Once you find the odds you’re happy with, click on them to transfer them to your receipt. Here you can confirm your bet.
For example, a single bet is the easiest type of bet of all. Let’s say you want to bet on UK v Australia. Go to the Cricket tab, find the UK v Australia match and select the odds for UK to win. Your selection will be transferred to the receipt. There, enter the amount and confirm.