BetBright Mobile App Reviewed
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The BetBright mobile app comes under close scrutiny in our review. Being a relatively new company, just five years old and with BetBright using their own platform to provide their service, expectations are high. Will the upstart deliver on their promises? Our review will tell you more.
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BetBright make a bold claim that they are an online betting company that you will begin to notice, begin to use and begin to love. First impressions of using the BetBright sportsbook app is they could be right. The mission statement from the company promises an experience that is free from jargon, simple to use and they promise to give you all the good things about online sports betting without all the things punters find annoying. Find out if they succeeded.
Get Started with BetBright
To install the BetBright mobile app the quickest and easiest way is to use the QR code at the top of the page. Simply point the camera of your device at the QR code and your mobile or tablet will recognise it and ask if you wish to open the app store. Allow it to do that and you will be taken to the landing page of the BetBright app. Click on install and once the app has downloaded you will have the option to open it.
What Can I Find in the BetBright Sportsbook App
Being an Irish bookmaker there is a big focus on horse racing when using the BetBright mobile app, that’s certainly not a bad thing and the app gives you hints and tips direct from the Racing Post, if this is not enough then check out out our guide to horse racing betting. Football is also well catered for and the app allows you to cash out during any football match. We particularly like the format of the football coupon that splits games into categories such as matches on TV, UK long list as well as displaying all the divisions if you are betting on more obscure leagues.
There is not a huge selection of sports via the BetBright app with 15 sports covered but the most popular ones like cricket, boxing, tennis and rugby all available. It was surprising to see no Gaelic sports listed at time of writing, but these may get added at a later date.
App Design and Navigation
BetBright live up to their name with the appearance of the app. The screen is filled with colourful icons with a large promotions banner at the top of the app. The app sensibly defaults to sports and all the sub markets are displayed at the top of the screen. The seven icons at the top can be scrolled to reveal less common markets. Horse racing, football and tennis are shown. I would question the choice of basketball being on the main screen as it is not traditionally a huge market in the UK and would suggest greyhound racing would be a better choice there.
In the main sports section, the first category is popular events which shows current and upcoming events. While done well a slight criticism would be promoting sports such as ice hockey here. With limited screen space, promoting a top Premier League game would have been better.
Featured in-play comes next with the ability to make a quick bet straight from this section, a feature which we liked. The rest of the space on the screen is taken up with popular markets with football, horse racing, tennis and cricket featuring heavily.
At the bottom of the screen you can switch between sports, in-play, casino, betfeed and a ‘more’ icon. The betfeed function is worth exploring, it works like a twitter feed and shows you what people are betting on. This is great, if like us, you are scared of missing out on a good bet.
Clicking the more button was a surprise, the whole design changes and all colour is removed. The black icons on the white background look crisp and this could make the difference for anyone suffering from sight impairment. We actually preferred this look as it also removed the flashing promotions banner.
- Betting App Navigation The BetBright sports app has an incredibly easy-to-use navigational design. The most important offers and features are readily accessible.
- Football Bets on the App Football betting has been made exceptionally easy and straightforward with this slick app.
- Live Betting on Mobile The live betting feature of the app is quite responsive and effective. The offers are quite diverse.
- Present Promotions There’s a great range of promotions available at BetBright for different sports. There’s even an app only offer.
- Horse Racing Markets With the BetBright app, you have a whole range of horse racing events to bet on.
Live Betting and Streaming
BetBright TV lets you watch horse racing and greyhound action not only from the UK and Ireland but also worldwide. At the time of writing there were meets in America, India and South Africa to name just a few. This is great as it means due to the time differences there is likely to be an event to watch and bet on, even in the middle of the night.
Watching a race is simple. From the main sports screen click horse racing from the top of the screen. All the events are in time order and show with the course name. Click on the meeting you are interested in and you will see a video button. Once you click that the race will be shown or a countdown timer if the event is in the future. If you wanted a greyhound race you would follow a similar process but click on the greyhound icon. Sadly the ability to watch two streams at once is only available on the desktop version but with the smaller screens this is understandable.
Bonus Offers for BetBright App Users
BetBright are one of the few bookmakers that have a special mobile offer for their customers. Users have access to a special deal that can allow them to recoup 25% of all net daily losses on the in-play markets. You need to opt in to the promotion, something you can easily do with the app or the BetBright mobile website. Once done you need to place a minimum of 3 in-play bets per day with minimum odds of 1/5 (1.20). If your daily losses exceed your winnings then you will receive a free bet by 11am the next morning. It’s good to see an online bookmaker offering exclusive promotions for app users.
Horse racing fans benefit from BetBright’s second app only offer. Again you need to opt-in but once you do you get a free bet when you place 10 separate bets on horse racing. The free bet will be for the value of your lowest bet, so it is worth considering this when placing bets. For example; if you placed 9 bets at £50 and one at £5 you would receive £5.
All the promotions that are on the BetBright mobile website are available from the app and these are of good quality. On certain horse racing events you get your money back if the horse finishes second. As is now the norm at online betting sites they offer best odds guaranteed which will pay out the starting price if that figure is higher than the odds you took.
Betslip and Minimum Bet
The betting slip is done extremely well at BetBright. Add selections and they disappear with just a discrete thin line appearing with the number of bets you have made at the bottom of the app. This means you still have 95% of your screen available.
When you have finished adding your selections just touch the blue bar and you will see your choices in a list. Another great feature is there are quick bet amounts in the bottom right of the betting slip with £10, £25, £50 and £100 predetermined. If you want to use one of the amounts you can complete your bet in a matter of seconds.
Accumulator bets are also easy to make with the system offering different types depending on how many selections you make. The platform did not stop us adding as many selections as we wanted but bear in mind the restriction on the amount you can win at this bookmaker. The minimum bet is 10p which is fine.
Transactions & More
BetBright offer five ways to fund your account, not a huge range but as they accept Mastercard, Visa, Neteller, PayPal and Skrill they do at least accept the most popular ones. The minimum deposit is £10 for a credit or debit card, we of course would prefer £5 but this £10 is pretty much the standard at most bookmakers. The most you can deposit at one time is £15,000. For Neteller, PayPal and Skrill the minimum deposit is slightly higher and could take up to 24 hours to reach your BetBright account.
Regardless of the payment method used, withdrawal can take 3-5 business days for debit cards and 24 hours by all other methods.
|BetBright BETTING APP SUMMARY|
|App characteristics||Sports available:|
|American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Greyhound Racing, Ice Hockey, MMA/UFC, Motor Racing, Rugby Union, Snooker|
|Deposit/Withdraw via App:||Yes / Yes|
|Oldest Supported Version:||iOS 5.0 Android 4.1.2 Jellybean|
|App Manufacturer:||Dedsert (Ireland) Limited|
|Minimum Touches to Place a Bet:||4|
High rollers will need to be cautious as while the maximum winnings possible in a 24-hour period is £250,000, not all markets will allow you to win up to that amount. Even in the same sport, the status of the competition determines how much you can win.
Taking football as an example; In category 1 games which includes top leagues such as English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Spanish Primera Division as well as top cup competitions you can win up to £250,000. Whereas a category 8 game that features leagues such as the Arabian Gulf League your winnings are limited to £7,500. Category 9 and 10 games are the most restricted with winnings capped at £5,000.
Similar restrictions apply to horse and greyhound racing with the top payments in horse racing being UK Classes 1 and 2 with a maximum pay-out of £150,000 and all racing outside the UK and Ireland is capped at £10,000.
BetBright App: iOS & Android Requirements
Both the iOS and Android versions of the app are available via their website which links you directly to Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Apple devices need to be on at least 9.0 which does mean almost all phones including the 4S model of the iPhone are compatible.
Android users need to be on at least Marshmallow (6.0) operating system. If you are on any operating system below Oreo (8.0) you may need to allow the phone to allow the download by navigating to settings, selecting security and checking the option “unknown sources”. To stay safe ensure you turn this setting off after you have completed the BetBright app download.
- Android Android OS 4.4 or later.
- iPhone and iPad iOS 9.0 or later.
Users of unsupported devices such as Blackberry and Nokia phones can still access the sports betting markets by accessing the BetBright mobile website by using the browser built into the devices. This is a very common procedure that the majority of sportbooks for mobile utilise.
If you are a horse racing fan then we are sure you will love this app. This Irish bookie brings all the elements you could wish for in one great bundle. Live streaming of not only UK and Irish races but from all over the world. App only promotions are the icing on the cake for racing fans.
|Our Overall Conclusion|
|Markets||Betslip / min. bet||Live Betting||App Navigation||App Bonuses||Overall|
|6/10 Average!||7/10 Good!||9/10 Excellent!||9/10 Excellent!||8/10 Very Good!||B+ Grade|
- BetBright Mobile App Pros & Cons
- Swift bet placement
- Get 25% back on in-play losses
- Efficient, intuitive and easy-to-use design
- A blog with latest news and analyses
- No live chat
- Limited market size
It’s a shame that some of the features of the BetBright website are missing from the app. The company produce a decent quality blog that is full of tips for race meetings and also for other sports but there is no way of accessing this from the app, which seems like a wasted opportunity.
We do love however how pressing the stat button on any horse selection brings up Timeform stats which rate the horse’s chances and give a great description of the horse’s current form in plain English.
For football fans there is plenty to praise as well. Click on any fixture and betting tips are taken from Racing Post Sport in real time. We particularly like the verdict section which has swayed us towards different bets in the past which otherwise would have resulted in a loss. These tips also extend to other markets. For example; I click Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday and look under the Total Goals Over/ Under market and the text tells me that there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of Sheffield Wednesday’s last 13 matches. This is also done for the BTTS market.
Overall, we enjoyed the BetBright sports betting app, it has many features we like and has a polished feel to it. For horse racing betting you will be hard pushed to find a better app, it’s almost perfection. But even if you don’t intend to bet on horseracing, we highly recommend you give this app a try.
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Q&A Regarding the BetBright Mobile App
These are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the BetBright sports betting app.
How do I see what bets I have placed?
Once you are logged in you can find your open bets in the "My Bets" section, found in the top right-hand corner. You can also find information on your bets on the bet slip itself under the section “My Bets”.
Is it possible to place sports bets with Casino bonus funds in the app?
No, casino bonus funds can only be used in the casino.
I work away from home, can I watch live streaming abroad?
The app can only be accessed from the United Kingdom so therefore that is not possible.