There have been a number of new features added to Pennsylvania sportsbooks that make betting more accessible and easier to follow. In addition to props, parlays and spreads, flash betting, a form of live betting, has been a popular addition that sports bettors have tapped into recently.
Bettors are able to get updated stats and information quicker than anywhere else by following a gamecast right on the sportsbook’s app.
Live betting and flash betting have been made easier because ways to follow a game are much more detailed and now faster than ever.
What is flash betting at PA sportsbooks?
Flash betting, or in other words, micro betting, is combining prop and live betting. Prop bets of a player’s point or yards total is usually bet pregame, however, they can change during the game and are available to bet on. The result of a bet can take up to a quarter, half or even a moment’s notice.
Betting on an updated player prop at halftime would take the rest of the game to determine a result. Instead of waiting for the final buzzer, a bettor can bet on the outcome of the next drive in an NFL game, the velocity of the next pitch in an MLB game or the method of the next point scored in an NBA game.
Why live betting is now so much easier
Bettors need the most up-to-date information when entering the live and flash betting market.
A smart flash bettor is watching the game they want to bet on. To make an informed flash bet, the bettor needs to be logged in to one of the 14 PA sportsbooks to make a quick decision.
You’ll notice when watching a game on TV, it’s a minute or so behind the sportsbook. The score on the sportsbook app can be slightly different than what’s on TV.
Most PA sportsbooks offer real-time updates of every pro and college game possible. On FanDuel Sportsbook PA, the feature is called “Game View,” where you can track the results of a play, possession or pitch.
Here are some examples of watching Game View in a recent Sixers game.
In the image below, it shows the real-time view of a possession. Matisse Thybulle missed a three-point attempt and it was rebounded by the Kings’ Keegan Murray, who recorded his second rebound.
This image shows Joel Embiid making a two-point field goal. The Game View shows the time left in the quarter, the score changing and Embiid’s field goal percentage on two-point shots.
In addition to following real-time updates, another tab is available for stats – both team and individual.
College and NFL games are similar, showing the result of each play with arrows displayed on the Game View indicating where the drive started and the result of each play.
For bettors looking to wager, it doesn’t make sense to follow a game with anything other than the PA sportsbook app.
Examples of flash betting markets in PA
Here are some of the sports betting apps in PA where flash betting is available:
The newest app coming to the flash betting market is Caesars Sportsbook, who reached a multi-year agreement with Simple Bet earlier this month. Simple Bet is a product development company that offers an array of flash betting markets. The company is approaching $1 billion in handle across its current partners, according to a press release.
Some examples of flash betting markets across the different apps in PA are below. All of the markets pop up after selecting the game you want to bet on.
Remember, watching on TV without logging in to a sports betting app can lead you to miss a certain flash market.
PointsBet Lightning Bet
DraftKings next field goal type
FanDuel’s pitch velocity
Tracking props on FanDuel Sportsbook PA
Tracking props is now easier than ever on FanDuel, as well.
The bet slip updates in real time with how many points or yards the player you bet on currently has.
The above bet slip shows the threshold that each player selected in the parlay needs to cross. DeVonta Smith, A.J. Brown and Miles Sanders each crossed it with the number of yards they finished with circled in the green area. Quez Watkins only had 19 receiving yards at the time, which is why his number remained in the blue area.
There is no need to visit any other resource when checking the stats of players you bet on.
Using the prop tracker and Game View tools help bettors make more informed decisions if they want to double down on a prop, or make another bet.