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.
Top 10 Betting Apps On Android
1- Betfred - Bet £10, Get £40 In Bonuses*
2- Bet365 App - Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets*
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3- Coral App - Bet £5, Get £20 In Free Bets*
4 - Bet Victor App - Bet £10 On Football & Get £40 in Free Bets*
5 - William Hill App - Bet £10 And Get £30 In Free Bets*
6 - Paddy Power App - Bet £10 & Get It Back In Cash If It Loses*
7 - Ladbrokes App - Bet £5, Get £20 In Free Bets*
8 - Betway App - Get Up To £10 In Free Bets*
9 - Betfair App - Get Up To £100 In Free Bets*
10 - Sky Bet App - Bet £5 Get £20 In Free Bets*
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:
- Design & Security.
- Performance over mobile data and WIFI.
- Range of sports and markets on offer.
- Choice of offers for new and existing customers.
- Navigation and search performance.
- Live Streaming includes the range of sports and the size of the stream.
- Customer Service is there a live chat?
- Bet Builder options.
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…
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.
Coral, betfair & Ladbrokes
100,000 – 499,000 Downloads
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 Android 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.
Our top-rated android betting 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.
You have two options in installation. 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 shortcut on your home screen.