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Live Betting and Sports Fans

Sports Betting

One of the most exciting ways of betting on sports is through live betting.

Most major bookies offer live betting which allows you to make bets 'during' sporting events - which is great for those that want to get a look at the teams before betting!

Live betting offers sports betting fans the opportunity to bet 'in-play' on a number of sports with the most popular being football, rugby, tennis and cricket.

Live betting also helps to remove some of the uncertainty that’s normally associated with betting and when used in conjunction with free bets, adds a whole lot of extra excitement.

If you want to bet as the action unfolds and to potentially make good money make sure you take advantage of bookies betting offers on in-play bets.

Live Betting on Sporting Events

Live betting is just what the name suggests. Online bookies allow players to go online and place bets while the game/sporting event is actually taking place.

If it’s a sport with commercial breaks, online bookies will usually advertise their constantly changing live betting offers and betting odds at these points.

This means that you can tune in and get an idea of how the game is playing out before deciding which betting market to bet on and therefore you'll hopefully have a better chance of winning.

One of the best online bookies for live betting on sport is currently Ladbrokes who not only allow you to use promotions when betting in play, they've also got the widest range of live streaming events out of all of the bookies that we feature.

Advantages of Live Betting on Sport

With a wide range of sporting events streamed live on most bookies websites, live betting using free bets appeals to those who may be uncertain about the risk of pre-game betting.

Live betting offers punters a glimpse of how teams are playing before betting which is great as there are some days when a team or player just isn't performing.

By opting for live betting you can see whether a team or player has brought their best game and allows you to make better free bet choices and increase your chances of winning.

How to Place Live Bets

Most bookies offer live betting options, you simply need to log on to your preferred bookie, find their live betting section, and pick the event/markets you want to see the live odds for.

Betting offers vary between sports and bookies but you’ll usually find live betting offers focused on the total number of goals, points, or runs scored in a game or even which team is going to win even when there's only 2 minutes to go!

Unfortunately free bets for live in-play betting aren't that common so you'll need to move quickly if your online bookie offers one during a live sporting event.

We recommend saving the free bet you're awarded when you first join a new bookie for when a great live betting opportunity presents itself.