Thanks to Covid and the lockdowns, betting was one of the main forms of entertainment while people were forced to stay home, and with that, betting apps were and still are a key focus, more so than the normal websites that betting agencies use.
The question is who are the best for providing customers with an elite betting app? Down below are five of the best we think are available.
They have an app which is similar to that of Ladbrokes given they are owned by the same company, but despite that, it’s a very good app overall. They cover all Australian races, as well as a fair chunk of international meetings across all three codes, along with over 30 sports covered, with a wide range of markets available for punters.
They have over ten options for punters to deposit and bet quickly, and their withdrawal options are wide ranging, something that some of their rivals are lacking. The process time for the withdrawals is very good, normally done within hours, whereas some bookies will take up to 3 business days to process a withdrawal.
The big tick for them with their racing content is the live streaming of both Australian racing and international racing. Whilst they don’t have streaming for all racing, it’s available for most and a big tick for a bookie is being able to bet and watch an event at the one place.
They also have promotions available across all racing and sports on a daily basis, with money back offers on certain races and certain sporting events, which includes win bets and Same Race/Same Game Multis.
In late 2022, the TAB launched a newer and more improved version of their mobile app, and it’s been a great success. It’s a simple and fast betting experience for punters with no real lagging time and delays, which was the case with the old app, which was a major sticking point with punters who found the app quite frustrating at times.
The separating point for TAB from others is their ‘Venue Mode’ option, which gives punters exclusive odds and offers available at TAB’s, Pubs and Clubs, normally enhanced odds on certain races, bigger and better promotions, as well as offering punters with discounts on meals at bistros in Pubs and Clubs, which is a big tick.
Being able to watch and bet at the same time is a big tick and the TAB app are the best by far for that. They cover all the racing with Sky1, Sky2 and Thoroughbred Central, along with Sky Sports Radio. They also have live streaming of certain sports, mainly the NBA and NFL, which out ranks all the other main bookmakers.
Ladbrokes: One of the best betting apps for punters in Australia when it comes to horse racing is clearly Ladbrokes, with a wide range of markets and promotions available for the racing on a daily basis. Given they recently signed a major deal with Racing.com, they have extensive coverage of Victorian racing in terms of yard reports, live streaming and race tips/previews.
Depositing and withdrawing is made very simple and the betting account is laid out in a simple and sharp manner. Punters will be happy to find it easy to withdraw their winnings and aren’t feeling like they are in a circus trying to jump hoops when doing so. Ladbrokes is also well known for paying out winning tickets quickly, whereas some will wait until a result is official.
When downloading the app and seeing the home page, you’ll see it’s mainly racing oriented, with ‘Next To Go’ being the main focus. To find other racing or sports, it’s easy to navigate, just a tap away down the bottom of the front page to find whatever it is you are looking for, or you can simply search and type what you are after.
The Bet365 app lives up to the website in terms of quality so you won’t be disappointed when downloading. The design and navigation are both user friendly and intuitive and most of all, it was effortless to download and install onto a mobile device. It only takes moments to have the app installed and available to use.
Being able to bet on both racing and sports, including in play betting, is very simple and easy to do on the app, which is helped with a stack of info and form available for punters to have a better betting experience. The detailed form they have especially on the international racing is the difference between them and pretty much every other betting agency.
It can be quite a process to install and app and get it to work but with the Bet365 app, it only takes minutes to download and get it up and running, and before too long, you’ll be able to bet on racing and sports, as well as live betting and even cashing out.
It might not have the bells and whistles of other betting apps, but what they lack in that regard, Unibet makes up for with a simple interface which gives punters a very easy and user friendly experience for betting, something that some other betting apps can do with their respective platforms.
The navigation on the Unibet app is fast and simple – the search bar at the top will help you find whatever it is you are looking for, and several drop-down menus show you all the important areas: home, in play, all sports, all racing, my bets, and other similar general options.
Some betting apps can have quite a bit of lag and are slow in downloading, but that is not the case with Unibet. The download time is fast and whatever you are looking for, it doesn’t take too long to get there, which is similar to that of the website, but with the app, it’s much faster and more simple.