InPlay Betting Definition

In-play betting refers to live match betting in which it is possible to bet on the outcome or elements of a match while it is still “in play”.


Looking at a soccer match as an example, it would be possible mid game to place bets on factors such as who will be awarded the next corner or which player will score the next goal. The odds change during the game depending on the performance and positioning of the team and players.

InPlay Betting Pros and Cons
  • InPlay betting is incredibly fun while watching the game at the same time.
  • It is possible for punters to actually visit the game live and have a significant advantage on bets due to the televised delay.
  • It is possible to easily trade off “backs” and “lays” with betting exchange websites like Betfair.
  • The entertainment factor of in-play betting may lead punters to take unnecessary risks and lose more money.
  • Those who are at the game will have an advantage over those who are not.