What is an In-Play?
When you start betting there are two main ways to go around it. Betting before an event takes place & betting whilst an event is taking place, the latter is an In-Play bet.
Actively deciding to place a bet with a bookmaker is possible on almost every major bookmaker in the UK, but it is important to be able to make In-Play bets quickly and without obstacles.
Some Bookmakers only have a website where you can place In-Play bets, whilst others have Apps which you are more likely to prefer if you’re watching it on your TV.
There are so many Bookmakers around, but we’ve drilled down to the Top 5 Bookmakers, these Bookmakers have their own In-Play sections dedicated on their apps or websites, and so we recommend these options for ease of use, good odds and as they’re easy to get started with.
Best In-Play Mobile Apps on the Play Store
- Bet 365 (Our Recommendation)
- William Hill
- Paddy Power (Great for Beginners)
These are our recommendations for those of you who are looking to place In-Plays through your Phone. This is the most popular way to make In-Plays bets from your living room, especially if you’re following a Tipster, normally you can get a link to a Bet Slip or Tip through Telegram and quickly copy it into your preferred bookie.
Best Bookies for In-Plays on Desktop
- Bet 365 (Easy Livestreaming)
- Paddy Power
- William Hill
These websites provide great odds, easy registration and most importantly live streaming functionality. This way you can place In Plays quickly whilst watching the game as well.
We recommend Bet365 as it has a lot of In Plays and the website is intuitive and quick.
What to look out for:
In-Play betting is increasingly popular and Bookies are upgrading their systems with better features and functionality all the time.
Look for a Bookmaker that has:
- Live streaming (As previously discussed)
- Quick Cash Out (Allowing you to compound your bets)
- 1 Click Betting (You want it to be as easy as possible to place In Plays as you see the potential)
- Statistics and Analytics (Great to use to back up your betting decision)
- In-Play Markets & Dedicated Sections
Who do we recommend?
We’ve looked through all of these bookmakers apps and websites and overall the winner is definitely Bet 365.
The website is the most intuitive, feels like it was built by a bettor, great use of analytics and statistics, and the live streaming is quick and hardly buffers.
Unlike some of the other Bookmakers like William Hill, there isn’t a lot of clutter and it is quite easy to get around.