Online Betting


How does online betting work?

Online betting has steadily increased as the main mode of gambling for the bettors of the world. A much easier form of gambling, online betting provides an array of different markets at the touch of a button, which makes the entire process both effortless and less time-consuming.

Although online betting has existed for some time now, it has become massive in the last ten years, especially for people wishing to place bets on sport. Online football betting is absolutely huge nowadays, with the modern-day punter rarely feeling the need to visit a high street bookmaker to place their bets.

Online betting allows you to open up a page on either your mobile phone, computer or tablet and scroll through the various different betting markets available for specific sporting events. Within a matter of seconds, punters can find the market they want to place a bet on, scroll through the many different outcomes and place their bet, freeing up more time to actually enjoy the occasion.

With in-play betting, you can actually bet on several different outcomes of a sporting event whilst it is actually being played. For instance, if you were watching Tottenham v Southampton on television and you wanted to back Harry Kane to score the next goal, online betting sites will offer you a specific price for that particular bet.

Online betting in the UK explained

You can also bet on the outcome of a specific match when using online betting sites to place bets in play, for instance, if the score stood at 0-0 but you felt as though Southampton would win after 90 minutes, you could place a bet on that outcome during the tie and if that team did go on to win, the online betting site would pay out your winnings at the end of the game.

One of the main benefits to online betting in play is that you can acquire some really favourable odds. Because during a sporting event things are constantly changing, should you take a gamble and bet on a certain market that at the time of placing the bet didn’t seem all too achievable, and it then comes in, you could be in for some healthy profit.

Online football betting is now so popular that there are hundreds of online betting sites in the UK all offering an array of different in play betting markets for the common punter. Another great online betting market is the ‘to win from behind’ market, which allows you to place a bet on a team who find themselves in a deficit at the time of placing the bet.

For instance, if Tottenham were losing 1-0 to Southampton but you felt as though they would go onto win the match, there is a market which allows you to back them to win come full-time. These bets usually offer a high return as the job is a difficult one for the team which find themselves behind, though due to the unpredictable nature of football, they do often come in.

Example of football online betting markets

There are an array of different online football betting markets in the UK, one of the most popular is the next goalscorer market, where punters can select a player they feel is going to find the net next. Bettors can assess who is having a good game, who is getting into promising positions and who ha had a few chances earlier in the game. Strikers will, of course, be priced at much shorter odds, which is why it is often rewarding to back midfield players who like to get forward a lot to find the net, especially if they have looked dangerous earlier in the game.

Online betting sites in the UK often boost the odds of certain players during matches, too. For instance, if James Maddison is having a good game and getting into good areas, but hasn’t scored yet, certain online betting sites would possibly increase his odds of scoring the next goal to appeal to the punter, in turn receiving more bets for that specific selection.

Another popular in play market that online sports betting sites offer is who will be carded next. Due to the number of players on the pitch at one time, there is obviously a huge choice for this particular market, making the odds extremely favourable. If a certain player has a history of discipline issues, though, and has possibly started the match badly and is flying into challenges, backing him to receive a yellow card could work out to be a good bet.

On the same page, if a player has picked up a yellow earlier on in the game and you feel as though he is in line to pick up another one after watching his performance, you can place a bet on him in play to get sent off by the referee. The odds for this will vary depending on which player it is, however they are usually fairly profitable.

How to bet in play on a bookmaker’s website

It is extremely easy to bet in play on bookmakers websites, within just a few clicks of a button, punters can effortlessly place an in-play bet on each of their electronic devices. Certain bookmakers websites will boost certain odds and put it on their home page so that it gathers more attention - if you feel as though you would like to back that certain bet, you simply just have to tap the odds and it will be added to your bet slip. For example Harry Kane to score the next goal - boosted to 4/1.

There will be a section dedicated to the ‘in play’ markets on every online bookmakers’ home page, normally situated right at the top of the page to make it accessible to the user. If you click on this, it will bring up every single potential in play market you can bet on, including next goalscorers live, final score and the winner of the match, alongside many more.

Following betting tips and picking bets

It is always a good idea to follow betting advice from websites that analyse current/previous form and understand exactly how the process works. For instance, at Footy Accumulators, we spend hours picking bets based only off recent form/history and post them to our websites alongside a reason for every single selection. We only place bets that we would do ourselves, with our own money so rest assured, every single tip you see on our site has been backed up with statistics.

As we are all well too aware, football can be a very unpredictable game which constantly throws up surprises so at times we can be let down. However, we still pick bets with our heads and apply a certain degree of pragmatism with each selection. On our website, we have nine different static pages dedicated to various betting markets, which we update every day to keep our visitors fully up to date. These pages include:

We set all of our football betting tips out in an easy-to-read manner to ensure that anybody looking for tips can find them both quickly and effortlessly.

Finding new offers to get started with online betting

With every single online bookmaker offering a ‘new customer offer’ there are so many great sign-up deals the modern day punter can benefit from if they haven’t already got an account. For instance, SkyBet offers a bet £5 get £20 deal for new customers, meaning if you sign up for a new account and place a £5 bet with them, they will give you 2 x £10 free bets to use on any market which you desire.

Elsewhere, there are a whole host of online sports betting sites in the UK offering similar, profitable welcome offers. Another great online betting site offering an appealing online betting sign up offer is Betfair, who offer a ‘bet £10 get £30’ to new customers creating an account. Much like Sky, all you have to do is create a new account, deposit £10 and place it on a bet which is priced at either evens or higher and upon settlement, you will be credited with 3 x £10 free bets.

Check out our free bets page to see the full range of free bets we have available.

Betting responsibly online

Although betting online is a fun activity, it only remains that way if you gamble responsibly and remain in control at all times. Never chase your losses, and quit while you’re ahead if you’re lucky enough to place a winning bet! Don’t EVER bet what you cannot afford to lose, as this can lead to much bigger problems in the future. We encourage social sports betting as it is a great way to enjoy the sport from a different perspective, however, we would never ever encourage you to get carried away to the point where things could become a problem.

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