These days, you can do much more at online bookmakers than just place bets. The best bookies are always looking at ways to offer more and more features and services to their customers.
One of these is the option to watch live sports from your PC, tablet or mobile. But which bookies offer live streaming, and which sports can you watch? You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised. Read on to find out…
|Bet365||Live Streaming: Football, Tennis, Horse Racing, Greyhounds, Snooker. A funded bet365 account is required to access live streaming services. Country restrictions apply. [more info]||Join|
|Betfair||Live Streaming: Football, Horse Racing, Greyhounds, Tennis, Rugby, Darts...||Join|
|Betfred||Live Streaming: UK & Irish Horse Racing||Join|
|888Sport||Live Streaming: Bet & Watch on all UK and Irish Racing||Join|
|Racebets||Live Streaming: UK, Irish & International Racing||Join|
|William Hill||Live Streaming: US & Indian Horse Racing + UK Greyhound Racing||Join|
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As you can see from the list above, many of the most popular bookies are offering a live streaming service. But the choice of sports varies, so you need to make sure you’ve joined a site that shows the sport you’re interested in.
Also, be aware that not every event will be available at every bookmaker. Take football betting for example. Several bookies have live football, but that doesn’t mean they all show every match. That means if you want to watch a specific match, you should make sure you open accounts at more than one bookmaker, to make sure that at least one is showing the match you want. There is a huge range of sports that are available via betting sites including table tennis which is growing in popularity due to events such as the Moscow Liga Pro live stream featuring top players such as Yuri Merkushin.
OK, now you know which bookies offer live streaming. But how do you actually watch it? Well, the bookmakers offer this service to members only, so the first thing you’ll need to do is open an account and log in. You can join any of the bookies listed above for free, simply by clicking on the relevant green button.
Once you’re logged in, there is usually a link on the site homepage which will say something like watch live or bet and watch. There might also be an icon next to the listing for the particular event you want to watch, such as a football match. This usually looks like a small TV. You may be able to click the icon to launch the live player for that event.
Some bookmakers require you to have placed a bet of £1 or more to watch an event. This is most common when watching UK or Irish horse racing.
Others, such as Bet365, only ask that you have a funded account (that is an account with some money in it) but you don’t necessarily need to bet on the event to watch it. You can normally watch football, tennis and other sports without placing a bet.
However, bear in mind that live streaming is actually a very good way to bet in-play. If you’re watching an event live it allows you to spot betting opportunities that other people can’t. So if you are an in-play punter, this is a perfect opportunity to gain a profitable advantage. International Horse Racing has proven very popular with horse racing fans and many of the top racetracks from the United States are available to watch including Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita.
If this sounds like a good option for you, then now is a great time to get started. You already know which bookies offer live streaming. So simply open accounts with a few of them, and you can start to benefit from this free service today.