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A Novices Guide to Betting In-Play at Bet365 Sport


For many years, punters were limited to the types of bet that they could make both with high street and then online bookmakers. Most of the top bookmakers used to offer pre-event bets only and as such, punters were limited to this form of betting.

That changed with the advent of the Internet and the improvement in both the speed and the mobility of the technology that we are using today. It didn’t take long for bookmakers to realise that this new technology afforded them the opportunity to offer a range of bets on sporting events while they were in progress.

This is called In-Play betting and it is one of the fastest-growing forms of betting in the world today. In this article, we are going to explore everything that you need to know about betting In-Play at bet365 Sport. Before we start though, you will need a bet365 account in order to enjoy a flutter, so if you are not yet a member, sign up today with the latest bet365 Sport New Player Promotion and get yourself a nice little bonus when you sign up.

Once you are signed up and logged in, you are ready to explore the world of In-Play betting.

Where is bet365’s In-Play betting service located?

It is very easy to find bet365 Sport’s In-Play betting service. Once you log in to the site, simply look across the tabs at the top of the screen. Alongside the Sport, Casino, Live Casino, Games, Poker, Vegas and Bingo tabs, you will see that second from the left is the In-Play tab.

Simply click on this and it will take you to a dedicated section of the bet365 Sports site which is focused entirely on In-Play betting.

The page is broken down into three distinct sections. The first section is on the left hand side and this is a scrollable selection of different sports events that are taking place at the present moment, sorted into the different types of sports (Football, Tennis, Basketball etc). Clicking on one of these sporting events will then bring up details of that event in the second window.

The second and largest window is in the middle of the page and this is the details on the sports event you have selected. It contains the different In-Play betting markets available for that event, as well as information on the event itself.

The third section of the screen is on the right hand side and this is a simple graphic display which shows you where the action is on screen, or if you are logged in and have placed a bet within the last 24-hours, or have a credit balance on your account, you could see a Live Stream of the event here if such a stream is available at bet365.

What Sports does bet365 offer In-Play betting on?

In truth, bet365 offers In-Play betting on a massive choice of different sports including the likes of the following:

  • Football
  • Horse Racing
  • Snooker
  • Squash
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Baseball
  • Badminton
  • Handball
  • Futsal
  • Esports
  • Greyhounds
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • American Football

What is also worth noting here is that the number of different options available for each sport is huge. For example, in terms of In-Play betting on Soccer matches, you have a massive choice of games to pick from most days, including games from all over the world and from all levels of the football pyramid, including lower league and non-league games in addition to the more higher profile matches in top competitions.

On some occasions, bet365 will even offer In-Play betting on some non-sports events, such as the TV show Big Brother.

You can find details of all the scheduled In-Play betting events for the next few days on the Schedule tab on the In-Play betting page and this is particularly useful if you are looking at specific events to bet on and want to know when they start and when the betting on these events will be available.

Furthermore, for each sporting event that you can bet In-Play on, there are a wide range of markets available for that event. Once again using soccer as an example, as this is one of the most popular sports for In-Play betting enthusiasts, you can bet on a number of markets such as:

  • Full Time Result
  • Double Chance
  • To Qualify
  • Match Goals (Over/Under)
  • Alternative Match Goals
  • Match Corners (Over, Exactly, Under)
  • 2-Way Corners
  • Method of Victory
  • Final Score
  • Asian Handicap
  • Goal Line
  • Corners Race
  • 3-Way Handicap
  • Draw No Bet
  • Last Team to Score
  • Odd or Even Number of Goals
  • Result/Both Teams to Score
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Both Teams to Score in the 2nd Half
  • Clean Sheet
  • Team 1 and Team 2 Exact Goals
  • Team to Score in 2nd Half

The exact number and type of markets available depends on the game in question, the competition that the game is being played in (league matches will have slightly different markets available than cup matches that may require extra time or penalties to decide the winner, for example), the profile of the teams involved and so forth.

What is certainly true is that there are a wealth of different In-Play bets you can make on any sporting event, at any level of sport with bet365, which is why it is one of the most popular choices for In-Play betting with punters.

How does Live Streaming tie in with In-Play betting?

There’s no doubt that the best way to enjoy In-Play betting is to do so while watching the sporting event in question unfold. Whether you are at the game, watching it on TV or viewing a Live Stream of the game, In-Play betting was made for you to enjoy while you watch the action live.

Now if you are not at a sporting event (and placing your bets via mobile), or watching on a TV and placing your bets using your mobile, laptop or tablet, then the other option available to you to watch live sports is bet365’s Live Streaming service.

Each year the company streams over 140,000 different Live Streams of sporting events from all over the world across a massive range of sports. Not all streams can be viewed where you live, due to licensing restrictions, but the good news is that you don’t have to worry about this as the bet365 software will detect where you are and only show you the streams you can view.

Events that will be Live Streamed on bet365 are indicated using the Play icon (A triangle inside a rectangle) and these are viewed best on the Schedule.

Live Streams are free to bet365 customers provided that they have placed a bet in the preceding 24-hours, or have a credit balance in their account on the site. The only exceptions are for horse racing and greyhound racing streams, which require you to have placed a bet on the race in question (50p minimum for horse racing, £1 for greyhound racing) in order to be able to view the live stream.

In-Play betting is one of the most exciting forms of betting there is. You can react to the game as it unfolds and use your knowledge, judgement and luck to perhaps land a win and there is no better place to do this at present than at bet365 Sport.