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In Focus: The Wonderful World Of Android Betting Apps

Wed 4th Jan 2017 | Money & Finance

The world of betting has come a long way in the past couple of decades.

Once uppn a time, betting shops were places of dark mystique, blacked out from the world outside, and were regarded as seedy places of ill repute. These days, things are a little different - while bookmakers shops are still not the ideal spot for a family outing, they are a lot more acceptable to the general public as they once were.

And, of course, the online gambling industry has come on in leaps and bounds, meaning you can place a wager from the comfort of your own home.

One of the most exciting developments, however, has been the introduction of apps. Pretty much every single high street bookmaker has an app or two that makes it easier than ever to bet on events of almost any description.

But the big question is, which are the best to use, and what Android betting apps do you want on your smartphone? We thought we would take a look at Android apps today - so here’s a rundown of the best three out there right now. Read on to find out more!


Bet365 have a massive presence on the TV, radio, and Internet. You can’t watch a sporting event without seeing their adverts - and they are pushing their betting app hard.

But is it worth checking out? In short, yes - the Bet365 app is excellent, although there have been reports of them cancelling bets of high stakes players who have gone on winning streaks. For the average consumer, though, there is a lot to love.

As with every other bookmaker, you can expect some juicy bonuses when you sign up, and of course, there is Bet365’s famous ‘In Play’ option, which allows you to bet almost instantly - or take your winnings and run.

It’s easy to use, nice to look at, and gets you right to the heart of the action with live scores and match stats. It’s also worth pointing out that they run many different live streaming events, from football to beach volleyball, all giving you that extra little bit of enjoyment.

Paddy Power

Paddy Power are, of course, another major player in the UK betting scene. And if you are looking for Android betting apps to download, you won’t be disappointed with their offering.

Markets are easy to find, and the layout and user experience is out of the top drawer. You will need to sign up for an account before using the app - but that is standard practice. The Paddy Power range of betting options is very well known, and it’s no surprise to see many of them on the app.

You can place bets on everything from greyhound racing to The X Factor, all at the click of a button. Paddy Power’s app does have an ‘In-Play’ option for select events, but it’s not a scratch on the Bet365 option. And, while it’s a decent app, it certainly needs some additional features and a stronger offering if it wants to compete with its rivals.


The SkyBet app for Android is well designed, easy to use, and looks modern and fresh. Most importantly, for betting enthusiasts, is that they manage to transfer winnings around in super quick time - other betting apps should take note!

There is usually an introductory offer when you sign up for SkyBet - so make sure you take advantage. They also have an excellent Casino section called Sky Vegas, which gives you a £10 bonus when you first use it.

As leaders of sports coverage, it’s no surprise that SkyBet have included many brilliant little sections to help you to catch up on news, form guides, and a lot more besides. It’s slick, pretty, and makes you feel like you are watching Sky Sports News.

That said, it’s not quite as feature rich as Bet365’s app, but there is more than enough on show here to appeal to the average betting fanatic.

OK, so that concludes our look into some of the best Android betting apps on the market right now. As you can see, Bet365’s is currently the market leader in our eyes, but a few updates and tweaks here and there could see its rivals claim the top spot.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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