Top 10 Betting Apps on iPhone (iOS)
Looking for the best betting apps in Great Britain? Our today’s article will help you out as we have prepared both a list of top 10 betting apps for iOS and a guide for choosing one yourself. The latter will help you, in case you live in another country or use a different platform as it may be applied to any betting application. In case you are looking forward to use one of the sportsbooks apps, the following tips will make it easier for you to choose one.
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What to look out for in the Best Sports Betting Apps for iPhone
So we will start with the guide for choosing the best app for yourself. To make it more comfortable for our readers, we have categorized this section by different aspects of the sportsbook that you should pay attention to. It will be a comprehensive section with details and preferred parameters for the selected aspects. It can be both helpful for our readers who use a different operating system and for those who will choose one of the apps from this list.
Logically, different parameters will suit different kinds of players and we will do our best to outline such moments. Make sure to project them on yourself. In such a way you will both improve your knowledge about the most important details and be able to choose the perfect betting software for yourself. Now that everything is settled, let us move on to the first aspect you should analyze, while choosing a betting app for iPhone or any other system.
Simple Installation Apps
So the first step in getting to know any sportsbook app is to download it. On iOS downloading the betting software is easy as you simply find them in the App Store. Then authorize with your Apple ID and start using it right away. On Android things might get a little harder as not all the applications are available on the Play Market. Some of the betting companies require you to download the APK file from their website, so make sure the installation is easy if you have an Android device.
The second step is the registration, which we would also like to include in this section. Most of the legal betting apps require the player to confirm their identity before allowing them to make any bets, so the registration procedure may take a while. A decent sportsbook would have the procedure as simplified as possible, with fast profile verification and a simple and intuitive registration. With a good app you won’t have to wait several days before becoming able to start making bets. Moreover, some apps allow betting before confirming the identity: instead they lock the withdrawal feature until the procedure is finished, allowing you to instantly start using the sportsbook.
Navigation in the App
The second criteria to analyze is the navigation. The design of the interface is extremely important with any virtual sportsbook as there are usually thousands of online events and hundreds of betting options for each of them. Even the best sportsbook with all the sports in the world is worth nothing with a bad navigation as you simply won’t find the item you are looking for.
A decent application should have everything categorized and structured properly so that the navigation becomes intuitive. The most comfortable option nowadays is when the events are split into two main sections always accessible from any tab of the application: the matches that are live right now and the matches that are only scheduled to begin in future.
Then, in each of the two main sections, the events should be first divided by the types of sports, then by the tournaments and leagues. With such a structure, finding a specific match would be extremely easy. For example, you need to find the soccer match on Euro 2021 between England and Denmark: all you have to do is to visit the scheduled events, select soccer, then select Euro 2021 and find the necessary match.
Simple Banking Options
The next chronological step is to make a deposit, so let us move on to the ideal banking. It is another crucial aspect as without comfortable transactions you either won’t be able to make bets at all. Also make sure to check this aspect beforehand, as it would be quite disappointing to finish the registration procedure and find out that your payment systems are not accepted.
As the industry tends to simplify, a perfect banking system of a sportsbook application should be simple, yet diverse and functional. The perfect result is when you don’t actually pay much attention to the banking system as it just works without creating obstacles on your way. To be more specific, there are three key parameters to analyze, the first of them being the simplicity. The deposits and withdrawals should be easy to make and process, without lots of submenus, confirmations and other uncomfortable issues. You should simply choose the payment method, enter the amount of desired deposit or withdrawal, confirm it and be ready to go.
The second parameter is the diversity of payment options accepted. In general, a good banking system should accept as many payment methods as possible, but from the perspective of an individual player it would be enough to have your favorite option supported. In case you are using a specific e-wallet, make sure it is available for deposits and withdrawals and you’re good. The last parameter is the flexibility, being more specific, the limits for the transactions. The minimum deposit amount should be low enough for you to be able to deposit whenever you want and the same with the minimum withdrawal sum. In case you are planning to play big, make sure the upper limits are also fine with your turnovers.
Promotions and Promo Codes
The promotions are also important as they grant additional value for your sessions. With this aspect, there are also three parameters to analyze. Firstly, the amount of promotions is important. A decent app would give out different bonuses on a regular basis, encouraging the players to visit more often. In a perfect case you will have a bonus for each of your deposits, unless you are not making small ones every day.
The second thing to look at is the generosity of the promotions as the amount of bonuses matters. Most of the promotions are increasing the value for the deposits or work as the so-called “free bets”, so make sure your app is giving out enough of them. Lastly, the terms and conditions matter. Every promotion has some wagering requirements: in most cases you have to make bets for the sum of your bonus value multiplied by X. It is a pitfall of the most generous promotions as they would give you large bonuses with a low chance of actually completing the requirements. Therefore, don’t forget to read the terms and make sure you are fine with them.
Safe to Use and Verified
The security is also crucial as you both provide the betting operator with your personal information when signing up and with your financial information when making deposits and withdrawals. As for the personal info, a decent application would encrypt all the data and store it safely. You can usually look up the security protocols used on the official websites of the betting companies. Another tip is to make a quick research for the data breach scandals associated with the specific app. In case there were no such cases, the app should be considered secure.
Moving on to transactional security, which is easier as most of the operations are processed outside of the betting app’s servers. Instead, the transactions are usually processed through the servers of the selected payment method, decreasing the chance of any issues. Therefore, for financial security, it is important to use only the worldwide-trusted and legal payment methods in order to avoid any problems.
The last point for this section is quite obvious, but we will still outline it for the new players. The betting operator should have an official license and be legally eligible to operate in your country. Otherwise, you are putting your financial security at risk as the app might turn out to be a fraud or may simply become blocked in your region.
Notifications and updates
This parameter is more of a nice bonus rather than some essential criteria, though it might be important for some players. The notifications should simply be useful: a perfect app would notify you about the selected events and the promotions, but without bombing your device with hundreds of notifications. They should also be customizable enough for you to configure a perfect communication with the application, while it is not actively used.
As for the updates, they should be comfortable for you. For some players, it is important to have the design with the highest usability, which requires frequent interface updates. Others care more about the bug fixes and additional events added. Check out the changelogs of the several previous updates, discover where the developer put the most effort and make the corresponding conclusions for yourself.
Range of Betting Options
Last but not least goes the range of betting options accepted. This, of course, includes both the amount and diversity of events available and the range of bets for a specific match offered. In general, the more events and options, the better, but from the perspective of an individual player, it would be enough that the sportsbook fully covers your favorite sports and the events you are following. On the other hand, in case you can someday become interested in other types of sports, it is better to already have the opportunity to make bets there.
How We Choose the Best Betting Apps for iPhone in the UK
Once we’re done with the guide for finding and selecting a decent sportsbook application, it is time to present the list of our top ten picks and to introduce you to the procedure behind making this selection. The latter will both assure you that we have made a comprehensive research and will as well be a useful tip on how to test the software you intend to use. The list of our picks includes:
We won’t stop reviewing each of the apps in detail, though we have to assure you that each of them was tested properly and selected carefully for this list. Each sportsbook logically has its advantages and weak points, so to choose a perfect one for yourself, feel free to use the suggestions we have made in the previous part of today’s article.
Also we strongly recommend testing the software properly before making your final choice: it will decrease the chances of stumbling into unexpected pitfalls. We have tested each of the apps and in the following section, so feel free to follow it step by step while getting started.
Research the Betting Operator
The first step before downloading the app is to get familiar with its background. First of all, we simply research the betting operator, including such details as launch date, amount of customers, countries of operation, license, certification, etc. Once we have a general impression about the company, we move on to more specific and important aspects, including the reputation on independent platforms, players’ reviews, data breach cases that we have already mentioned today and so on.
This research may sound as time-consuming, but it actually saves our experts much effort as it filters out many apps with bad reputation, history of frauds and data breaches, allowing us not to test them at all. For today’s list we made sure that there are no significant issues with the suggested applications, but you may feel free to re-do the research yourself to ensure they are fine.
Free Signing Up
Once we are sure that the application is worth testing, we move on to downloading it and creating an account. At this point we basically analyze the criteria mentioned in the first part of the article: the simplicity of registration, the security of personal information storage, etc. With the apps that require an identity confirmation before making bets, we note the amount of time it takes to finish the procedure. With the sportsbooks that allow you to make bets right away, locking the withdrawals before the identity is confirmed, we move on to the next step, but still making notes on the time.
Once the registration is finished, it is logical to move on to making the first deposit. We usually start with the minimum deposit in order to test the withdrawals without losing a sufficient amount of funds in case something goes wrong. At this point we also evaluate the banking system, paying special attention to the criteria mentioned in the first part of the article.
For the apps on our list, the banking systems were generally good: most of them accept a diverse range of payment options, have rather comfortable limits and offer quick transaction processing. In case you’re going to select one of the suggested applications, we recommend following this step with making exactly the smallest deposit possible, as it would allow you to test all the necessary features and uncover all the possible pitfalls without investing big.
Trying out the Promotions
First of all, we analyze the promotions just as we recommended in the first part of the article, then we select one promotion of each type and try activating it. We do not strongly recommend repeating this procedure as here we have tested everything for you. With each of the sportsbooks on the list the promotions work properly, the bonuses are immediately added up on the account and the terms are reasonable. This is more of a precaution, in order not to accidently suggest to our readers the promotions that do not work.
From the perspective of the player, we only recommend reading the terms and conditions for the promos before activating them. It will allow you to know exactly what requirements to expect and make an informed decision. And we may assure you that every kind of promotion available at the suggested sportsbook works exactly as described in their terms, without any pitfalls or other issues.
Testing out the mobile experience
Some of the previously described interactions with the sportsbook, such as researching the operator and reading the terms and conditions, are made on their website, but once everything is settled, the mobile experience begins. This is the largest step in our testing process as it covers the most aspects of the sportsbook.
First of all, we take a good look at the interface and make sure it is comfortable. We have already mentioned the perfect structure of the interface and most of the suggested betting apps follow it. There are several exceptions, but they offer a comfortable alternative, otherwise we would not suggest them to our readers. The navigation in all the top ten iOS apps is comfortable, both with searching the event you need and with making the specific bet you intend. Some of the sportsbooks do a better job of implementing additional mobile features like saving favorite events, tracking the bets in real time etc. Of Course it is all very individual. Therefore, we recommend at least looking at the screenshots of the interfaces before making a final choice.
The next part of analyzing the mobile experience is to evaluate the performance. Betting apps are quite comprehensive that require the developer to put much effort in optimization. We have tested all the suggested items from different devices and they all tend to work smoothly, but some of them may have problems with live bets on old devices, which gives you another reason to test several apps yourself, looking for the best performance.
Lastly, we perform lots of different actions to test every aspect of the platform. This part strongly depends on the features offered: in case there are live streams of events, we make sure they work properly. In case the application offers a feature of returning the bet adjusted to the coefficient change during the live event, we test it as well and so on. This helps to evaluate the additional features available and decide, whether they are worth it or not. There are not so many exclusive features in such a competitive market, but when we spot something unique, we always give it a special credit.
Bringing It All Together
The last step is to confirm the obtained information. Of course, we have tested more than ten sportsbooks, so we had to evaluate them in order to pick only the best ones. To do so, we have taken our notes from the tests, filtered out some of the applications that had major disadvantages and there were around twenty apps left to select from.
Most of them had similar features and main characteristics, so we had to compare their strong points. Some of the apps were filtered out as they were not generous enough with the promotions, others lacked live streams and did not offer anything instead. Some of them simply had less flexible banking systems or supported less types of sports and events, limiting the players in transactional flexibility and choice of the betting options.
As we have already mentioned, the sportsbooks in our final top ten list are different and will appeal to different types of players, so it might require some research to choose the perfect one for yourself. We have done the best we could from our side to simplify the process for you and we hope it was helpful enough for you to easily find the best app to make bets on your iOS device. Our last suggestion would be to briefly analyze the benefits of each of the top ten apps, then select at least three of them you like the most and test each of them separately. This will make the choice much easier and you will be definitely satisfied with the result.
Best Betting App Related Questions (FAQ)
Today we have suggested important tips for choosing and testing a sportsbook for an iOS device, but to leave no stones unturned we have decided to include a FAQ section that would cover the most frequent issues our readers typically have with such apps. In case you won’t find an answer to your specific question in our FAQ, feel free to visit the website of the specific sportsbook you are asking about and to look for an answer there. Another option is simply to post your questions in the comments and discuss it with our readers.
Does the Absence of the App Mean I Can’t Use the Bookmakers Online?
If the betting operator does not offer a mobile app, that does not necessarily mean you cannot make bets online. Some of the operators allow betting from desktop browsers, moreover, some of them support mobile browsers. In case you are using an iPhone, it is very likely that the selected provider has a mobile version that would perfectly work with Safari. Otherwise, feel free to test the sportsbooks we have suggested today: each of them has a great mobile app.
Which betting app has the best cash out?
This depends on what you value in the banking system. In case by “the best” you mean the highest maximum limits, bet365 would be a good choice as it has them set on the level of £2 million. In case you imply the diversity of the supported withdrawal methods, each of the suggested sportsbooks has a good range of options supported. If you are meaning the general quality of withdrawals, we mostly enjoyed them at Betway, SBK, Betfair and BetVictor thanks to the comfortable limits, quick transaction processing and flexible payment options.
Is online sports betting safe?
Online sports betting is not completely safe, but with a good quality service the risks are minimised. The two possible risks are connected with personal information and financial information. All the apps we have suggested today offer good encryption of data and only operate with authorized banking methods. We have also made sure to check the historical background of data breaches with each of them to make sure they were not associated with significant issues. In case you don’t like the sportsbooks we have selected, feel free to use the security tips we gave in the first part of the article.
Is there an app where you can bet real money?
Yes, most of the sportsbook apps accept real money and pay out real cash as winnings. This is applicable to each of the applications we have selected for today’s list, so feel free to choose any of them. In case you are newcomers to the betting world, you can create a demo account (some of the apps offer such a feature) and test both the sportsbook features and your predictions without making a deposit.