Live Betting, also known as In-Play Betting, is one of the biggest innovations to hit the online gambling industry in recent years. With this feature you can bet on a game while it is playing, placing bets from the first minute until the last and adapting them to suit the action. In the days of betting shops and paper betting slips, you had to be quick to avoid missing the start of the game and losing your chance to bet. These days, thanks to Live Betting, you don’t need to rush, you don’t need to worry—you can bet even after the game has kicked, served, or tipped off. Live Betting markets adapt to the action that occurs in the game. If Manchester United are the favourites to win, but they fall a goal or two behind, then those odds will drop significantly while the other team will become the market leader. Live Betting isn’t available for all sports, nor is it available for all minutes of the game. There are temporary suspensions during key moments and the markets may shut a few minutes before the end. Live bets are also subject to a waiting period of several seconds and may be cancelled if the market is suspended before the bet is placed.
UK Live Betting markets are some of the most popular in the world and come alive on Saturday afternoon, when hundreds of football games kick-off across the country, from the English and Scottish Premier Leagues, to the Football League, domestic cups, and much more. There are Live Betting markets offered on most of these games and you can find all of these right here at Hopa. These UK Live Betting markets are activated as soon as the game kicks-off, at which point the pre-game betting is replaced and several new possibilities are added. You can place these bets on a host of sports and markets, whether you’re betting on the next goal in a game of football, the next try in a game of rugby or the next knockdown in a boxing or MMA fight. Not all sports and markets are available, but if you can find all available markets right here on this Live Betting section. Live Betting markets move very quickly, so it’s important to gamble responsibly, stay within your budget, and don’t get carried away. We have an extensive Responsible Gambling program if you need any help, with deposit limits, self-exclusions, and a host of help files.
The vast majority of live bets in the UK are placed on football matches. This is also where you’ll find the majority of betting markets as the sport has been closely associated with this feature since its introduction. As the saying goes, “football is a game of two halves”. A team can be winning comfortably one minute and they could have thrown it all away by the final whistle. Countless bettors throughout history have watched their bets deteriorate before their eyes, knowing that their team is on a downward spiral and that all hope is lost, but not having a way to put those predictions to the test. Live betting provides them with such an opportunity. It also creates unique betting possibilities, such as the option to bet on how many corners, goals, cards, or throw-ins will occur in the next ten minutes, and who will score the next goal. Live betting is also popular on sports like tennis and cricket, where players can bet on how many points will be scored in a given Over, who will win the next game, what the final score will be, and more. Whatever bets you choose to place, make sure you gamble responsibly and seek help if you feel like you’re losing control.