How Has VAR Affected Betting In-Play?

VAR and betting in-play



Over the past few years, in-play betting has really taken off, with a lot of punters combining this with their regular betting to offer them two options on each game. More recently, VAR has been introduced into the game, and we have now see it used in all major football leagues and tournaments around the world.

But what has VAR done for betting, and in particular, in-play betting?

The affects of VAR on Live Betting

Perhaps the biggest affect that VAR has had on betting in play is the delays that it causes. We have all seen this in football, from the goal being scored to a review being looked at, a decision made and finally the referee explaining that decision.

This all causes a break in the game, where momentum changes, and for this reason, it also causes a break in betting.

When betting is back, and the game resumes, this is where you need to think about your bets and what may happen next. VAR can be a real momentum killer, or a boost for teams who felt they were down but have been given a reprieve because the goal was not given.

Football games are now being decided by decisions that VAR make. In terms of the overall outcome, this is fair, because we are getting the right results, but in terms of the rest of the game, it is having a big impact, and that is something you should think about while betting.

Using VAR to Your Advantage When Betting In-Play

Bookmakers are far more switched on when it comes to VAR and their betting markets now, so getting an advantage is not easy. For example, now we will see bookies suspending markets when a VAR incident may happen, in the past, they waited until the official VAR announcement.

There are still ways to use this to your advantage though, while you are betting. As mentioned earlier, look at momentum, and try to back teams when you feel they are on the verge of a big few minutes, because something has gone their way.

When a decision goes against a team, their heads may drop, a decision to save a team could be a lifeline and a real boost to morale. Timing your bets around these will also give you the best chance of getting the best odds, rather than waiting for your team to get on top and seeing that their odds have shortened.

Top 20 Betting Offers

William Hill
William Hill
Deposit & Bet £10 to get £60 Free BetClaim Offer

18+. Play Safe. New customers only, using promo code T60. Valid from 13/04/2022. Online play. Get £60 Bonus split between Vegas & Sports in the following manner – (i) Deposit £10 to unlock £20 Vegas Free Bet on Selected Games (72hr expiry, wagering reqs apply); then (ii) bet £10+ (odds 1/2+) with cash (excl. £10 deposit) or Vegas winnings (after wager reqs met). Once settled, receive £40 Sports Free Bets excluding Virtual Markets (4x £10, 7 days expiry). Full T&Cs apply. #ad

Copybet
Copybet
Bet £10, Get £50 in Free BetsClaim Offer

New UK customers only. Qualifying bet should be a Single or Accumulator bet, min stake £10, and min odds 1.9. Get £50 in Free bets which must be placed with a min odds of 2.0 include: 1 x £10 Free bet for horse racing, 1 x £10 Free bet on football, 2 x 10 Free bet In-play, 1 x £10 Free bet Acca (min 3 selections). To unlock the offer, complete the first deposit via the banking app. Max payout – £500. 7 day expiry. 18+. Begambleaware.org

Betfred
Betfred
Bet £10 and get £50 in Free BetsClaim Offer

New customers only. Register with SUMMER50 between 31/05/24 – 14/07/24. First qualifying bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get £50 in free bets: 3 x £10 in Sports Free Bets & 2 x £10 in Acca Free Bets within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply.

Midnite
Midnite
Bet £10 Get £20 in Free BetsClaim Offer

New UK Customers. Register using code BETGETSPORTS. Must bet £10 in total on 4+ legs, min odds 4.0. £20 awarded as 4 X £5 free bets once settled, AND 50 Free Spins to use on Big Bass Splash (valued at 10p per spin). Free bet T&Cs Apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org

Highbet
Highbet
Bet £10, Get £20 Free Bets + 20 Free SpinsClaim Offer

New customers Deposit and place your first bet on Sports at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater. Once bet is settled you will receive 1x £10 Free Bet Token to be used on Football, 1x £10 Free Bet Token to be used on Horse Racing, and 20 Extra spins (value per spin 50p), to be used on Book of Dead. Total bonus value £30. Full terms apply. 18+ begambleaware.

Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free BetsClaim Offer

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £5 free bets. Stake not returned. Restrictions + Free bet T&Cs apply.

talkSPORT BET
talkSPORT BET
Bet £10 Get £30 in free betsClaim Offer

18+ New customers only. Opt in & bet £10+ via mobile on any sports at 2.00+ odds within 7 days. No Cash out. Get 3x £10 Free Bets on selected markets. Free bets expire in 7 days. Card payments & Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply, see below. GambleAware.org | Please gamble responsibly

Bet442
Bet442
Bet £20 Get £10 in Free betsClaim Offer

18+. New customers only. Min deposit £20. Max One £10 Free Bet. Min turnover £20. Qualifying Bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater. Paid as bonus token with Min 4/5 (1.80) odds req. T&Cs apply.

LiveScore Bet
LiveScore Bet
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free BetsClaim Offer

*New members. £10 min bet on sportsbook (ex. virtual) 1.5 min odds, settled in 14 days of sign-up. Free Bets: accept in 7 days, valid 7 days on sportsbook (ex. virtual). Stake not returned. Full Terms apply. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+

Virgin Bet
Virgin Bet
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free betsClaim Offer
£10 min deposit. First bet mins odds 1.5 placed within 14 days of sign-up. 2 x £10 in Free Bets: valid for 7 days, free bet stakes not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+ T&Cs apply.
32Red
32Red
150% Casino Bonus up to £150!Claim Offer

18+. BeGambleAware.org. New customers only. Min. £10 deposit, debit card only. Up to 50x wagering, game contributions vary, max. stake applies, 7 day expiry. See full terms. #AD

Betway
Betway
£30 Matched Free BetClaim Offer

New Customers. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First qualifying bet with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00+ (2/1). If first bet loses free bets will be credited after bet settled. 100 Free Spins on Gold Blitz credited on settlement of qualifying Acca bet. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Full terms apply

10bet
10bet
100% Welcome Bonus up to £50Claim Offer

New bettors; Code SPORT; Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; Valid 60 days; Min odds, payment method exclusions apply; New customers only. T&C apply; 18+

Bet365
Bet365
Bet £10, Get £30 in Free BetsClaim Offer

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. New customers. Registration required

BetVictor
BetVictor
Bet £10 Get £30Claim Offer

18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 6x £5 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. 7 day bonus expiry. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. Click for T&Cs. Please Gamble Responsibly.

MyriadPlay
MyriadPlay
Bet £15 Get £15Claim Offer

New customers only. Min deposit £10. Max one £15 Free Bet. Min Turnover £15 to qualify. Qualifying bets must be at odds of Evens (2.0) or bigger. Full Terms apply. 18+ begambleaware.

Quinnbet
Quinnbet
£35 Free Bet + 10 Free SpinsClaim Offer
Deposit and bet on any Sports Markets at Evens (2.00) or greater. Get 50% Money Back of your first days losses as a Free Bet up to £35 + another £5 free bet either way + 10 Free Spins. New customers. Free bet T&Cs apply.18+
Coral
Coral
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free BetsClaim Offer

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 1 x 20 free bet. Stake not returned. This offer is limited to one free bet award per person/household/IP address. Free bets expire in 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

BetUK
BetUK
Bet £10, Get £30 in Free BetsClaim Offer

New customers, Deposit & Place a qualifying bet of £10 at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 free bets: 1 x £10 Free Bet on Football, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Free Bet on Horse Racing. Free bets expire in 7 days. Stake not returned. T&C’s Apply. 18+ begambleaware.

Bzeebet
Bzeebet
Bet £10, Get a £10 Free BetClaim Offer

18+. New Customers Only. Max 1 x £10 Free Bet. Qualifying bets at Odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as Bonus Token Min 4/5 Odds Req. Skrill, Neteller, Paypal not eligible. T&Cs Apply