Top 10 UK Betting Apps
No 1 - Bet365 App
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- The top-rated app for iPhone and iPad.
- Build your own bets and get an instant price with the custom bet builder.
- Highly rated for horse racing and cricket betting
No 2 - Betfred App
- Famous for early payouts on the Premier League winners market.
- Lots of football coupons on offer including weekend matches and BTTS and win.
- Play the scoop 6 racing pools on the app.
*New UK customers only. Register (excl. 09/04/22). Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
No 3 - Coral App
- Gamble responsibly with a range of limits you can set when you register.
- Daily faller offers on selected UK racing (Ts & Cs apply).
- Get the latest racing incite with Racing Post previews and data.
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.
No 4 - Bet Victor App
*18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
- The top-rated app across all devices in the UK.
- Place your bets with ease with this simple-to-use app.
- Packed with features that you will love, like the football bet builder, simple cash-out options, and more.
No 5 - William Hill App
- Keep the bonuses coming with daily odds boosts and enhanced odds for existing customers (Ts & Cs apply).
- Highly rated for horse racing, football betting, and UFC betting.
- Get closer to the action with previews and commentary from William Hill TV (WHTV on the app).
*18+. Play Safe. When you sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more we will give you 4x £10/€10 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.
No 6 - Paddy Power App
- Find any match or market in seconds with the new search bar.
- Open the app to see the daily special offers and enhanced prices.
- Play on all the casino games you can dream of from the same account with the PP casino app.
*New Customer Offer. Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on the Premier League from Wednesday 10th of August until Monday 15th of August, odds 1/2 (1.5) — get £40 in free bets, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
No 7 - Ladbrokes App
- Simple to claim new customer bonus offer*
- Play the exclusive “Ladbrokes 5-a-side” betting markets.
- Play Ladbrokes 1-2-free for a chance to win free bets and up to £100 in cash (Full Ts & Cs apply).
*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.
No 8 - Betway App
- Excellent welcome offer from a worldwide gambling company.
- Quirky offers and unique markets, plus select your bets with #Betyourway.
- There is a good choice of ongoing offers for existing customers.
New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Terms apply
No 9 - Betfair App
- Choose from the sportsbook or exchange app.
- Wide range of other apps including casino and poker.
- Part of the global betting giant Flutter entertainments.
*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.
No 10 - SkyBet App
- Regular, high value enhanced offers.
- Free games and competitions.
- Free bet club available.
*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.
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Betting App Reviews
Our quick reviews give you a flavour of what you will find on the app. Full reviews are just a click away if you want to find out more.
The top 21 betting apps in the UK
1 - BetVictor
The BetVictor app is a non-nonsense betting app that remains reliable, even across busy periods. It is simple to use which is why it is so highly rated.
Highly rated for
- Football betting coupons
- Football bet builders
- Horse racing
- Sports betting
You’ll find a very logical layout and navigation on the app with quick links to the most popular sports across the top.
You’ll find a special accumulators tab in the menu that makes it very quick to make multiple selections on a market away from the outrights.
The in-play visuals and animations are some of the best in the industry, making it a nice choice to keep track of games you are unable to watch.
BetVictor was one of the first to produce a football bet builder, #Priceitup, on their app and it is still one of the most fool-proof bet builders available. There aren’t as many markets to choose from as others, but the layout makes it very fast and easy to place them. There’s no scrolling required and prices are updated immediately upon a new selection being added to the builder.
You are not going to be bombarded with offers here. However, we see that as a good thing, no one really wants casino and poker offers shoved in their face every time you’re on the app.
If you are looking for a straightforward place to bet on your mobile then Bet Victor is highly recommended.
2 - bet365
The bet365 app is one of the best-known betting apps on the planet. That famous green and yellow logo are well engrained with a host of sponsorships and advertising campaigns.
bet365 was highly rated for
- Football betting and accumulators
- Horse racing live streaming
- Android app on Google play
However, aside from having a top-notch marketing and PR team, they also have what we currently classified it as one of the top betting app on the market.
The recent facelift given to the app and desktop service took a while to get used to, but now that we have had time to adjust, the platform works as efficiently and as smoothly as ever.
The app is packed full of features and one that we particularly like a the moment is the ability to combine up to four different bet-builder bets into one multiple bet.
The app is second to none when it comes to a football betting app and horse racing, in our opinion, and caters well across all other sporting events too. When you are looking for entertainment away from the sports scene, there’s also bingo, poker, casino, and slots to delve into under the one-user account.
3 - William Hill
William Hill is a well-known name on the high street and online. They have a solid offering across all sporting events.
William Hill was highly rated for
- Placing larger accumlators
- #Yourodds bet builder functions
- Visual, navigation and search
All of the most popular features are present, such as cash out and a new and improved bet builder has now been released. This allows you to combine up to six selections on an event from a choice of over 20 markets, including newly added players to have shots on target and players to assist.
There are regular boosts available on the most popular events and there’s usually a personal boost to take advantage of too, allowing you to choose exactly what to enhance.
There are separate apps for bingo, poker, and Vegas gaming, but there are also games and casino integrated into the sports app to make for a quicker transition.
4 - Paddy Power
Paddy Power is the light humoured brand of the bunch. They like a good laugh, but one thing they take very seriously is the service they provide.
Paddy Power was highly rated for
- Ongoing offers
- In-play betting, stats and graphics
- Casino app
The Paddy Power app’s main focus is across horse racing, but they certainly aren’t shabby when it comes to football, tennis, darts, or cricket. It’s just the home page prioritises the horse racing events over other sports.
There are usually boosts known as Power Prices to snap up as well as a rewards club that provides extra value to those punters who bet regularly and remain loyal to Paddy Power. See the terms and conditions on Paddy’s reward club for further details.
UK horse racing is free to watch live on the Paddy Power app for registered users. The app has integrated info from the racing post making it an excellent app for horse racing fans.
There’s a comprehensive football bet builder here that, although isn’t the easiest system to build on, does provide a lot of possibilities.
5 - Ladbrokes
The Ladbrokes app is a good all-rounder, that doesn’t particularly stand out, but at the same time doesn’t disappoint.
It’s quite basic in terms of looks but there is quite a bit going on under the bonnet. On top of a bet builder that is in line with most others, they have also released a 5-a-side bet building feature.
This allows users to select five different players from a match alongside a certain statistic that the user believes that particular player will fulfil.
For example, a specific goalkeeper to concede, a defender to get booked, a midfielder to make an assist, or a forward to score.
There are free games to get involved in here on the casino side and daily odds boosts on the sports side. It’s well worth checking in regularly as the Ladbrokes app has been known to throw out limited-time free £1 bets to their users every now and then.
6 - Coral
The coral app has a very similar layout to the Ladbrokes app, which isn’t that surprising when you realise that both brands are owned by the same company.
Despite looking similar, the offers available are very different. Therefore it’s worthwhile having both apps at your disposal to provide yourself with more opportunities to take up price enhancement offers.
One thing we particularly like about the Coral app is the player stats that are available for popular football matches. This gives you a clear view of how each player is performing against a wide range of metrics, such as goals, tackles, passes, etc.
There are daily and weekly free games to try your luck at and the special Coral Connect Card allows users to win online and get paid out on the high street.
Casino and games are also available within the Coral app and switching between the gambling disciplines is fast, as it can be done all from the one app.
7 - Betfred
The Betfred app is one of the best betting apps for those who like to bet on the first goalscorer market in popular games. They have a long-term standing offer called double delight and hat trick heaven that they make available across select matches.
If a user’s chosen first goal scorer choice is successful and then goes on to score another, the odds are doubled. If the scorer then goes on to score a hat-trick, the odds are trebled. You can check out the full terms and conditions attached to this offer from the promotions section on the Betfred app.
Away from this exclusive offer are plenty more bonuses. Other promotions tend to be on a limited time frame, but are detailed on the app.
The Betfred app is one of our favourites when it comes to darts. There are usually enhancements and specials on the major tournaments here, whereas with many other betting apps you are left to just standard pricing and simple markets.
8 - Betway
The Betway app is slick in its appearance, with fancy icons built into the black, white, and green coloured theme. It has to be said that it is not the most ideal for those with visual impairments as the font size here is on the small side.
This app is one of the best betting apps for betting on esports, in our opinion. It has one of the widest ranges of events available within this category and they offer multiple markets across each game and tournament.
There are no real major flaws across any of the other sports on offer either. Football betting is covered with all expected features, including the latest feature to become very popular in a bet builder. Not only can you build your own bets, but there are pre-built bets to observe and possibly bet on as well.
Another reason why we like Betway is because of the free games 4 to win and 4 to score. These games give entrants the opportunity to win big cash prizes if they can correct pick 4 horses to win in 4 select races or 4 players to score first in four select matches. Check out the terms and conditions for these games on the Betway app for more details.
9 - Betfair
The Betfair sports app is one of the few traditional betting apps that also have an exchange app that runs alongside it. This makes it the logical and sensible choice to those who like to lay a bet just as much as they do back one.
An exchange account is always handy to have if you like placing accumulators, as you never know when you may need to protect a large cash-out opportunity from an acca that has one or a few games left to play. Laying those last selections would be a way of locking in a guaranteed profit in this circumstance.
Both the sports app and Exchange app are well designed, as are the other apps developed by Betfair. These include bingo, poker, casino, arcade, and live casino apps.
Betfair users are treated to regular price boosts, bet builder features, a range of ongoing bonuses, and a solid platform that enables users to place bets quickly.
10 - Skybet
You’re not likely to be getting the best price here across the standard pricing model, but there are unique boosts, games, and promotions that you won’t find anywhere else.
One of the big plus points for us about Skybet is that they do not attach expiry dates to free bets that have been awarded. This means users can wait for the right opportunity before using their free bets rather than feeling rushed into using it due to a 24 or 48-hour validity window.
The Super 6 game is associated with Sky bet and gives anyone who enters the chance to win anywhere up to a million pounds. The usual jackpot amount is £250,000 and is awarded or shared to those who can correctly predict six scores from six matches selected by Skybet.
This isn’t a bookmaker we use for standard betting much but is one we will regularly use to take advantage of a boost or a bonus.
OTHER GAMBLING APPS
Casino Apps Guide
There is now a wide range of casino apps to choose from. Most betting apps have either a dedicated casino app (or multiple) and then there are casino companies too.
Popular games on casino apps
- Classic roulette
- Classic blackjack
- Classic slots
- Progressive jackpot slots
Roulette and blackjack are usually the first games you come across as these are the core casino games. They do now have lots of variations to make the gameplay different with speed roulette being popular.
Popular roulette varition
- Quantum Roulette
Quantum is roulette with a twist, random numbers on the board get multipliers attached to them. If you have backed a number that gets multiplied and the ball lands on that number, users can expect a big return coming back to them.
The range of slots you will find is incredible. Most apps have over 100 slots available and these include popular ones like the star clusters mega slot. There are also a number of progressive jackpot slots, where the jackpot keeps going up until someone wins it. These are played across multiple sites in multiple countries so the chance of winning is very slim.
Live casino apps
Live casino games are games that are brought to you via video stream from a casino/studio setup. A live croupier is there to greet you into the room when you enter and will do their best to keep you entertained while you play.
When these apps were first released, the choice on them was fairly limited. Roulette and blackjack were about the only two games you could play on a live basis.
As these apps have developed over time, more and more games and options have become available. Baccarat now features highly on these apps, as do a whole host of game show games.
Monopoly Live, Crazy time, and Gonzo’s treasure hunt live are three games that seem to be popular on these apps.
Bingo Apps Guide
If playing bingo is your thing, then bingo apps are the way forward. No matter whether it is 75 ball, 80 ball, or 90 ball bingo that you are looking for, there is a wide range of bingo apps out there that will be able to cater to your needs.
Alongside the standard bingo games are a lot of bingo-themed hybrid games and off-shots.
Slingo is a perfect example of this, which combines slots and bingo together, to provide a whole new genre to the online bingo world.
There are dedicated bingo companies with specialised bingo apps, as well as online bookmakers who have diversified to offer a specialised bingo service.
The specialist bingo companies tend to have unique designs for their apps, whereas many bookmakers tend to purchase a bingo skin, rather than developing the app from scratch.
Popular Bingo Apps
- Mecca Bingo app
- Tombola Bingo App
- Bet365 Bingo App
- Foxy Bingo App
- Paddy Power Bingo App
Key Betting App Features
This feature is probably the most popular betting feature of the decade. It is the ability to cash out of a bet before the outcome has been settled.
Cashout has become so popular that some now regard a betting app that does not offer this function as a deal-breaker. It holds significant weight in our review scoring structure.
Cash-out options include –
- Full cash out
- Partial cash out – Select the percentage you want to cash out
- Auto cash out – Cash out this bet, or part of it, if it reaches a set profit (Shown below)
Social media has become flooded with screenshots of bet slips that have provided a cashout profit on a selection that has then gone on to lose.
However, there is a flip side to that coin. There have also been many posts showing a small cashout gain on bets that have gone on to win, which would have brought back significantly more.
Not everybody likes to cash out, but pretty much everybody appreciates a cashout opportunity being offered to them.
Cashouts are not available on every type of bet and should not be expected. It is up to the bookmaker whether they offer a cashout or not. It is not the right of the consumer to receive one.
The cashout feature does vary from bookmaker to bookmaker. Some offer a partial cashout feature. This allows users to take a percentage of the cashout out of the bet, while still leaving a percentage in to ride. You may be wondering if you should cash out your bet. That is for you to decide!
The Bet Builder feature allows users to create their own unique bet, by combining multiple markets from the same event into one single bet.
For example, a user may fancy the following to happen in a football match:
- Team A to win
- Over 3.5 yellow cards in the match
- Over 10.5 corners in the match
The bet builder system will then churn up the selections to provide total odds for all the picks combined. All selections are required to come in for the net to be a winner.
This feature is predominantly found in football matches. However, some bookmakers have also introduced this feature into tennis as well. One such bookmaker would be bet365.
Different bookmakers have different bet builder systems and offer different markets. Most apps now have a bet builder feature in some form or another. They all have different names too, Ladbrokes bet builder is called Get A Price, and Bet Victor’s is Price it up, so you may need to look for something a little different.
The Bet365 bet builder is the one we use the most, due to the fact you can combine up to four-bet builder bets from different matches to make up a multiple, up to a four-fold. Most bookmakers currently only offer bet builder bets as singles and cannot be combined together.
If shots on target are your thing, we would recommend taking a look at William Hill’s Your odds. They have just introduced this as a new market on their bet builder system.
All bet builder bets have their own terms and limitations. The terms associated with the bet builder feature in question will be available on the associated betting app. Head to the help section of the app and search for “bet builder” to get full details.
Free games on betting apps
Bookmakers like to stand out from the crowd and one way they attempt to do this is by offering users unique free games that can provide a wide range of rewards.
These free games come in all shapes and sizes. They can be sport-related or casino-related. They can be offered daily, weekly, or as a one-off. However, if you browse around, there are usually a couple of these free games available and ready to play.
The game could be a spin of a wheel to win casino bonuses, free spins, or cash amounts. It could be to predict the outcome of a number of football matches to win a large jackpot amount.
Here are some examples of games we have played for free in the past:
- Super 6 – Skybet
- Super 6 Extra – Skybet
- ITV7 – Skybet
- Instant Spins – Ladbrokes casino
- Rewards grabber – Coral casino
- 4-to-score – betway
- 4-to-win – betway
- Scratch Of The Day – William Hill
- Up for 8 – 888Sport
- 1-2FREE – Ladbrokes
- Free or 4 – William Hill
- Correct 4 – Coral
- Bonus drop – William Hill
- 3-2-WIN – MansionBet
- Beat The Drop – Paddy Power
- Prize Machine – Sky Vegas
These games may or may not still be available and terms apply to all mentioned. If these games are still available, please familiarise yourself with the terms and rules before playing. All users are required to be 18 or over to play these games.
Bet or event notifications are very handy when you have a busy day ahead of you. Rather than you having to check every 5 minutes on how your games or races are getting on, updates can be pushed to you through your mobile device’s notification system.
Once placing a bet on your chosen betting app, you are presented with an option to enable notifications on the events that are implicated in the bet.
This is another service that can vary greatly between bookmakers. Some bookmakers only provide notification options on events you have bet on (for example, William Hill), whereas others allow users to set notifications across any event, regardless of whether the end-user has a vested interest or not.
Notifications are usually enabled and modified from within each events page. The bell symbol is the usual icon used to manage notifications on that particular event, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Bet365 app comes up trumps once again for us. They are one of the bookmakers that opens up notifications to all and they offer one of the widest ranges too. For example, there are 10 different notifications that can be enabled for football matches. These are (at the time of writing):
- Full time result
- Half time result
- Kick off
- Red cards
- Yellow cards
- Penalties missed
Other bookmakers worth checking out if notifications are important to you would be Ladbrokes and Coral.
We find bet365 to be the quickest bookmaker to serve goal notifications. However, this can be a blessing and a curse. A blessing inasmuch as you can guarantee you are one of the first to know, but a curse as sometimes they can be so fast that the goal notification can pop up before the ball has gone in the back of the net on your television screen.
Betting apps guide
Here you will find all our information on how we review the apps, how to contact us, and responsible gambling.
Before reviewing the online bookmakers to determine what the best betting apps are, we sat down and had a long hard think about what exactly people look for in a betting app. From that meeting, we shortlisted 15 different elements.
- Well designed
- Reliable performance
- A wide range of sports and markets
- Easy and fast to place bets on
- A secure platform
- Quick deposit and withdrawal methods
- Frequent bonuses and promotions
- Consistent value odds
- Live streaming available
- A cash out facility
- Bet Builder feature
- In-play centre and visuals
- A broad level of in-built statistics
- Casino/bingo/poker/games platforms
- A quick and efficient customer service system
These elements help us score and rate each betting app that we review. The apps with the highest ratings appear in our best betting apps lists.
Want us to review a betting app?
We’re always on the lookout for new betting 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.
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 what happened out in detail with any evidence you have.
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 for 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.
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.
Betting App FAQ's
Our rankings found that the bet365 app is the best betting app in the UK. That is the same for both iPhone and Android rankings.
The most downloaded betting apps on the Play Store in the UK Are, Bet365, William Hill, Sky Bet and Paddy Power app. These all have over 1,000,000 downloads. There is no data available for i0s downloads.
We found bet365 to be the best betting app for live streaming of football and horse racing. They have many events you can watch and a race archive going back a number of years. (Geo restrictions and Ts & Cs apply to live streaming)
No. There is no obligation to deposit funds in to the account immediately upon signup. You will be prompted to deposit funds as part of the registration process, but this can be skipped, allowing you to browse the app and deposit, should you wish, at a later date. Be aware though, that most new customer bonuses require you to deposit within a given time period, in order to successfully receive the new customer bonus.
The only place we have found corner notifications is the bet365 app. Head to the match and turn notifications on. You can customise them in your account settings.
The best betting app, if you are new to betting, would be the Betfred app. It is the simplest to register, use and navigate around.
The best bonus on a betting app is currently the Betfred app and bonus. You can read about the app and current offer here.
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