Best Betting Apps (UK)

Want to find the best betting apps in the UK?

Here is our quick guide to the top 10 apps. These have all been independently rated and reviewed by the team to compile our list. We have tested the majority of licensed apps on Android, iPhone, mobile browser and tablets.

UK betting apps list


Rank App Features Available on Bonus Get App Ts & Cs
1 Best Android betting apps - bet365 download count
  • Build your own bets with the custom bet builder
  • Cash out options on multiple sports
  • Wide range of markets and events to bet on
Up to 100% in bet credits* Get the app New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5* or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
2 William Hill
  • The self-professed home of betting!
  • One of the UK's longest established bands
  • A solid and well designed app that is packed with features
Bet £10 get a £30 welcome bonus* Get the app *18+ Play safe. 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.
3 BetVictor
  • Top rated for football betting
  • One of the easiest apps to use
  • Excellent cash out options 
Bet £5 and get a £30 bonus* Get the app 18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days.  Plus a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. PayPal and Card Payments only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.
4 Betfred
  • Famous for early payouts on the Premier League winners market
  • Lots of football coupons on offer
  • Special offers including double delight and hat trick heaven
Bet £10 bet £30 Get the app New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
5 betway
  • Excellent welcome offer from a worldwide gambling company
  • Quirky offers and unique markets
  • Good choice of ongoing offers for existing customers
Get up to £30 in free bets Get the app New UK and Ireland Customers Only. Min Deposit: £/€10. First Deposit matched up to £/€30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Additional Terms Apply.This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered
6 Betfair
  • Choose from the sportsbook or exchange app
  • Wide range of other apps including casino and poker
  • Part of the global betting giant Flutter entertainments 
Get up to £100 in free bets with the Betfair bet bundle* Get the app *New customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.
7 Coral
  • Colourful and fun themed app
  • Lots of betting markets and coupons to choose from
  • Bingo & casino apps also available
Bet £5 get £20* Get the app 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
8 Ladbrokes
  • Simple to claim new customer bonus
  • Red themed sports betting app
  • Good levels of customer service
Get £5 get £20 in free bets* Get the app *18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
9 Leo Vegas
  • A new player in the UK industry
  • Excellent casino app as well as sports betting
  • A more simple app that is easy to use
Up to £100 extra winnings on your first bet* Get the app New customers only. Deposit £10 min and claim in 'My Offers' 1 x 100% profit boost. Offer is only valid for in-play bets placed via mobile. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. T&C's apply. 18+ www.begambleaware.org
10 Mr Green
  • Mr Green has sportsbook & casino apps
  • Now a part of William Hill
  • Excellent range of games and offers
See the app for the latest bonus information Get the app Ts & Cs apply 18+

Betting apps guide

Here you will find all our information on how we review the apps, how to contact us and responsible gambling.

Review criteria

How we review the best betting appsWe rate and test the apps on the following criteria – Design, performance, range of markets, range of coupons, ease of bet placement, live streaming and we have recently added “Bet Builder options” as criteria for the new trending market.

We’re always on the lookout for more apps to review – head over to our contact us page if you have an app you think we should be reviewing on our site. You can also get in touch if you’d like to query an app’s ranking or if you have anything you’d like to ask.

We review all the betting and sports apps on our site individually and without bias. We are regular users of a number of apps and we keep up to date with the latest updates and design changes from all the major UK bookmakers.

Our reviews are based on a 5-star system. We cover many aspects of the app including design, performance, usability, stability, odds, range of markets, casino and poker options and more. This comprehensive scoring system helps us find the best app for each platform regardless of which bookie’s app it is.

Here’s a guide to what we look for when reviewing apps

  • Aesthetic design and appearance.
  • Ease of use and navigation.
  • New customer bonus.
  • Existing customer promotions across sports.
  • Ease and speed of placing multiple bets and multiple bet options.
  • Safety and security.
  • Overall feel and look of the app.
  • What Other apps are available – Casino, Bingo, Poker, and others.

If you have an issue with the service from a betting app or betting company then there is a set procedure to make your complaint. You can raise it here with the Gambling Commission in the UK and they have a set process to deal with it. This can get a much better response than taking the complaint further with the bookmaker by yourself. It’s always good to take a constructive approach to make your complaint – avoid ranting and lay whats happened out in detail with any evidence you have.

Betting apps and the law

Legal apps in the UK

The UK has some of the toughest gambling legislation in the world, where gambling is legal. You’ll be pleased to know that not just anyone can rock up and launch a betting app! There are steps to go through and you need to prove you’re a fit a proper company and have the finances in place to cover customer wins.

Once they’ve been through this process they will be given a license by the gambling commission in the UK. They’ll usually be registered as a gambling company too in either Gibraltar or Malta where most operations are based for tax reasons.

If you have any doubts about a betting app being legitimate then look for the license information – it should be shown somewhere on the app. If you’re near a computer then the information is always in the footer of the website. You can then check its legitimate here. You can also report any issue to the commission too.

Extensive list of legal UK betting apps

The apps at the top of this page are our favourite and top rated betting apps. All of which are fully licensed to operate in the UK. There are plenty of other credible online bookmakers around that are also fully licensed. However we wouldn’t class them as being the best betting apps available. Some lack features, some lack reliability, but all remain regulated within the UK.

We have reviewed plenty of other legal betting apps that are not mentioned above. We have provided a more extensive list below of licensed online bookmakers. Each bookie mentioned has a direct link next to it so that you can make sure they are still licensed. From the license page you can also check to see if any historical sanctions have been made against that particular bookmaker.

The table also provides access links to each bookmaker so you can check them out quickly and easily. All access links work from desktop and mobile and will direct you to the Bookmaker’s mobile site on mobile and desktop site on desktop. So if you are looking for a legitimate bookmaker that offers a simple service rather than all the bells and whistles, or you are on the sniff for a new bookmaker to pick up a new customer deal, this list may prove to be helpful.

Bookmakers appear in alphabetical order. The search tool can be used to locate a specific bookmaker quickly. People reading this page from a tablet or desktop will also find two other columns in the table to inform you whether or not each online bookmaker has a dedicated iPhone app and Android app.

If you see a yes in these columns, a native app will be found in Apple App store for iOS Users and the Google Play Store for Android users. If there is a no, then no official native app is available for your device from that bookmaker. There will however, always be the mobile site available to you. If you are viewing this page on mobile, you will need to be viewing in landscape orientation in order to see these two extra columns.


Bookmaker License App Store Play Store Access

10bet
10bet

License

Yes

Yes

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21BetShop
21betshop

License

No

No

Visit

2kBet
2kbet app

License

No

No

Visit

888Sport
888sport

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

bet365
bet365

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

bet600
bet600

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

bet-at-home
bet-at-home

License

No

No

Visit

BetBull
Betbull

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Betdaq
Betdaq Exchange

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

betfair
betfair

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Betfred
Betfred

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

betiton
betiton

License

No

No

Visit

BetVictor
BetVictor

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

BetVision
Betvision

License

No

No

Visit

betway
betway

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

bgo
bgo

License

No

No

Visit

Black Type
Black Type

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Boylesports
Boylesports

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

bwin
bwin

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Coral
Coral

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Energybet
Energybet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Fansbet
Fansbet

License

No

No

Visit

GatoBet
Gatobet

License

No

No

Visit

GentingBet
Genting Bet

License

Yes

No

Visit

Gowager
Gowager

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Grosvenor Sport
Grosvenor Sport

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Guts
Guts sports betting

License

No

No

Visit

Hopa
Hopa

License

No

No

Visit

Infernobet
Infernobet

License

No

No

Visit

JenningsBet
Jenningsbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Karamba
Karamba sport

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Kwiff
Kwiff

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Leo Vegas
Leo Vegas

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

LV Bet
LVbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Mansionbet
Mansionbet

License

Yes

No

Visit

Marathonbet
Marathonbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Matchbook
Matchbook

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

MJ Sports
MJ Sports

License

No

No

Visit

Mobile Wins
Mobilewins

License

No

No

Visit

Mr Green
Mr Green Sports

License

Yes

No

Visit

mr.play
Mr Play Sport

License

No

No

Visit

Netbet
Netbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Novibet
Novibet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Paddy Power
Paddy Power

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

QuinnBet
Quinnbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Redzone
Redzone

License

Yes

No

Visit

Rizk
Rizk

License

No

No

Visit

Ruby Bet
Ruby Bet

License

No

No

Visit

Skybet
Skybet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Smarkets
Smarkets sportsbook

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Sporting Index
Sporting Index

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Sportingbet
Sportingbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

SportNation
Sportnation

License

Yes

No

Visit

SportPesa
Sportpesa

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Spreadex
Spreadex Sports

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

STSbet
STSbet

License

No

No

Visit

The Pools
The pools

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Toals
Toalsbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

TonyBet
Tonybet

License

Yes

No

Visit

Tote Placepot
Tote Sports

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

Unibet
Unibet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

VBet
Vbet

License

No

No

Visit

Virgin Bet
Virginbet

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

William Hill
William Hill

License

Yes

Yes

Visit

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App Security and GDPR

App security is a key part of our app reviews and we are fortunate that in the UK all the major players we cover also take this very seriously. You can feel safe in the knowledge that all the apps are encrypted so your personal and payment details are safe and secure whatever betting app you use.

In the UK companies have government guidance for cybersecurity that they are required to follow.

GDPR came into play across Europe on May 25th, 2018 and applies to all companies, not just betting companies, who contact you. They must now have your full consent to get in touch with you for marketing reasons.

You can easily opt-out of these when you sign up or in your account settings when you’re in any particular bookies app. All the apps we feature are UK based and all must comply with the latest GDPR and privacy regulations.

FAQS

  • How do I stop notifications from my betting app?

You may need to do this in your phone’s settings rather than the app settings. On iPhone head to setting> general> notifications scroll down to the list of apps and just knock notifications off. On Android follow the same steps heading to settings and turn off all notifications on the app.

  • Where can I get corner notifications?

We hear you on this one! Until recently no one has offered corner notifications but recently for us, the bet365 app has started to provide this. We are not aware of any others doing it currently. This is great if you’ve got a bet builder or similar on.

  • What is the most downloaded betting app in the UK?

Unfortunately, this is not something we get data for as the app store does not share this information and the bookies also do not share this information. The best guide we get is on the Google Play store and the downloads are grouped together.

These apps all have over 1,000,000 downloads on Android

– Bet365 Sports app
– William Hill Sports App
– Sky Bet app

  • Which betting apps offer live streaming?

Almost all the major bookmakers offer this, with bet365, William Hill & Paddy Power offering the most from our testing.

  • Why can I not stream some events in the UK?

In some cases, it may appear that an event can be streamed, usually displayed by a video icon by the game, but it may be geographically restricted. For example outside the UK, some bookmakers will show the Carabao Cup to residents in Europe but due to broadcasting rights, they can’t show it to anyone in the UK. This is picked up by the location of your IP address when you log in.

  • Why won’t the app stream in full screen?

This is usually the case on iPad apps or on Android tablets. The bookies want you to have a bet on the app as well as stream the game so on the larger screens they’ll display the action in a smaller screen so you can see the odds and bet at the same time. On your phone, there isn’t enough room so most events can be shown full screen, but you then have to close the stream down to place a bet.betting app issues

App issues?

Here are some frequently asked questions if you’re having an issue with any betting app in the UK?

  • Why do the odds change when I’m placing a bet?

This happens a lot if you’re betting in play. The odds change based on time and events in the game. There is usually a 7-10 second delay between you pushing the place bet button and the bet placing. This is so you can’t be live at a game and get a bet on before the news has hit the bookies about what is going on. Someone in Australia was recently arrested for getting bets on the tennis from in the stand before Betfair got the notification of the points.

  • Why can I not install some apps?

To get the latest apps you need to have the latest software installed for your mobile operating system. Check in your device’s software update settings to see if there is an update available. Alternatively you can visit the relevant bookmaker’s mobile website and save this to your homepage, rather than installing the dedicated app.

  • My betting app has frozen and will not load correctly.

The first thing to try is to completely shut down the app and open it back up again. If this does not resolve the issue there may be a general server problem affecting the service. Check to see if the app loads correctly on a different device or check social media to see if anyone else is experiencing issues at the same time.

If people are or the app is failing to load across multiple devices, then it will be a matter of waiting for the relevant online bookmaker to fix the issue. They are normally quick at sorting these errors as the longer it is down, the longer the bookmaker is losing out on taking bets. If the app is loading on other devices, try uninstalling the app from the device it is failing to load on and then re-installing it.

If the problem persists after re-installation, contact the betting app’s support team, reporting the issues you are experiencing.

  • My Android device will not allow me to install betting apps that are not from the Play Store.

By default Android devices are set to block the installation of apps that have not been approved by Google. Any app that falls outside of the Google Play Store has not been checked or approved by Google. This is not to say that the app is not safe, just that it has not been checked and approved.

This security setting can be switched off to enable users to install unauthorised apps. Depending on which Android version you are running will depend how to remove this block.

Android 8.0 Oreo and onwards

Go to settings and tap on the “apps and notifications” option. Now select “advanced, followed by “Special App Access”. Finally, tap “Unknown Apps” and from the list of applications presented, choose the mobile web browser from which you wish to use to side-load third party apps.

Android 7.0 Nougat and previous

Select the settings icon on your device and then tap on “Security Settings”. Now turn on the checkbox alongside “Unknown Sources”. Your device will now be ready to install apps from outside of the google Play Store.

Meet the team

Betting Apps is owned by Black Marlin LTD and run by a small team of UK based sports and betting enthusiasts. We are mainly football fans and our support is divided between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Take a look at our About Us page for more information and how to get in touch. Between us, we’ve used and reviewed all the apps you’ll find on the site. We always have the latest sports betting apps on iPhone, iPad and Android devices reviews as well as some older devices to check how they perform there too.

By becoming experts in this field we understand what it takes to make a great app for betting or sports apps.

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