One of the most popular features of online betting is live in-play betting. The feature has grown and grown across the industry and due to its popularity, all online bookmakers offer the feature. In play betting allows punters to get a bit closer to the action, allowing them to experience the dynamic rollercoaster ride of placing a bet during the match and hoping that the team they have backed will win the match or maybe score the next goal. There are also markets which will be settled well before the final whistle such as 'Race to 3 Corners' or 'Race to 5 Corners' so you can often bet on a succession of live markets.
You will generally find that when betting In-Play, the bookmaker will suspend a betting market in a football match if a penalty is awarded or there's a red card. That's because the traders will need to rethink the odds for that particular game. Another great aspect of live in play betting is that you can balance out your pre-match wagers. Say you have placed a pre-match bet on Manchester United to beat Tottenham, but it is Tottenham who are winning in the match. You could then back Spurs with a live in-play bet to compensate for the potential pre-match losses from the Manchester United wager.
Some bookmakers now also allow you to cash out an active bet early if you see that it is winning for example, instead of letting it all ride until the final whistle. Bet365 and a few other bookmakers take that feature a step further by offering partial cash-out, affording punters the chance to withdraw just some of the bet, while leaving the remainder running to the conclusion of the event. These are the big assets of live in-play betting.
Yes, there are several who have live streaming available, including Unibet. Many bookies have deals in place with companies that hold the rights to sporting events and that means that you can watch live action for a number of sporting events. Although no bookmaker shows the English Premier League, Unibet show leagues like La Liga, Serie A and the French league to their customers (offered leagues can change).
Similarly, bwin shows the Bundesliga to customers. Many bookmakers have live tennis from the ATP and WTA Tour, while Unibet have been known to show action from Grand Slam events such as Wimbledon and the Australian Open (offered events can change).
Then there are several bookmakers like William Hill and Paddy Power that show live horse racing when it comes to the UK and Irish meetings. This often requires the customer to place a minimum £1 bet on the race in question and they can then watch streaming and see whether their selection is first past the post.
Yes you can. Many bookmakers now have a mobile phone version of their website which is generally user-friendly and often provides free bets and bonus offers for customers when they place their first mobile bet. Those customers with iPhones can often download Apps from bookmakers, with William Hill and Paddy Power having recently launched a free downloadable version.
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