UK Android Betting Apps List

Android betting apps are available to download in two ways depending on the company. Most are available from the Google Play Store and some are available via a direct download of the APK file. We cover both in our reviews and only cover apps from companies that have a UK gambling commission license.

Android Betting Apps List

Android apps


Rank App Rating /10 Get App Reviews
1 - Bet Victor Android App BetVictor android app 9.8 Visit Review
2 - bet365 Android App bet365 app 9.5 Visit Review
3 - William Hill Android App William Hill 9.5 Visit Review
4 - Betfair Android App Betfair app 9.2 Visit Review
5 - Coral Android App Coral app 9.1 Visit Review
6 - Betfred Android App Betfred app 9.0 Visit Review
7 - Ladbrokes Android App Ladbrokes app 8.7 Visit Review
8 - Betway Android App Betway Sports app 8.6 Visit Review
9 - Leo Vegas Android App Leo Vegas Sport app 8.6 Visit
10 - Mr Green Android App Mr Green app 8.5 Visit

How Do We Review Android Betting Apps?
All our reviews are delivered taking on a certain set of criteria. Things we look at when delivering our reviews include:

  1. Design & Security.
  2. Performance over mobile data and WIFI.
  3. Range of sports and markets on offer.
  4. Choice of offers for new and existing customers.
  5. Navigation and search performance.
  6. Live Streaming including the range of sports and the size of the stream.
  7. Customer Service is there a live chat?
  8. Bet Builder options.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best android betting app?

Our top-rated app in the UK is the William Hill Android app as it is a solid and stable app that is absolutely packed with all the features you need and more. It has regular ongoing promotions for all customers, including the excellent golden goal promotion for football betting. They are also best odds guaranteed on all UK & Irish horse racing. The app comes with daily price boosts and the option to boost your own bets on a daily basis!

How do I download betting apps on Android?

You have two options in install. Firstly you can download most UK apps from the Google Play store. However, if you want to save space you can install the web version as a short cut on your home screen.

What Users Say On Google Play

Here’s how the user reviews stack up for those native Android betting apps, found on the Google Play Store. The apps mentioned are all UK betting apps that we have tested personally and can vouch for their authenticity. All bookmakers mentioned are fully licensed to operate in the UK.

Play Store Rankings & Reviews


App Rating Reviews Link
Coral app

4.6

4,188

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BetVictor app

4.5

2,780

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Paddy Power app

4.5

21,257

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Betway Sports app

4.4

4,851

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Skybet app

4.3

21,824

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888sport app

4.4

2,320

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Leo Vegas Sport app

4.4

1,245

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Betfair app

4.3

6,883

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Betfred app

4.2

3,420

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William Hill

4.1

18,896

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Sportingbet app

3.8

109

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Unibet app

3.8

1,793

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Boylesports app

3.4

1,168

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Ladbrokes app

3.4

12,999

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10bet app

2.7

72

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Betdaq Exchange app

2.1

80

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bet365 app

1.8

4,972

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Data captured at 13:00 12/08/21

The reviews are taken into account go back to when the app was first released. It could be the case that a lot of reviews were written, complaining about issues that have now been fixed with updates. Therefore we recommend sticking to our best Android betting apps list, as this is regularly updated to take on board updates, new features, promotions, and bonuses.

What are the most downloaded betting apps on Google Play?

Well here are all the details you need. Google shows downloads of apps in set brackets so we’ve been through them all (May, 20) to see which are the most popular. This doesn’t show how many active users they have but does show who’s getting the most downloads…

1,000,000+ Downloads

Android betting apps with over 1,000,000 downloads

Skybet & bet365

Sky Bet became the first company to get past the 1 million download mark around March 2019. They were very closely followed by bet365 who hit the milestone the month after. Paddy Power and William Hill have since followed.

500,000+ Downloads

Android betting apps with over 500,000 installs

Coral, betfair & Ladbrokes

100,000 – 499,000 Downloads

Android betting apps with over 100,000 installs

Virgin Bet, betway, 888Sport, BetVictor, Betfred & Boylesports

As this shows the biggest names are the most popular apps – no surprise there. It will be interesting to see which is the first real money sports betting app to go past 2,000,000 downloads. If you could bet on it then my money would be on bet365 or Sky Bet to be first past the post.

Other Gambling apps

As well as sports betting apps Android users have access to other real money gambling apps on the Play Store. If you have sports betting apps then you may be able to use the same account and funds to access the casino, poker, or bingo app. In some cases, you’ll need to transfer funds between accounts. This is simple and easy to do – and it’s instant so you can flick funds between accounts as often as you want.

Android Casino apps

Real money casino apps on Android are a real pain to find as the Play Store is consumed with “fun casino” apps that are flooded with ads and give you so many chips a day. We’ve trawled through to find 3 recommended real money casino apps that we think you’ll love. These are all licensed in the UK by the gambling commission and adhere to the latest in mobile and app security standards.

History of Android betting apps

Android betting apps have been on the Google Play store since 2017 after Google finally allowed real money gambling apps. Previously Google’s stance was that they could not guarantee that under 18s could not access them so they were not allowed. This led to “fake apps'” appearing on the Play store for a number of years pretending to be, for example,  William Hill to get lots of downloads. Google’s stance was the opposite of Apple’s, which had allowed iPhone betting apps on the App store since 2013.

Previously Android users would have had to download an APK file to get the apps and then keep them updated manually – or use a mobile site rather than an actual app.

Got an app you think is better? Send us a tweet to @bettingapps and tell us why or contact us via email at info@blackmarlin.co.uk – please entitle your email “app to review” to make sure we see it.