How to download b-Bets mobile app for Android?
For those of you wondering if there is a b-Bets app you can download for Android, the answer is yes! Only recently available, the new app can be downloaded as an apk file direct from the b-Bets website. Simply click the main menu button in the top right of the screen and select ‘Apps’. Although this is apps, plural, there is just the one to download, and it is exclusively for Android. To find out how to get the official apk download, just visit the bookie’s website, as the app is available on the platform. You will have to make some adjustments for the successful installation. Follow the instructions below:
How to install b-Bets Android app?
- On your smartphone’s menu options, click settings > security and then swipe yes on ‘unknown sources’. This will allow you to download an app outside of the Google Play store.
- Head back to the b-Bets website and while on the relevant app page, click the red download button and when prompted by your device, click ‘download’ again to confirm.
- Open the download and press ‘Install’.
- A few seconds later, the installation will be complete, and you can then open the app. A shortcut will be available on your list of apps. Note that it will show as BBets rather than b-Bets.
- The Android app does not require any special permissions in order to work.
Is there a b-Bets App available for iOS
Having released an Android app not too long ago, we are fully expecting an iOS-compatible application to follow soon. Although there isn’t one available at present, this is unlikely to remain the case for too long as we have been informed that an iOS app is in the pipeline. There is no date set for a planned release, but it should appear at some point in the near future. In the meantime, the only way of accessing b-Bets using an iPhone or iPad is by loading the mobile version of the site on your phone’s browser, be that Safari, Chrome or anything else.
Review of Mobile Site Version
The mobile site stays true to the atypical desktop design which has a dedicated area for its sportsbook and another for all casino-related play. To switch between the two, users need to tap the menu button in the top right of the screen, and towards the bottom, there will be a link for ‘Go To Casino/Sportsbook’. Although this does not allow for rapid switching between areas, it does prevent the respective areas getting too cluttered and allow for more information to be easily displayed within each.
Despite effectively halving the scope of the options the main menus need to display, b-Bets does not offer quick access to the various areas within each section, e.g. virtual sports or live casino. The only links to feature at the top of the screen are for auctions and live support, which is not available 24/7.
With regard to performance, the app is often slightly quicker than the mobile site with the latter occasionally a little sluggish, especially while on the sportsbook. The fact that there are too many fixtures on the main page prevents smooth scrolling, especially as many of them are continually-updated in-play matches.
Sports Betting on Mobile
There are plenty of positive aspects, but also a couple of negative ones when it comes to placing sports bets both on the app or mobile site. Starting with the good, it is possible to view a number of selected leagues and competitions at the same time, which avoids the trouble of having to jump back and forth across the site. Another great feature is that virtually all matches come with a graph icon, linking to an excellent database of statistics involving the two upcoming opponents.
Mobile users also have access to the full range of outright markets relating to a particular competition. These can be accessed to the right of ‘match odds’, an easy and logical way to place long-term bets. Finally, the search tool which is available on the sportsbook is fully fit for purpose, bringing up all relevant matches once you have entered at least four characters.
Moving on to the bad aspects of b-Bets mobile sports betting, the most obvious one is the cramped feel. Sometimes events are so squashed you can only see the first three letters of each team name. Less of an issue, but still a design flaw, is the location of the betting slip. Designed to stay in the bottom right-hand corner, it’s always the slowest to react, frequently lagging behind as you move up or down the screen and this causes a rather frustrating delay.
Mobile Site Features
Being able to watch sporting action live as you place your bets is an excellent combination but sadly not one you can experience at b-Bets for the time being. It is not possible to access any kind of stream on the app or mobile site with b-Bets lacking the ability to broadcast live sporting footage. As a substitute, they do offer live animations, but those displayed do not provide a great deal of precision or valuable insight.
In-play betting on mobile is absolutely available at b-Bets across a range of sports. Although there is no dedicated page for it, all live fixtures, of which there are plenty, can be accessed by clicking ‘live’ on the sportsbook’s list of sports. Many live fixtures come with a solid, albeit fairly unspectacular array of additional markets. To allow for in-play bets to be placed quickly, users can choose to automatically accept all odds changes or only higher odds, a useful feature that is fairly standard at the best betting sites around.
Just as with b-Bets for PC, mobile users can also access a limited number of match statistics such as a number of dangerous attacks, a timeline of key events plus head to head records where applicable.
B-bets allows certain bets across selected sports to be cashed out. When the eligible event(s) you have staked money on the go live, b-Bets will issue you with a cash-out price which is based on a large number of factors. Should you see the price as a favourable one, you can settle your bet early, guaranteeing you some profit, or at least reducing any losses if things have gone against you.
b-Bets casino mobile
The b-Bets non-live casino is effectively divided into two sections, one consisting solely of slots and the other reserved for all other casino games. The huge number of slots on-site makes having a dedicated page a sensible decision. By doing it this way, users have a choice of relevant filters and the option of searching for a slot by name using the search box. With the vast majority of slots being fully mobile compatible, there is a tremendous degree of choice in this area.
To access the other range of games, users need to click ‘casino’ on the main menu. Next, you will be presented with a list of game types, for example, roulette, poker or blackjack. Tapping one will reveal most relevant matches but, somewhat puzzlingly, usually not all of them. For instance, there is only one option found within ‘baccarat’, but you will find three when searching ‘baccarat’ in the search box.
Whether using the app or mobile site, players have full access to the b-Bets Live Casino. Powered by NetEnt, all their games are optimised for use on mobiles and perform perfectly well on smaller screens. High-definition streams and crisp audio in addition to us experiencing no buffering, meaning that players should enjoy a fully satisfactory live casino experience. The only drawback is the limited range of games. As is the case for b-Bets on PC, only live roulette and live blackjack are offered.
Pros & Cons of the b-Bets mobile website version and app
There are few differences between the app and the website’s mobile version, but those that are presented are listed below.
- Does not require installation or updating.
- Can be accessed on all devices with a touch screen.
- Consumes a little more battery.
- Can be more sluggish at times.
- Uses slightly less mobile data.
- Marginally better performance
- Quicker access to b-Bets services.
- Only able to Android users.
- First versions of apps tend to contain some minor issues.
Is There a Mobile Bonus?
There is no kind of exclusive b-Bets mobile bonus customers can claim, but they can redeem both the sportsbook and casino welcome offers via the mobile site or app. It’s also possible to opt into any of the offers listed on the weekly promotions calendar, but you cannot view details of them on the mobile site or app. Due to a design flaw, users are presented with a blank screen when clicking on this area of the promotions page. To view the terms and obtain any bonus code; therefore, you will need to access the desktop site first.
With regard to b-Bets auctions, you are able to place bids on mobile, but this is something you are very rarely going to do. This is because b-Bets sets the BidBets starting price for all auctions extremely high, so high that virtually almost all of them end without a single bid being placed. Given how rarely auctions are actually engaged with, it is hard to explain why it features so prominently across the mobile site and app.
System Requirements and Compatibility
The recently released b-Bets app requires Android 4.4.1 (KitKat) and up. As this version of the operating system came out back in December 2013, you would have to have an incredibly old phone for the app not to work. Below is a tiny sample of the many phones that will have no issues running the official b-Bets applications.
- Samsung: Galaxy S5, S6, S7, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10, S10+, S20
- Huawei: P9, P10, P10 Plus, P20, P20 Pro, P30, P30 Pro
- Xiaomi: Note 2, Note 3, Note 10, Note 10 Pro, Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi 8, Mi 9.
- Sony: Xperia E5, XZ, XA1, L2, XA2, XZ2, XZ3, 10, 10 PLUS, 1, 5, 8.
- Google: Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4.
The mobile site is designed to work across all phones and browsers.
Mobile Deposit & Withdrawal Payments
There is a maximum monthly withdrawal limit of €2500 per month regardless of the payment method used. Higher withdrawals will require further verification and may be paid in instalments.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Pass N Go||€10||-||Instant|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Paysafe Card||€20||-||24 hours|
|Pass N Go||€20||-||24 hours|
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Questions & Answers
Can I change the odds from Fractional to Decimal?
Yes, on the sportsbook, just select the settings icon which is located at the end of the grey horizontal menu. When on settings you can choose to display odds across the site in either decimal, fractional or American form.
Is there a b-Bets .apk file for Android I can download?
Yes! Although it took some time, b-Bets now offer an Android app which is available as a free download directly via their website. This is the only safe way of downloading the official apk file as you will not find it on the Google Play store.
Why can’t I find a b-Bets app for iOS in the App Store?
As b-Bets are still developing the first version of their iOS application, they do not have a product they can advertise in the App Store. Even when the application is ready, though, strict App Store regulations may mean that users have to download the app via the b-Bets website instead.
How do I use the b-Bets mobile site?
There are no special instructions needed when it comes to accessing b-Bets on your smartphone or tablet. No matter how you arrive at the site, whether it be a search engine, bookmark or entering the full URL, you will be redirected to the mobile-compatible version. You can then log in using your normal details before placing your bets across the casino and sportsbook as normal.
Is the b-Bets mobile app secure?
Yes, as b-Bets are keen to tell you prior to installation, the app follows the same strict safety standards as the full desktop site. Just ensure you select the official download from the b-Bets website rather than an external source.
Can I register an account using the app?
Absolutely. Providing you have not signed up before, at b-Bets, you are encouraged to register via the app. Mobile registration follows exactly the same process as it does on the desktop site and should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete.
Can I follow b-Bets on any of my social media apps?
This is something you can do as b-Bets are active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow them on either of these platforms to hear about the latest news, free bets, offers and more.
Am I able to view the app in another language?
Yes, while using the app, simply tap the flag at the top of the screen to change the language settings. Users can choose from English, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or Hindi.
Do virtual sports games work on mobile devices?
While we would not say virtual sports are 100% optimised for mobile use, they will run on both the mobile site and app. Match footage often does not load automatically though, and in order to view it, you need to tap the grey play button.
About the Company
Being found in 2014, b-Bets is a fairly well-established name in the online casino and sportsbook industry. They are a group of five brands owned by Condor Gaming SRL who are based in Malta and operate under a type 1 gaming service licence MGA/B2C/340/2016.
How b-Bets differs from the competition is courtesy of its intriguing auction system which allows players to bid, in theory at least, on certain rewards, for example, deposit bonuses. As we have discussed previously though, the system largely disappoints with players needing the exceedingly high amount of loyalty points, or rather BidBets, to win auctions. Aside from this, b-Bets offers a comprehensive sportsbook and strong collection of casino games from 20 developers.
App Rating and Conclusion
We’re glad to see that b-Bets have finally produced an Android app. It will not dazzle you, but as far as apps go, it does a reasonably solid job. The design is mostly user-friendly, and it provides customers with much of the same features and tricks as the desktop site. Although it does perform slightly better than the mobile site with regard to speed, performance is still lacking a little at times. There is also the issue that none of the weekly promotions is visible, a significant inconvenience given how popular these tend to be.
From an aesthetic point of view, we cannot imagine many of you will be huge fans of b-Bets’ colour scheme. The app and mobile site have followed the exact same theme as the desktop, but it’s one that looks a little drab with its heavy use of dark colours. The sportsbook is more vibrant in appearance but is too bulky to properly fit onto a smaller screen with team and player names often half-obscured.
Clearly, there are some areas for improvement when it comes to the b-Bets mobile experience. That said, on the whole, smartphone and tablet users will not encounter too many issues, and there is enough to like here to make it worthwhile checking the app/site out.