April 2014

Live betting allows you to place bets on a sporting event while it is in progress. It is an increasingly popular option in the world of betting, especially as more and more bookmakers offer live streaming services, the perfect complement to live betting

What is live betting and how does it work?

It’s one of the most popular features online bookmakers currently offer, and it’s exactly what you’re thinking of: placing a bet during the course of a game or sporting event. The popularity that live betting has gained has resulted in gambling websites doing their best to develop and improve their offering.

Today, betting websites even offer statistics and results during the events in which they offer live betting, so that the bettor can have more information and increase their chances of winning. Going one step further, numerous online sportsbooks offer the option of watching matches on their website through live streaming.

Live streaming and live betting

Most online bookmakers who decide to bet live on a match do so while watching the match itself. Hence, some betting companies have for years secured the rights to be able to broadcast certain games and sporting events through their website. Of course, in order to enjoy live streaming, normally you will need to have some money in your betting account.

Some betting websites not only give you the opportunity to watch the game live, but you can also access data and statistics, which always helps when making your decisions when betting. Through this functionality you can, in football for example, see which team has created the most scoring chances, which team has shot the most times on goal or the one that has caused the greatest number of corner kicks … information that will undoubtedly help you to analyze better how the party is developing and how it is likely to end.

What sports can you bet on live?

Today, online bookmakers offer you a large number of competitions and sporting events in which you can bet live. We recommend that you only bet live on those sports about which you have some knowledge.

If you decide to place live bets on sports that you don’t regularly follow, our advice is to find out as much as possible about the sport in question before you start betting. Here is a list of the most popular sports you can bet on live:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Handball
  • Golf
  • winter sports
  • Field and ice hockey
  • E-sports