Australia has one of the most developed sports betting industries in the world, with upwards of eight quality bookies featuring both Android and iOS (Apple) mobile apps. These can be downloaded for free after signing up at a bookie, with some of the most prominent including Sportsbet, BetEasy and Bet365.
Best mobile apps for betting on sport & racing
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RacingOnline.com has a list of recommended online bookmakers that offer fantastic services for people betting on sports and racing on their tablets and phones. This website will only ever recommend apps that we ourselves gamble with. The companies we feature are some of the most respected bookies, with licensing in the Northern Territory.
To begin downloading the apps of any our bookmakers follow the links in the table above, or read more about the specifics of each Australian app by following the review links.
The bookie formerly known as CrownBet provides punters with a clean and clear betting app which delivers all available racing markets to your fingertips.
When first opening the app on your Android or iOS device, you are presented with all upcoming features for both racing and sport. If the event you are looking for is not listed on this screen, finding it is easy through the app’s touch navigation.
Racing fans have access to easy-to-read form guides for each race through the BetEasy mobile app, enabling you to make informed betting choices without leaving the mobile platform.
Sportsbet is one of the big guns in the online betting world, owned by Ireland’s biggest and most successful bookmaker, Paddy Power. The company has been operating in Australia for over 20 years and is licensed in the Northern Territory.
The Sportsbet betting app and mobile website give punters the convenience of instant access to betting on racing and sporting events, live odds and futures markets. Everything is easy to understand with clear icons displayed for every sport and racing code. Simply swipe through until you find your desired sport, then touch the symbol on the screen to bring up all available markets.
Racing fans can chose to place a bet through the fixed odds markets or the middle dividend across the three TABs, both are available when using your phone or tablet to have a wager.
Bet 365 crams loads of information and betting markets into its mobile app, giving punters an abundance of information to play with. Despite having so much content, the app is still simple to use with the home screen displaying upcoming features, highlights, live streaming and live in-play markets.
You can also select a specific sport (or racing code) at the top of the screen which will take you directly to all markets and prices that relate to it.
The Bet365 mobile betting app is a favourite for many greyhound punters, offering excellent value with fixed odds markets on individual greyhound races often available 24 hours in advance of the run.
Deposit options & app safety
Just like their traditional websites, each of our recommended apps and mobile betting sites are completely safe. Every online bookmaker is licensed by the gaming commission of their jurisdiction and they are all consistently checked and regulated to make certain that they are operating fairly and maintaining the industry standards.
All funds and bank details are protected by the highest level of digital encryption technology, ensuring everything is secure and confidential. There are numerous ways to withdraw and deposit real money funds from your online betting accounts. Below is a list of the most common ways:
-Credit and debit card
-Direct bank transfer
Most of the above methods will result in the funds appearing immediately inyour betting account however, depending on the method you choose, it may take a few working days for the funds to be processed when withdrawing.
Obviously some of the responsibility must fall back onto you to keep yourself when gambling with your mobile device, for instance you want to be on a secure internet connection (like 3G or 4G), rather than a public network.