In August 2017, Bet on Brazil decided to rebrand and relaunch their company as SportNation, this saw the highly anticipated release of their mobile betting app which is what we’ll be looking at in this review. SportNation is a sportsbook that is operated and owned by Argyll Entertainment and is licensed in the United Kingdom.
The SportNation app provides users with many sports betting markets. Since their reintroduction to the scene, SportNation has managed to emerge as one of the upcoming giants in terms of online betting. The brand ambassador for SportNation is Alan Brazil. Brazil is particularly well-known for its great knowledge of football which has made SportNation immensely popular amongst football betting punters. He knows how to create a good sports betting website but how does the mobile app compare to the best betting apps available?
SportNation Mobile App Features
One aspect that will attract users to use a dedicated app, is finding out what exciting features are available when using it. A mobile app packed full of features offers far more incentive to download than one that lacks the same features. SportNation aims to give its customers a great mobile experience, so you can expect to find plenty of features. You will find a similar experience at Sportnations sister site on the RedZone sports app which has the same features.
Below we have highlighted the available SportNation mobile app features:
An important feature for all punters is the cash-out feature and fortunately, this is available on the Sport Nation mobile app. Cash-out is available on bets that are yet to start or have already begun and have not yet finished. The cash-out amount will depend on a variety of factors.
For all you punters that enjoy placing live bets, the SportNation app offers in-play betting markets. In-play betting markets allow punters to place wagers on a variety of sports that are in motion. In-play betting can offer a lot of excitement as customers watch the action unfold hoping to land their bets.
Reward Points System
Many online bookmakers have a rewards system and so does SportNation. Whether or not you are earning money directly from your placed bets or not, you will always be earning points from their loyalty program/VIP scheme. These reward points can be exchanged for free spins, shopping vouchers and other prizes including TVs and iPhones.
Unique Bonuses & Offers
For those of you interested in using the SportNation mobile app, you will have access to a variety of unique and exclusive sports free bets available to mobile app users only.
SportNation Mobile Sports Betting
Although SportNation is more than just a sportsbook, they are best known for their involvement in the sports betting world rather than their casino and game options. The impressive range of sports available at Sport Nation does not diminish from one platform to another, meaning the mobile app has just as many sports available as that found on the desktop or mobile site.
Of course, you can expect the SportNation sportsbook to offer betting options on all the most popular sports in the world; which we have highlighted below:
- Horse Racing
The above sports show that SportNation has covered all the most popular sports, but there is plenty more on offer than these. SportNation covers an array of more niche events too, such as water polo, e-sports and TV specials. Thanks to the vast selection of popular and niche sports, Sport Nation manages to appeal to a wide range of customers.
SportNation has plenty of upsides, but more specifically its coverage of football is second to none. Hundreds of betting options are available surrounding this sport, which offers markets from the top leagues and competitions, like the Champions League, to much smaller competitions, like the Perusian B-League.
Once you have found your desired sports to bet on, you will be hoping to find plenty of betting markets to choose from. Sport Nation offers both in-play betting options and pre-match markets. On top of this, players can also bet on entire outcomes of specific events and leagues.
SportNation Mobile App Layout
The SportNation app has become incredibly popular over the last couple of years and many online betting fans choosing to go with SportNation as their chosen app for online betting. The app is laid out in a very similar fashion to their desktop version, so this is a great feature for those who have been on the site before as it will feel very familiar. In fact, there are many great features on the SportNation app and new punters will be very happy once they launch the app as these features are instantly recognizable.
Once the user has opened the SportNation app, they will first see all the sports which are available to bet on which are displayed on the left side of the page, in addition to this, there are different tabs that are situated on the top of the app – these are ‘Sports, In-Play, Casino, Live Casino, Virtuals, Promotions and Rewards’. Along with the great range of markets that are available on the Sport Nation app, there is also a very tasty selection of promotions and bonuses which are displayed on the home page of the app. These bonuses are offered to both existing and new punters.
You can access all the main site features on the app including the Reward Point System, Cash Out Feature, Daily Price Boost, In-Play betting and, the Virtual Sports betting. You can also enjoy the casino on the app as well.
Another good feature that we found particularly helpful is the amount of information and support that is provided on the Sport Nation app. This includes promotions, privacy and cookie policies, terms and conditions, gambling policies and user support methods.
SportNation Mobile Bonuses
While at this point in time SportNation is not offering any exclusive promotions to its mobile players, this does not mean mobile users do not have access to the impressive range of promotions and bonuses available on the desktop site. All the available offers can be found under the ‘Promotions’ tab found on the mobile app, mobile site and desktop site.
Below we have highlighted the available promotions:
10 Free Spins – Customers can get 10 free spins every week when they simply place a minimum £10 bet on any e-sport.
VAR Insurance – Receive your stake as a free bet if your team scores a winner that is disallowed by VAR.
Best Odds Guaranteed – Receive the best horse racing odds with Sport Nation.
£20 Free Bet – Create an accumulator bet and if it wins you will receive a free bet that matches.
More offers include:
- £5 Virtuals Free Bet
- £100 Free Bet
- Horse Racing Free Bet
- Champions League Free Bet
- Enhanced Odds
SportNation may be best known for their sportsbook, but they should not be forgotten for their casino and other game options. The level of quality and quantity of games found in the Sport Nation casino will be inferior to competitors, but they still offer games worth trying. The available online casino games range from traditional casino games, like Roulette and Blackjack to various slot titles including Irish Riches and Starburst.
The great thing about the SportNation mobile app is that it provides all the SportNation services from one place that is easy to access. This includes the sportsbook, casino and live casino.
The Sportnation Mobile Site
Any of you that may be keen to try out the Sport Nation platform but do not have a compatible device to download the mobile app have no need to worry. If unfortunately, you can not download the dedicated app, then you can simply access the Sport Nation platform via their mobile site. The developers of the site have put in countless hours of work to ensure their platform is properly optimised to be accessed by mobile device browsers.
The great thing is, the SportNation mobile site looks almost identical to the mobile app and includes all the same features, so you do not have to worry about missing any of the good stuff.
To access the Sport Nation mobile site, simply head to your mobile devices internet browser and search for ‘Sport Nation’ or use the URL – www.sportnation.com.
From the mobile site, you can access all parts of the SportNation platform like when using a desktop or mobile app. Users will find links to sports, online casino games and their live casino.
How To Download SportNation Mobile App
The SportNation downloadable app is free for people to download and it is available on iOS devices. Unfortunately at this time, there is no app for Android users and you will need to play directly from the browser. Users can choose how they want to download the app, the SportNation app can be downloaded straight from the Sport Nation website and the user will need to follow a link then a download will begin to take place. Alternatively, users can just download it straight from the play store/ app store. Follow the steps below:
- Open the iTunes App store
- Search for SportNation
- Download and install the app
- Click on the app and start playing
The app currently cannot be downloaded on Android phones at this time. However, no matter what Android phone or mobile device you have, you will be able to open the site on your browser as long as you have a good wifi connection.
The iOS mobile app is available on any Apple iPhone as long as it has an iOS of 9.0 or higher and you have 20MB of free space.
If unfortunately, you do not own a compatible device then there is no need to worry, as SportNation has a fully optimised mobile site available. To access this mobile site, users should simply search for ‘SportNation’ in Google or their mobile browser.
The Comparisons Between Mobile App & Mobile Site
Although there are many similarities between the mobile app and mobile site which makes them very hard to tell apart, there remain slight differences between the two. Whenever there are differences between two things, it leaves an opportunity for one platform to have an edge over the others. Below we take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each platform:
- Organised layout
- Smooth loading screens/No lag between page changes
- App offers push notifications for upcoming events and promotions
- All of Sport Nation’ services available from one place
- Downloading the app can consume storage space
- Users have to update app regularly
- Almost identical to mobile app
- Works well on all mobile devices
- No download required
- Users may experience slower transitions on mobile site
- It has many pages to view on
Our Sport Nation App Summary
The SportNation app is certainly one of my favourite sports betting apps. This app has become a pioneer in terms of online betting in recent years and the markets that are available in terms of sports betting are truly brilliant. There are various brilliant features on the SportNation app, these include the promotions and bonuses that are available to users, how easy navigation is on the app, huge selection of sports to choose from, great customer support and plenty more. Overall, I would say that if you are after a well-developed app which has brilliant markets and many features then be sure to check out Sport Nation! Read our full SportNation review here.