Sportsbetting and Sportsbooks
What’s it all About?
lesson is an Introduction to sportsbetting and sportsbooks
includes terms and betting options for casino players considering this
To answer the question, What’s it all About? we begin with the
definition of the terms sportsbetting and sportsbooks.
Betting on a team or individual sporting event. There are several
betting options as described later in this lesson.
Sportsbooks are organizations online or off that accepts bets on
sporting events but that is not their only limitation.
These services will literally take bets on just about anything that you
can bet on.
order to provide sportsbetting and sportsbook services to gamblers,
bookmakers will charge a small commission or ‘vig’ on all losing
The commission will range from the typical 10% to as low
as 5%. Following the posted event, the sportsbooks will pay the winners
according to pre-determined values or odds.
A third term and betting option online is:
sportsbetting exchange manages wagers between gamblers directly online.
They allow the bettors to either act as a book themselves by setting
things up to earn a profit through others or they will search for the
best possible odds courtesy of another bettor.
The bettors are
involved only with one another and not the house and the exchange takes
no direct interest in any of the wagers. Rather, they make their profit
by charging a commission that is calculated as a percentage of the net
winnings for each customer on each event. Most times this commission is
2% or less.
Combine two of the greatest interests in the sports
world and you've got something called sports gambling. What could be
more ingenious? Imagine a group of people cheering for their favorite
team, and at the same time, bets are placed along with the noise level.
With every sport, there are always certain highlighted games that
fans talk about, something that, according to sports buffs will "change
the course of history."
In order to get some of the action,
spectators usually attempt to guess who will win in the upcoming games.
This all turns into a friendly little game called sportsbetting.
is really a fun way to bond with your friends. You can bet a little
amount of money and still have a good time. Sportsbetting makes the
outcome of a game more meaningful and the game or event more thrilling
Here are some sportsbetting and sportsbooks basics to
place a bet, you go to sportsbooks online or land-based that accepts
bets on sporting events. In the US, there are four states where
sportsbetting and sportsbooks are legal.
However, until the internet offered sportsbetting legally, many sports
fans bet illegally by finding a willing bookie.
examples of sportsbetting are professional and college football and
basketball, professional baseball, professional hockey, plus horse and
Add the sportsbetting and sportsbooks internet
services into the mix and you can bet on anything now that involves
sports. You can bet on the overall combined score of a game, on what
round will the opponent be knocked out, and even whether a coin toss in
a game lands heads or tails.
All you have to do is place your bet depending on the statistical odds
meaning chances of winning or losing.
sportsbetting and sportsbooks, the bookies rely on statistics to help
you decide which team you think will win. There is the term,
‘spread’, which is a point advantage given to a weaker team
is expected to lose by X number of points.
This is the odds
makers’ way of making even bets possible for a sportsbook. For example,
if a person bets on a team that is expected to lose, they can still win
the bet as long as the team loses by a given number of points or the
You may be asked to bet a little more than the money you win.
is the sportsbooks’ method of making money with a commission
placing the bet. This commission/fee is called vigorish or ‘vig’.
sportsbetting, there are different kinds of bets. There are straight
bets, parlays, teasers, futures, proposition, reverse, if bets and
The most common type of bet is the straight bet
where all you have to do is to pick the team that you think will lose
are wagers on the
combined number of points scored in the game by both teams.
are combined bets on several
are similar to parlays, but you
can add or subtract points from the spread to make your bets stronger.
are bets made today for
sporting events that take place at a later date.
are wagered on a
specific element of the sports game. For example, how many field goals
will be completed.
are placed based on an ‘if clause’ with betting selections/teams for
football, basketball and baseball games. Therefore, if the bettor’s
first ‘if bet’ is correct, they move on the second ‘if bet’ until the
selections/teams they bet on is not in their favor.
are used in combination with ‘if bets’ for sides or totals. These bets
are generally two straight bets and your reverse bet will be the total
for each straight bet.
If your reverse bet wins, ties or cancels, you then move to a second
variety of betting options illustrates that sportsbetting and
sportsbooks services offered online and off make this gaming
opportunity more interesting and challenging.
There is little
doubt that the world wide web has revolutionized the sportsbetting and
sportsbooks industry. What was once a restrictive pastime available
though limited outlets has evolved to a point where a gambler can place
a bet 24-hours a day on an event halfway around the world in a matter
Such convenience has resulted in a dramatic surge in
sportsbetting and sportsbooks popularity as evidenced by the
unprecedented growth in the online sportsbetting industry worldwide.
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