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The Independent guide to the top betting apps in February 2024

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  1. New UK 18+ only. Register (excl. 13/04/2024) with promo code WELCOME40, Bet £10+ on Sports in one transaction within 7 days of registering. Get £30 Free Bets & £10 extra spins within 10hrs of bet settlement. Bonuses expire 7 days after issue. Min odds, eligibility & payment exclusions apply. T&Cs apply.
  2. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Spread betting losses can exceed deposit. Plus Best Odds On All Premier League Matches(fixed odds Match Odds, pre-match v top 5 bookies on Oddschecker)
  3. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New cust only. 3 days to claim & 7 days to place a qualifying bet to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 Horse racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 Football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
  4. 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10  on any football market at minimum 1/1 odds. No cash out. Get £40 in Free Bets on selected events. Free Bets expire in 7 days. Debit card / Apple Pay payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
  5. New customers online only. £10 min stake (if EW then min £10 Win + £10 Place). Receive £30 Tote Credit + 50 Extra Spins on selected game within 48 hours of qualifying bet settlement. Tote credit subject to 7-day expiry. Extra spins subject to 7-day expiry. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. 18+.  Full T&Cs apply .Begambleaware.org
  6. 18+ New customers only. Opt in & bet £10 on any sports at 2.00+ odds within 7 days. No Cash out. Get 3x £10 Free Bets on selected markets. Free bets expire in 7 days. Card payments & Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org | Please gamble responsibly.
  7. #AD 18+ New UK customers only. Min Stake: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 50 Extra Spins on Big Bass Bonanza (£0.10 per spin) credited on settlement of qualifying Acca bet. No wagering requirements on extra spin winnings. Debit Card deposit only (exclusions apply). This offer is valid 7 days from the new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org. Bet the Responsible Way. Full terms apply.
  8. 18+ New Customers Only. Opt in and bet £10 on football (odds 2.00+) within 7 days. No cash-out. Get 3x£10 Free Bets for set markets and a £10 Slot Bonus for Big Bass Splash, 30x wagering, to withdraw max £250. Rewards expire in 10 days. Offer valid from 14:00 UK time on 11/01/2024. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
  9. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. T&C Apply. Play Responsibly. Full Terms Apply. - Full Terms Apply
  10. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New Customers only. Must have a minimum of 3 bets of £10 or more on separate events at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger on first day. First day losses equals all settled stakes less all returns. T&C's apply.
  11. New players only. Min £20 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £20, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1x wagering the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion £200. Valid for 7 days from issue. Withdrawal request voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill & Neteller deposits. Full Terms apply.
  12. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New customers. Max £10. 200% Odds Boost Token. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply.
  13. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. New customers online only. Min Odds 3/1 (4.00), Min 3 Selections. Free Bet Valid For 7 Days
  14. New customers only, aged 18+. Min deposit £10. Place a £50 bet on any sport at at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater to qualify for three free bets on settlement: £10 on Football, £10 on Greyhound and £5 on Virtual Sports, plus 10 Extra Spins on Reel King. Free Bet & Spins expire in 7 days.
  15. Place a qualifying £10 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £10 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. The second free £10 fixed odds bets will be added to your account on the following day. Free bets must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
  16. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New Customers Only. Max one £10 Free Bet. Qualifying bets at Odds of 1/1(2.00) or greater. Paid as Bonus Token with Min 4/5(180) Odds Req. Skrill, Neteller & Paypal not eligible. BeGambleAware.org. T&Cs Apply
  17. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. new player only, 1st deposit, min deposit £15, Max £10 Free Bet valid for 14 days, Bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller, Skrill and Payapl not eligible. T&C apply.
  18. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. new customers only. Min. deposit of £10. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer awarded immediately but could be issued the next working day in exceptional circumstances such as technical fault. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
  19. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply. New customers, Deposit & Place a Bet within 7 days, and settle a £10 minimum bet at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 free bets: 1 x £10 Horse racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Football. Stake not returned. Opt-in required. GambleAware®: Gambling Help & Gambling Addiction
  20. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £30* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you three times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Registration Required. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. - Full Terms Apply
  21. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit £10. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. T&Cs apply
  22. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New customers only. Available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount: £10 Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is: £10 Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom and Ireland.
  23. New Players Only. Min £ 20 qualifying bets stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £ 40, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests void all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill and Neteller deposits. Full Terms apply.
  24. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New Players only. Max. Free Bet Token amount: £15.Minimum Deposit: £15. Minimum wagering on Sport to activate the Free Bet Token: £15
  25. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New bettors; Code PLAY10; Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; Valid 60 days; Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply; T&C apply; 18+
  26. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Min £10 deposit and bet on odds 1/1 or greater required. deposits via Paypal, Neteller, Pasafe, Skrill or Skrill 1-Tap will not be eligible for any free bet offer. Extra bet and bonus spins issued within 24 hours of quailfying bet being settled. Extra bet valid for 14 days, stake not returned. Bonus spins valid for 24 hours, selected games only.
  27. New Players Only. Free bet - one-time stake of £10, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms apply. 18+ #AD - Full Terms Apply
  28. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. http://BeGambleAware.org . New customers only. Min Dep £10. Debit cards only. Opt in for bonus funds. Wagering, sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Valid for 7 days. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. - Full Terms Apply
  29. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. New players only. Min £10 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £ 20, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £ 200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Excluded Skrill deposits. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Full Terms Apply. - Full Terms Apply
  30. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. New players only. Min £20 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £30, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1x wagering the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion £200. Valid for 7 days from issue. Withdrawal request voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill & Neteller deposits.
  31. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. new player only, 1st deposit, min deposit £15, Max £30 Free Bet valid for 14 days, Bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller, Skrill and Payapl not eligible. T&C apply.
  32. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £10 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible. T&Cs Apply
  33. If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free online casino spins at QuinnCasino. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Extra Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org | Gamble Responsibly
  34. New Players Only. Free bet – one-time stake of £35, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1x wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 days from receipt. Extra Spins Offer. Wager from real balance first. 50x wager the bonus. Contribution varies per game. Selected games only. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max Conversion: £20. Bonus is valid 7 days from receipt. Withdrawal requests void all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill and Neteller Deposits. Full Terms apply.
  35. #ad. 18+ New Players Only. Min £10 qualifying bets stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £30, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests void all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill and Neteller deposits. Full Terms apply.
  36. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £10 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.
  37. #ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible. Click to see full T&Cs

Our picks for the best Betting Apps in February 2024

To simplify the process of choosing the best betting app, we have categorised them below based on popular sports and features. Our review process involves testing various betting apps, ranking them based on key criteria, and providing a first hand analysis of each app.

Best Betting App for Football: Unibet

Unibet's football betting app stands out for its live streams, odds boosts, and unique bet builder. With 'Bet and Watch' you can stream top leagues like Ligue 1 and LaLiga by placing a bet 24 hours before the game.

Daily 'Uniboosts', offer enhanced odds on football singles and accumulators. The Unibet bet builder allows up to 12 selections, mixing markets from different matches, and offers a daily odds boost. These features solidify Unibet as a top football betting site with an industry-best app.

Alternative: Betfred is another stand-out football betting app you could consider. Their 'PickYourPunt' for tailored bets or features like Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven on selected First Goalscorer bets makes it an ideal betting app for premier league betting.

#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. http://BeGambleAware.org . New customers only. Min Dep £10. Debit cards only. Opt in for bonus funds. Wagering, sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Valid for 7 days. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. - Full Terms Apply

Best Betting App for Horse Racing: BoyleSports

BoyleSports' app stands out for horse racing, offering live streams from UK races and money-back specials, including a free bet if your horse finishes second to the starting price favourite.

BoyleSports also provide 'Best Odds Guaranteed' and a 'Fair Play Free Bet,' where you receive a free bet if your horse fails to start. The app also provides free betting tips from horse racing experts, strengthening BoyleSports' position among the top horse racing betting apps.

#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit £10. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. T&Cs apply

Best Betting App for Odds Boosts: Kwiff

Kwiff, is a top app for enhanced odds. The odds on your bet could get 'Kwiffed', a sudden improvement in your bet's odds, applicable to any sport, odds, or stake.

The 'Supercharged Cash Out' feature is unique to Kwiff. When activated, this can add value to a cash out figure and is possible to receive whether your bet is winning or losing. 

Meanwhile, the 'Supercharge Your Weekend' provides enhanced odds on any market with a weekend accumulator of three or more legs. 

#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. new customers only. Min. deposit of £10. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer awarded immediately but could be issued the next working day in exceptional circumstances such as technical fault. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Best Live Betting App: bet365

Bet365 offers more live streams than other UK betting app, allowing you to watch various sports on different devices. Football, tennis, basketball, horse racing and greyhound racing are among the options for live streaming. All you need is a funded account or to have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours.

The 'Edit Bet' feature at bet365 is particularly intriguing. It allows you to add, swap, or remove selections and increase the stake on unsettled bets, both pre-match and in-play.

#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £30* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you three times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Registration Required. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. - Full Terms Apply

Best Spread Betting App: Spreadex

Spreadex is the only betting app that allows you to place sports spread bets in the UK. For the uninitiated, spread betting rewards accuracy and penalises inaccuracy. Basically, the more accurate your prediction, the more you stand to win. However, the more inaccurate, the greater your losses.

Before getting involved with spread betting it's important to be aware that this form of betting may result in losses exceeding your initial stake, so there is greater risk at play compared to standard fixed odds betting.

Punters who are comfortable with and fully understand spread betting will find Spreadex's betting app ticks all the right boxes. Use the bonus code Indy2023 to sign up with Spreadex and get £40 in free bets from a £10 deposit. 

#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Spread betting losses can exceed deposit. Plus Best Odds On All Premier League Matches(fixed odds Match Odds, pre-match v top 5 bookies on Oddschecker)

 

Choosing the Best Sports Betting Apps

To identify the best sports betting apps we consider various factors. Below, we outline the criteria used at The Independent to rank and review UK betting apps.

App Experience

Optimal speed and usability set the best betting apps apart, providing a quicker and more convenient betting process than traditional browsers. Some apps even offer useful notifications, such as alerts for races involving horses you've previously won money on.

Customer Feedback

User reviews provide insights, but personal testing is essential. We personally sign up for and test betting apps to give you a direct insight into how they perform and what the user experience is like.

Licensing and Regulation

The UK Gambling Commission is the regulatory body of bookmakers in the UK. A betting app regulated by such an authority adheres to a code of practice and commits to keeping bettors' personal data safe. They must also have responsible gambling information and tools available.

Offers and Promotions

Betting apps compete for business through welcome offers, which usually provide free bets once you have signed up, made a deposit and placed your first bet. The welcome bonus should have real value and there should be regular promotions for existing customers after you've signed up.

Value of Odds

Online betting allows for easy comparison of odds across bookmakers. We conduct comprehensive odds comparison tests to identify apps that consistently provide fair odds.

Customer Support

Responsive customer support, available through channels like live chat and email, reflects an app's commitment to its users. Our reviews consider the friendliness and helpfulness of customer support agents.

Market Variety

A top-tier betting app should come with a diverse range of markets. Whether you're into betting on football, horse racing, tennis, or niche sports, there should be numerous options available. We look for apps that provide not just UK markets, but international ones as well.

Payment Options

Secure deposit and withdrawal methods are crucial, including debit cards, e-wallets and bank transfers. The best apps prioritise quick pay out speeds, allowing users to withdraw winnings promptly and efficiently.

#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 17.10.2022. 3x £10 free bets. Free bets expire after 30 days. New customers signing up through mobile or tablet device only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook (excluding Virtual markets). Further terms apply. #ad

 

Best Sports Betting App Bonuses and Free Bets

Here's a quick overview of some of the most common bonuses and promotions you'll find at leading sports betting apps.

Free Bet Welcome Offers: Make a deposit and place a real-money bet to unlock free bets. Free bet credits are for betting and cannot be withdrawn.

Cashback Sign-Up Offers: Receive a refund on a portion of losses over a specified time. For example, get 10% cashback on lost bets in your first week.

Odds Boosts: Odds boosts offer enhanced prices for existing customers or in welcome offers. For instance, a Cheltenham betting favourite may see a significant boost to attract new users.

Acca Insurance: Reclaim your stake (usually as a free bet) if one leg of an accumulator fails. Accumulators typically need at least four or five legs to qualify.

Money-Back Specials: Get your stake refunded if a specific event occurs in a race or match. Examples include refunds for close horse races or 0-0 draws in football.

Early Payouts: Some apps pay out winnings early if your bet looks likely to win. Look for apps offering early payouts when your backed team goes two goals ahead.

Best Odds Guaranteed: Relevant for horse or greyhound racing, punters can take an early price on a runner and if the starting price (SP) is higher than their original bet, the bookie will pay out winnings at the higher odds.

New customers only, aged 18+. Min deposit £10. Place a £50 bet on any sport at at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater to qualify for three free bets on settlement: £10 on Football, £10 on Greyhound and £5 on Virtual Sports, plus 10 Extra Spins on Reel King. Free Bet & Spins expire in 7 days.

How to download iPhone and Android Betting Apps

  1. Sign Up and Claim a Bonus: Use one of the links on this page to register for a licensed betting app and claim a welcome offer.
  2. Visit the Store: Open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, or the Google Play Store if you're using an Android device.
  3. Search for the Betting App: In the search bar, type the name of your desired betting platform. Most reputable betting apps are available on the App Store and the Play Store.
  4. Download the Betting App: Once you locate the app, click on the 'Get' button on the App Store or 'Install' on the Play Store. The app will then download and install onto your device.
  5. Sign In: Using the details you signed up with on your browser, sign in using the betting app's login screen.
#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. New Customers only. Must have a minimum of 3 bets of £10 or more on separate events at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger on first day. First day losses equals all settled stakes less all returns. T&C's apply.

Betting App Payment Methods

Our featured betting apps offer flexible payment options for smooth and secure transactions.

  1. Debit Cards: Ensure secure deposits with Visa and Mastercard.
  2. E-wallets: Enjoy swift and secure transactions through PayPal and Neteller.
  3. Prepaid Cards: Maintain control and anonymity with paysafecard and ecoPayz.
  4. Pay-by-Phone: Easily deposit using Apple Pay and Google Pay. Benefit from quick deposits and withdrawals with pay-by-mobile casinos.
#ad. 18+. Gamble Responsibly. Begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply. New customers, Deposit & Place a Bet within 7 days, and settle a £10 minimum bet at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 free bets: 1 x £10 Horse racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Football. Stake not returned. Opt-in required. GambleAware®: Gambling Help & Gambling Addiction

Responsible Gambling

Enjoy our recommended list of the best betting apps responsibly with these tips:

  1. Set Limits: Establish a budget before playing.
  2. Take Breaks: Maintain a healthy balance by enjoying breaks.
  3. Self-Exclusion: Consider this option if needed.
  4. Recognise Signs: Be aware and seek help if needed.

All licensed betting apps and websites must give users the option to self-exclude, which should be utilised the moment a customer realises their gambling has become problematic. 

Should you wish to seek help for gambling-related harm, there are several charities and institutions you can turn to for support, advice and information:


Best Betting Apps UK: The Independent View

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to betting and punters should select the app that caters to their own needs. Our selection includes a variety of options to meet individual preferences. When selecting a betting app, think about your intentions and be confident that the apps and offers featured on our page come from licensed, reputable betting companies.

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Jamie Casey for independent.co.uk
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Jamie Casey is a former sports journalist who now provides editorial expertise in the betting industry. His work has appeared in prestigious publications such as Sky Sports, The Irish Times, RTE, FourFourTwo and many more.

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