In-Play Betting Explained: Your Complete Guide

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In-play betting is one feature that has really taken off with punters over the years, to the point where we really couldn’t imagine our betting apps without it.

The number of markets is phenomenal and it’s one of the easiest types of bet you can enjoy.

If you’re new to betting and aren’t sure of what in-play is or how you play it, don’t panic. We’re here to help.

Below you’ll find all you need to know about in-play betting markets including how to play and where to find them.

What Is In-Play Betting?

In-play betting is pretty simple to get the hang of and in a nutshell is just a type of betting that takes place while an event is in play.

That means you’re betting on outcomes while the sport itself is already underway. 

It’s incredibly popular with punters, particularly when playing via mobile betting apps as the bets you place can be informed by what’s happening within the event.

So, for example, you may bet on the Match Result market in football even though the fixture is already 20 minutes in.

How Do You Bet In-Play?

Betting in-play can be done in exactly the same way as you would play any other market. All you need to do is add the selection you wish to place into your betslip and then place it.

You might find that the odds change during the time between selecting your bet and placing your stake, in which you’ll have to accept the new odds before placing. 

What you’ll likely find, and it’s certainly the case with the likes of Betfair, William Hill and bet365, is that the biggest bookies will have their most popular in-play markets on the home screen of an app, and especially a sport’s main screen. 

This means you can then browse the in-play markets quickly and efficiently before placing your bet.

Sports In-Play Betting Is Available

In-play betting is possible on a large number of markets in a large number of sports.

Most commonly is football betting where you can bet on everything from the Match Result market to the likes of next goalscorer, next team goal, a goal in the next 10 minutes, Over/Under markets and many, many more. 

As well as football, the likes of cricket, tennis, rugby and many of the American sports. 

Below you’ll find a more in-depth list of sports available to bet on in-play.

  • Football
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Darts
  • Formula 1
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • NFL
  • Ice Hockey
  • Handball
  • Boxing

And many, many more with multiple markets available in each one.

The Best In-Play Betting Apps

Many betting apps offer in-play services and here at Betting Apps we’ll always bring you the very finest.

You can find many of the finest on our Android and iPhone betting app pages, where you’ll find in-depth reviews and betting free bet offers.

All the apps we recommend have in-play markets available, so if you’re looking to get started then take a look and sign up with your favourite bookie today!