Ninety-five percent of Americans now have a smartphone or tablet and that has totally changed the face of sports betting. Leading sportsbooks have all invested heavily in mobile apps and US players are now spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a sportsbook app. Since we’ve covered apps for our UK audience before, here we have reviewed some of the best for our US audience:
Bovada Mobile lets sports fans deposit and bet on games directly from their smartphones and tablets, with lines on all major sports, from football and soccer to NHL and basketball. It also offers in-play betting on the app, which is a nice bonus. The bet slip is quick and simple to use, and the app is clutter-free and does not have annoying ads popping up. It does not have the full range of offers that some competitors propose, but the sign-up bonus is attractive. It has a VIP membership for loyal customers, and it also accepts Bitcoin, while match previews on US sports are handy and interesting.
One of the SBR best mobile sportsbooks, BetOnline is a trusted online sportsbook with a long history of paying US players out on time and in full without dispute. Its app is not quite as slick as Bovada’s, but it is very fast and easy to use, and it also supports in-play betting. Like Bovada, it only requires five touches to place a bet, whereas some require six or seven. The 25% lifetime deposit BetOnline gives its players is what sets it apart from the market, as receiving 25% in free plays every time you make a deposit is highly attractive, while you also get a free $25 the first time you place an in-play bet on the app.
Pinnacle’s mobile betting app allows players to place a wager with just four touches, which is market leading. It is a highly successful app that seamlessly aligns itself with the Pinnacle site, which is one of the best in the business. It updates itself with push technology so that you do not constantly have to download upgrades to ensure you have the latest version of the app. Its range of markets is strong, but on the app there are limited betting options compared to some of its competitors.
5Dimes offers highly competitive lines, a wide range of markets and strong bonus options. The app can be a little slow, but it is easy to navigate and definitely one of the best options for US players. It is not one of the most visually appealing, but it is certainly one of the best when it comes to offering you extensive betting options, allowing you to bet on college- and pro-level sports, and bet on more exotic sports like cricket and wrestling.
Intertops is the oldest online sportsbook in the business and a reliable choice, with a long history of liquidity. Its app is well-designed and it is straightforward to sign up with it. You can view statistics on a wide range of sports, which is a nice option when you are considering a wager. Navigation can be a bit of an issue, and there is no cashier access, but it is a decent option.
The BetDSI app is always improving and it now offers on-the-go depositing and withdrawing. You can get access to the full range of BetDSI lines and this is a solid sportsbook with a good reputation. However, it does not pay out for free and withdrawal can be a little slow. It also requires seven touches to place a bet, but it is a good option due to its slickness and strong customer service.