If you’re Betfair trading InPlay, then one of the things that you need to take account of is the in-play delay. This can be as short as one second or it could be nine seconds, but there will be a delay when you place a bet in play.
Tennis bet delay – 5 seconds. Cricket bet delay – 5 seconds. Special bets delay – 5 seconds. But these are just on the worlds largest betting exchange – Betfair. Other Exchange In Play Delays: If you’re looking to scalp out a few quid in-play, you may want to look up some alternative exchanges. Overall liquidity is significantly lower, but it’s nice to know there are other options…
If it's neither then I see no point in the delay - betfair would just be postponing the time when the bet is considered to be matched to no effect. If it's only one side then that side has an unfair advantage - they can wait and see how the event evolves in those seconds and decide whether to take the bet or not.
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It is Betfair who are delaying the ability to place money into the In-Play Horse Racing Markets because I guarantee you there are employees or privileged accounts where this delay does not exist and they clear up…… one-second my arse………. for us mere mortals it's 3 seconds at least.
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11.5 £63. 13 £181. 1.08 £13443. 1.1 £588. In-Play. Hapoel Beer Sheva (W) Bnot Netanya (W) 0. Unmatched bets.
After the post by malky we thought we should check out exactly what the current situation is with Betfair and the inplay delays to bets in-running. Here is a definitive list for you: -. Horse Racing – 1 second. Soccer - ranges from 5 – 12 seconds depending on the latency of the feed. 95% of games are 8 seconds though. Tennis – 3 secs.
White Hart Lane has long been a hunting ground for clock-beating. The 8 seconds puts an end to it. I do all my betting on football and can quite happily do this with 8 seconds. Spanish football used to have 22 second delays. White Hart Lane has long been a hunting ground for clock-beating.