In my post AFL 2015 Premiership Odds I included a table with the odds for the 2015 AFL Premiership. That table only had the odds supplied by bet365 . Both Sportingbet and Sportsbet had not posted their odds yet. I mentioned that to a friend of mine and he said he’d already placed his bets for the 2015 final the other day using Sportsbet. I asked him if he had done it via the app and he said he did it online using his PC.
As soon as I got home I checked my apps again and again bet365 was the only one who had listed the2015 AFL Premiership odds. I then went online using my trusty MacBook Air and low and behold Sportsbet had their 2015 AFL Premiership odds up. Not so SportingBet.
Looking at the updated 2015 AFL Premiership odds it seems that Sportsbet has better odd on several of the AFL teams. Mainly, Goldcoast, Adelaide, West Coast, Carlton, Greater Western Sydney and Western Bulldogs. If you were thinking of placing a bet on any of those teams winning the finals next year then your best bet so far would be Sportsbet.
Do you remember that post I did on the Best Sports Betting App? In that post Sportsbet won the best sports betting app by a nose. Well, perhaps now that we know that bet365 updates their up a lot sooner than the other too it could tip the scales that little bit to make bet365 the winner. What do you think? Is it enough to tip the scales or do you think that the best sports betting app still belongs to Sportsbet?
Once Sportingbet publishes their figure I will do another followup post.
I’ve always said what I love about online sports betting is the ease of placing a bet online. Placing a sports bet online means you never have to leave your home in order to place a bet on your favourite sport. No more travelling to your sports betting agency (TAB). No more phone calls to them or to your bookie. What makes placing your sports bet online even easier is the sports betting app made available by the best online sports betting agencies. The question is which is the best sports betting app?
Best Sports Betting App Review
As my regular readers know I have joined 3 online sports betting sites and I’ll be giving you my personal opinion of who has the best sports betting app. Those sports betting sites are, Sportsbet, Bet365 and Sportingbet. All three sites offer great sports betting apps and your opinion as to which one is the best sports betting app may differ from mine. Let’s consider aesthetics first.
Best Sports Betting App Looks Wise
The image above shows a screenshot of each of the apps reviewed in this post. The first one is obviously bet365, then we have Sportsbet and finally Sportingbet. When it comes to the way something looks it’s always a matter of personal opinion. Before joining Sportsbet Sportingbet always appealed to me more. Now that I’ve joined Sportsbet, which has a similar look to Sportingbet, its pretty well a tossup between the two. After giving it some thought I’ve decided that Sportingbet is the best looking app.
I find that bet365 has too much information on the home screen causing me to scroll down a lot to get it all in. While Sportbet isn’t as bad I still had to scroll down a fair bit. I found Sportingbet’s homepage to be the most concise and best looking homepage. It allows the user to select the sport they’re interested in easily by selecting the corresponding tab.
Best Sports Betting App Ease Of Use
This is probably the most important aspect of any good sports betting app. When anyone downloads any app they expect it to make things easier for them. So, in order to gauge which app is the easiest I used each one in turn to see which one has the least amount of steps from the home page to place a bet on this weeks AFL final.
Both bet365 and Sportsbet created bet slips which I feel is an unnecessary step. If it wasn’t for the bet slip they would have saved a step. Both Sportsbet and Sportingbet allows the user to select predefined betting amounts whereas with bet365 you had to input the required amount. After using all three apps, even though each one involved 6 steps, I found the Sportsbet app to be the easiest one to use. It required less thought and was the simplest one to navigate.
Here is a video I made that show how easy it is to place a bet using Sportingbet.
Best Sporting App For Depositing Money
All three apps offer several ways to deposit money.
Bet365: Credit Card, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, iDebit, Click2Pay,Ukash, paysafecard, BPay,POLi,Wire Transfer, Fast Bank Transfer and Cheque.
Sportsbet: Credit Card, PayPal, BPay, Bank Transfer
As fars as payment options go bet365 definitely offers the most options, so if that is important to you then your best sporting app would have to be bet365. They all offer PayPal which to me is a must.
Overall I’ve found each of the apps to be very good. As I’ve said in previous posts it important to have more than one option when it comes to placing a bet online. There are several reasons for this. One is that it allows you to get the best odds possible. The other and more important one is that it you never know when one site may be offline. This can be most annoying when placing a bet. At least when you have more than one online sports betting membership if one is down you can always place a bet with the other one.
Another good point is that each site occasionally comes up with special promotions. Sportingbet does this a lot. Having joined 3 of the best online sports betting site I can take advantage of more offers than punters who have only joined one site.
The Best Sports Betting App Is……..
It was a close call between Sportingbet and Sportsbet but the winner of the Best Sports Betting App, by a nose, is Sportsbet!
Do you have a favourite sports betting app? In your opinion, which is the best Sports Betting App.
You guys know that I am all for responsible gambling. I’ve written about it often enough. I’ve even dedicated a post to responsible gambling. I’ve even written a post about problem gamblers. Therefore I am all for it when governments introduce laws and regulations to help the problem gambler. Sometimes I have to wonder if they go over the top a little and turning the sporting industry into a virtual nanny state.
Ben Groundwater actually calls Australia a nanny state in his article Australia: The Great Nanny State! I was wondering about the online sports betting industry being treated as a nanny state by our government when they force online betting sites like bet365, Sportsbet and Sportingbet $500 Free Bet Link to either remove any free offers or to have a disclaimer on the page offering them to prospective online sports punters. Like that link to Sportingbet. There used to be a time when all new punters could partake in the free bet offer. Not anymore. Check out the disclaimer at the end of the page.
Sport Betting Nanny State Rules
“This offer is not available to residents of Victoria, South Australia, NSW (effective 28 May 2014) & Western Australia.”
Luckily for me, living in South Australia, I signed up to bet365 before this dumb rule came into being. Personally I think it’s unfair to all those responsible gamblers out there. I also don’t think it’s going to do any damn good anyway. I didn’t become an online sports betting punter because of the $200 free bet offer. I was going to join that day anyway. I personally don’t believe that those free bet offers suck prospective gamblers in. People join because they want to be able to place a bet on line with ease and without the hassle of going to a bricks and mortar betting site, like TAB, or to have to place it by phone. Am I wrong? If I am let me know in the comments section below.
So why do these sites have these offers? I think it’s obvious. Online sports betting is a competitive market and these offers are merely to attract punters to join their respective online sports betting sites.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.