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Why Are There No Betting Apps on Android? There are!

17 December 2020

No Android betting apps on the Google Play Store? There's a very good reason why. Read this article to find out why and to learn how you can still download Android betting apps in Australia!

Why are there no betting apps on Android?

There are betting apps on Android!

Many people assume that because they can't find betting apps on the Google Play Store that they're unavailable.

This is not true.

Android betting apps can either be downloaded from the mobile betting site of the bookmaker that you use or from the Google Play Store.

Google used to have a policy against gambling apps in its Play Store but this restriction has since been removed. Despite this most betting apps for Android are still not on the Play Store, but some are!

Check out our favorite betting apps that are on Android below.

Note that from the apps listed below, only BlueBet and Sportsbet's apps are now on the Google Play Store.

Best Betting Apps on Android

  1. Fast, easy & intuitive

  2. Best app for live streaming

  3. Great for US sports & Esports

  4. Same Game/Race Multis

  5. Best daily fanatsy betting app

  6. Many betting markets

  7. Betting stats and info

  8. Good for racing

  9. Instant deposit options

  10. Free racing live streaming

Play Up Android Betting App

PlayUp's Android betting app can be found by visiting their site and scrolling to the bottom. Click the image to sign up get it!

Keep reading to learn more about each of these apps, how to download them and exactly why some Android betting apps aren't on the Google Play store.

1. Where can you find betting apps on Android?

2. How do you download betting apps on Android?

3. What are the best betting apps on Android?

4. Why are there no Android betting apps on the Google Play Store?

How to get betting apps on Android

All Australian betting apps are available on Android but you will not find many Android betting apps on the Google Play Store.

If not on the Google Play Store, you can get Android betting apps on the mobile website of the bookmaker that you use.

Usually, the Android download link is at the bottom of the betting site homepage when you are on your Android phone.

Sometimes you need to search for 'app' or 'android app' in the Help Centre section of your bookie to locate the download link.

Follow these steps to find betting apps on Android in Australia:

  1. Choose a betting site with Android betting apps from the list at the top of this page
  2. Sign Up with the bookmaker
  3. Go on your Android device and visit the mobile betting website
  4. Check the bottom of the homepage for an 'Android app download link'
  5. Alternatively, search for 'app' or 'Android app' in the help centre section
  6. After locating the Android betting app link, click on it
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the betting app

How to download betting apps on Android

After you have signed up with a betting site and located the located the Android betting app download link on their mobile website (by following the steps above) you are ready to download the Android app.

Many betting sites have instructions on how to do this online but the general process is the same.

Follow these steps to download betting apps on Android in Australia:

  1. Sign up with a betting site that has an Android app
  2. Locate the Android download link on their website from your Android device
  3. Tap 'download' to download the Android app
  4. Go to your phone's 'settings' and tap 'security'
  5. Find 'unknown sources' and tick the box allowing installation from unknown sources
  6. Open 'downloads' or view your Downloads Folder on your device
  7. Tap the '.apk' file to download the Android app

You have to allow installation of apps from unknown sources in your Android settings because Google has put this feature in as a security measure.

But don't worry! All the Android betting apps on this page are built to Google's same high performance and security standards.

Ladbrokes Android App

Ladbrokes has a helpful section of their website dedicated to explaing how to get their Android app. Click the image to sign up with Ladbrokes, then scroll to the bottom of the page to get the app!

Best betting apps on Android

You may now know that betting apps are on Android but you may not know which Android betting app to choose.

Visit our page dedicated to Australian betting apps to learn more about mobile betting down under.

Otherwise, here's our top three favourite betting apps for Android!

#1 Best Betting App on Android

PlayUp Android App Australia

✅ Available on the PlayUp mobile website

After launching in 2019, it's clear that PlayUp has invested a lot of time and energy into creating an awesome mobile interface - we even reckon it's the best Australian betting app on the market.

The picture below says a lot of it but the PlayUp Android app is packed with awesome features and the best fixed odds in Australia. This makes PlayUp's app great for betting on sports and especially races.

Overall, PlayUp's app is really fast to load, really easy to navigate and really fun to use.


Playup Australia Android App

The PlayUp Android app looks great, loads fast and is easy to navigate

#2 Best Betting App on Android

Bet365 Android App Australia

✅ Available on the Bet365 mobile website

The newly re-designed Bet365 app is right up there with the best Android sports betting apps in Australia.

We say this because the new interface is even easier and quicker to navigate meaning you can find your bets, and place them quickly. This is all awesome but Bet365's Android app really shines because they offer more betting markets and live streaming options than any other app. They also consistently offer the best odds in Australia.

At the end of the day, the Bet365 app really has it all.


Bet365 android betting app

Bet365 is the best Android betting app for live streaming and live betting with thousands of events every day

#3 Best Betting App on Android

Unibet Android App Australia

✅ Available on the Unibet mobile website

Unibet has over 11 million users worldwide and offers one of the most comprehensive Android betting apps in Australia.

Whatever you want to bet on, you'll find it on the Unibet app. Unibet offers plenty of racing markets and their sports offerings are diverse and well priced. The Unibet app also has live betting and live streaming capabilities which make it ideal for placing fast bets based on how a match/event is currently progressing.

The Unibet Android app is a great choice for the casual Aussie punter.


Unibet android betting app

All right, we know these have all been iPhone pictures but the apps are the same and they still look great right?

Why are there no betting apps on the Google Play Store?

This article began by answering the question: Why are there no betting apps on Android? - but we haven't really given you a proper answer yet.

That's because betting apps are available on Android, however, the real question should be: Why are not all betting apps on the Google Play Store?

Some betting apps are not on the Google Play store simply because Google had made the decision that they did not want gambling products on their Android marketplace. Since eliminating this restriction not all bookmakers have gone through the process of putting their apps on the Play Store so that's why you won't always find them.

This may change in the future, but for the time being you'll have download most android betting apps from betting websites directly.

Because all Australian bookmakers still offer secure, high quality Android apps, this isn't really a big deal, it's more of a minor inconvenience.

The biggest problem is that having no Android betting apps on the Google Play Store confuses some punters and makes them think there are no betting apps on Android.

But now you know that there are!

FAQ about betting apps on Android

Why are there no betting apps on Android?

There are betting apps on Android! If they aren't on the Google Play store you can download them from the mobile betting websites of your chosen betting sites.

The reason many Aussie punters think that there are no betting apps on Android is because many aren't on the Google Play Store.

Why are there no betting apps on the Play Store?

There are betting apps on the Google Play Store, just not many. In the past, there were no betting apps on the Google Play Store because Google has banned gambling products from their Android marketplace but these restrictions have since been lifted.

You'll still find that all Australian betting apps can be downloaded on Android by visiting the mobile website of your bookmaker and finding the Android download link.

Where can you find betting apps for Android?

You'll either find Android sports betting apps on the mobile website of your bookmaker when you are using your Android device or on the Google Play Store.

When not on the Google Play Store, often the Android betting app download link can be found at the bottom of the homepage of your betting site. Sometimes it also can often be found by searching for 'Android App' in the 'Help Centre' section of the betting site.

How do you download betting apps for Android?

To download betting apps on Android (that aren't yet on the Google Play Store):

  1. Sign up with a betting site that has an Android app
  2. Locate the Android download link on the mobile betting website from your Android device (try searching for 'Android App' in the help centre)
  3. Tap 'download' when you find the link
  4. Go to your Android device's 'settings' and tap 'security'
  5. Find 'unknown sources' and tick the box to allow installation from unknown sources
  6. Open the 'downloads' folder on your device
  7. Tap the '.apk' file to download the Android app

What is the best betting app for Android?

The best betting app for Android is PlayUp's Android app. We say this because PlayUp offers the best fixed odds in Australia for sports and racing and because their app is fast to load and easy to use.