App Betting

Updated Thu 5th November 2020

App Betting
Betting Basics
Betting Basics

Online betting apps are becoming more and more popular as technology continues to advance and with more states passing legislation to make mobile sports betting legal. 

The main national companies like DraftKings and FanDuel have the best sports betting apps, and reviews for all bookmakers can be found at our sportsbooks page. 

What is an online betting app?

Bookmakers have created apps so that you can place bets on the go, making it easier and more accessible to place bets whenever you want. The apps will have the same functionality as how you would normally place bets on your desktop or in a venue, with the convenience of being able to do it on your smartphone. 

On your sports betting app, you will be able to:

  • Sign up to an account
  • Deposit money
  • Place bets
  • Participate in any promotional activities the bookmaker may have
  • Withdraw funds from your account when you win!
  • Some bookmakers provide live streaming services, which you can do on your app

Sports betting apps have the added bonus of allowing you to turn on notifications, letting you know when certain events are about to start, any particular promotions they have at the time and also the status of your bet. 

The main positive of sports betting apps is that you can access your account and place bets wherever and whenever you want and need. 

Some bookmakers attempt to incentivize people to use their mobile sports betting apps, so they offer app only promotions to get as many customers as possible to use that platform. Some of these app only promotions include; 

  • Free bets
  • Bet insurance
  • Odds boost
  • Profit boost

It is best to shop around at what bookmakers provide service and are legal in your state, and then which offer the best promotions for you to take advantage of. Our sportsbook reviews analyse these promotions, and see what are the best on offer, and look into detail about having accounts across multiple bookmakers to capatilise on all of the different promotions on offer, and also allows for the opportunity to arbitrage.

Sports betting apps with Apple

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can simply go to the app store and search for your preferred bookmaker’s app and download it. 

Sports betting apps with Android

Android users unfortunately have a bit of a tougher time when downloading sports betting apps. Google’s policies don’t allow betting apps in the Play Store, so to get around this, if you wish to download a sports betting app, you have to do it directly through the bookmaker’s website. 

There is no harm to downloading the app this way, and is the only way Android users are able to download sports betting apps to their phone. 

To see whether your state has laws in place preventing you from using mobile betting apps, check out our mobile betting page, which has a run down of which states have what laws in place in regards to sports betting and mobile sports betting. 

App Betting FAQs

What if I am travelling and in a different state, how will they know where I am?

Due to strict laws in place that change from state to state, mobile betting apps use geo-tracking technology which only allow you to use them if you are in the state that allows that specific app to be used. If you turn your location data off on your phone to try and trick the system, the app won’t work. 

What are the best online betting apps I can use in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania had the third highest amount of money placed on sports bets in 2019 with around $1.5B and has some of the best sports betting apps available in the country. Some of the PA sports betting apps include:

What are the best Indiana sports betting apps?

Indiana joined the online sports betting market in October 2019 and has grown exponentially since then, allowing a multitude of online sportsbooks including:

What different sportsbooks can I bet with in New Jersey?

New Jersey is the biggest and best state in terms of online sports betting ever since legislation was passed in 2018. Some of the best NJ sports betting apps include:

What are the best Iowa sports betting apps?

Iowa joined the online sports betting market in August 2019 and has grown exponentially since then, allowing a multitude of online sportsbooks including:

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