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 and Crownbet, who both have outstanding products on handheld devices.
Best mobile apps for betting on sport & racing
Australian Racing Greyhound has a list of recommended bookmakers offering 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 like Crownbet, Sportsbet and William Hill 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 Sportingbet mobile app is one of the best of its kind on the market offering all of the fantastic features from the online bookmaker in an easy to use program. It is also extremely quick to load, enabling you to view feature markets and place your bets simply and efficiently. Just like their traditional website, the app and mobile website allows you to bet on all racing and sporting events around the country and abroad, while you can also view previews and interviews through the William Hill Media centre. The app offers punters the opportunity to bet on all sports and racing all across Australia and New Zealand complete with clear form guides featuring speed maps, breeding, trainer and career information.
The app is available for download on Android and iOS devices, while Sportingbet also caters for blackberry and windows operating systems with its mobile website available through the internet browser on your smart phone. The mobile website offers similar functions to the downloadable app, however it is not quite as slick in its appearance.
A 100% Australian-owned company, Crownbet provides punters with a clean and clear betting app which delivers all the markets available through their traditional website right at your fingertips on your phone. 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 simple through the apps navigation, simply touch either the racing or sport icon down the bottom and go from there.
Racing fans have access to easy to read form guides for each race through Crownbet’s 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. Their betting app and mobile website gives 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 and 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 their mobile app, giving punters an abundance of information which is available right at their fingertips. 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.
Bet 365 is the favourite online bookie for many greyhound punters, offering excellent value with their fixed odd markets on individual greyhound races generally available 24 hours in advance of the event being run, with most of their competition only displaying these prices within 15-20 minutes of start time.
Luxbet has been operating since 2008 and is owned and operated by Tabcorp, one of the world’s largest publicly listed gambling companies. As one of the first bookmakers to launch a mobile betting app, Luxbet offer wagering on all sports and racing through your phone and tablet. When opening the app, you will be greeted with the upcoming events from around Australia and the world that you can select to go directly through to those event markets. You can also search for an event through their menu in the top left corner, by selecting either racing or sport.
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.