Sportingbets Android app is one of the unsung heroes of the betting world. It is a joy to use and very easy to get to grips with.
On this side of the equator, Sportingbet may not be a very well known bookie. On the other side, they are huge! Join today online or on your Android device at www.sportingbet.com and you can get a generous £50 new player welcome bonus. This bonus from Sportingbet is for new customers only aged 18 and above. T&C’s apply, please see the website for full bonus details.
If you are here after looking in the Google Play store, scratching your head as to why you can’t find the app, well you are not alone. You won’t find an official Sportingbet Android app in the Google Play Store, not because Sportingbet don’t want one, it is down to Google’s restrictions to ban any real money gambling apps. It isn’t just Sportingbet, this applies to any bookie or gambling outfit. You can just download the app direct, like we outline in the easy to follow instructions above.
The first time you open the app it may ask you to allow it to access your location to prove you are in a country where Sportingbet operate and one where gambling is legal. Just allow and it is the only time you will need to do it.
The Android version of the Sportingbet app is compatible on all Android mobile or tablets. This includes all the latest variants from manufactures like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Nexus and any others running Android software.
Should you use the Sportingbet app for Android?
You bet your bottom dollar you should! This latest incarnation of the Sportingbet app is better than ever before. It has just been updated, stripped back, slimmed down and now more streamlined than ever. This ultimately means it is faster and easier for you to get your bets on. The old app used to be laggy, slow and tried to have a bit too much going on which ultimately made it not very good. We can’t say the same for newer version it performs better than a lot of it’s competition.
In terms of the new look of the app, it is still growing on us. There are no chunky logos, or big graphics taking up space, it is quite sparse but the reason is to give you more of a view on the sports available and to spend less time looking at irrelevant things…….like logos. The apps home screen contains only the most basic of info including highlights on football, tennis and basketball. This changes regularly depending on what big events are happening on the day but there is only ever a few choices, not like some apps which list everything. There are a few banners on the homepage too advertising the latest promotions, but if you want to check them all out, head to the promotions tab at the top of the app. In here you will find welcome bonus info for the sportsbook & casino.
This small menu also holds the latest in-play offerings from Sportingbet. Click on it and you are met with a further choice of sports. There is always a good section to chose from including football, tennis, golf, basketball, US football and a fair few other sports. The in-play visuals won’t set the world on fire but they are updated quickly with the scores but not much other information. There is a good choice of sports available on the app including all the popular ones and some of the less common like beach soccer, MMA, Pool & Speedway.
- A-Z of sports
- Safe and Secure deposits
- In Play
- Casino access
- Super fast
Stand out Sportingbet features
Football acca insurance – Stake between £5 and £25 on an accumulator consisting of five or more selections and get your money back if only one leg lets you down.
Cash out – Take a return on your bet before the bet finishes. This allows you to take a profit if your selection is doing well, or minimise any potential loss should you think the bet is unlikely to result in a win.
We would like to see a live chat option on the app as contacting support, if you need to it can only be done via phone or email. This isn’t the end of the world though and we can cope with that. When you log in to your account you can check your balance and keep an eye on your bets, both settled and up and coming bets. Again like the app, the my account wont thrill you but it does a good job to provide you with the info you need. It is easy to add and withdraw funds and Sportingbet do support a fair few decent methods including Skrill, PayPal, Neteller, credit/debit card, bank transfer and several others.
Overall we would say Sportingbet have done a nice job on this updated Android app. If you want something with very little bells and whistles, give it a whirl.
Compatible Android devices – Any Android running 2.0 or higher including
Samsung: Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy J3, Galaxy A3, Galaxy J5, Galaxy Note 6, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8
Huawei: P9, P9 lite, P9 Plus, Y3, P8 Lite, P8
Sony: Xperia E5, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, Xperia X, Xperia XA,
Motorola: Moto G4, X Force, X Style, Moto G4 Play
LG: G5 SE, Nexus 5X, G Flex 2
HTC: 10, One A9S, Desire 530,
Other: Vodafone Smart platinum 7, BlackBerry PRIV, Pixel Phone by Google, DTEK 50, ZTE Axon 7 Mini, ZTE Blade V7 Lite