Ever heard of professional online betting? I bet you have. Did you know that there is something called live betting whereby a punter is able to place bets on any teams that he or she wants when the game is being played? Well, now you know. However, not all the bookmakers offer live betting. This is offered by some few European top bookmakers. For example, bet365, Unibet, William Hill, Coral, 10bet, Comeon, Betway and BetVictor.
Please, allow me to briefly explain to you how some of these bookmakers operate their live betting. I will describe them and pick one or two examples of some top football games.
Let me start with bet365. When you log into this bookmaker, you will find that at Home section, which is on the left side of the page, has a subheading called “Live In-Play”. When you click on it, it should take you to the live matches. If bet365 is broadcasting a UEFA Champions League game between Arsenal v. Bayern Munich and Bayern is winning 10-2 on aggregate, a punter has an option of placing a bet on who will score next or even how many goals will have been scored at the end of this game. There are many other available options that you, the punter can take a look at and decide to place a bet on them.
For the punters who have accounts with Unibet, you can log in now. From there, you can click on “Sports” menu. It will show you all the available sports that you can bet on. Professional football betting is the best I tell you. Anyway, there is a “Live Right now” at the top of the list of the Sports Home. That is where the live matches. Clicking on it will take you to the available ongoing matches. Category of Football is shown at the top and currently. If the game being shown is the El Classico between Real Madrid v. Barcelona, and Madrid are winning after the game has just elapsed for 27 minutes, as a punter, if you want to bet, you have to click on the + (number) at the right-hand side. That way, you will be able to see the Events and the bet options shown as “Selected Market”. Events show the minutes that took Real Madrid to score against their opponents. Like in this case, it shows that they scored at the 1st, 27th, and 35th minute.
The available bet options are “Handicap”, “Total Goals”, “Next Goal” and much more. But it is important to note that these options decrease every time as the 90th minute approaches.
To those of you who have an account with William Hill, let me show you how you can manoeuvre and finally place a bet on an ongoing football match using your account. Log in and click on “Sports” menu. Scrolling down a little bit, you will find this heading “Bet Live In-Play Now”.
It shows the various matches that are currently being played. However, our main interest is on Football and so, therefore you can click on Football menu. It will take you straight to the match between for example, Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund. The latter is trailing by 3 goals to nil so far. The odds that have been awarded to Borussia Dortmund is 1/10000 to win while Bayern Munich have been awarded 35/1 to replicate the same. For more options, you can click on + (number) more. If you do that you will be able to see options like “Match Under/Over 3.5 Goals Live” and the odds awarded at this section.
And, let me show you, a betVictor punter, how live betting in this bookmaker works. You first have to log in to this bookmaker. From there, you will be able to see an “IN-PLAY” sub menu. Click on it and you will be taken to the available matches that are ongoing. If the currently live football match is that of Paris Saint Germain v. AS Monaco, both from Ligue 1 and so far, AS Monaco are down by 3 goals to nil to Paris Saint Germain. The bet options that are currently available are the ones like “Second Half Total Goals”, “Correct score 90 Minutes”, “Both teams to score 90 minutes” and some few more. All these have their odds. However, at some point, these odds keep changing depending on the outcome of the match.
Finally, let me enlighten you on how Comeon bookmaker’s live-betting works. Log in, then select “live betting” menu. By now, you should be able to see the English FA cup which has kicked off. Many teams are playing but let me just highlight one match. That is, Chelsea F.C vs. Tottenham Hotspurs F.C is currently scoreless. As a punter, you can easily place a bet on any of these teams while you monitor the progress.
Live betting odds are always dynamic. What I mean by these is that odds keep changing depending on the outcome of the match at a certain point and also the time elapse. Therefore, the odds at the 1st minute of the game will definitely change several times to a point whereby at the end of the 90th minute, the initial odds are no longer there. It is also great to note that some betting options are removed as time passes by. For example, any odd that was meant to be for half time will be gotten rid of by the bookmakers once the playing teams take a 15-minute break at halftime.
I believe that most, if not all punters now know how live-betting works and the bookmakers that offer this option live.