There are no shortage of online betting apps. And with the arrival of the NFL Playoffs, bettors in more than a dozen states that allow mobile sports betting will be looking for an app with which to wager.
With more than 15 options to choose from, a few betting apps stand out from the crowd and are available in most states that allow online sports betting– including NY sports betting.
All of the apps listed here are available on both iPhone and Android. But we recommend signing up for them online to claim aggressive signup bonuses ahead of the playoffs.
1) FanDuel Sportsbook
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in all legal betting states and the US leader in online betting handle (amount wagered).
Their popular brand name, strong promos, and straightforward user interface have catapulted them to the top. FanDuel Sportsbook is the most well-rounded betting app for both the experienced and casual bettor alike. Same-game parlays are a particular standout first seen in the FanDuel app.
2) DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook offers a more unique betting experience than FanDuel. While both offer same-game parlays and an online casino, DraftKings’ app includes free-to-play pools, an NFT marketplace, and deeper integration with daily fantasy.
More importantly, DraftKing has a wild NFL Playoffs offer: 56 to 1 odds on any NFL Playoff game for new users.
This is a great offer. Simply bet $5 and win $280 if your team wins.
3) Barstool Sportsbook
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Not available in New York, Barstool Sportsbook is otherwise available in most legal betting states and features deep tie-ins to Barstool Sports personalities Dave Portnoy, Big Cat, Marty Mush and others.
Barstool’s online betting app is clean and easy to use. It features a slew of bet boosts offered up by Barstool personalities.
For the NFL Wild Card weekend, the Barstool betting app features bet $10, win $100 if a touchdown is scored in any game.
This offer is available to new users only who sign up here.
4) Caesars Sportsbook
We are all Caesars is the marketing tagline. And it might be true for the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs. The Caesars Sportsbook app has the most aggressive offer for betting on the NFL.
Depending on your market, Caesars is rolling out either $300 free + $3,000 deposit match or a $1,000 deposit match.
If you’re in New York, you get the bigger offer. New users who sign up with the link here will get $300 upon registration and then a $3,000 deposit match.
Elsewhere, you need to follow these links to claim a $1,000 deposit match.
While we prefer Barstool’s online betting app to BetMGM, the latter is outdoing Barstool’s offer by giving new users a bet $10, win $200 bonus if their team scores a touchdown.
BetMGM’s app has come a long way. For a while it was the premium casino-branded sportsbook app. But we feel it has been overtaken by Caesars, which offers a more fun user experience with better in-app bonuses.
But, it’s hard to beat BetMGM’s sign up bonus for the NFL Playoffs.
How To Register For an Online Betting App for the NFL Playoffs
All of the apps listed here are fully regulated and backed by some of the biggest brands in gaming. All are safe, secure, and require you to complete a know-your-customer (KYC) process to get started.
This might mean asking you for personal identifying information, like your drivers license numbers, social security number, or other form of ID.
You will also be required to allow the app to perform a geolocation check to ensure you are in a state that offers online betting.
All of this is normal as it allows sportsbooks to ensure you are at least 21 years of age, not already signed up to their app, and in the right location.
Once registered, you will be able to deposit money into the apps through a range of options, including online banking, credit or debit card, echeck, and other online payment providers.