Live Sports Betting
Live sports betting is a unique way to take your online sports betting to the next level, especially during the football season!
At the best online sportsbook, live odds are available for thousands of events each year. Starting with the opening kickoff, first pitch, or tee shot, in-game wagering allows you to place live bets from your couch, sports bar, watch party, or in the concessions line at an NFL game.
Whether you’re a first-time bettor watching Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears play Jahmyr Gibbs and the Detroit Lions, a casual fan checking out college football odds on a Saturday afternoon, or a diehard tennis fan breaking down tennis betting trends, you can add more excitement to each minute of every game.
If, for example, you don’t like the pregame NFL odds for an Arizona Cardinals-Seattle Seahawks game, you can wait until the game starts and pounce when odds are updated. Or, if you bet on pregame odds but see a hedging opportunity in the second quarter, a live bet can be placed.
At BetMGM, there are live odds for everyone!
What is Live Betting?
When an event begins, pregame (or pre-match, pre-tournament, etc.) betting odds are locked, and live betting opens. As the sportsbook reacts to in-game action, live odds are posted.
Here’s an example with live NFL odds:
Patrick Mahomes throws a 45-yard touchdown pass to Kadarius Toney one minute into the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Denver Broncos. The book might bump the odds from Chiefs -7.5 to Chiefs -9.5. You could bet on the Chiefs to cover -9.5, the Broncos to cover +9.5, an updated over/under total, or other available odds.
Or perhaps Rafael Nadal becomes a bigger favorite in French Open tennis odds after dominating the first set, Caleb Williams and USC move from an 11.5-point favorite against Arizona to a 14.5-point favorite after taking an early lead, or the New Orleans Pelicans become a shorter underdog against the Boston Celtics after Zion Williamson scores 10 first-quarter points in building a two-point lead.
How to Place Live Bets
Placing in-game wagers has never been easier at the BetMGM sportsbook. Here’s how to place live bets during an NBA game:
As Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets take a 15-7 lead on the Phoenix Suns, the moneyline odds shift from the Nuggets -150 (in pregame odds) to Nuggets -200. Despite the eight-point deficit, you still like the Suns to win the game and place a $20 live bet on the Suns’ moneyline (+150).
Over the next three hours, you watch Deandre Ayton lead the Suns to an upset win, which cashes the live bet and returns a payout of $50 (including stake).
You can view live betting odds on several BetMGM online betting pages, including the live sports betting page and event-, league-, and sport-specific pages.
Live Betting Parlays
BetMGM is the King of Sportsbooks and the King of Parlays. And parlays are available with live betting.
Instead of placing a single bet, aka straight bet, during the first quarter of a Tennessee Titans football game, you can combine multiple bets from multiple games to create a parlay, which changes your odds and increases your potential payout.
Visit the sportsbook today to check updated live odds, sportsbook promotions, and more!