New United States bookmaker app for sports & horse race betting on iPhone & Android

Discussion in 'Mobile Horse Racing' started by Sebastian, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    UPDATE JULY 4, 2017

    The good news is that Bovada have finally updated their sportsbook app to include their online racebook.
    • Wager on horse racing from EVERY race track in the USA. The app also covers horse racing from racecourses in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
    • U.S. citizens are welcome.
    • All major bet types available via mobile, including Win/Place/Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta and Daily Double.
    • Get up to a 5% daily rebate on straight and rebate bets when you use the racebook app.
    • Live results are available on your phone plus their is an archive of results going back 1 month.
    • Deposit and get up to $250 in free horse racing bets.
    • Works on any Android, iPhone, iPad or Windows Phone device.

    Due to the archaic gambling laws in the United States, many of the large European bookmakers have decided not to make their apps available in the United States. This is bad news for U.S. sports and horse racing fans because many of these apps are incredibly sophisticated, offering betting tips and advice, form guides, race cards and even free live streams of the NBA Playoffs, Masters Golf, the Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis and major horse races like the Aintree Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby.

    U.S. based sports and racing punters have up until now had to make do with second rate iOS and Android betting apps that lacked features and were poorly designed. Thankfully BetOnline have developed a U.S. friendly bookmaker app that bucks that trend. The app is compatible with any iPhone, Android (Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola Droid Maxx, HTC One, Google Nexus etc), BlackBerry or Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia) smartphone. Due to Apple's extremely draconian gambling restrictions, you won't find their app in the App Store, instead just browse to their site to be redirected to their web app.

    The horse racing section of the app BetOnline is significantly better than anything currently available to horse racing aficionados in the USA. The mobile racebook has been very well designed and covers every thoroughbred, greyhound and harness racetrack. Races from major racecourse in the UK and Ireland, such as Haydock, Chepstow, Kempton Park, Doncaster, Fairyhouse and Punchestown are also featured.

    This is the first U.S. racing app that provides a decent form guide as well as a racecard with information on the trainer, jockey and betting odds. While it doesn't offer live video of any horse races at present, the free Horse Races Now app streams races from almost 30 racetracks daily in the US and it available for both iOS and Android phones and tablets.

    Anyone who places a wager via the BetOnline app will automatically receive a $25 free bet.


    And here is a video demo of the Horse Races Now app that we mentioned earlier.

    Last edited: Jul 4, 2017
  2. Jack65

    Jack65 New Member

    Why can't I download bookmaker apps from the App Store in the US?
  3. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    These apps are not available for download from the U.S. iTunes App Store due to Apple's App Review Guidelines which states that "Apps that offer real money gaming (e.g. sports betting, poker, casino games, horse racing) must have necessary licensing and permissions in the locations where the App is used"

    The problem with the USA is that many states have very restrictive online gambling laws, while others like Nevada and New Jersey have recently legalized online gambling. As a result the U.S. is a legal minefield for Apple so in general they do not allow any type of real money gambling app in their iOS App Store.

    While this was a major roadblock for mobile gamblers in the US a couple of years ago, major advances in HTML5 web apps have meant that you no longer need to download sports betting, poker, horse racing, lottery or casino games from the Apple App Store. U.S. friendly online gambling sites now offer web apps that offer all the same features and look just as good as native apps.
  4. Jack65

    Jack65 New Member

    The horse racing Triple Crown season starts shortly in the United States with The Kentucky Derby. Will they be running any special betting promotions or free bet offers to mark the event?
  5. mcafee

    mcafee New Member

    most of the US online sportsbooks offered good betting promotions for new customers but I didn't see a lot of free bet offers for existing customers :(
  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  7. Roger

    Roger Member

    They also run a "Race Of The Day" promotion where if the winning horse had closing odds of 3/1 or greater they'll double your winnings up to $50.
  8. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    To mark the Kentucky Derby 2015, Carbon are offering new customers a 100% racebook match bet.
  9. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    BetOnline are the latest US friendly online sportsbook to accept bitcoin. US-based sports bettors can now wager anonymously thanks to the popular crypto-currency.
  10. UKProud

    UKProud New Member

    has anyone used the bovada iphone app to wager on a horse race?
  11. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    When Bovada redesigned their sportsbook app recently they removed the racebook so right now there is no way to place a bet on a horse race using the bovada app. I think Bovada primarily concentrates on sports betting and isn't particularly good when it comes to horse racing. For this reason we think racing fans are better off sticking with BetOnline, particularly if you want to wager on a horse race from an iPhone or Android.
  12. Jake

    Jake Member

    do betoline accept bitcoin yet? i tried to use betonline in the past but my credit card kept getting declined.
  13. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Yes. All the major offshore sportsbooks that welcome U.S. players now accept bitcoin, including 5Dimes, BetOnline and Bovada.

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