Placing a back bet
You can place a back (for) bet by selecting the odds in the green box. When placing a back bet you are betting for an outcome to happen - for example betting for Endless Time to win the race. You will win this bet if Endless Time finishes the race in 1st place.
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 placing a lay bet you are betting for an outcome not to happen - for example betting that Endless Time will not win the race. This bet will win if Endless Time finishes in any place but 1st place.
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 ‘bet now’ 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 eight seconds before placing, to ensure users cannot take advantage of faster feeds or courtside betting.
Bets placed in-play on markets managed by Instant Match are automatically matched, but subject to a 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.