Coverage_delay

Hi,

I just discovered the event/states route, which seems very useful.
I’m seeing in the response that “coverage_delay” is set to 8 - does that mean that coverage is delayed by 8 seconds?
Is this the case across all competitions?

Hi,

coverage_delay is referring to the in-play delay that’s applied to events managed by our Instant Match feature. Bets will be subject to a ‘Pending’ confirmation delay after being matched. If no significant events occur in this period, the bet is confirmed.

Thank you, Eddie. Does that mean that the score and clock data is as close to real-time as possible for Smarkets to provide?

That’s right. There will be a small delay but the difference should not be significant.

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Thank you!