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Best Legal Mobile Sportsbook Apps

by June 18, 2020

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Here at BettingPros, we have scoured through numerous mobile sportsbooks available. We have reviewed everything from their interface, deposit and withdrawal options, sign-up bonuses, and more. After taking all that information into account, here is our ranking of the best mobile sportsbook apps on the market today.

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#1 FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook is the most user-friendly mobile sportsbook app out there. Its clean interface is easy to follow, and a number of enticing bets can be made in a matter of seconds. The interface is organized by the most popular leagues and most popular bets, so the common bettor does not have to do much digging when opening the app. FanDuel combines its $500 risk-free bet promo with other fun promotions throughout the calendar year. In addition, FanDuel Sportsbook is efficient and timely with their payouts.

The only glaring negative to speak of as far as FanDuel is concerned is their somewhat limited withdrawal options. One can withdraw via PayPal, Automated Clearing House or E-check, FanDuel Prepaid Card, or check.

#2 DraftKings

DraftKings is one of the more safe and secure sportsbooks out there. They offer new customers a sign-up bonus that cannot be beaten. New users who sign up before August 17, 2020, can receive up to $1,000 in a combination of risk-free bets and deposit bonuses. In addition, once users download the app they are met with a smooth interface that is easily navigable.

Like FanDuel, DraftKings has limited withdrawal options. In addition, they do not accept all credit cards for deposits or in some cases charge additional fees on transactions. Thus, certain customers may be limited in their deposit options depending on their bank or credit card companies.

#3 William Hill

William Hill has offered some of the most creative promotions, especially with cashback offers per dollar amount wagered. In addition, they have one of the greatest customer service teams if you are ever in a bind.

William Hill has also improved its deposit bonus relative to their competitors. William Hill is offering a free bet of up to $500 on your initial deposit.

#4 Fox BET

Fox BET has one of the most organized and easy-to-use interfaces around. They offer a strong sign-up bonus with $1000 split in half among a risk-free bet and a deposit bonus. In addition, they offer other excellent promotions such as a free $5 bet for every $25 bet.

The only real negative about Fox BET to this point is that they are a newer app without the history and reputation of sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings. However, if they continue to offer the promotions they do they will certainly grow their following in no time.

#5 SugarHouse

SugarHouse is becoming widely popular in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They are close to evolving their live betting options to the point where one can cash out a live ticket. One of SugarHouse’s biggest strengths is a plethora of deposit options, one of which involves reciprocity with the Monmouth Park casino page. SugarHouse is currently offering a 100% first deposit match bonus up to $250.

Where SugarHouse gets a downgrade is that their interface is behind its competition. The manner in which they list their bets takes a little more effort to make a wager, and thus slows down the process a tad.

#6 Caesars

If this was a ranking based solely on an app’s interface, Caesars would have a much higher ranking. They have a pristine mobile design that is efficient and easy to navigate. However, Caesars trails its competition in that they offer fewer sports to bet. Their focus is on more of the popular American sports, and thus one will not find sports like cricket, rugby, or cycling.

Caesars Sportsbook is providing new users with up to a $300 bonus when they first sign up. The deposit will be matched with a free bet of identical value, but in order to redeem your free bet, it must be redeemed within seven days of signing up for the bonus.

#7 888sports

888sports is making its name in states like Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey. They offer a non-cluttered, simple, and effective layout. 888sports provides many betting options, and their quick processing of payments is always a plus.

888sports offers a risk-free bet of up to $500 for new customers. However, that risk-free bet disappears if not used after seven days.

#8 BetMGM

BetMGM offers a strong deposit bonus, a free deposit match up to $500. In addition, if you are a bettor who loves prop bets, you will enjoy BetMGM’s comprehensive list.

BetMGM’s interface is clearly behind its competitors. The graphics are not eye-catching and users may experience functionality problems. In addition, their promotions offered throughout the year lag behind other sportsbooks.

#9 BetRivers

BetRivers may not have the same household recognition as FanDuel or DraftKings, but it has quickly become one of the most popular sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. BetRivers combines an easy account setup with user-friendly deposit bonuses and a sleek interface. Their 100% match up to $250 initial deposit however is less than what most of their competitors offer.

Occasionally, odds at BetRivers are seen as “unfriendly” compared to its competitors. In addition, from a visual standpoint, the headers to various leagues or sports take up too much room on smartphones.

#10 BetAmerica

BetAmerica tries to separate itself from its competition by offering live betting options right on the homepage. In addition, their strong signup bonus of 100% up to $500 stacks up well against the competition.

Tilman Fertitta is the owner of the Golden Nugget casino which is an affiliate of BetAmerica. Fertitta also owns both the Houston Rockets and Golden Nuggets, so New Jersey prevents BetAmerica from allowing bets on NBA games for the time being. They are working on changing that, but BetAmerica does offer plenty of other sports to bet on.

#11 PointsBet

Depending on how aggressive or conservative of a bettor you are, you will either love PointsBet or avoid it altogether.

PointsBet offers PointsBetting, which allows you to rake in big-time profit if you’re on the right side of a blowout or an upset by increasing the payout for every point past the spread the final result ends up being.

For example, let’s say you make a $10 PointsBetting wager on the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics to go over their Vegas total of 210. If the game ends up producing 220 points, you’ll win $10 for every point over the total the game finishes; in this case, 10 points translates to a whopping $100 victory. As it says above – the more you’re right, the more you win.

Unfortunately, the line next to that bright red arrow is also true. Let’s say that game produces 200 points. Instead of losing just your original $10 wager, you’re now down $100. It’s the ultimate risk-reward play – and while that might leave casual bettors feeling a little squeamish, it’s a great way to attract players who aren’t afraid of potentially losing a fortune.


Mike Spector is a featured writer at BettingPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive and follow him @MikeSpector01.

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