Mobile Sports Betting Apps Reviewed

So you're in Vegas for the weekend and you want to indulge in a little sports betting. Well, the days of standing in line waiting get to the ticket writer are quickly going the way of the dinosaur. The trend for wagering is moving towards placing your bets on your mobile phone. Most of the Vegas casinos have an app that you can download to your phone and you can place your bets from the comfort of your home (or motel), as long as you are within the borders of Nevada. The sign-up usually takes around 30 minutes but after that you're good-to-go.

In this article, we will compare the various apps and then give you our opinion of which ones are the best ... and the worst. Apps that perform a feature the best are highlighted in green. Negative features are highlighted in red.


FEATURES COMPARISONS

FEATURES WESTGATE CG TECHNOLOGY WYNN CAESARS WILLIAM HILL B CONNECTED MGM SOUTHPOINT
Remembers User ID YES YES YES YES YES YES NO YES
In-Game Betting LIMITED YES NO NO YES NO NO NO
Requires Frequent Password Change YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Includes Horse Racing NO NO YES NO NO YES NO NO
Can View Lines w/o Logging In YES NO YES YES NO YES NO NO
To Make A Deposit IN-PERSON IN-PERSON IN-PERSON IN-PERSON IN-PERSON, KIOSK, CC IN-PERSON IN-PERSON IN-PERSON
Casinos Westgate

Venetian, Palazzo, Cosmopolitan, Palms, Tropicana, Silverton,The M Resort,Hard Rock

Wynn, Encore

Caesars Palace, Bally's, Flamingo, Paris, Rio, The Linq, Planet Hollywood

Binion's, Four Queens,Downtown Grand, ,The D, ,Plaza Hotel, ,Silver Nugget, ,SLS, ,Poker Palace, ,Lucky Club, ,Casino Royale, ,Silver 7s, ,Tuscany Hotel, ,Ellis Island, ,Hooter's Hotel, ,Longhorn Casino, ,Seigel Slots, ,Casino Valle Verde, Alamo Casino

The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town, California Hotel, Main Street Station, Fremont Hotel

Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus

South Point

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • High limits.
  • European golf tournaments.
  • Best props.
  • Early lines.
  • Many ways to bet.
  • High Limits.
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  • Most betting options.
  • European Golf Tournaments.
  • First round golf matchup wagering.
  • Varied tennis betting options.
  • Best color scheme.
  • Nice rewards.
  • Against-the-grain odds.
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WHY WE HATE IT
  • Password change request too frequently.
  • Confusing betting history screen.
  • Worst props design.
  • Can only make deposits/withdrawals at casino where account was established.
  • Low limits on NBA games.
  • Betting starts late (8:30am)?
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  • App pops back up after logging out.
  • Stingy reward points.
  • Second half betting design lacks.
  • Worse golf odds.
  • Often forgets User ID.
  • Lack number of college football totals.
  • App times out too quick when it loses focus.
  • Betting cuts off too soon before kickoff/tipoff.
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APP RANKINGS

  1. WILLIAM HILL
  2. WESTGATE
  3. CAESARS
  4. CG TECHNOLOGY
  5. B CONNECTED
  6. MGM
  7. SOUTH POINT
  8. WYNN
  9. STATION CASINOS (see note below)

NOTES AND OMISSIONS

  1. We have used the Stations Casino app ... once ... and it was a bad experience. So bad that we never used it again. Long story short, first bet was double-entered. THEIR logs showed that the bet happened within 10 milliseconds of each other but they wanted to convince me that I entered two separate, alike bets within 10 milliseconds (which is physically impossible). They lost a life-long customer over $5. Never looked back.
  2. In all apps that provide horse racing, you have to open a separate account for the horse racing but can still use the same app to place your horse racing wagers.
  3. When addressing horse racing features, we are talking about weekly horse racing, as most apps will put a line on the Triple Crown events.