How to place a bet
Placing a back bet
You can place a back (for) bet by selecting the odds in the green box. When clicking on the green box, the contract you chose will appear on your betslip on the right side of your screen.
When placing a back bet you are betting for an outcome to happen - for example betting for Liverpool to win the match. You will only win this bet if Liverpool has won after regular time has expired.
In doing so, the odds currently in the box "price" will be selected. You are free to adjust the odds and stake to your liking. Your potential return is given before placing the bet.
Placing a lay bet
You can place a lay (against) bet by selecting the odds in the blue box. When clicking on the blue box, the contract you chose will appear on your betslip on the right side of your screen.
When placing a lay bet you are betting for an outcome not to happen - for example betting that Liverpool will not win the game. This bet will win if Liverpool loses or match ends as a draw.
Again, the current odds will automatically be selected but you can alter these to your liking. Under default settings, you enter a ‘back stake’ and you are presented with a return and a liability.
Your ‘back stake’ is the amount you stand to win if you win the bet. The ‘liability’ is the amount you stand to lose if you lose the bet.
Uncheck the ‘show backer’s stake’ box in your settings to instead enter the liability as your stake.
Note: If instead of odds the option ‘make offer’ is displayed, this means there are no odds currently available. You can place a bet into the market and select your own odds, and wait to see if your bet becomes matched.
Placing a bet in-play
Bets placed in-play on markets not managed by Instant Match will be subject to a betting delay. The bet will wait four (for darts or horse racing events) or eight (for all other events) seconds before placing, to ensure users cannot take advantage of faster feeds or courtside betting.
Since the event is ongoing, odds in the market are constantly changing and therefore the system will ask you to confirm your odds. Please make sure that odds are correct before pressing the confirm button.
Once you press confirm your bet will appear as pending due to the in-play delay. You will be notified once the bet has been received successfully after the delay.
Bets placed in-play on markets managed by Instant Match are automatically matched, but subject to a pending period. You will be notified once the bet has been received successfully after the pending period.
These markets will receive live score updates. If a material event (or suspected material event) occurs during the pending period, such as a goal or red card in a football match, then the bet will be made void.
After the pending period has elapsed, the bet will be valid.