Live betting is extremely popular in Europe but has not been as big of a fixture in the United States, primarily because online sports betting has been slow to legalize in the country. But now that online sportsbetting is spreading throughout the United States, sportsbooks are beginning to make it a staple of their offerings.
With the launch of PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook in PA, the brand is no different, offering live betting on a variety of games.
What is Live sportsbetting?
First of all, let’s be clear — when we’re talking about “live sportsbetting” we’re not talking about sports betting in a brick and mortar casino. This can be confusing because “live poker” is poker placed face to face in a real casino. In contrast, live sports betting is sports betting that happens while the game is happening, uniquely different than traditional sports wagering which has historically occurred before the game begins.
Also know as In-Play, live sports betting is a different experience for bettors. Because betting lines are offered throughout the game, the platform is ideal for fans who enjoy wagering while watching the game to enhance the experience.
Betting lines available through online sportsbooks vary by sportsbook and by sport, but are updated constantly as the game is happening. Bettors can usually bet on the outcome of the game — adjusted based on the action so far — and sometimes place wagers on the next play, next quarter or what will happen the rest of the game or match.
Got a keen eye for where the game is headed? Live in-play wagering may be for you.
A Look At PlaySugarHouse Live Betting
As the first PA online sportsbook, PlaySugarHouse has begun offering in-play sportsbetting. Although the selection is somewhat limited at the moment, we expect to see live wagering for most NFL games this season and the most popular games of other sports.
Sports bettors can find the latest available in-play wagering lines by going to “Live Right Now” from the PlaySugarHouse sportsbook to view what is available. You can search your favorite sports, leagues or teams and view streamed events with upcoming live events.
Next to each game, you can click on a number next to the score to view all the lines for the game. Below is an example of what sports bettors will be able to find for games. The more popular the game, the more different betting lines and props will be available for sports bettors to take advantage of.
That’s it! If you have an account with a real money balance, you can begin to place wagers on a seemingly endless selection of betting lines.