Betting has changed massively over the best 20 years or so and one major change has been the advent of live betting. Bet365 in play betting allows you to bet on any aspect of an event that has already begun – everything from the final result or in football, the scorer of the next goal.
At Sportslens we’re passionate about bringing you the best live in play betting experience at the UK’s most popular online bookmaker, Bet365. Learn how to bet live in play at Bet365, how to get the most from your experience and how to claim a Bet365 in play bet offer.
What is Bet365 In Play Betting?
You’re watching the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. United have taken the lead via Ronaldo but after an hour the Red Devils are currenly being beseiged by a sea of sky blue shirts and it seems that David De Gea’s goal will be breached at any moment. Jack Grealish in particular seems extra keen to silence the home crowd.
You go grab your phone or tablet (or snap open your laptop, or go and sit at your PC) and pop open one of your favourite betting sites apps – the Bet365 app or navigate your way to the Bet365 site and head to their live bet in play section. The ‘game of the day’ takes prominence of course, so it’s easy for you to locate the match and the odds on Jack Grealish scoring the game’s next goal. You add the odds to your betslip and then set your stake. The bet is set and you can return to watching the game.
On seventy-two minutes Manchester City win a free kick. Kevin De Bruyne bends it around the wall but De Gea parries it. It bounces off Harry Maguire’s knee and falls invitingly to Grealish who prods it home. Your bet in play comes up and you watch the rest of the game (which City win 2-1 thanks to a Ilkay Gundogan strike) with a smile on your face.
This describes Bet365 live in play betting in a nutshell. Anything that can happen in a live event can be bet upon. In tennis, it could be the winner of the next set, game or tiebreak. In baseball, it could be the next player to hit one over the fence or just get on base.
You are also able to wager on the final result of any live in play game. In the example above if you had bet upon the game finishing all-square before kick off but decided after Grealish’s equaliser that Man City were the more likely winners, you could have added a second bet on City to win there and then. Your initial bet would still lose but your bet in play would have gained you something back.
Bet365 Cash Out in Play
Typically associated with Bet365 live in play betting there comes cash out betting. This feature – adopted by Bet365 and now most other sports books – permits you to cash out a winning bet on a live event before the event itself has concluded. This you can do to lock in profit. The only downside with Bet365 cash out in play is that your returns will be reduced from what you’d win if your bet is a winner once the event had concluded.
Taking our Old Trafford example into consideration, remember that you’d backed the draw – £5 at odds of 5/4 (2.25). Naturally Jack Grealish’s goal meant your draw bet was now back on, but you did not have the confidence that neither side would be able to find a winning goal.
You decided to investigate the offer of Bet365 for cashing out your winning bet. The odds for a draw have now reduced to 4/5 (1.80), meaning that you have the choice of cashing out for a £9 return, or hoiding on for your original return of £11.25 – a difference of £2.25. You go for the cash out, which turns out to be the correct choice of course! If you had left your bet to run you would have won nothing.
You can cash out winning bets on most sporting events at Bet365, and Bet365 cash out in play betting applies not only to live betting, but pre-event markets too.
You may have heard of ‘partial cash out’ too, and this is available at Bet365. if you have a bet that is currently winning, you can cash out part of the bet but allow the other part to remain on the event until the end. With our United v City example you could cash out £3 of your bet at 4/5 (1.80) but allow the rest to remain at 5/4 (2.25). You can even cash out or partially cash out bets that have already been part cashed-out.
How to Place a Bet365 In Play Bet
Placing a Bet365 in play bet is no more complicated than placing a pre-event bet. If you are new to Bet365, however, or if you are unsure of the process then we are here to show you exactly what you need to do.
Step 1 – Find Your Bet
The first thing you need to do is a no-brainer – pop across to the Bet365 site on your laptop or PC (or use the Bet365 app or site on your tablet or phone) and log in (or complete your sign up). You will see a link to the ‘In Play’ section on Bet365’s famously text-driven site. Click on this link and you will be able to see all the current bet in play options available to you.
Step 2 – Find Your Event
The view defaults to football (or ‘soccer’ as Bet365 insists on calling it) but as we are not experts on the India Dehli Senior Division we are going to look elsewhere for a tasty live bet in play. By using the tabs we move along to tennis and the UTR Pro Series in Carrara in Italy where Oliver Statham is playing Tai Sach. We notice that Statham is not having the best of times, so here we could have the chance to make a winning live bet, and we have a history of winning tennis betting tips.
Step 3 – Choose Your Outcome
We scroll up and down the potential outcomes to see which possible live bet is the most interesting to us, bearing in mind that Statham lost the first set 6-2, and is 3-0 down in the second.
It seems to us that Statham is probably completely demoralised and out-gunned, so we’re going to place a bet that he will lost the second set 6-0. The odds of this are pretty good at the moment (3.00 or 2/1) so it’s time to get moving!
Step 4 – Place Your Bet
Live betting can be frustrating as prices fluctuate all the time, so a decent price you see might not be so decent if you don’t act quickly! We clicked the odds for a 6-0 second set win for Sach to add the bet to our bet slip.
Argh! Even though we placed our bet within ten seconds the odds had already shortened to 1.57. We set our stake to £5 and clicked ‘Accept Change & Place Bet’ button. Doing this finalises our Bet365 live in play bet.
Step 5 – Come on Tim … er … Tai!
As our bet is a bet on the final outcome of the second set, is not available for cash out. This is because once the score reaches 6-0 (if it does) then the set is over and Tai Sach is the winner. We can but just watch and hope that Sach completes the whitewash.
GET IN!! Indeed Sach does win the second set 6-0, and therefore the match. More importantly, our bet is a winner gaining us a £7.85 return (we should have been a bit quicker .. ho hum).
How to Use Bet365 In Play Offer Promotions
Bet365 is a leading bookmaker for in play betting offers such as free bets. Typically, such promotions are offered for a big event, such as an England international football game, a UK side in the UEFA Championship, or a major British sports star in a leading sports tournament. Bet365 does not have regularly scheduled in play bet offers, unlike some other bookies. Here though are some Bet365 in play offer tips for you.
To claim a Bet365 in play offer all you need to do is follow the guidelines outlined with the promotion itself. Usually, you will just have to place an in play bet on the event in question. Typically, if your in play bet is a losing one then you will get your in play bet stake back as a free bet. You might also get an enhanced odds deal if you make a specific bet.
As with any Bet365 in play offer it is important that you review the promotion’s T&Cs thoroughly to make sure there are no nasty surprises. Usually such offers (and especially those from Bet365) are fair and square, but it’s always important that you review any T&Cs to make sure you don’t slip up and render the offer invalid.
Bet365 in play offer Champions League matches are very popular, especially when UK teams are involved. You may also find a Bet365 in play offer Champions League Final bet when the UCL is down to the final two.
Bet365 Bet In Play Offer Key Terms
There are plenty of key terms involved with any Bet365 in play offer and it’s important that you understand all of them. As more Bet365 in play offer tips, below we discuss all the terms you will come across when looking at the terms of any applicable promotion.
- Valid Bet – All qualifying bets must come from your balance. You cannot claim any bet offer using a free or bonus bet from a different promotion.
- Valid Deposit – Most offers are only available if your deposits for the bet are made using a debit card. They are unlikely to be available for deposits made via eWallets such as PayPal, Skrill or Neteller.
- Cash back – A percentage of your losses from a specific period. For example if you lose £100 during the set period (usually 24 hours or 7 days) and the cash back offer is for 10 percent, you will get £10 cash back. Cash back is usually paid as a free bet, and is capped.
- Free Bet – A Bet365 free in play bet that does not cost you anything to place. In practically all cases, if a Bet365 in play bet offer free bet wins your free bet is not returned, just your winnings. A Bet365 free in play bet cannot be withdrawn, and can only be used for betting.
- Enhanced Odds – Placing a specific live in play bet will see you gain much better odds than normal. The cavaet is that any money you win in excess of winnings from the normal odds is usually paid as Bet365 in play bet offer money.
- Expiry – If you gain a free bet from any Bet365 in play bet offer (or cash back) then it does not last forever. it will have a ‘use by’ time limit and if not used by that time it will expire and you can not longer use it.
Bet365 Bet In Play Football
Bet365 really excels when it comes to in play football. Indeed, with football at Bet365 in play live you get automatic ‘cash out’ on any final score bet and at full odds – if your backed team goes ahead by two goals then Bet365 will automatically cash out your bet, no matter the final outcome.
Bet365 in play football betting will also allow you to stream most games as long as they are not in the UK (as Sky Sports has all the broadcast rights) or a UCL/Europa League/Conference League game. This will really enhance your Bet365 in play live betting experience. If a game is not available to be broadcast live, then there is a superb graphical representation available of the match which updates every couple of seconds so you can keep in touch with the ebb and flow of the game. Real-time statistics such as number of attack and possession stats are available too and are constantly updated.
Most football events will have over 100 bet in play markets available. These include pre-event style bets such as match winner, BTTS yes/no, over/under and HT/FT. You can also bet on specific in play markets like next player to score, next card or player to be substituted. The bigger the match, the more markets are likely to be available.
Asian handicaps are available too, and by keeping an eye on the Bet365 in play football page for any event you can see how the prices fluctuate over time. Bet365’s excellent bet builder tool is also available for live events, so you can build any bet on any event that you could possibly imagine.
Other Top UK Bookies for In Play Betting
We really think that Bet365 in play betting will appeal to you, but there’s the chance that it won’t – for a start the unchanging, text-driven look of the Bet365 site does not find favour with everyone. In case you are in that number, here are five alternative sports and football betting sites in the UK that all have excellent in play betting sections.
- QuinnBet – always has plenty of in play betting promotions
- Betfred – in play odds are among the best
- Paddy Power – Lots of quirky deals, so go check them out
- 888Sport – highly secure, great for in play betting
- Willaim Hill – an outstanding number of live in play betting markets
The Final Word
If you know your stuff, then there’s money to be made with Bet365 bet in play betting. With pre-event betting there is nothing you can do except sit back and keep your fingers crossed. With in play betting you can react quickly to fluctuations in the state of play and get your money on quickly.
Bet365 is truly an excellent site for live in play betting, with countless markets, available bets, live streaming and live, up-to-the-moment graphics. We hope our guide has enhanced the appeal of Bet365 in play live betting to you, and that you’re willing to wager your wonga!