What is Micro Sports Betting?

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Micro betting is the evolution of live (or in-game) betting, which is wagering on a game that’s already underway at odds that change alongside the gameplay.

Micro betting turns what happens in each game into a huge, live, constantly regenerating prop odds market. You can now bet on every drive, every play, every possession, and every at-bat.

People love it. And industry insiders agree that micro betting is the future of sports betting. The American Gaming Association (AGA) says 50% or more of the action at U.S. online sportsbooks is via live and micro betting. That’s expected to grow to 70% during the next couple of years.

What is micro betting?

A traditional in game bet is a bet on the moneyline, total or spread at newly posted odds, adjusted to account for what has already happened in a game.

Micro bets drill down even further. By definition, a micro bet is an in-game prop bet surrounding an in-game event. This could be the result of the next play or current drive in a football game, the next pitch or current at-bat in a baseball game, or the next possession or basket scored in a basketball game.

Which Florida sportsbooks offer micro betting?

DraftKings Sportsbook Florida

DraftKings Sportsbook agreed to a multi-year deal with a company called Simplebet in August 2021, allowing it to launch micro betting. Simplebet provides the tech behind micro betting for NFL, MLB, NBA and college football games, including “play-by-play, throw-by-throw and pitch-by-pitch” wagering.

DraftKings says its customers are now able to bet on even more individual moments over the course of a game. DK’s list of in game props for NFL, MLB, NBA and college football games is now bigger than any other in the country.

Check out our DraftKings Sportsbook app review to see all of its micro betting markets. Claim your $1,000 bonus here.

FanDuel Sportsbook Florida

FanDuel Sportsbook tested Simplebet’s micro-betting tech for free-to-play tournaments during the 2020 NFL season with the idea it would start taking real money micro bets in the future. Free micro betting games on FanDuel include FanDuel PlayAction (NFL) and NBA InPlay. Real money micro betting has yet to launch on FanDuel.

Check our FanDuel Sportsbook app review to see more. Claim your $150 bonus here.

BetMGM Sportsbook Florida

MLB and official gaming partner BetMGM launched a free micro betting app in 2020 called MLB Rally App. It also uses Simplebet’s micro betting technology. Real money micro betting has yet to launch via BetMGM.

Check our BetMGM Sportsbook app review to see more. Claim your $1,500 bonus here.

Which sports are the most popular for micro betting?

MLB

Micro betting allows for live betting on each pitch and at-bat in Major League Baseball games. This is the kind of thing that can keep fans engaged with every moment in a baseball game.

MLB micro-betting markets are automatically created and algorithmically priced in seconds. Simplebet estimates it can create approximately 525 new MLB betting markets per game, including 300 pitch markets and 225 at-bat markets.

This adds up to an additional 1,275,750 MLB betting markets in a season.

Pitch Result bets are bets on whether the next pitch will be a ball, strike or hit in play.

Plate Appearance Result bets are bets on whether the current at-bat will result in a single, double, triple, home run, strikeout, walk or other. The odds change with every pitch.

NFL

Micro betting allows for live betting on every play, drive and next thing to happen in National Football League games. This keeps fans interested in every snap. NFL micro betting markets are also created automatically and algorithmically priced in seconds.

Simplebet estimates it can create approximately 2,320 new NFL betting markets per game, including 660 play markets, 726 drive markets and 929 next occurrence markets. This adds up to an additional 593,974 NFL betting markets in a season.

Play Outcome bets depend on the next or upcoming play. Drive Outcome are similar, but for the result of the whole next drive.

Next Occurrence markets include Player Next Attempt bets (on what a specific player will do next) and Next Stat bets (on who will be the next to have a certain stat.)

NBA

Micro betting allows for live betting on what will happen next during an NBA game and what the game’s biggest stars are about to do. This keeps fans interested in every possession. As with the NFL and MLB, NBA micro betting markets are automatically created and algorithmically priced in seconds.

Simplebet estimates it can create more than 600 new NBA betting markets per game, including Next Occurrence markets and player props. This adds up to an additional 741,690 NBA betting markets in a season.

NBA micro betting includes Player Next Basket bets on a specific player’s next basket and Next Scorer bets on who will score next. Plus, there are Trip to the Line bets on free throw shooting.

How is micro betting different from props or live betting?

Micro betting isn’t different. It’s essentially the combination of props and live betting. Live betting is wagering on traditional moneylines, totals and spreads during games at fresh odds that are adjusted according to the action in a game.

Props are bets on team and athlete performance, or various games within a game that are less concerned with the outcome than moneylines, totals and spreads are. Micro sports betting is live betting on in game event props, like the next pitch in a baseball game, the next play in a football game or the next shot in a basketball game.

Where do I find micro betting in sportsbooks?

Micro betting isn’t a term the general public is too familiar with, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to find the micro bets available at any online sportsbook. It just means you probably won’t find a “Micro Betting” tab.

You will find a “Live,” “In-Play,” or “In-Game” tab, as most online sportsbook sites post live betting markets right up front and under these tabs, making them easy to find.

Click on any live game to see the available live betting markets for that game. If you don’t immediately see the micro betting options, click on anything that says “More Wagers” or “In-Game Props” and you’ll find them there.

Risks of micro betting

There’s a certain level of risk with every bet. That said, micro sports betting may involve even more risk because it involves even more betting.

Micro betting offers up as many as 2,300 new betting opportunities per game. Each comes with its own inherent level of risk. There’s just so much to bet on, so there’s a good chance you’re going to raise your level of risk when you get involved with micro betting. Just carefully monitor your wagering, your bankroll and only bet within your means.

How to download and install a micro betting app

You can get started micro betting the same way you get started betting on anything with an online sportsbook or sportsbook app in Florida. That means taking the following steps:

  • Click the links in our sportsbook reviews to go to any Florida online sportsbook of your choice.
  • Look for the Android or iOS download link corresponding to your device and tap it.
  • Download and install the app; change your settings to allow installs from other sources if you just tapped a direct download link.
  • Open the app, tap the “Sign Up” tab, and fill in the blanks to register your new account.
  • Include any promo or bonus code info you find on this site to get the best sportsbook bonus available.
  • Deposit money into your account using any of the deposit methods available.
  • Find the live betting markets, tap on any ongoing game and its “In-Game Props” or “More Wagers” tab to browse through the micro betting markets for that game.
  • Tap on any bet you like to fire away.