With online bookmakers now doing more and more of their business via mobile, a smartphone is an essential tool for any punter who takes his betting even remotely seriously.Here we look at five of our favorite betting apps for Android.
Bet365 betting app
One of the best mobile betting apps around, Stoke-based bookmakers bet365 have everything covered and it's the one I use most often to place and follow my bets on my mobile when out and about.
With a very user-friendly and intuitive layout the bet365 mobile app has lots of bells and whistles as well as a vast array of different betting markets for each event.
Their in-play betting offering is particularly engaging especially on football, tennis and darts as you can watch live streams or live in-play stats as the event unfolds. All you need to access their live sports feeds is a funded bet365 account (£10+).
LiveScore.com has been around since 1998 and offer a simple, no-frills service, doing exactly what it says on the tin! Every punter needs fast access to the latest scores and I turn to LiveScores for goal flashes and live scoring on football and tennis. They also provide live scores on basketball, ice hockey and cricket.
In addition to scores you can also get all the match stats including scorers, substitutions, commentaries, team line-ups plus features such as auto-refresh and push notifications. Consistently top ranked in around 25 countries, this is a must-have sports app especially for football fans.
Racing Post app
An essential betting app for all horse racing fans. The Racing Post is the leading app in this sport providing all you need, from up to the minute racing news to racecards, tips and results.
You can even place your bets directly and securely from the app with partners including Ladbrokes and William Hill. Recent improvements also mean you can now customize the app to display only the information that you want.
William Hill app
The William Hill Android app has been improved recently with some features added to an already great mobile app. And when you first download and install this app you can also collect a £25 free welcome bet!
Hills are one of the largest mobile sportsbooks and they claim to have more in-play sports than anyone else. And just one click from their list of most popular bets will take you straight to the bet slip for super-quick bet placements. A great user experience and well worth a look!
Acca Tracker App
This superb football app is great those who like to bet multiples. It keeps track of all your football accumulator bets and allows you to place and monitor all your bets directly from it. When combined with it's funky odds comparison tool you can also obtain the best odds available too.
It has live scoring updates from worldwide soccer leagues and allows you to combine different betting markets on a match such as Match Result and Both Teams To Score. This slick app also delivers instant push notifications on things like goals and red cards to your device. Highly recommended for football punters.