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Ever Wonder What a Prop Bet is for Sports Betting Events? Props, or proposition bets, are single wagers placed on outcomes that are not directly related to the final score of an event. They are often placed on major sporting events like the Super Bowl or US Open golf major tournament. Many online gambling and Las Vegas sportsbooks will place numerous props on their sports betting board. They include such NFL sports betting props as how many times will a quarterback throw the ball and how many passes will they will complete. Popular sports wagering prop is which player will...

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What is a Future Bet for a Sports Betting Event? Futures are single wagers placed on the outcomes of future events. For example, a future bet may involve picking the winner of the Super Bowl, the World Series, or the Stanley Cup. NFL future wagers are very popular bets for professional gamblers. A few weeks prior to the start of every NFL season Las Vegas and online sportsbooks will post future betting odds on the projected season win totals for each NFL team. Sports bettors may bet over or under the projected win total posted on the betting board. Odds...

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Explanation of a Pointspread for Sports Betting Purposes The point spread (referred to as the runline in baseball) is the handicap, or head start, that the linesmaker gives to the underdog. Oddsmakers set the odds in hopes of getting bets on both sides of the game. Many oddsmakers create their own power ratings on each team and with help from a computer software program will create a pointspread. Pointspread software will factor statistics, weather and injuries to name a few. Oddsmakers may tweak the computer-generated pointspread on a case-by-case basis. Other factors are involved when setting the line. Often times...

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What is a Total or Over/Under in a Sports Betting Event? The total is the combined scores of both teams involved in an event. Totals are posted on the betting board for all the major sports at Las Vegas and online sportsbooks. Sportsbook’s juice or also known in sports betting terms as vigorish, vig or commission is 10%. That explains what the –110 you see on a sports book betting sheet next to the totals sports betting option. Totals can be used in teaser bets and in parlays at both Las Vegas sportsbooks and online gambling establishments. Rather than betting...

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What is a Circled Game Mean in a Sports Betting Event? Visitors to Las Vegas or online sportsbooks may come across some games on the betting board that will have special rules attached in the betting. Such games will be circled on the betting board. A red box means that the line is "circled" and subject to reduced betting limits. Often time’s sportsbooks will circle games on the betting board due to injuries to impact players. NFL teams competing on Sunday’s must submit their injury reports on Friday and provide updates on Saturday. In recent years the NFL adopted a...

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In virtually all sports events, one competitor is the favorite, or the team most likely to win, and the other is the underdog. You also hear the favorite referenced as the betting chalk and the underdog as simply the dog. Prior to the launch of the internet sports betting professionals found the best value each week on betting the underdogs. There simply wasn’t enough data for bettors to improve their craft as betting articles were rarely found outside of Las Vegas. The recreational bettor in their journey from cities across the country into Las Vegas sportsbooks would usually bet on...

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When is Sports Betting Games Official for Betting Purposes? Games don't have to go full regulation play for wagers to have action. The best practice that professional sports bettor’s follow is that they read the terms and conditions that are posted at Las Vegas and online sportsbooks. Each sportsbook will have their terms and conditions readily available for sports betting patrons who seek clarity on their sports bet. One of the most asked questions that sports bettors often asked online or Las Vegas sportsbooks is if overtime or extra innings count toward their wagers. For against the spread, moneyline and...

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How Pointspread Errors are Handled by Las Vegas and Online Sportsbooks It must be understood that printed odds are for information purposes only and that they are subject to change. Patrons to Las Vegas sportsbooks may come in contact with a line sheet with odds on them. Odds are subject to change as sports bettors make bets at casinos, as the betting action is ongoing. If the betting action becomes very heavy on one-side oddsmakers will make moves on the betting line. What a sports betting patron sees on paper may not be the actual betting odds at the time...

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When is a soccer game considered official for sports betting purposes? Soccer games don't have to go full regulation for wagers to have action. World Cup wagering has gained increase wagering over the past decade at Las Vegas and online sportsbooks. In America soccer World Cup betting has made itself on scheduled segments of sports betting radio shows, as the betting public has demanded more coverage. The World Cup is attractive to Las Vegas and online sports betting professionals as the event is schedule in the summer months and only goes head to head against 1 major sport and that's...

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Added games are games that aren't on the regular Las Vegas rotation. They usually involve smaller schools that are harder to gain information on; therefore, they are added later than other lines in the same sport. Such games on the betting board are from college betting sports and professional sports are not part of the added board. Teams from the added board are mostly from college conferences that play very rarely on national TV. With little to no television exposure the sports betting public will tend to not place bets on games involving added board teams. Las Vegas and online...

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When is a Hockey Game Considered Official for Sports Betting Purposes? Hockey games don't have to go full regulation play for wagers to have action. Games must be played on the date and location scheduled for bettors to have action on the game. Hockey games are played mostly at indoor arenas so no worry about games being called during play due to in climate weather. Recently the NHL has introduced the NHL Winter Classic. The NHL Winter Classic is scheduled on New Year’s Day and played outdoors at large football or Major League Baseball stadiums. The NHL has a backup...

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When is a Baseball Game Considered Official for Sports Betting Purposes? Baseball games do not have to be played to completion for wagers to have action. There are 162 regular season games in Major League Baseball with a large majority of games played outdoors. The regular season runs from April up until September and there are occurrences when Mother Nature will force games to be postponed. With that sports bettors must be aware of the betting terms and conditions posted by online and Las Vegas sportsbooks in regards to settling bets when games are halted and rescheduled for play at...

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