Not only was the iPhone the first publicly available smartphone, many people still consider it to be hands down, the best. Although Android holds a larger market share, studies have shown that iPhone users are often more active online. Knowing this, it isn’t any surprise that bookmakers often give iOS devices priority when developing new betting apps.
In the beginning, betting apps were fairly basic and offered a minimal amount of functions. For anything more complicated than placing a straight bet, one had to go back to the main website. The new generation of iPhone sports betting apps however, offers results, news, live scores, tips, live video, and audio commentary of both sporting events and horse racing. With so many apps available, choosing the right one isn’t easy so we’ve listed some of the best iPhone sports betting apps (in no particular order), to help you choose.
- BET365 iOS – Bet365 is definitely one of, if not the, top rated betting app currently available for iPhones. Not only does it have a considerable number of available, in-play markets, but it also gives the option to view live streaming events like horse racing and football. There are quick links found throughout the app that make navigation easier than ever and a Quick bet feature that is like a gift from above to those who like to put off their wager until the last minute.
- Paddy Power – Paddy Power Mobile is used more often than any other sports betting app in the United Kingdom and for good reason. With live betting offered for thousands of thousands of events as well as facts, stats, and complete access to each of the money back specials, what more could a sports fan ask for? Fans of horse racing will also find their needs catered to with the racing tips courtesy of the Racing Post, leading tipsters, and the top jockeys themselves. Because Paddy Powers streams more live races than other bookmakers and you can view races from Ireland, the U.K., South America, South Africa, and Dubai right on your iPad or iPhone.
- William Hill iPhone Betting App – William Hill is one of the high rollers in betting of all forms and the iPhone betting app lives up to their reputation. Covering casino betting, sports, games, bingo, virtual, and financials, this app is consistently listed as one of the top betting apps available. The smooth scrolling allows for a great user experience and it is available for all models of iPhone and iPad devices.
- Bovada – Known as Bodog until 2010, Bovada has the advantage over most other apps in that it is available to U.S. based sports bettors. Based in Canada, the Bovada iPhone sports betting app offer not only in play betting, but has lines on nearly every major sport. They also place strong emphasis on the U.S. leagues such as MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and even UFC/MMA. Horse racing fans can also bet on The Preakness, the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, and almost any other major horse race around the world from their iPhones.
Because of the growing trend towards mobile betting, nearly every bookmaker has iPhone apps. This means that there are literally thousands of apps to choose from and while these apps are by no means right for everyone, they are among the top rated. In order to find the app that suits your betting style, it is always wise to download several and see which one works best for you.