How to Download the Betconnect App for Android?
The Betconnect app can be found on the Google Play Store and downloaded from there.
- Simply locate the correct app, identifiable by the BetConnect logo
- Click the download link to begin the process
How to Install the Betconnect App for Android?
Because the app can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store, the installation process will be automatic.
- Download the app onto your Android device.
- Open the app and log into your Betconnect account. If you do not yet have an account, you can register at the Betconnect signup page.
- The app is now fully installed and ready to use.
How to Download the Betconnect App for iOS?
Just like the Android version of the app, punters must locate this app in the App Store, it cannot be downloaded directly from the Betconnect site.
- Locate the Betconnect app in the App Store.
- Click the “Get” button to start the downloading process.
How to Install the Betconnect App for iOS?
The installation process is automatic and will happen as soon as you begin to download the app:
- Download the app onto your iOS device.
- Open the app and log into your Betconnect account. If you do not yet have an account, register at BetConnect.
- The app is now fully installed and ready to use.
Benefits of the Betconnect App
Punters who wish to use Betconnect will be able to take full advantage of the Betconnect app on their mobile device. It is free and allows users to keep track of bets anywhere, anytime. The app is easy to navigate and is designed just like the main website so that punters can easily keep track of what is going on, and how to work the system. For new users (both punters and pros), the app provides detailed instructions on how to make the most out of the platform, and how to utilize it to your advantage. The app allows pros to make the most out of their gambling skills and create offers for others to follow. It will enable punters to choose whether or not to listen to the pro or make an opposing bet. Regardless of choice, the Betconnect app supplies the tools for either option.
How to use the Betconnect App?
The Betconnect app works just the same as the main site – as a betting exchange. Here, punters are given bets that have been curated by professional bettors. These bets are known as lay bets, and betting for an event not to happen – e.g. that a specific team will lose a match, or a player will not score. Punters can choose to agree and bet on this outcome, or they can bet against it. The Betconnect app then gives you access to back bets from several different online bookies. You can then browse through these, comparing odds, so that you place a bet with the highest odds, without needing to do the research yourself.
Every time you are offered a bet request from a pro, you can choose to lay the bet, which means betting against it. You can choose to follow the bet, which means betting the same way that the punter has (usually meaning you are betting on something not happening). Finally, you can reject the bet, and do nothing with it, and wait for the next one.
As a pro, you can create bets for amateur punters to follow.
Matched Betting on Mobile
The function of Betconnect is to allow punters to place lay bets as well as providing the information to place a back bet, creating a matched bet scenario, where you win regardless of the outcome.
A back bet is a term used to describe a normal bet. This is betting for something to happen, such as a specific team to win a sports game. A lay bet is the exact opposite of this – you are now betting for that same team to lose the sports game. This way, you are covered for either outcome, and you win regardless of what happens.
The aim is to find odds for your lay bet that are equal to, or better than your back bet. This is because you expect the lay bet to win, but in the event that it does not, you can still win with the back bet. As a punter, while you are unlikely to make large amounts of money this way, it does reduce your risk of losing.
The Betconnect app provides punters with all of the information for lay bets on alternative betting sites, so it is easy to compare and find the highest odds. One of the only issues is that you only have 15 minutes, from the time you are offered a bet, to either matching it or laying it. This time constraint can be a problem for many people because laying a bet on another site can be time-consuming, something that is exacerbated on a mobile device. This time limit is not specific to the mobile app, rather it is site-wide, but it does pose difficulties.
Mobile App Features
There are a few features added to the app that makes it easier and enjoyable to play on.
As an amateur, you will be sent bet requests from professional players. They have created and backed a bet. You have the opportunity to follow their lead and expertise, or you can choose to bet against their bet (in the form of a back bet on another site). Pick whichever you feel is most likely to win. The only issue with this feature is that you can only see a single bet request at a time, it is not like you can browse all of the available options, you must either bet or reject a request to see the next one.
Crowd betting is a system that allows punters to all benefit from the knowledge and success of pro bettors. A pro will stake a bet, and the Betconnect app will split the stake and distribute it to amateur punters. The amateurs will offer up their part of the stake if they want to follow the pro, allowing numerous people to win alongside the professionals, without needing to front the full stake of the pro.
The mobile app will enable you to match bets made by professional punters. If you feel as though you have a higher chance of betting against what is being offered to you, the app will show you all of the betting options for other, traditional betting sites. The information is already gathered for you, so all you need to do is scroll through the various sites listed until you find the best odds. Clicking on the link will then send you directly to that website, so you can place your bet as easily as possible. Betconnect makes match betting a simple process and automates as many of the steps as possible, so all you need to do is locate the best option for yourself.
Review of the Mobile site version
For those who wish to play on a mobile device, but do not want to download the app (or cannot), they can always access the mobile version of the main PC website. This is a lot more similar to the main site but has been subtly redesigned to be easier to navigate on a smaller, touch screen device. There are a few menus, but all of the necessary information is still easily accessible. As with the PC version of the website and the app, new users can find helpful information on how to use the betting exchange, and whether they should use a pro or punter account.
Differences Between the Mobile App and the Mobile Site
There are a few differences between the app and the mobile version of the site, leading punters to favour one over the other inevitably. It should be noted that both options allow users to access all of the same functions – neither can be considered objectively superior on those grounds.
- Free to download
- Takes up storage space on your device
- Not compatible on all devices
- Free to use
- Does not require any downloading/take up space on your device
- Compatible on all devices
- Not as easy to navigate on smaller devices as the app
Is There a Betconnect App Bonus?
No, BetConnect does not offer any promotions specific to punters using the mobile app. However, new bettors who download and use the app are still eligible for their welcome bonus, which can change semi-frequently, but currently allows users to receive £50 in free matched bets.
System Requirements and Compatibility
Unfortunately, not all mobile devices are compatible with this app. Here is a list of some of the most common devices that work with the app, although it is essential to note that this list is not exhaustive, and further information can be found in the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Requires iOS 11 or later, compatible with all iPhones, iPod touches and iPads that have this software or later.
Requires Android 4.4 or later. Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4 (and later models), LG Nexus 4 (and later models), Sony Xperia Tablet, Sony Xperia ZL (and later models), HTC One X+ (and later models).
Mobile Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
The Betconnect app only accepts payments from Visa or Mastercard, although these limitations are issues with the site, and not solely restrictive on the mobile apps. The app currently only accepts payments in GBP, no other currencies. Because Betconnect is a relatively new betting site, there is a high chance that they will expand their payment methods in the future, and accept currencies (and users) from other countries.
It should be noted that Betconnect does not charge any fees for deposits or withdrawals.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Bank Wire Transfer||£10||£10,000||Instant|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||£1||£2,000||3-5 Working Days|
|MasterCard||£1||£2,000||3-5 Working Days|
|Bank Wire Transfer||£1||£2,000 & more||3-5 Working Days|
What do I do if the app stops working?
Try shutting down the app, then reopen it. If that does not work, check that your software is up to date and that the app is up to date. If that also does not work, try deleting and re-downloading the app onto your device.
I downloaded the Betconnect official .apk file. What if it won’t install?
If the file does not install, make sure that you have a device that is compatible with the app. The .apk file should install automatically because it comes straight from the Google Play Store, which is a verified source. Check also that you have enough storage space on your device.
Is the Betconnect app free?
Yes, it is free to download.
How do I follow/lay bets using the app?
To follow a bet using the app, you can make a bet on any other betting site that opposes the offer made by the Pro. The BetConnect app makes this easy by collecting all of the necessary information from a range of websites, for you to make an informed choice. Simply find the best odds on a site that is listed in Betconnect, and click on it. The app will redirect you to the other betting site, where you can place the bet. Return to the Betconnect app, and match the stake of the Pro.
Is Betconnect a licensed company?
Yes, they are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission.
What is a betting exchange?
Betconnect operates as a betting exchange, which allows punters to bet against each other, instead of against the bookmaker. Bets from regular betting sites are known as back bets, where you place money on the odds of an outcome occurring (a specific team winning). A betting exchange will offer lay bets against this, where you are betting on the odds of something not happening (the team not winning).
Can I play like a pro and a punter?
Yes, but you are required to have two separate accounts to do this. You cannot play like a pro and a punter using the same Betconnect account.
What happens if I reject bets?
If you reject a bet, you are simply allowed to wait for a new one, that could be better or worse than the rejected one. However, if you reject too many pro bet offers, this can start to affect the number of future bets you are offered negatively, and you may find this number decreasing.
About the Company
Betconnect is a new betting exchange site, that allows users to bet against each other, rather than the site. Based in the UK, they have only been up and running since 2018, making them one of the newer betting sites on the market. The difference between Betconnect and other bet exchanges is that they market themselves as a more social brand, directly connecting professionals and amateurs, so that punters can take advantage of the expertise of professionals, and the professionals win more by being followed by the punters.
App Rating and Conclusion
One of the downsides to the app is that as a punter, you can only see a single bet request at a time. You can somewhat suggest what kind of bets you would like to see (such as specifying your favourite sports, following specific pros). Still, beyond that, it is out of your control what bets you are offered. You have no idea if there are greater offers available until you have either bet on or rejected the offer, at which point it is too late to go back if you wanted to. If you reject too many bets on the reasonable grounds that they are just poor bets, you will be penalized and may receive fewer bets in the future. To be fair, this is a design fault with the whole Betconnect setup, not just the app. Still, it does make using the app somewhat frustrating, especially when you are only offered poor bets.
On the other hand, this app is perfect for professional bettors who have been pushed off of other betting sites for their quality skills. With Betconnect, professionals are encouraged and stand to win significant amounts if they really are that great. So although this may not be the best bet exchange platform for amateurs, professionals can take full advantage of it.
The usability and navigation of the app are of high quality. Although it may take a bit of time to get used to the format, as soon as you understand what is going on, everything is simple and makes sense (although arguably the system is flawed).