Everyone loves watching live sport, and betting is even better when you can watch the event at the same time. Live streaming is in demand and several of the leading bookies are offering it for free.
Betfair is one of the largest bookmakers worldwide and as well as offering pre-match and in-play betting on a huge number of sports and markets, they also allow customers to stream sports live via their PC or mobile device.
In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to watch Betfair live video. We’ll also show you some examples of how to access their live streaming for football, horse racing and other sports taking place around the world.
Betfair is one of the best bookies for betting on football due to their huge coverage of matches and the large number of markets which are available for customers to bet on. They provide streams for a wide selection of live matches every day which allows you to watch a match and bet on it at the same time. One advantage of being able to do this is that you’re able to make more informed decisions on your bets as you have a better knowledge of how the game is going. If you weren’t able to stream the match then you may resort to simply checking the stats. This is a good idea but stats often don’t represent every factor of the game and can often be misinterpreted.
Here is how to stream football matches on Betfair…
To see which matches are being streamed on any given day, simply go to the Betfair website and choose any football coupon. Look for matches which have a play button icon next to them, like the one highlighted on the image below.
Click on the match that you want to watch, and you will be taken to the betting screen for that event. The live stream will start a few minutes before the match kicks off.
You do not have to place any bets in order to stream football live on Betfair. However, watching the match live gives you an advantage as you can see how the teams are performing. That means you can often make some profitable decisions when you bet in play. It can also help when deciding whether to cash out your bet.
Betfair provides live streaming for all UK & Irish horse racing. They also show racing from the UAE, Australia and Singapore. This makes them one of the best places to bet on horse racing due to having such a large number of horse racing streams from around the world on a daily basis.
You don’t need to check the coupon to see which races are being streamed live on Betfair, because normally all UK racing is shown ! All you need to do is click on the race you’re interested in.
For this example, we chose the 17.00 at Lingfield.
You need to bet a minimum of £1 (or your currency equivalent) to watch any race. This can either be a single or an each way bet on any runner. Once you’ve done that, you will be eligible to watch the race you have bet on. Simply click the live video link at the top of the screen, as highlighted below, to open the stream.
The live video stream will start a few minutes before the race is due to begin and it lasts until the final result is known. Commentary of the race is available if you wish to listen as well as watch.
As you can see, the quality of the horse racing streams is very good and providing you have a relatively good internet connection, you should have no issues. You can also watch BAGS and RPGTV greyhound racing in exactly the same way.
Betfair provide some streams for free. This means that you aren’t required to bet on the event in order to watch it. However, for some sports such as UK & IRE horse racing as described above, you will be required to place a bet.
If you wish to stream live sports via Betfair, you will need to open a Betfair account in order to do so. If you don’t have one yet, click the button below to join now for free and you can claim their sign up bonus at the same time.