How to Choose the Best Sports Betting App?

How to Choose the Best Sports Betting App?

By: marysmith

Figure 1 Choosing the Right Betting App is Very Important

There is no doubt about it – mobile betting is the future. In fact, it could be argued that it has already taken over the sports betting world. With more states changing their laws and regulations all the time, online sports betting is becoming more popular across the country.

Not all states allow mobile betting yet. But it has become hugely popular in Europe and is set to be the main form of betting in the US soon. Most reputable sportsbooks will have their own betting app, saving you the time of finding the site in your mobile browser every time you want to make a bet.

But how do you know which are the best betting apps? Read on to find out what you need to consider before you download.

What is the Sportsbook Like?

Before you get to all the technicalities of how a betting app works and performs, you should take a close look at the sportsbook itself. If you don’t really like the betting site, you’re not going to like its app. There will be plenty of new sportsbooks available in the next few years, so make sure you sign up with an established one.

Once you are sure that the sportsbook is safe and secure you can take a look at factors like betting markets, odds and sports covered. You should also check if the sportsbook operates in your area. With every state having slightly different gambling laws, you don’t want to do a whole load of research and then not even be able to use the app.


It might be hard to figure out the usability of an app before even using it, but there are plenty of review sites covering sports betting and betting apps. You should be able to get a good idea of what the app is like. Factors to consider here would include how easy the app is to navigate and that there are no reports of any glitches.

The basic idea of an app is to make your sports betting easier – and to allow you to make your selections wherever you might be. If there are any major problems with coverage or convoluted betting practices, then it is better not to deposit funds into a sportsbook’s account. There will be plenty of other apps to choose from.


Figure 2 Being Able to Bet With an App Gives you More Freedom

Live Betting and Streaming

Now we are getting into the specifics of the actual betting. You may be fairly new to sports betting, so this may not apply. But, as you get more experienced, you will probably want to make bets in the in-play market – or, as an event is happening. Here, you get a chance to use your expertise and knowledge to time your bets when the odds are just right.

There is no point using an app that is sluggish or doesn’t even offer many live betting markets. You need the app to be speedy if you are to time your selections to perfection. If you find an app that offers live streaming of events as well, that’s even better. You can follow the action in real time and make your bets accordingly.

Payment Options

This may seem like one of the more boring factors to consider when choosing the right sports betting app. But you need to make sure that the sportsbook is completely secure – as they will be holding your money in your customer account. You will also want a quick and pain-free service when you are depositing and withdrawing funds.

Apart from the actual service when it comes to money, you should also make a check that it accepts the payment method you want to use. Most of the popular sportsbooks apps will offer a range of methods to use, including cards, e-wallets and even cryptocurrencies. Just make sure your method is on the list.

Bonuses and Offers

Some betting apps guides will tell you that this factor is the most important. We’re not saying that it isn’t important – but you should not be swayed by a big welcome offer. A good sportsbook will continue to offer existing customers bonuses – and that’s what you should look out for.

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