The Bookies Offers Betting Blog

Publish: 11.01.2016

Live Betting Guide

Live or In-Play Betting is becoming increasingly popular through the rapidly spreading availability of high-speed broadband. Live Betting is now available on a wide variety of sports including Football, Tennis and Golf. On betting exchanges this allows many innovative opportunities to lock in a profit that were previously unavailable to punters.

Live betting on Football is expected to set record figures at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Every match will be televised live and markets will be available on everything from outright winner to the first and last goal scorer.

The Football coverage is very extensive with most of the recognised professional leagues featured. The number of markets increases for the more important games such as the English Premier League, Champions League or International fixtures. The exchange betting sites are intended to be very “user friendly” and every available market is listed directly underneath each match.

Other available markets for live betting typically include match spreads, next goal scorer and total number of goals scored. Whilst the more conventional betting markets are well established, more and more Football fans are turning to live betting to maintain their interest for the duration of the match. It is anticipated that live betting on Football will eventually become more popular than pre-match betting.

Most bookmakers now offer live betting as they are in direct competition with the betting exchanges. The odds on offer at a betting exchange can be as high as 20% better than those provided by bookmakers making the exchanges the automatic choice for live betting.

If Football is your sport, accessing the live match betting is very simple. Select “Football” from the main menu and click on the “Live Matches” link. You can then choose from the available matches and view them either in Sportsbook or Exchange mode. Sportsbook brings up the current match odds whilst the Exchange view provides “Back” and “Lay” options.

There are few frills on exchange betting sites because they are designed to be purely functional. This means that you do not have to suffer infuriating delays waiting for unnecessary advertisements or graphics to load.

Live prices are constantly updating so you will have to make sure that you have a fast connection, especially if you intend to base your bets on live video. Be sure that you check that there is no time delay before betting live on any sports site. For example, there is typically a delay of between three and four seconds on satellite TV.

As soon as you have made your selection, click and enter your stake in the box provided. The market is temporarily suspended in the event of a goal being scored, a player being red carded or a penalty being awarded. Any unmatched bets are cancelled and the market is reformed.

One of the best sites for live betting on Football is WBX (, created in 2002 in the United Kingdom. With live Football coverage from nearly 30 countries worldwide and rapidly changing markets, the site is well worth a visit.