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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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.
Consider all the details of in-play betting exchange trading on Betfair. When an event has already begun, all the markets to trade on are marked in green and special rules begin to operate: – First of all, this is the delay bets, that is, each bet will go up for auction after a short delay.