Betting apps have always been a controversial topic for Google Play. Prior to the summer of 2017, Google Play would not allow any betting for real money using apps from their store. This was in contrast to Apple, who freely allowed betting apps to be downloaded from the App Store.
Having changed their rules over gambling apps, it did not take long for the top players in the industry to begin adding their apps to Google Play. Gone are the days of having to download a betting app directly from the bookmaker website on Android devices. The question is, what are the best betting apps in Google Play?
Bet365 is one the biggest names in the online betting industry. As one would expect from a huge company, their betting app is excellent. Complete with pre-match and in-play markets, live streaming and cash out options, the Bet365 app does not disappoint. Navigation of the various sports markets is simple and placing bets is easy. Download here
William Hill is one of the oldest bookmakers in the UK and their Google Play app features the traditional blue and yellow colour scheme of the company. Complete with Bet Boost, YourOdds and a welcome offer for new users, there is plenty to like about the William Hill app. In-play betting, with live streaming is also available across a wide number of sports, with tennis being one of the most popular. Download here
Another traditional British bookmaker who have made the move to online betting is Ladbrokes. Having been in business for over 100 years, Ladbrokes are a major player in the British betting industry. You cannot mistake their betting app thanks to the red and white design and they have the best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing. In addition, you will find a new customer offer, free games, GetAPrice request your own odds and an odds boost feature, to improve your odds before you bet.
Moving on to a more recent addition to the gambling world and Paddy Power was established in 1988. Being an Irish bookmaker, they have gone for a bold green colour scheme and are known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to advertising. However, you cannot fault their betting app which is one of the easiest to navigate on the market. You can watch and bet in-play on all live horse races in the UK and Ireland using the Paddy Power app, request odds and take advantage of the risk free first bet offer.
Last but not least we come to Betfair, who have recently merged with Paddy Power. However, nothing has changed in terms of what Betfair offer customers and their betting app is available as both a traditional bookmaker and a betting exchange. You will find in-play betting, live streaming of thousands of events and live notifications on the Betfair sportsbook. When using the Betfair Exchange app, you can bet against an outcome, called ‘laying’ plus set your own odds, trade markets and bet in-play. Download here
Now Google Play is accepting betting apps, you have a great selection available, including the five highlighted above.