Despite an improvement, the mobile apps constitute one of SportyBet‘s shortcomings. While the speed certainly satisfies, when it comes to the usability, the website for smartphones and tablets lags the desktop version. Moreover, the lite option isn’t available in all countries. Conversely, the bookie developed, besides the web app, a native / download-based one for Android devices.
SportyBet has an app for Android and a mobile site for iOS
The owners obviously realize the importance of this because they refer several times to their application for Android. For example, on the page with the 150% bonus for new customers, we saw a teaser with the wording “Download the SportyBet App”. Furthermore, we saw a link to the same subpage in the main navigation. There, SportyBet users can find three procedures for the app download.
To be more precise, you can scan a QR code, download the file to your PC or notebook or save it from your mobile device, for example, via the indicated links. SportyBet does not require users to login, as the download of the app works in any case. Furthermore, the application suits all Android versions from 4.3. With iOS devices, SportyBet allows you to use the mobile web app.
The start page seems overloaded
So far so good, but you will have to be patient with it at first. Because: To say the least, the desktop version definitely has a clearer and more user-friendly design.
It begins with the homepage, which we found overloaded. Of course, it is great to find the most popular prematch bets and live bets below the main teaser. However, we felt caught off guard because of the layout. Not least because you must scroll the sports and betting markets sideways. This is probably easier with a tablet, but with a smartphone, it’s not the best thing in the world. However, in our opinion SportyBet already reacted to criticisms and made improvements. This makes us hopeful.
Live betting is much easier to use
The whole thing at SportyBet works similarly in the live betting tab. However, the developers used a smaller font size and icons so that it is easier to select the discipline. Below that, you can scroll sideways to the betting markets. Additionally, you can filter the sporting events for which there is a SportyTV broadcast. In practice, the offer in this respect is limited.
How to utilize the “Load Code” and place prematch bets
When you return to the homepage, the fifth point in the main navigation is the “Load Code” button. There you can enter a booking code after logging in to SportyBet. To obtain this code, select the desired bet in advance and click or touch “Book bet”.
SportyBet makes up for one shortcoming. If you click on the “AZ Menu” button in the footer, at first glance, you get relatively easily to the desired games and competitions. Afterwards, however, you always must return to the homepage.
Therefore, you should immediately internalize that you should use the button in the main navigation, just as you do for live betting. First, you can scroll sideways through the individual sports and then through the betting markets. Of course, you can also use the search function, but you need to know in advance which competition you want to bet on. Once you have placed pre-match and / or live bets, at SportyBet, you can request cash-outs. In the mobile app, this works via the Open Bets button in the footer.
This is how the SportyBet lite version works
It’s very hidden, but SportyBet offers a lite version for bettors in Kenya and Nigeria. However, this version can’t keep up with the other mobile offers of the bookmaker as well as the competitors. Because: After a hopeful look at the “All Sports” icon, we discovered prematch bets only on football / soccer, basketball, tennis, rugby, and cricket. Additionally, we saw live wagers on the same sports, and the jackpots. If you want to try the virtuals, SportyBet invites you to download the APK file.
SportyBet permits you to register quickly
Finally, we would like to state that SportyBet is probably the bookie with the fastest sign up process in most of the countries. In the first step, you must enter your phone number. Then the betting site will ask you for the desired password. Finally, SportyBet will send you an SMS and you complete the registration.
After that, you will not only be able to use the entire betting programme, but also most of the functions. Basically, at SportyBet you only must do without the live betting Multi View feature.