In-play live betting is a relatively new and exciting addition to the betting world. You can use it to your advantage, but there are also things that you need to be wary about with it. Let’s take a look.
One real advantage of in-play betting is that it can add real excitement to watching a live sports event. It might be an event that you wouldn’t normally care about the result of, but placing an in-play bet whilst watching can add some spice to it. Also, if it’s obvious one team is dominating, then you can use in-play betting to your advantage to place a bet before they (hopefully) score. Of course, it’s not just team sports that you can place in-play bets on, it can be individual sports such as tennis, and horse racing and motor racing as well. The same logic applies, however. It can be sometimes obvious that one participant is dominating, and you can use in-play betting to your advantage.
Another thing to note is that odds in in-play betting can change very quickly. This can be a great thing because it can add more value to your bet. However, it should also be noted that you should be quick. If one participant is indeed dominating, then it’s best to get in there quick before the odds shorten. More often than not the bookmaker will know that this participant is dominating, and the odds will sooner or later change as a result.
Lastly, it’s worth remembering that whilst in-play betting can be a lot of fun and you can use it to your advantage, the very quick nature of it can lead people to making overly hasty decisions. Because the odds change so quickly, it might lead you to placing a bet without really thinking it through, or analysing the statistics. If you’re not actually watching the event in question, then it’s highly recommended to at least look at the in-play statistics to give you a better idea of what’s going on before you place a bet.