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Top 5 bookmaker mobile apps to use for betting in Australia

  • Five of the best bookmaker apps available for free.

Gone are the days of going to a TAB or pub to place a bet on horse racing or sport.

Corporate bookmakers have made placing a bet so much easier over the past few years, and now, with the development of some quality bookmaker mobile apps, punting on our favourite race or event is right at our fingertips.

But which bookmaker apps live up to the advancements in technology and which ones have just been developed for the sake of having an app to push to customers?

We’ve taken a look at every bookmaker app on both android and iPhone and have come up with the best of them.

Here are our top 5:

CROWNBET (Deposit $500, get $650 in bonus bets)

The CrownBet app can be downloaded free of charge and used to place bets on iPhone, iPad and Android versions. 

Considering the app is still in its infancy and has been criticised for its lack of speed, we took it for a test drive and found a unique design with great functionality. The home screen displays the next five racing events and five upcoming sporting events, while a further eight functions at the bottom of the screen are smartly devised. 

While putting eight menu functions across the bottom of any screen would have looked confusing, CrownBet have given each menu button a different function depending on whether it has been tapped or held down. 

If you tap the horse icon, the ‘next to go’ screen appears, but if you hold down the horse icon for a second, the racing menu appears with options for ‘Futures,’ ‘Thoroughbreds,’ ‘Greyhounds’ and ‘Harness.’ Each of the other menu buttons has a similar feature and there is a tutorial to guide you through each initial step of the app journey.

A quick swipe of the screen in the app will also update the odds of any race or sports events to the latest prices - making it one of the best products offered by any Australian bookmaker.

LADBROKES (Bet $500, get $500 in bonus bets)

The neat looking app loads immediately and is easy to use with four main functions across the screen of your mobile device. Once you have logged in, select ‘Next To Go,’ ‘Racing,’ ‘Sports’ or ‘Promos’ to find what you are looking for. 

Unlike other betting apps, the race countdown is in real time and shows how many minutes and seconds are left before your event. The ‘real time’ function sees this app rate above some of the competition because there is nothing worse than missing a bet that turns out to be a winner.

LUXBET (Deposit $100, get $200 in bonus bets)

The Luxbet app really simplifies betting and is one of the best on the market. Users are greeted with a ‘Next to Go’ screen that displays six upcoming racing events and six upcoming sports event. By tapping on the menu tab, you can quickly access further options such as Racing, Live Betting, Sports, Quick Multis and your Bet Slip.

The app provides an excellent racing platform that includes form guides and silks plus Best Of Best and LuxDiv. Live audio streaming of races is available at your fingertips, while each market can be refreshed by pulling down on the screen.

SPORTSBET (Bet $501, get $501 in bonus bets)

The Sportsbet app is one of the best on the market. Giving your access to thousands of markets on the go, the app is available from the App store for use on iPads and iPhones as well as in an Android format for other mobile devices and tablets. It is free to download too and you can deposit funds and withdraw winnings from your account through the app.

However, if you prefer not to download the apps, Sportsbet do have a dedicated mobile site which makes betting from your phone or tablet a simple process.

TOM WATERHOUSE (Bet $250, get $250 in bonus bets)

The TomWaterhouse.com app loads quickly and takes you directly to the ‘Next to Jump’ racing markets. By scrolling down you can also view upcoming sport events. 

The app home page is easily navigated with ‘Home,’ ‘Racing,’ ‘Sports,’ ‘My Account’ and ‘Log In’ menus at the top of the screen. By tapping on each menu icon, categories appear and finding your desired market could not be simpler.

One thing that other bookmakers could take note of is the option to place ‘set amount’ bets with multiples of $1, $5, $10 and $20 acting as a short cut to adding stake amount.

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