If there’s one app I can’t live without on my Samsung Galaxy it’s the betfair android app. It’s no secret that I prefer to use the betfair exchange instead of the bookies where possible and making sure I can get a bet on when I’m out and about means that this app is a must have.
Using the betfair app is a lot quicker and easier to navigate around than it used to be. I often try to obtain bigger odds on certain selections and so it’s crucial that I can see whether they’ve been matched or not and whether I need to amend my odds when I’m not in my office.
Whether it’s football, horse racing, tennis or another sport, you can do pretty much all the standard things you can do using betfair’s website and the app will allow you place back and lay bets pre-race, in-play, update/cancel bets and use their cashout facility too.
You can now withdraw and deposit (you can choose from Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller and more) using the app which you couldn’t do before and the real-time odds movements reveal what’s happening quicker than any live scores or picture feeds. Bad I know but I sometimes end up watching what’s happening in the in-running markets on the betfair app rather than watching a race just because I can get the result faster!
Google’s Play Store currently doesn’t allow gambling apps, so you have to download the app directory from betfair. You may need to change the settings on your phone to allow ‘Unknown Sources’ in the phones security settings to be able to download a 3rd party app. This is perfectly safe and just allows you to download other apps that aren’t listed in the official Google App store so that you can use them on your mobile or tablet.
Betfair’s own app is not the only way you can bet on betfair’s exchange either. The betfair app directory contains all manner of betfair approved apps that cater for more technical betting and trading. If you are interested in getting into trading sports, it’s worth a look and a play with some of the apps.
If you are new to betfair and you have an android phone but don’t have the android app, sign up to betfair, download the betfair app and claim £30 in free bets.