Mobile betting apps
The creation of smartphones has made our lives more convenient than before. There is now an app for just about everything and that includes sports betting. Many of the leading online sports betting companies have developed mobile betting apps to allow users the chance to bet anywhere and at any time. If you are looking to get started with mobile betting apps then you have come to the right place, take a look at our handy mobile betting guide!
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How to get started with a betting app
First things first you need to decide whose app to download. This can be fairly simple, if you are already registered with an online betting website and you are enjoying your experience with them and you trust them then logic dictates that you should check if they have an app for you. However, if you are looking for a new app for your betting needs then we have a list preferred betting apps for you. We only recommend trusted and reputable sports bookies who are licensed and regulated by the relevant authorities.
Downloading and installing a betting app
Sports gambling apps are available and compatible with almost every smartphone operating system. You can either search in the iOS or Android stores for the mobile betting app of your choice or visit the website from your phone and download straight from the gambling provider. If you choose to not install from the relevant store than you need to be 100% sure that you are downloading an app from the correct website. Only download apps from trusted registered brands.
iOS – for those not so tech savvy iOS is Apple so if you have an iPhone or iPad you can download the app from your Apple App store. These apps are free to install and only require registration to get started. If you are already a registered member of the brand you download then you can usually use your current logins to get started.
Android – here you need to pay a visit to the Google Play Store, Android devices are very popular and include brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Nokia and Motorola to name a few. Again the apps are free to install and easy to use. If you can’t find the app you are looking for in the store then contact the brand directly for instructions on how to download the app. We have found that Google can be stricter with regards to gambling apps and some of the main online betting houses are not on offer in the Google Play store.
Other Platforms – What! You don’t have an iPhone or Samsung? Who are you even! Just kidding we know some people have smartphones that operate on windows and other platforms. But, you will find it much harder to find a betting app for your device. As time goes by the sports bookies are moving away from supporting these smaller platforms. If you have one of these devices contact the support team of your selected gambling brand and ask them for assistance.
Register/login, deposit and you are off
Once you have the app installed on your phone you will need to either:
- Register your account if you are new to the brand
- Don’t forget some brands require you to FICA
- Claim the new player bonus if you want some extra bets or cash
- If you have an online account your existing logins should work
Topping up your account is safe and easy on your phone. Locate the banking section within the app and follow the prompts once you have selected the method you want to deposit with. We have found that you can store some of your data within the app so making a deposit is quick and easy. If you are not sure about the security with online gambling and banking take a look at our real money sports betting page for more info.
Now that you are registered and you have money in your betting bank it’s time to start wagering. Please make sure you gamble responsibly and within your means. If you need some help getting started with betting then take a look at our handy guides that offer tips and a strategy (Soccer Betting Tips, Rugby Betting Tips).
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Betway is one of the newer kids on the block in SA but, they are a trusted and respected brand around the world. The Betway brand has recently started expanding across the African continent but, it is a brand we are familiar with thanks to their sponsorship of Premier League team West Ham.
Betway offers single and multi-bet options across a variety of different sports including international and domestic soccer, rugby, golf, tennis, cricket and so much more. You will also be able to dabble in Bet Games which is a lucky number style game and live betting. Betway South Africa has a rewards program for loyal punters and they offer regular promotions to boost your betting balance.
New players at Betway can get an Extra Bet of 125% up to R1,000 on their first deposit. This bonus has a 1x playthrough at odds of 1.8 or higher.
For more info on Betway read our full Betway review.
Available on Android or iOS, read our Betway App Review.
Hollywoodbets is a brand most South African are familiar with, they are a proudly South African brand and have been providing South Africans with betting via their stores and recently online and mobile.
Hollywoodbets offer a selection of popular sports to gamble on like soccer, horse racing, rugby, cricket, tennis and much more. They are a popular choice for fans who enjoy horse racing as they are one of the few ZA bookies to offer this. Hollywood Bets also offer Betgames and Lucky numbers to their players as well as live in play betting.
All new players to this brand will receive a R25 sign-up bonus upon registration and activation.
There is no Hollywood Bets App but you can use the website via your mobile web browser.
Sportingbet is another big-time South African favourite, offering up to 30,000 different bets and over 90 sports options.
Place bets on sports like golf, soccer, rugby, cricket and more both domestic and international. The team at Sportingbet also offer you BetGames, live betting and Dream Catcher. Look out for promotions and special offers and special games like the predictor game running at the movement where you can win up to R25,000 each week.
Sportingbet does not offer a new player welcome bonus but, they do run regular promotions to help boost your bank balance.
For more info on Sportingbet read our full Sportingbet review.
Available on Android or iOS.
** Please note the welcome bonuses we refer to are on offer to South Africans only.