How to download the Android app?
LuckyBet is an online gaming platform that has gone a step further and developed a stand-alone Android app. However, unlike other operators who combine both the sportsbook and the casino on the same app, LuckyBet takes a different approach. They have instead developed a stand-alone app for each of these platforms. This means you will have two LuckyBet android apps if you are interested in both the sportsbook and the casino.
How to install the LuckyBet app for Android?
The download and installation process for LuckyBet apps is quite different from the usual android app installation process. This is because, just like many other real-money betting apps, the LuckyBet apps are not listed on the Google Playstore. But this factor should not get you worried since the installation process can be just as easy if you follow the step-by-step guide below.
- Step 1: The LuckyBet apps are not listed on the official Google Playstore, and therefore you have to tweak your device’s security settings to allow the installation of the .apk files. Start by going to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. Click the checkbox to allow installations of apps from unknown sources.
- Step 2: Open your web browser and open the LuckyBet website using the URL www.luckybet.com.
- Step 3: From the site that opens, scroll to the bottom of the homepage where you will find two app download buttons labelled ‘Download for Android.’ The sports betting app is highlighted using a soccer ball while the casino one is highlighted using a roulette table.
- Step 4: Depending on the betting options you wish to explore, click on the respective app download buttons to get the .apk file download. After the file has been downloaded, you can search for it in your device’s file manager and run it to initiate the installation process.
- Step 5: After the app has been installed, the app icon will appear on your app drawer. You can now launch the LuckyBet app and start gaming.
- After you are done with the app installation process, it is very important to remember to switch the security settings back on to protect your phone or tablet from harmful non-Playstore apps.
LuckyBet app for iOS
After Google’s Android, the second most popular mobile OS is Apple’s iOS. As such, you will usually find developers have two versions of their apps; one for Android phones and another for iOS devices. This is the same approach taken by bookmakers too. However, this bookmaker is yet to develop any dedicated apps that can be used on iPhones and iPads. This leaves iOS gamers with only one option – the mobile site version. As we will be reviewing later in this article, the LuckyBet mobile site version also serves as a fairly good alternative, applicable to both the android and iOS users.
Benefits of LuckyBet app
Generally, mobile gaming has proven to be more advantageous than traditional desktop sites. Since most of us will always have our phones at hand, it is therefore much easier to access LuckyBet via our mobile devices. In addition to this, the idea of giving the sportsbook a dedicated app separate from that of the online casino seems to work very well in delivering a neat and stable user interface. The two mobile apps are very light in terms of storage space, with both taking less than 20MBs. With most of the latest smartphones coming with upwards of 32GBs in storage, the space taken by these apps is quite negligible.
Also, as we will be reviewing the extra features available on the two LuckyBet apps, you will realize that these apps offer more than just the usual sports betting or casino gaming markets. The LuckyBet apps cover the full scope of mobile gaming, often surpassing the experience of using the desktop site.
How to use the app?
Whether you opt to start by trying out the sportsbook or the casino app, you will have a very easy time navigating and using the apps. The first thing you will notice is that the app’s landing page has a familiar feel. This is because the theme and colour scheme on the app follows the trend set by the desktop site. For navigation purposes, you will have a menu bar placed at the usual top-left corner of the home page. On the opposite side are the two buttons for either registering as a new player or login in if you are an existing LuckyBet client.
From the sportsbook app, you can browse through the various sporting events available through the column on the left-hand side. To place your bet, click the highlighted odds tabs placed alongside the selection you wish to pick. With the app, you can place either single bets or multi bets by clicking as many odds buttons as you wish to.
From the mobile casino app, you will have a similarly easy-to-use interface. The app allows you to filter through the games based on either the game software provider or the game’s category. The casino games are designed using mobile-friendly graphics that seem to load quite smoothly with the right kind of mobile bandwidth.
Mobile website version
Earlier, we mentioned that LuckyBet does not have a downloadable mobile app for the iOS platform. So how exactly can iPhone and iPad users enjoy their mobile gaming services? This is made possible through the optimization of the LuckyBet website to accommodate mobile browsing. The kind of coding technology used here ensures that all you have to do is input the usual LuckyBet URL on your mobile browser, and the site will automatically pick the mobile version.
Unlike with the apps, the mobile site gives you access to both the sportsbook and casino sections from the same platform. You will have a navigation menu placed at the top left corner, similar to that of mobile apps. The gaming and betting markets as well are similar across all platforms, including the mobile site.
From our experience with the LuckyBet mobile site, we received excellent quality of mobile gaming services. The mobile site can be particularly helpful to iPhone and iPad users who are otherwise left out by the absence of their downloadable version of the LuckyBet apps.
Notable Apps Features
Usually, you will find that betting on most downloadable mobile apps gives you an edge over using regular mobile websites. With LuckyBet, however, the betting features are quite the same on both the downloadable apps and the mobile site version. Some of the notable features you will get to experience here include:
Early cashouts have become synonymous with modern-day sports betting. Players seem to get hooked to the idea that you can easily opt-out of a burning bet and mitigate your losses. As such, it comes as no surprise that cashing out is allowed on both the downloadable android apps and the mobile site version. However, it is worth noting that not all matches will have this option. Also, for those with the early cash-out option, the amount you get paid out will fluctuate over time, depending on the scoreline at the time of the cash out request.
The spread of internet usage world over has prompted the growth of streaming services. This trend has caught up with the sports betting industry as well, where bookies are integrating a live streaming option in their regular sportsbook. Unfortunately, LuckyBet doesn’t have such a feature at the moment. Instead, you can use the live animations services while betting on in-play matches.
Traditionally, bets were only accepted before a match or race kicks off. The modern betting industry has brought about this new way of placing bets. Live betting, also referred to as in-play betting, allows you to place bets on matches that have already started. The LuckyBet mobile betting platform also includes this feature, giving you much freedom and convenience to jump into the action at any point.
Available betting options through the mobile app
From the analysis of the notable app features above, you can already tell that LuckyBet hosts both a sportsbook and an online casino. So what are the specific betting options that one gets by playing from their mobile platforms?
- Sports betting
LuckyBet runs a very comprehensive sports betting platform. The betting options here cut across various sporting disciplines, ranging from the most popular ones such as football, tennis, and basketball to newer betting markets in e-sports and other niche sports. In all, LuckyBet features about 18 different sports, with each giving you dozens of betting markets. All these betting markets will be accessible from both the android mobile app and the mobile site version. In addition to the pre-match markets, you will also get to experience in-play markets, which we have described in the section above.
- Casino section
If sports betting is not your cup of tea, you will also have the option to try out some entertaining casino gaming action. The mobile platform hosts a wide array of casino games powered by over two dozen top-notch developers. Some notable software providers you will come across here include Evolution, BetConstruct, EvoPlay, NetEnt, Wazdan, 1X2 Network and Pragmatic Play. This mix of ideas has enabled LuckyBet to have one of the most attractive lineups of video slots, table games, table poker, video poker, bingo, card games, lotteries and scratch cards. You will also get to experience a few other minis and casual games such as Bingo, Keno and Checkers.
- Live casino
Still, under casino gaming, LuckyBet has a similarly impressive live casino that is also powered by six developers, namely Evolution, Ezugi, BetConstruct, NetEnt, Lucky Streak and Vivo Gaming. If playing on mobile, you will need to get the specific LuckyBet Casino app or the mobile site to access the live casino games. Here you’ll find games such as Live Baccarat, Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Sic Bo, Dream Catcher and Dragon Tiger. For those accessing using the mobile site, such as iPhone and iPad users, you will not have to worry about getting some extra software since the live casino games have been tweaked to operate normally on any regular mobile browsers.
- Fantasy Sports
Within the mobile services of Luckybet you can play Fantasy Sports. As you may know, you can bet on various fantasy leagues across multiple sports and events. For example, you can select your NBA or English Premier League teams and bet against other customers on the websites. That way, the better team for the round will win the bet.
- Virtual Sports
For sports betting fans, this is another area you can explore to get more profits. The LuckyBet virtual sports section on mobile allows you to bet on virtual football, penalty kicks, virtual greyhounds, virtual horse racing and virtual bicycle races. The virtual games come complete with realistic HD animated videos which you can easily stream from your mobile device. This feature works quite well on both the downloadable android app and the mobile site.
Mobile App VS Mobile Version
With LuckyBet, players will have two main avenues through which they can play on their mobile devices. iOS users might not have much of an option since all they’ll have at their disposal is the mobile site version. But for Android users, there will be the option to choose either the downloadable app or the mobile site version. So what would make you choose one over the other? In section, we have broken down the pros and cons of using either of these platforms.
- Better graphics especially with the live casino games
- The user interface has a better layout
- Faster when launching casino games compared to the mobile site
- More security features
- You will have to download two separate apps thus taking up more space
- The installation process involves altering your device’s security settings
Mobile Site Version
- Faster access since no downloads are required
- Highly compatible with multiple devices, including older version smartphones
- Does not interfere with your device’s storage and security settings
- Lacks some features such as access to the LuckyBet poker room
- The graphics on the casino games are not as crisp
When it comes to mobile gaming, one issue that always arises is compatibility. This is especially so if you are using the downloadable app. The LuckyBet android apps need you to have Android version 4.0 and above to work normally. In terms of storage, the sportsbook app takes up about 10.9MB while the casino app will need about 7.8MB. So if you are to get both apps, you must have at least 20MBs to operate without any flaws.
For the avoidance of doubt, we have compiled the list below as a reference for compatible devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
- Samsung Note 5
- Samsung A20s
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Y9 Prime
- LG V20
- Lenovo K5
- Motorola G6
The mobile site, on the other hand, has little to no compatibility issues. The site seems to work efficiently on any internet-enabled mobile device, including the older ones such as Blackberries. Some of the phone applicable when using the LuckyBet mobile site include:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 7
- iPad Air 2
- Blackberry DTEK
With LuckyBet, nearly all the aspect on the desktop site have been synced to resemble what is on their mobile gaming platforms. This is the same approach they take when handling the bonuses as well. Here you will not find any mobile-specific bonuses but rather the same type of promotions as those on the desktop site. These include welcome bonuses, which means if you are new to LuckyBet, you can still register from the mobile site and claim these welcome offers.
Mobile payment methods
When it comes to the cashier section, LuckyBet makes use of a combination of e-wallets, bank cards, cryptocurrencies, and a good number of other online banking solutions. From the table below, we have compiled a list of the various avenues you can use to fund your account as well as request payouts.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit||Taxes|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal||Taxes|
|Paysafe Card||€1||€10,000||12 Hours||Free|
|Perfect Money||€1||€10,000||12 Hours||Free|
Was the mobile app ever not working?
From our experience with the LuckyBet mobile apps, there were no downtimes. The apps work quite well, and the loading speeds are very impressive, provided you have stable internet connectivity.
What if the app won’t install on my Android phone?
You need first to check the Android version your phone is running on and confirm its compatibility with the apps. Also, check if the security settings on your phone allow installation of non-market apps. Also, you must confirm that your device has enough storage to accommodate the LuckyBet apps.
Can you change the odds from fractional to decimal?
Yes, the mobile platform allows you to change the odds format from decimals to fractional, American, HongKong, Malay, and Indo.
Can I register a new account on the mobile app different from the one I am using on the desktop site?
No, LuckyBet prohibits anyone from registering more than one gaming account. This could result in the termination of your account.
Will I get any unique bonuses for downloading the LuckyBet android app?
Not really, the bonuses on the app and mobile site are just the same as those on the desktop site.
Since the apps are not listed on the official Google Playstore, how will be guaranteed it is safe for use on my phone?
Yes, LuckyBet guarantees you that their app is safe and will not introduce any bugs to your device. They regularly release updates to help sort out any issues customer might experience along the way.
Can I live chat with the customer support team from the mobile site?
The mobile site does not a live chat button, per se. Instead, they have a chats bubble that functions like a webform to send an email to the support team.
What should I do if the virtual sports videos are not loading on my mobile browser?
If the videos on the LuckyBet mobile site fail to load properly, this is usually an issue with the mobile browser you are using. You need to confirm the mobile browser supports streaming services since some such as Opera Mini don’t have this feature.
LuckyBet came into existence not so long ago, having been established in 2016. The site is owned and operated by B.P.M. Services B.V, which is registered in accordance with the Curacao laws. The site thus runs under a license issued by the Curacao eGaming Authority.
In their short existence, LuckyBet has been able to draw in thousands of players, especially in the European market. From the onset, the site established itself as a reliable sports betting platform, with industry reports linking them to betting giants BetConstruct. They have gone further to integrate an online and live casino on their platform, delivering an all-inclusive gambling platform.
Final Words and Apps Rating
If you are an android user, then you will be glad playing at LuckyBet since you can easily access their exclusive betting apps from the LuckyBet website. However, the idea of separating the sportsbook and casino apps might not sound too convenient for many players. iOS users, on the other hand, will not get to enjoy the luxury of using stand-alone apps here. Even so, the mobile site still comes in as a worthy replacement, delivering a relatively good quality of mobile gaming services.