Sports Betting Online
Simply put, sports betting is the activity of placing a bet (wager) on the outcome of a particular game. There are numerous types of sports bets that can be made (usually through a bookmaker), and here we’ll look at a few that you can do online.
Proposition bets – a bet is made for a very specific outcome of a match. For e.g., guessing that team X will beat team why in the soccer match by 2 goals to nil. Learn more about soccer betting.
Parlays -typically involves multiple bets (usually up to 12), for example four different wagers in a four-team parlay, whereby the bettor wagers that all four bets will win. If any of the four bets fails to cover, the bettor loses the parlay, but if all four bets win, the bettor receives a substantially higher payout (usually 10-1 in the case of a four-teamer) than if he made the four wagers separately.
Teasers – allows the bettor to combine his bets on two or more different games. For example, he/she can adjust the point spreads for the two games, but realizes a lower return on the bets in the event of a win.
Run line, puck line or goal line bets – these are wagers offered as alternatives to straight-up/moneyline prices in hockey, soccer or baseball betting respectively. These bets feature a fixed point spread that (usually) offers a higher payout for the favorite and a lower payout for the underdog (both in comparison to the moneyline).
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