Live Streaming

There are plenty of illegal live streaming services available online, but if you are tired of watching slow and unstable live streaming (not to mention supporting an illegal business), why not try the fast – and 100% legal – live stream, which is on the list of services provided by several of the bookmakers listed here at


Betfair Sportbook and Betting Exchange

betfair-300x300A live streaming service for nearly all sporting events referred to as ‘Betfair Live Video’ is offered to all customers who have a Betfair account free of charge. However, horse racing fans who want to watch a specific race are required to place a matched bet of at least £5 using the Betfair Exchange on market on the day of the race or in a ‘Tote’ market on the traditional Betfair sportsbook.

A diverse range of sporting events are shown including Football, Handball, Tennis, Basketball, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Volleyball, Snooker, Darts, Cricket, Ice Hockey, Rugby League and Bowls.

Customers need a connection speed of at least 512kbp/s to watch the live streamed events. It’s bad news for customers who have Mackintosh and Linux operating systems as they don’t support the DRM which is the Windows Media Digital Rights Management so choose another sportbook or register with a couple of sportsbooks to get the best of everything.

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William Hill Sport

william-hill-300x300The live streaming service offered by William Hill is excellent covering mainly Football, Horse Racing, Cricket, Tennis and Basketball. The service is free for most sports (except horse racing) to customers who have money in their accounts or have placed a £1 bet in the past 24 hours. Racing fans who would like to watch live horse racing taking place in the UK and Ireland must make a minimum bet of £1 to access any of the horse races being shown.

If an event is on the live streaming schedule, customers need only click on the video camera symbol next to an event to start the live streaming process or click on the live streaming tab at the top of the page on the navigation bar. Customers who are betting live in play can watch the live streamed event at the top of the page just above the odds being offered on the event at any moment in time.

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888-sport-300x300A superb live streaming service with the name ‘Bet Watch Win’ is offered by 888Sports free of charge as long as customers have funds in their accounts or have bet at least £1 on any market in the 24 hour period leading up to the live streamed event. 888Sport expanded its service in 2014 from Horse Racing to include Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Tennis and several more sports as events come up. The service can be accessed on PC and on mobile phones and tablets using the 888Sport mobile apps making it a great option for customers wanting to enjoy top quality live streamed sports entertainment.

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Unibet Sport

unibet-green-300x300The live streaming service on Unibet TV is prolific with around 30,000 events shown annually on the website. A Unibet TV calendar is posted on the website allowing customers to make a plan to watch on that date. The service is free to Unibet customers as long as they have money in their accounts or have placed a bet in the past 24 hours. If the cost of streaming a specific event is exceptionally high, Unibet does make a small charge for viewing. The sporting events shown include Bundesliga and Serie A Football matches, NBA, NHL and Tennis. Customers are also able to watch Japanese J-League and Asian Champions League as well as some football matches held in Russia, Belgium and Brazil adding a great alternative to the ‘standard’ offerings of online bookmakers.

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Betway Sport

betway-300x300Betway has launched a great quality live streaming service for customers resident in the UK, Ireland and Sweden. The service is free for all customers who have money in their accounts and covers a good range of sports including high profile international football matches, German Bundesliga matches, Russian Premier League, Basketball, Tennis from the ATP Tour, KHL Ice Hockey, Eurobasket matches, Euro volleyball games and table tennis. The live streaming is easily accessible simply by clicking on the dedicated tab on the left side of the page. Whilst the range of sports cannot be compared with William Hill it is a very neatly presented service on a well designed sports betting platform.

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BetVictor Sport

betvictor-300x300The live streaming service at BetVictor is totally focused on Horse Racing with races from the UK, Ireland, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates shown live to customers in the UK and Ireland ONLY. To watch a race, the customer must wager at least £1 on the day of the race on the sports book in the usual way ensuring that it has a TV symbol next to it. When the bet has been confirmed the LIVE RACE button appears on the screen for the customer to press on before the race commences. Pictures of the racecourse appear two minutes before the race commences. The service is very good for customers who want to watch racing in the UAE and South Africa. Racing fixtures in the UK and Ireland are shown on sports books which have a far more extensive live streaming service making them more attractive . The fact that BetVictor has not expanded its live streaming service to include other sports places it out of the league of best online bookmakers for live streaming.

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What is Sports Live Streaming?

Sports Live streaming is when an event is shown whilst it is happening live through a computer or mobile device without the event being downloaded to the memory of the computer. Live streaming does not contravene laws about downloading material from the internet and allows people everywhere to view events that are not available to view on free television channels or in most cases on any sort of TV channel as many sporting events are not popular enough to be financially viable for public viewing the whole year round.

The fast broadband speeds available on the internet have made live streaming possible with only a couple of seconds delay. Bookmakers saw the advantages of offering the service to their customers in conjunction with free mobile betting apps which have revolutionized the way people bet and use their online sportsbook services. The huge success of live betting during play has made live streaming an invaluable part of the live betting process allowing sports betting enthusiasts to watch and bet on various markets throughout the match or event.

Bookmakers who offer a Live Streaming service also have a live streaming schedule for upcoming events on the website allowing customers to plan their viewings on PC or on internet enabled mobile devices using the free apps made available by all the reputable bookmakers. Live streamed events can be viewed on the move at any time of the day or at home in vibrant colour and with clear commentary on a PC or tablet.

Customers wishing to use the live streaming service offered by any online bookmaker must check the technical requirements necessary to receive the service including the System Requirements and the Broadband Speed requirements. These requirements are posted on the websites of the bookmakers.