Bet365 is one of the best mobile racebooks available today. You can place bets, study the form and even watch every race from the United Kingdom & Ireland live on your phone. Bet365's app works on most phones.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows & more.
Voted the Number 1 mobile horse race betting apps 2012 and 2013.
Strong emphasis on global racing and not just U.S., Irish and U.K. racing.
Watch every horse race from the U.K and Ireland live via your smartphone.
App will alert you when your favourite horse, trainer or jockey are running.
Bet365 have been one of the largest bookmakers within the UK and Ireland for a number of years now. They are unique in that they have been primarily an internet based bookmaker, rather than the majority of their main competitors who started as the more traditional high street bookmaker. Because they were primarily found online, bet365 have been a spearhead for innovation, and nothing more so to than their fantastic betting app.
Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in terms of betting for most bookmakers, with Bet365 being no different.
When sports such as these dominate so much, it’s pretty obvious that they are going to spend the majority of their efforts in producing as comprehensive a betting background as possible. Their betting app certainly reflects this with the amount of information found on the app regarding horse racing simply second to none.
The outstanding feature on the bet365 app has to be their horse form section. Now it’s worth noting that this section does actually load up within your mobile browser, not the app itself, but is a section that is completely mobile compatible and will fit around any smartphone or tablet screen.
Once into the section the first thing that you are greeted with is the race card for any upcoming races. Now you can select between each meeting that day and even select from meetings in the next 5 days or check out any non-runners that have been announced. We are told this is updated automatically to co-inside with their site as soon as information is broken, which is always a handy feature.
The card itself is fully interactive, as you would expect and allows you to see information including horse form, trainer information, jockey, silks, prize money, race distance, ground, going and even the criteria for the horses involved. The great thing about it is by clicking on things such as the jockey, the horses name and even the trainer, you can access a plethora of information about any recent rides and how they have performed.
The next section is the Race Overview, which gives users a quick paragraph about how potential horses in the race might fair. These are basically the views of their betting team and are based purely on previous form and how they performed at similar events. It does offer users a brief analysis of the race and will appeal more to the casual punter looking for a little bit of inside information and who is unwilling to trawl through the mountains of data that’s on offer to try and pick a winner.
The Rating section is the next part of their interactive race section and provides users a star rating guide on how good each horse potentially is. It’s similar to the overview section in that it predicts which horses will fare well in that race, but is a little more in-depth and the opportunity to click on the horse in question to track results is something we are very keen on.
After this you have Horse Form, Trainer Form and Jockey Form, which are all pretty self-explanatory. Everything from their past results and information including how well each performed is on offer. What’s good about the trainer and jockey form section is that you can search either or out, before then seeing which upcoming rides each has. So for example if you search for AP McCoy and saw that he was riding in four races tomorrow, you would be given the time and location of each race before being about to quickly view more information on each.
Whilst all the above is absolutely fantastic, and really adds to the app, a feature that we have not come across previously is bet365’s Nag Me service. The section allows you to register and let bet365 alert you via email of when a horse that you have selected is next running. So you may have been given a tip to look out for a certain horse, well you can add this horse to your list and bet365 will notify you when this horse next runs. This works the same for both jockeys and trainers.
It’s worth noting that all the above information is available for horses that run in the US as well, with a dedicated section for American races.
Bet365 do offer a live streaming service on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You can basically watch any race from Racing UK or At The Races – which will be pretty much all of the UK and Ireland's races – directly from your mobile device, but you must make a qualifying bet of a minimum of 50p to watch the race. Once you’ve made your bet you will then be able to view the race directly from your phone from up to 2 minutes before the start of the race.
Look and Feel
The bet365 app is easily one of the best looking apps on the market. As the horse racing section is integrated into their sports betting app, it’s obviously going to look and function as slickly as well. It’s probably the ease in which you can access everything within the horse racing section that makes it function so well.
The quick select buttons allow you to jump to markets such as next three races or enhanced places paid races. Baring that you can simply scroll to your race, select your time of the race you are looking for and away you go. Their Ante post section provides a wide range of markets to bet on including the majority of the big meetings from around the world and a few jockey/trainer specials as well.
Bet365 Horse Racing Screenshots
Bet365 have managed to once again smash the completion out of the water with the in-depth features and stunning layout of their horse racing from the bet365 betting app. There is little that can be added really and every function from their website has been carried over to their app meaning you miss out on absolutely nothing. Usually there is some sort of compromise between the two parallels, but we are delighted to report that this is not the case with bet365.
It’s hard to really find faults with their horse racing section or even app in general. If we were being ultra-picky the integration of the racing features could have been integrated into the app and the live streaming could just be free for all active users, like it is for other sports that are streamable.
The sports betting app in general is easily one of the best in the business, and it’s the addition of sections such as their horse racing section that has allowed bet365 to be so successful in the mobile market.