The sports betting industry is becoming more and more popular in the US. Especially now that more states are looking to legalize it within their borders. As of now, 13 states have already legalized sports betting and more states are now in line to make a decision about it.
The PASPA or Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was challenged by New Jersey before the Supreme Court of the United States decided in May 2018 that the ban on sports betting is lifted. This means that each state can now allow sports betting depending on what they decide.\
Some of the states that now allow sports betting within their borders are Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia. States like Colorado, Maryland, and Minnesota are now working on it.
In-play sports betting is a way of sports wagering that can be very exciting and is already enjoyed by many. This is still sports betting, but this just means that you get to place your bets while a match is on-going.
There is another term called in-game sports betting, but this is different from in-play betting. There’s only a fine line between two. The main difference is that in-game betting allows you to place your bets at some point in the game. This can usually happen during half-time breaks or commercials.
Meanwhile, in-play sports betting lets you play as the game happens. The odds will continuously change and sometimes, the odds you can wager on can disappear in seconds. This way of wagering on sports can be done online with your mobile device.
There are both advantages and disadvantages when it comes to wagering on sports like this. You can still check on sites for predictions on today’s match if you plan on betting in-play, but it’s not even necessary as you can just rely on the progress of each team or athletes during the game.
If you’re a punter who heavily relies on intuition and would like to get better odds during the game, then this is definitely a good way for you to place your bets.
However, if you want to take your sports betting game very seriously and you’re the type who’d like to strategize and study the teams you’re looking to wager on, this is simply not ideal. In-play betting requires you to make quick decisions.
Another factor that could affect your in-play betting experience is coverage delay. There are times that such delays are unavoidable and this could be very frustrating. Betting this way can be time-consuming as you really need focus and dedication throughout the game. It could also get really tense.
This type of sports betting is mainly popular in Europe as of the moment, but it’s also becoming more recognized in the United States. However, it’s noteworthy that there are some places where this is seen as illegal.
Australia, one of the countries that wager on sports most, do not allow in-play sports betting online. This is found illegal by their government, but this doesn’t really completely stop them from practicing this. Operators found a loophole on Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act of 2001.
What online bookies found is that even if online in-play betting is found illegal in the country, there’s no clause that states how Australians are not allowed to do this on the phone. This is why online bookies made the click-to-call option available on their in-play betting services.
This made Australians able to call the bookies to place their bets as the game happens. Since there is no particular clause in the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 about this, Australians are free to do this. They usually wager on racing when it comes to this.
In the United States, Tennessee is a known state to have banned in-play sports betting. However, they still allow in-game betting. This means that you can still bet on your favorite teams right before the game starts. What you’re not allowed to do is to place bets as the game progresses.
In-play sports betting is made possible thanks to technology. Bookies that allow this constantly changes the in-play odds. Everything is just really real-time. Without the help of technology and algorithms, online sportsbooks will have a hard time updating the odds on their sites.
It’s typical that in-play odds are only available for 10 to 20 seconds and so everyone involved in this should be really quick to move. The odds do change every play and these will really depend on the favorites and underdogs.