Betting during a live sporting event and watching the odds change as the match progresses is an exhilarating experience! In this section, you'll find everything you need to know before starting.
Live Betting: What are the advantages?
As the name suggest, Live Betting allows you to buy the odds of a team or a player at any time during the game. This way, you can bet on the outcome of a match based on your personal judgement up until the last minute.
For example, if you believe someone has poor record in goal, a team that is clearly dominating a match will not score, you can bet on a draw and/or on the opposing team. Several minutes later, it so happens that this team does indeed look less dangerous and its odds rise. You may now bet on this team at attractive odds and make a profit whatever the final result of the match!
Live Betting: How does it work?
The bookmaker provides a special window dedicated to live betting. All of the bets relating to the event in question are displayed in this window. For example, in football, you can bet on who will win the match, the number of goals, the names of the strikers and the list goes on...
Live betting is only interrupted when important events occur, for ex. such as a goal scored or red card given. Therefore, you can bet uninterruptedly from the beginning to the end of a match and experience a roller-coaster of emotions!
Live Betting: A user's guide.
One of the advantages to live betting is that you don't need a lot of equipment. A computer with a broadband internet connection is all you need to benefit fully from this new experience. You then need to open an account. This is free and certain betting exchanges even offer bonuses for new members!
Once you've opened your account, all that remains is for you to choose the event upon which you'd like to bet. You can then follow the event live on television while watching the odds change on your computer. Some bookmakers such as Bwin can even broadcast certain matches on your computer next to the odds! You'll be surprised at the extent to which the odds vary according to changes in the action!