With sports betting more popular than ever, placing a wager on your mobile phone has never been easier, but which are the best sites to use?
It is tough to choose an outright winner but bet365’s betting app is as good as anything around at the moment.
Some people are wary of betting online and feel it is tough to navigate around a site, and it is in this regard that bet365 shines as it is mobile-based and therefore not one that needs to be downloaded as you can install it on your home screen.
All sports are available and listed individually, while there is an in-play section which is user-friendly and will not faze even the first-time user.
The iPhone version has a ‘quick bet’ feature which is ideal if you are at a game and fancy a quick flutter.
If the bet365 app is top of the tree, and that is debateable, then the William Hill version is only a whisker behind and equally popular. Like its bet365 rival, it is easy to negotiate and the list of betting opportunities is lengthy and varied.
There are also a number of exclusive offers that customers can take advantage of, especially involving accumulators. Acca insurance is on offer for accumulators of at least six outcomes, with William Hill promising to refund your bet if only one result lets you down.
Despite featuring in the news for the wrong reasons just now, the William Hill app also features more in-play markets than anybody else around and guarantees the best odds on horse racing for all UK and Irish courses.
Betfair are also on the ball with their betting app which involves a choice of either their sportsbook app or their exchange app. The sportsbook app is easy to navigate and great for accumulators, with the ‘cash out’ facility available for those of a more conservative nature.
The exchange app is definitely for the more experienced gambler, as it has the option to back or lay and will feature the best odds around on most sports.
The big three have competition from Paddy Power, whose app on the iPhone also includes casino, games and virtual sports betting.
They are known for their many and varied promotions, widely advertised on TV, and a dedicated option at the bottom menu bar in the app means that it is an easy site to navigate.
Betvictor also push their betting app on TV and it is certainly among one of the best around, with great odds on football, while it is easy to use and there are plenty of sports to bet on.
Finally the 10Bet App may not be as big a player in the market as those above but it does offer early bird prices ahead of most sites, with punters able to pick up odds that are unavailable elsewhere.
Early betting can be lucrative but 10Bet also offer an in-play facility for those who like to leave it until the whistle has actually blown to place a wager.