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The United Kingdom has some of the finest betting apps around. Each tied to one of the major high street and online bookmakers, offering access to casino and poker games, sometimes even bingo, as well as sports betting. These are the five must-try top betting apps for UK players in no particular order.


Betfair actually offers two distinct betting apps, and it is up to you which one you favour. On the one hand, you could opt for Betfair’s Sportsbook App, the perfect companion for those players who like a straightforward and simple punt on their favourite players and teams. However, if you favour Betfair’s unique system of offering exchange bets, then the Exchange App is probably more in line with what you are looking for.

Both of Betfair’s apps are available for Android and iOS users and provide you with access to most of their major betting markets. At just 45.7MB, the downloadable app is petite in size. Of course, you can also access their site via your mobile device’s web browser if you’re not interested in the download, but it won’t be as tailor-made an experience for your mobile devices as either app. Betfair’s apps provide access to in-play betting and live streams, as well as special offers and other bonuses. The only downside to the app is that it is sometimes a little slow to load, but the app can be forgiven for that, given everything else you get with it.

Betfair Sportsbook - £100 Bet Bundle

New Customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply


Betfair £100 Terms & Conditions


Like most sports betting sites in the UK, Betway has an app that you can use to place mobile bets on the go. Available for both iOS and Android devices, the Betway app focuses more on speed than design and features, which is handy for players who want that last minute punt whilst on the move. As with other sites, you can also play in a browser-based version of the mobile app, if downloading it isn’t your cup of tea.

The homepage of the Betway app is where most of the action takes place, containing not just the upcoming sports events available to bet on, but also a host of links to casino games and mobile slots. Betway has even seen fit to include an e-sports section for fans of non-conventional betting options. Everything is neat and compartmentalised on the homepage, but it does make for a bit of a crowded experience. Most players will be happy with this, though, since everything is accessible from the same hub

Get a Free Sports Bet up to £30

New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply


Betway Sports New Customer Offer Terms & Conditions

Paddy Power

As one of the largest online bookies, Paddy Power commands a lot of respect. At 145MB in size, its mobile betting app is a little on the large side, but for that added download size you do get what is arguably the quickest of mobile betting apps on your iOS or Android-powered smartphone or tablet. The Paddy Power betting app is neatly arranged with numerous and diverse betting markets accessible from the main hub, which provides you with access to virtually every aspect of Paddy Power’s service without being too cluttered.

In-play betting and live streaming are made possible from the Paddy Power app, so if you do have the fully downloaded app installed on your device, there is no reason you would ever need to frequent the online version on your computer. Paddy Power are known for their daft (but generous) offers and these too can be accessed with the swipe of a finger from the main hub. Ordinarily, we can expect an app of this size to have its hiccups, but most performance related issues are usually down to your Wi-Fi or internet connection, rather than the app itself.

Betfair is currently our recommended betting site.

Betfair Sportsbook - £100 Bet Bundle

New Customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply


Betfair £100 Terms & Conditions


Popular across Northern Europe, outside of the UK there are potentially more users of the Unibet app than any other bookmaker. Unibet have gone for the plain Jane look to their mobile betting app. Why bother with aesthetics when most punters want to make a couple of jabs of their thumb and get the job done? At 34.6MB, the Unibet app is small and installs in seconds. It is also one of the fastest mobile betting apps, which is probably down to its stripped back but sleek interface.

Like the other major apps, you can get access to in-play betting and live streaming from this app, whilst they have even found space for a search box so that you can quickly navigate to the type of bets you’re after without having to swipe through menus. Unibet’s app doesn’t really provide the same access to casino games as its counterparts (being largely aimed at sports fans), and it may not look like the prettiest sports betting app out there on the market, but Unibet’s app is arguably the most efficient. If you are light on space, and largely want to bet on sports, then this could be the app that is most appealing to you.

Money back as bonus up to £30 if your first sports bet loses

Join Unibet and you can earn £30 back if your frist bet loses to that value. New customers only - Aged 18 years or older Terms Apply


Unibet Moneyback Bonus - Terms & conditions

£30 Money Back Offer

1) Eligibility to receive the bonus:

This offer is available to:

– New customers only

– Aged 18 years or older.

– Located in United Kingdom

2) Using the Money Back Offer

– Place a sports bet of minimum £1 with odds 2/5 (1.40) or greater.

– If your bet wins, you have completed the bonus, you receive your winnings and your stake.

– If your bet loses, you will receive your stake back up to a maximum of £30.

– Only the first settled bet of up to £30 in a System bet, or an E/W bet, will be eligible for a refund.

– Offer is not valid for Racing BETA. If you bet on Racing BETA the bonus will not be credited and you cannot use any free bet received from other Sports on the Racing BETA.

3) Wagering the bonus money:

You cannot withdraw your bonus money until you’ve completed the bonus (or if you’ve cancelled it or if it has expired)

Sportsbook: Bet your bonus 3x

– If you received £30 bonus money you need to bet £90 to complete the bonus conditions.

– Sportsbook bets will count towards the total once they’ve been settled. Only bets with odds of 2/5 (1.40) or greater will count. Only bets settled within the bonus validity period of 30 days will count. Bets cannot be placed on Supertoto.

– Cashed out bets will not count towards the wagering requirement.

– Bets placed on Racing BETA will not contribute to the Wagering Requirements.

Casino, Live Casino Slots and Games: Bet your bonus 25x

– If you received £30 bonus money you need to bet £750 to complete the bonus conditions. Table Games and Video Poker only count 10% towards the bonus so if you play for £10 it will contribute £1.

– It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, every bet contributes towards your bonus.

4) General Conditions

– Unibet Bonus Money can’t be used for the following products: Poker, Supertoto, Superscore.

– Only one bonus per household is permitted.

– The bonus will expire after 30 days of opt in. If you don’t complete the wagering in this time the Unibet Bonus Money and the winnings you’ve made by wagering the Unibet Bonus Money will be lost.

– You will not be eligible for the bonus if you deposit with one of these payment methods: Entercash, hipaymistercash.

– Unibet reserves the rights to amend or terminate the bonus at any time.

– General Unibet terms and conditions apply.

William Hill

As one of the largest high-street bookies, there is naturally a large crowd that uses the William Hill betting app. It falls somewhere between all the other apps in terms of size (at just over 70MB) and like Unibet, it has a stripped back look. William Hill’s app can best be described as an amalgamation of all the other apps, taking the best parts of some, discarded the worst parts of others, and rolling them into one efficient app. Aesthetically, it’s a little dull, but just like the Unibet’s, this app is all about getting the job done.

Casino games can be reached from the apps hub, as can all the major sports betting markets. WHTV live streaming events are made possible via this app, and in-play betting features are also included. More critically, the #YourOdds feature, which has proven popular at William Hill of late, can also be accessed via William Hill app. If you are after a complete betting experience on your mobile phone or tablet, then the William Hill is certainly more than capable of offering you that with this app.

Bet £10 play with £30

Join using promo code C30 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more to earn 3 x £10/€10 free bets. New customers only, 18yrs and over T&Cs apply


William Hill Bet £10 play with £30 - Terms & Conditions

When you sign-up using promo code C30 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more we will give you 3 x £10/€10 free bets.

Significant Conditions

  • New William Hill online customers only
  • Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater
  • Only the “win” part from EW bets will count
  • Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply
  • Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10
  • Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets
  • All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

Terms and conditions

When you sign-up using promo code C30 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more we will give you 3 x £10/€10 free bets.
Significant Conditions
*New William Hill online customers only
*Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater
*Only the “win” part from EW bets will count
*Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply
*Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10
*Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets
*All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.Promotion Terms1.This “Bet £10 and get £30” promotion (the “Promotion”) is promoted, operated and hosted at (the “Website”) by WHG (International) Limited (“William Hill”, “we”, “us”, “our”) a limited company registered in and operating from Gibraltar with registered company number 99191 and whose registered office is at 6/1 Waterport Place, Gibraltar.2.The Promotion will run from 00:00:01 (UK time) on 01/01/2018 until 23:59:59 (UK time) on 31/12/2018 (the “Promotion Period”).3.Please refer to the “Definitions” section below for the meanings given to capitalised terms used in these terms and conditions (“Promotion Terms”).How does the Promotion work?4.When you open a new Account with William Hill using promotion code “C30” (“Account”) and you opt in to this Promotion (by following the instructions below) and you stake your first bet on your Account as a qualifying Single Bet of at least £10 or €10 (“Minimum Stake”) on any market or selection on the “Sports” page on the Website (“Sportsbook Bet”) at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater during the Promotion Period (“Initial Bet”), you will receive 3 separate £10 (or €10) free bets (each a “Free Bet” and together “Free Bets”) (“Free Bets”), in addition to any winnings from your Initial Bet.5.Each Free Bet can be used on any Sportsbook Bet (subject to the restrictions set out in the “What restrictions apply when you redeem your Free Bets?” section, below) and must be wagered within 30 days of the date on which your Free Bet was credited to your Account (“Bonus Period”).6.Any unused Free Bets on your Account will automatically expire at the end of the Bonus Period (and you will not be eligible to use the Free Bets or take any further part in this Promotion).7.This Promotion and any Free Bets are only available once per customer and you may not receive more than 3 Free Bets.Which Initial Bets qualify for this Promotion?

8.In order to be eligible for this Promotion (and any Free Bets), your Initial Bet must be placed:

a)on a selection with single or cumulative odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater;

b)on a Sportsbook Bet; and

c)using funds from your Main Balance (you cannot place an Initial Bet (in whole or in part) using a Free Bet or any other free bets or bonuses received from any other promotion).

9.If your Initial Bet is an Each Way bet then only the part of the bet on the winner of the selection and not the part of the bet on the selection to place will count towards your Initial Bet. For example, if you placed an Each Way bet of:

a)£5 (i.e. a total stake of £10), only £5 would count towards your Initial Bet. Your Initial Bet would not meet the Minimum Stake and would not qualify for the Promotion (or the Free Bets); or

b)£10 (i.e. a total stake of £20), £10 would count towards your Initial Bet. Your Initial Bet would meet the Minimum Stake and would therefore qualify for the Promotion.

10.This Promotion applies to Pre-match and In-play Bets.

What restrictions apply when you redeem your Free Bets?

11.Free Bets are non-refundable and cannot be withdrawn from your Account. Once you have wagered a Free Bet, however, any winnings from your Free Bets will automatically transfer to your Main Balance from where you will be able to withdraw them as cash or wager them in non-Promotion play.

12.Your winnings from wagers placed using Free Bets are calculated as the total returns less the amount staked (including the amount of any Free Bets staked). The value of any Free Bets is therefore not included in, and cannot be withdrawn as part of, any winnings you make from your Free Bets (please note that the “Estimated Return” shown on the “Bet Slip” page on your Account (and on your “Bet Receipt”) shows your returns including the amount of any Free Bets staked).

13.Please note that each Free Bet can only be:

a)used on Sportsbook Bets (excluding Pool Bets (e.g. US Racing), Tote Bets and Lottery Bets) and cannot be used on bets / wagers on any other pages of the Website (including the “Vegas”, “Macau”, “Casino”, “Live Casino”, “Games”, “Scratchcards”, “Bingo”, “Poker” or “Virtual” pages);

b)placed as a single bet and cannot be split, meaning that if you place multiple bets when redeeming your Free Bet, your Free Bet will be allocated to the first bet appearing on your “Bet Slip”; and

c)redeemed in full, meaning that if you place a bet for less than the full value of a Free Bet, no “change” nor additional free bets will be awarded.

14.You cannot stake a Free Bet as a qualifying bet for any further free bets or promotions.

15.Cash in my bet will not be available for bets placed using a free bet.

16.Cash in my bet will not be available for bets placed that trigger a free bet as part of a promotion (including this Promotion).


How do you take part in the Promotion?

17.In order to take part in the Promotion and get your Free Bets during the Promotion Period, you need to:

a)open an Account with William Hill by clicking the “Agree and Join” button on the homepage of the Website and entering your details on the “Registration” page to which you are directed, including inserting promotion code “C30” into the “Promo Code ” box.

b)By entering the “C30” code into the “Promo Code” box you confirm that you have read and agree to these Promotion Terms and that you wish to take part in the Promotion and then clicking the “Agree & Join” button to create your Account; and

c)stake an Initial Bet which is at least equal to the Minimum Stake of £10 or €10 on any Sportsbook Bet (in accordance with the “Which Initial Bets qualify for this Promotion?” section above) either on the Website (, via mobile ( or via the IOS Mobile App) or by text (Text 60609), during the Promotion Period. Bets placed via telebetting (i.e. bets placed over the telephone) or retail bets (i.e. bets placed in shop) will not qualify for this Promotion.

18.Once you have chosen to participate in the Promotion by completing the steps above, the Free Bets will automatically be credited to your Account and will appear as an available “free bet” on the “Bet Slip” page on your Account.

19.For illustrated instructions showing you how to redeem your Free Bet, please refer to the “How do I check that my free bet has been credited to my account?” page on the Website (

20.Please note that this Promotion (and any Free Bets) is only available to customers who:

a)are residents of (and placing their bets from) the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man only. William Hill reserves the right to withhold or reclaim any Free Bets or winnings allocated to customers not resident in these jurisdictions by mistake; and

b)have a GBP pounds (£) sterling or Euro (€) currency Account.

21.You will not be eligible for this Promotion (and you will not be entitled to receive any Free Bets) where you have deposited the funds with which you place your Initial Bet into your Account using any of the following payment methods: Neteller, Moneybookers, PayPal, PaySafe, Envoy, Skrill 1-Tap or Plus.

Promotional Play Restrictions

22.We offer bonuses and promotions to enhance your enjoyment of our games and wagering. We therefore expect that you will participate in all bonuses and promotions fairly, so that our other customers too may enjoy our services. We have set out below certain types of play which we consider to be unfair and which therefore may be in breach of these Promotion Terms:

a)using minimal risk wagering patterns (e.g. low risk wagering, zero risk wagering or equal betting patterns);

b)using multiple accounts to obtain more than the number of bonuses or free bets permitted for each customer;

c)sharing personalised promotional offers or bonuses (i.e. promotions or bonuses which are available to specific customers only) received by you e.g. via email, inbox message, text message, links, URLs etc. with others who were not the intended recipient. This includes accessing promotions or bonuses forwarded to you by others when you were not the intended recipient;

d)concealing your country of residence in order to access a promotion or bonus that is not available in your country of residence;

e)colluding with other customers in order to take advantage of promotions or bonuses; or

f)using more than one account per household or per IP address,

together, “Promotional Play Restrictions”.

23.Where you are in breach of any Promotional Play Restrictions, we may be entitled to cancel any bonuses or promotions applied to your account, reclaim any bonus element of such offers and either settle bets at the correct odds, void any free bets, void any bet funded by a bonus, or remove any subsequent winnings relating to a bonus / free bet. We may also be entitled to levy an administration charge up to the value of the bonus, free bet or additional payment to cover our reasonable administrative costs in respect of any such action that we take.

General Promotion terms

24.In addition to these Promotion Terms, your use of the Website and your participation in any gaming or wagering (including this Promotion) is governed by our general terms and conditions which are available at (“General Terms”). You should therefore ensure that you have read and understood the General Terms and these Promotion Terms before taking part in this Promotion. In the case of any discrepancy between these Promotion Terms and the General Terms, these Promotion Terms shall take precedence.

25.Notwithstanding anything else contained in these Promotion Terms, you may withdraw any funds in your Main Balance at any time except where we are required to withhold such funds in order to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.

26.William Hill has the right to refuse or withhold Free Bets (or any winnings from Free Bets) in the event of funds you have deposited into your Main Balance (including any sums you have wagered) being cancelled or denied by any payment service.

27.William Hill reserves the right to refuse the whole or part of any bet, stake or similar transaction requested by you: (a) where you have breached these Promotion Terms (and/or the General Terms); or (b) at any time in our sole discretion (an “Account Restriction”), except that we will not exercise (or seek to enforce) any such Account Restriction if you have already made one or more qualifying bets in respect of the Promotion and the exercise of our discretion would:

a) affect your ability to:

i.receive the free bets, or the full expected value of the free bets, from the Promotion, where you have placed all the necessary qualifying bets; the remaining qualifying bets required by the Promotion, and consequently receive the free bets, or the full expected value of the free bets, from the Promotion, to which you would be entitled as a result; or

iii.attempt to complete any wagering requirements (if any) specified in these Promotion Terms; or

b)materially affect your ability to complete the qualifying bets required by the Promotion.

28.We will notify you of any Account Restriction that we have applied to your Account and the steps that you should take in order to receive the full benefit of any free bets otherwise removed or altered by the Account Restriction.

29.You may not participate in the Promotion (and you will not be entitled to receive any Free Bets) if you have previously been excluded by William Hill from participating in promotions or any gaming or wagering on the Website.

30.William Hill reserves the right to cancel or amend this Promotion at any time and without prior notice. Any cancellation or amendment of this Promotion will not affect any Free Bets you have accrued prior to such cancellation or amendment which you will be able to continue to use in accordance with these Promotion Terms.

31.These Promotion Terms shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


32.In these Promotion Terms, the following definitions shall apply:
a.”Account” means an online account with William Hill which can be accessed via the Website;
b.”Cash in my bet” means selected bets for which you have the option to settle all or part of a bet at the cash in my bet value displayed on the Website before the relevant selection(s) ends;
c.”Each Way” means a bet consisting of two bets on the same selection, one for the winner of the event, and the other for the selection to place;
d.”In-play Bet” means a bet placed after the relevant selection has already started;
e.”Lottery Bets” means any lottery bets available on the Website;
f.”Main Balance” means the total funds that you have deposited into your Account plus any winnings from redeemed bets (including redeemed Free Bets), which you can withdraw as cash or wager in non-Promotion play at any time;
g.”Pool Bets” means any horse racing pools bets available on the Website;
h.”Pre-match Bet” means a bet placed before the relevant selection has begun;
i.”Single Bet” means a bet on one selection in one event (e.g. the home team to win in a football match);
j.”Tote Bet” means any Tote bets made available on the Website; and
k.”US Racing” means bets on US horse race meetings made available on the Website.

33.Please refer to the following pages on the Website for more information about the types of bet / bet markets referred to in these Promotion Terms:

Bet type / market Page on the Website Link to the Website
Cash in my bet What is cash in my bet feature?
Each Way What is an each way bet and how do I place my bet each way?
In-play Bet What is your bet acceptance policy for inplay events?
Lottery Bet Lottery Betting Rules
Pool Bet Tote Pool Betting Rules
Single Bet What bet types are available and how do I place them?
Tote Bet Tote Pool Betting Rules
US Racing US Racing Rules
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