The Android platform is now the most popular mobile operating system in the world. There are over 1.4 billion active devices running Google’s Android software, including phones and tablets right through to TV’s and cars. Android is everywhere and is one of the most versatile operating platforms going.
Google took a stance many years ago to not allow any real money gambling apps in it’s app store – the Play Store. They have never publicly stated why they won’t allow it, but it may be an ethics thing. This is the case all around the world, not just in countries where gambling is illegal. Just because you can’t download betting apps from Google Play does not mean you can’t get them on your phone or tablet. It is safe to download as long as you get them from a reputable source. Most bookies build apps to the same high standards, and in some cases better than the apps you will find in Google Play.
Most bookies now have dedicated betting apps for Android (in a file called an APK) that you can download from our app store, or sometimes from the bookie direct. Is the Android platform better than iOS? Well they certainly offer more flexibility and options when it comes to downloading apps – especially real money gambling apps.
Top rated Android betting apps
How to get betting apps on android
When you get a new Android device, it is set as standard to only allow you to download apps from the Google Play store. The beauty of Android is that you can download other apps, 3rd party apps from other sources. This is easy to do but first, you must say to your device that it is OK to download other apps away from Google’s app store.
To do this, first go in to to the settings on your mobile or tablet. From there, find the Security settings (it may say Lock screen and security or just Security).
Go in to the menu and scroll down to Unknown Sources. Click on the slider or the box to add a tick. You will get a pop up asking if you want to allow this. It is a message to say only download from trusted sites, which is correct.
Click on OK and you are now all set to install real money betting and gambling apps on to your mobile phone and tablet. See it was easy wasn’t it! You only need to do this once and then you can download 3rd party apps anytime. The wording on some phones may vary, but as long as the Unknown sources box is ticked, you are good to go.
All of the betting apps for Android are free to download and they are all real money apps. Some do feature play money or a price & demo mode. The apps are compatible on all variations of Android from popular manufactures like Samsung, HTC to the less popular like OnePlus and new Android Blackberry models.
When you download a new betting app to your Android mobile, most bookies will give you a free bet or a bonus when you join. Competition amongst bookies is high and they will do a lot to get you as a customer, even offer you free bets! Just join on the mobile site or the app, sign up and look for the promotions.
Are Android betting apps legal?
Very much so, there is nothing illegal about using a betting app on your Android device. You do need to be in a country where gambling is legal to be able to use the app. Even in this day and age, there are still countries around the world where gambling is still illegal and forbidden. There are certain states in the US where you can bet real money and more states are warming to the idea of allowing people to gamble if they wish to do so.
How do you know if you can use the app in your country? You will need to check with your government if they allow it. There are lots of operators who only work in specific countries. Larger operators have licences to work pretty much all over the world and operate in several countries and jurisdictions. The best way to check is with each individual operator to see if they operate in your country.
Gambling apps for Android allow you to use –
There are lots of different games available to play on the apps and sports betting apps cover a whole wide market of choice, including, but not limited to –
American Football, Athletics, Australian Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling,Darts, E-Sports, Financial Bets, Football (soccer), Gaelic Games, Golf, Greyhound, Racing, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Motor Sport, Netball, Politics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Special Bets, Tennis, Volleyball, Yachting & many many more.
As well as this, most of the apps allow you to watch streaming of sports live, cash out your bets, play for real money anywhere, access scores and loads more! Gambling apps on Android are revolutionizing the way we bet. You can now do it anywhere you have your mobile and an internet connection. Pull out your device, launch your app of choice, find your sport, game and market, set your stake, place the bet and then watch the action unfold.
All Android devices (phone or tablet) running 2.0 or higher including
Samsung: Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, S9, Galaxy Note, Galaxy J3, Galaxy A3, Galaxy J5
Huawei: P9, P9 lite, P9 Plus, Y3, P8 Lite, P8
Sony: Xperia E5, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, Xperia X, Xperia XA,
Motorola: Moto G4, X Force, X Style, Moto G4 Play
LG: G5 SE, Nexus 5X, G Flex 2
HTC: 10, One A9S, Desire 530,
Other: Vodafone Smart platinum 7, BlackBerry PRIV, Pixel Phone by Google, DTEK 50, ZTE Axon 7 Mini, ZTE Blade V7 Lite
There are many more makes and models of Android operated devices on the market that will run betting applications. We can’t list them all, just the most popular.