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18bet mobile app

Compared to other bookies, 18bet from England have launched the mobile version of their online bookie page with a slight delay, but just in time for our extensive livetipsportal review. We have put this app through its paces and won’t spare you any of the problems or flaws we encountered. However, before you jump to a premature conclusion, we can assure you that there are a lot of positives as well. Generally speaking, we just try to inform you about all the relevant aspects that you need to know about in order to make up your mind whether this is a bookie you’d want to bank with. We hope you’ll enjoy our livetipsportal review of the 18bet mobile app.

Make sure you also check out our detailed review of the online version of 18bet sportsbook at livetipsportal.com.

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Logging in to 18bet mobile The front page of the bookie’s mobile app
18bet mobile impresses with a simple and well-arranged design


How to install 18bet mobile

Like many other bookies, 18bet does not offer a specifically designed app, but rather a mobile version of the original homepage which is compatible with and accessible from all kinds of smartphones or tablets. However, this particular mobile version does not seem to be fully developed yet and leaves some room for improvement. For instance, if you want to access the bookie’s service using a tablet, 18bet.com does not automatically switch to the mobile version thus requiring you to click on the button which says ‘mobile’ at the top on the right of the page and follow the respective instructions in order to get access to the mobile version.


Signing up with the 18bet mobile app

Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news, but as reviewers we need to inform you straight away that the mobile version of 18bet.com does not allow registration. However, due to the fact that you can access the regular homepage via smart phone or tablet (as mentioned above, the non-mobile version is actually the default option for tablets), you can solve that problem by making a slight detour there. However, this clearly is a significant black mark for the bookie in our review, and once the issue of automatized redirection to the mobile version has been solved, 18bet will have to come up with a solution for the lack of registration options for mobile devices.

If you make the detour and decide to sign up with 18bet on the regular homepage, you need to give personal data, such as your name and date of birth, your physical address and a valid email address as well as your phone number. For verification purposes you also need to answer a default security question. If you want to learn everything about the sign-up procedure at 18bet.com, check out our review of the bookie’s homepage.


Depositing with 18bet mobile

Just as in the case with the registration procedure, 18bet mobile does not offer depositing services for mobile devices. If you want to deposit money into your 18bet account, you need to do so by visiting the bookie’s regular homepage and by clicking on the respective yellow button in the top right corner of your screen. Consequently, you are asked to enter the amount that you want to deposit as well as an optional bonus code. Once you have done that, you can choose from a variety of payment options including so-called eWallets, such as Skrill, Neteller, and paysafecard as well as credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Diners, and entropay) and common bank transfer.


Login and logout

Logging into the 18bet mobile app is pretty straightforward and cannot be overlooked, as you can only start the application by logging in. The login request appears very prominently on the front page, whereas the logout button is a bit oblique and can only be reached via the menu button ‘my account’ at the top on the right.


Ease of use & design

The mobile version of the bookie’s online page is neither a high-end app in terms of design, nor is it cluttered with unnecessary graphics which results in a reasonably quick page load time. On the front page, which is designed in shades of dark grey and yellow, you find current sporting events as well as a selection of football or basketball matches in play on which you can place live bets. A button with a football image in the top left corner leads you straight to an overview where you can select from sportsbook offers or the bookie’s casino app. If you go for the sportsbook, you will find the most popular kinds of sports displayed, however, by clicking on one of those, you will be redirected to the front page with the current live events. For information about your 18bet account, such as your account balance, your bets, settings, and your inbox, you need to click on the button in the top right corner.


The 18bet mobile sportsbook

In short, the 18bet mobile sportsbook is rather negligible. In the course of our review, we were only able to choose from seven different kinds of sports, and once you click on any of them, you get redirected to the front page anyways. There you can select from three different categories, namely from ‘live’, ‘today’, and ‘early’. Once you have selected an event, you can choose from 46 different markets including common options, such as three-way bets, over/under and double chance bets as well as bets on half-time scores and the final result. Overall, the 18bet mobile version can by no means keep up with other competitors in the online sports betting industry as far as mobile services are concerned and in general, the app leaves a lot of room for improvement. By the way, if you are interested in any betting strategies, you can find a whole section dedicated to that topic in our section on betting strategies.


Our verdict on the 18bet mobile app

As has been mentioned above, we were not going to spare you any of the ‘nasty’ details, and unfortunately, the 18bet mobile app revealed way too many weak spots to pass our test. The fact that you cannot register or make a deposit using the app simply cannot be considered a minor flaw, but rather gives an indication of what the bookie still needs to work on. Maybe this is why the bookie still redirected us to the genuine homepage, although we were using mobile devices.

While the simple design and the consequent efficiency might have convinced us as far as the app’s usability is concerned, we have reasonable doubts that the 18bet mobile version can impress experienced punters as it offers only limited options, and might thus be more suitable for novice bettors who want to explore the betting world one small step after the other.

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