The advent of online betting has led to a tremendous uptick in sports betting and one of the increasingly popular ways to wager is in-play betting on mobile sports apps. While it can vary from person to person, there are a whole host of reasons so many gamblers are turning to this form of wagering.
As opposed to the traditional ways of sports gambling, in-play betting represents the opportunity to make wagers after the game has already started. This has led to a brand new range of betting possibilities and for many, it represents an opportunity to gain an advantage over the sportsbooks.
For instance, if a heavily favored team falls behind and is trailing in the second half, you will get a better payout for an in-play bet for it to win than you would have had you picked it to win before the game began.
Another reason for the popularity of in-play betting is the way it can be entertaining and allow you to really immerse yourself in the game. As an example, say you bet on a team to win and it becomes apparent very early in the game the chances of your team prevailing and you cashing in are increasingly slim. Instead of feeling bummed out and perhaps not even bothering to watch the rest of the game, you can try to recoup at least some of your money by betting on other aspects of the game. Although it won't be much of a payout because of the odds, you can also replace some of the money you are going to lose on your original bet by now placing money on the team that is well on its way to victory.
In-play wagering is also helpful for bettors who missed making a wager prior to the start of a game. There are many in-play wagering choices to choose from. Examples of these types of bets include moneylines, point spreads, and totals involving teams and players. As is the case with pre-game betting, it's a good idea to keep an eye on the various sportsbooks to see which ones are offering the best deals in terms of odds and payouts. Keep in mind the odds are constantly changing because of what's happening during the game and you have to be alert to find the best value bets.
In-play betting has the added benefit of allowing you to evaluate the game and get a sense of what may happen as the action unfolds. This can also add to the fun of in-play gambling. If you consider yourself an expert on a particular sport and where a game is headed, this is your chance to prove it and make some money in the process. It also offers the challenge of making decisions quickly. For instance, it is actually possible to bet on who might win the very next point in a tennis match.
The betting options during a game are sometimes nearly unlimited. Using football as an example, possible betting options include things such as how long an upcoming drive may go, and whether it will lead to a touchdown or a field goal.
In addition to the wide variety of types of bets and the stimulating action of live betting, you can also often get good value bets. While the odds will always be on the side of a skilled bookmaker, with in-play betting they also have to make quick decisions and are largely relying on their own personal opinion of what might happen next. The result is there are times when you might make a better call of what's going to happen and the odds may be more in your favor than in a pre-game bet.