Mobile betting is increasingly popular, especially for live bets, as it allows you to place a bet whenever and wherever you are, even if you’re watching the actual match live. If you have a fairly modern cell phone with support for WAP, J2ME, or using the iPhone or Android operating systems, you should have no problem getting involved in mobile betting. Here we review bookmakers that support betting through your cell phone.

Top Mobile Bookmakers

These bookmakers have the best mobile betting service today :

Mobile Betting with Bet365

Bet365 offer a very simple mobile betting solution. Any internet enabled handset can access the Bet365 mobile url (web address) and this mobile version of the website contains all the functionality of the full site, except account withdrawals.

They also make some horse races available to watch live on this service, as well as access to the full range of sports and in-play betting.

This simple solution means that there are no iPhone or Android specific Applications, just the mobile version of the website which can be used from any internet enabled handset.

» Go to bet365

Mobile Betting with Stan James

Stan James have only recently released their mobile offering, but they do offer a comprehensive service. Everything that is available on the standard website is available on the mobile versions, with the exception of applying any free bets, which have to be redeemed via the website.

Stan James offer access to their betting services via either an iPhone or Android application, or alternatively via their mobile specific web address which is usable by many internet enabled handsets, including Blackberry, LG and Nokia models.

» Go to Stan James

Mobile Betting with Betfair

The leading betting exchange, Betfair, has a full range of mobile betting options, allowing users to access numerous in-play markets wherever they might be. Exchanges are better suited to the swiftly changing dynamics of in-play markets, as there is no delay waiting for bookmakers to adjust their prices after key moments in an event – exchange markets react almost instantly.

iPhone and iPad

  • Back or Lay selections
  • Update or Cancel existing bets
  • In-Play betting
  • ‘Bookmark’ favourite markets
  • Support for Australian markets (iPhone only)

Aswell as the standard App, Betfair Racing and iBetMate are two additional Apps that Betfair promote for the iPhone. Betfair Racing is an App which incorporates Timeform analysis and data to aid decision making on Horse racing markets. iBetMate is an App that provides additional account information, profit and loss statistics and a record keeping tool.

The iPad also supports BetTornado which is a tool to assist trading, allowing fast updates of in-play prices and the option to view multiple positions across one screen.

Android

  • Back or Lay selections
  • Update or Cancel existing bets
  • In-Play betting
  • ‘Bookmark’ favourite markets
  • Support for Australian markets

Betfair Racing is also available for Android devices (explained above), as are ZoomBet which aids analysis via graphs, and also allows use of the ‘cash-out’ option while on the move. (The ‘cash-out’ option simplifies taking profits before a market is settled). Another Android application that Betfair provide is Betacular which offers a simplified betting interface.

Blackberry

  • Back or Lay selections
  • Update or Cancel existing bets
  • In-Play betting
  • ‘Bookmark’ favourite markets
  • Support for Australian markets

The Blackberry support is available via a Java application, or via a browser.

The Betfair mobile offerings have been evolving and improving for many years, enabling them to remain one of the market leaders in mobile betting.

» Go to Betfair

Mobile betting with PaddyPower

PaddyPower have prided themselves on offering the widest choice of betting via a mobile device, even catering for older style handsets. With regular updates, their apps are quick to integrate new technologies or make improvements based on customer feedback.

The ambition of PaddyPower to be the leading bookmaker via mobile applications has resulted in them creating one of the most comprehensive services. Other than amending the ‘active card’ on the account, every other facility that is available online, is also available via the mobile connection methods. This includes all betting functions, in-play or ‘Live’ betting, and all account management facilities.

In addition to this commitment to operate a thorough mobile offering, PaddyPower also ensure their odds are available to the widest possible audience by catering for almost every form of internet enabled handset. PaddyPower is available on;

  • iPhone and iPad
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • Any Java enabled phone
  • Any other handset not covered above can use PaddyPower.mobi

Although PaddyPower may not always offer the greatest prices, they certainly head the market in terms of a mobile betting provider, making their service available to as many people as possible and ensuring their applications mirror all the functions available online.

» Go to PaddyPower

Mobile betting with bwin

bwin clearly wants to become one of the market leaders in mobile betting, with support for iPhone, Android and any phone with a modern web browser.

iPhone Betting App (U.K and Austria)

  • Live single bets
  • My bets view
  • Full account access
  • Accept odds changes

Android Betting App

  • Live single bets
  • My bets view
  • Full account access
  • Accept odds changes

Browser Betting Portal

  • Live and Sport bets
  • Single, Multi and System bets
  • Deposit money to your account

» Go to bwin

More bookmakers will be added shortly, we are currently reviewing their mobile capabilities!