Sports betting has never been more popular in the United States than it is today. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May of 2018, all states have been given the green light to legalize and regulate sports betting if they so choose. So, Nevada is no longer the only state in which sports betting is legal.
With sports betting continuing to grow at a rapid pace, more and more betting platforms are popping up all the time. While there is certainly something to be said about heading to Las Vegas and putting some money down on your favorite team, the advent of the internet has made it possible for users to bet on sports from the convenience of their own home. With the way smartphones have changed the game over the last decade, there are apps for that now, too.
The following are the 5 best sports betting apps available today.
DraftKings has made its name as the No. 1 daily fantasy sports provider in the world. However, almost immediately after the aforementioned Supreme Court ruling, DraftKings decided to take the dive into the sports betting realm. DraftKings announced the formation of the DraftKings Sportsbook shortly after the news came down, and the company launched the first online sportsbook outside the state of Nevada in August of last year.
Users can now place sports bets using the DraftKings app in states in which sports betting is legal. As of this writing, that list includes New Jersey, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Nevada. DraftKings’ reputation is second to none in the daily fantasy sports industry, and they have quickly established themselves as a power in the burgeoning sports betting marketplace, too.
Not to be outdone, DraftKings’ primary DFS rival, FanDuel, has also launched an online sports betting operation of its own. In addition to the established DFS platform, FanDuel opened a sportsbook in New Jersey in 2018. The FanDuel app is user-friendly, and users can place mobile sports bets through the app in legal states. As of now, the FanDuel app will only accept bets from users in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but that list will grow in the months and years to come as sports betting makes its way across the U.S.
British bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair purchased FanDuel in July of 2018 with eyes on helping the DFS giant become one of the biggest sports betting platforms in the United States.
Bet365 is one of the most recognizable names in the sports betting industry. One fun feature of the Bet365 app is that users can watch live games streamed through the app. The homepage also displays all in-progress games available for live betting, which is a nice feature considering how much in-play betting has grown in recent years. Paid Bet365 account holders have access to the app’s streaming service.
The app is easily navigable and the platform offers no shortage of different sports on which to wager. Soccer is one of the more popular options considering Bet365 is based in Europe, but you can also find football, basketball, baseball, golf and all sorts of other sports via the mobile app. Bet365 is also known for fast payouts and a number of different bonuses that keep users coming back for more.
Intertops may not be as well-known as some of the other household names on this list, but you won’t find a better mobile sports betting experience anywhere else. Intertops accepts a number of different types of currency (credit cards and Bitcoin, most importantly) while also offering multiple different bonuses from which users can choose. Soccer, tennis, basketball, football and even eSports betting are all offered with the mobile app.
Intertops offers users a 100 percent sign-up bonus up to $500, which is one of the best bonuses in the industry. There are over 4,000 different betting options at Intertops every single day, and you can also track your active bets in real-time using their live scoring technology. The company has been around for over 20 years, and Intertops is easily one of the best mobile apps available today.
BetOnline is also known for its strong welcome bonus offer. First-time sign-ups can have their initial deposit of up to $1,000 matched by 50 percent, which gives you a hefty bankroll with which to bet right off the bat. In addition to game lines and live betting, BetOnline is also known for its vast array of prop bets and special edition betting options.
Quick payouts are of the utmost importance, and BetOnline is one of the best in the industry when it comes to getting your winnings to you as quickly as possible with live streaming app. They also accept multiple payment methods – including cryptocurrency – which is a sign that they’re on top of the latest trends when it comes to mobile sports betting.