Thanks to the internet, sports fans have plenty more ways to bet on their favourite sports and teams than ever before. While traditional wagers and betting methods are still the stalwart, there’s an incredibly diverse cross-section of betting types out there. In-play betting, otherwise known as live betting, is one of the most popular ways to take a punt online.
Rather than place a bet on the fixed outcome of a game, live betting enables players to make changes to their original bet as a game progresses. This can help a player turn around a failing bet and take advantage of new odds, in addition to being particularly useful for games and matches that were particularly tight in the odds to begin with. This is an incredibly excellence method of betting for the game of football, and remains a popular way to punt internationally.
Spread-betting is also a very popular way to wager on the outcome of sporting events. It’s also commonly known as handicap betting. This type of betting became popular in the 1990s and is particularly popular with football bets. In short, this method of wager is used to make wagering more exciting and helps give better odds on games that might initially seem like a forgone conclusion.
If a team is heavily mismatched, it might seem obvious as to which team will come out on top. With spread-betting, a handicap is therefore applied to one, or both teams. Teams can be given a handicap to their final score (which must be overcome, regardless of whether a team wins or loses), or they’ll be given an advantage if they’re seen as the outlier in the match.
In the United Kingdom, each-way bets are also a popular way to wager on sporting event outcomes. A combination of traditional win bets and place bets, an each-way can be placed on a single sporting events or multiple events, letting punters bet a share of their stake on multiple outcomes, increasing the chance of returns, but with shorter odds.