Types of Sports Betting

The evolution of sports betting over the years has opened the door for punters to place their wagers in a variety of different ways. Select any of the sections below to learn more about some of the available options. If you’re curious about other sports betting terms, visit the glossary.

Lay Betting

A type of betting where you wager on an event not happening, lay betting is for punters who feel strongly that a particular competitor won’t win but are not sure who will eventually prevail.

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Spread Betting

A form of betting which has been adapted from the financial sector, spread betting allows punters to be rewarded for the accuracy of their wager rather than just if they win or lose. Learn more here.

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Live Betting

Read more about the thrill of live betting, where you can get involved even after an event has started and bet whilst watching from home, in the pub or live at the match.

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Cashing Out

Cashing out gives you the flexibility to take your money and run when you are on the way to a winning bet or save your funds if your wager is about to lose. Find out how it works.

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Totepool Betting

Totepool betting is most commonly used at racecourses and everyone who backs the winner receives a share of the overall prize pot. Learn about the types of Totepool betting here.

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Dutching

If you wish to back more than one selection and have a fixed amount of money with which to bet, dutching ensures that the profit would be the same if either selection wins.

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Statistical Betting

Find out how many punters prefer to take a statistical approach to their betting by analysing data and keeping records to try and spot value and beat the bookmakers.

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Matched Betting

Matched betting is a technique which takes advantage of free bets and exchanges to theoretically remove the risk from gambling and guarantee a profit. See how it works.

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