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Sports Betting Rules

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The following are specific sports betting rules by sport. NFL and NCAA games are official after 55 minutes of play for wagering purposes. Side and Totals wagers include overtime periods, quarters or extra innings when tabulating the final score. Overtime periods are included as part of the wager on full game and half time wagers.

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Football Betting Rules

Sports betting fans around the world live to bet on the NFL football.  People that bet NFL football have driven the sport to become the most popular betting sport in North America.  Here are the following football betting rules to start your college or NFL football betting.

101 Green Bay Packers 40
102 Chicago Bears -7

In the example you are betting into what is called a pointspread in football betting rules.  Let’s say that Green Bay is playing at Chicago in NFL action and the Bears are a 7-point favorite.  The Bears won the game 21-17 but did not cover the 7 point spread as they only won the game by three.  If you took Green Bay plus the 7 points then you were a winner.  When betting in football you normally are going to be laying 110 dollars for every 100 you want to win or the 11/10 equivalent.  In that previous example, let’s say you wanted to take Chicago.  You would have given the 7 points and risked 110 for every 100 dollars you wanted to win.  Since Chicago did not cover the spread you would be out 110 dollars.  Had you wagered on Green Bay you would have won 100 dollars and also gotten your original 110 dollars back.

Green Bay Packers +230
Chicago Bears -280

Other main areas of football betting rules include the total and money line wagers like the previous example.  The total is simple in that you add the total amount of points scored by both teams to get the total for the game.  The football total for the game is set and you can bet over or under that amount.  You risk the same 110 for 100 or 11/10 equivalent that you wagered on the side.  For example, let’s say the total on the game is 40.  If less than 40 points are scored and you bet the under, you would be a winner.  If more than 40 points were scored you would lose.  If exactly 40 points were scored the bet would be ruled a tie, or what is called a push, and you would get your money back.  On the money line, no point spread is involved so you just need to pick the winner of the game.  With money lines you are risking more money on the favorite and get more money back on the underdog.  For example, let’s say you liked Chicago in that game but didn’t want to give seven points.  You could play the money line instead.  If the line was set at -280 you would be risking 280 dollars for every 100 you wanted to win on the Bears.  The take back on Green Bay may have been set at +230 meaning you win 230 dollars for every 100 dollars wagered.

Basketball Betting Rules

Basketball betting rules state that overtime periods are included as part of the wager on full game and half time wagers.

NBA: 43 minutes of play are required for wagering purposes.

NCAA: 35 minutes of play are required for wagering purposes.

Baseball Betting Rules

Exhibition baseball betting rules: We do not post totals on pre-season games, nor do we list starting pitchers. Ties can occur in exhibition games.

MLB betting rules: All regular season and exhibition games are considered official for money lines after 5 innings of play or 4.5 innings of play if the home team is leading. If a game is called or suspended after being considered official, then the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning unless the home team ties the score or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning. In this case, the winner will be determined by the score at the time the game is called. For wagers on run lines and totals the game must go the regulation 9 innings. Or 8.5 if the home team is leading, otherwise it will constitute a “No Action” wager.

MLB post season games are not official until a winner is declared. If a MLB post season game begins, then is delayed to a later date, all wagers will have action with the final score result on that new date.

Action is the default when wagering on money lines and totals unless otherwise specified by the customer.

Listed Pitchers is the default when wagering on run lines unless otherwise specified by the customer.

Customers can bet on Action or Listed Pitchers. In the event of a pitching change prior to the game, all wagers on Listed Pitchers are considered "No Action." All straight wagers will be refunded to the customer's account. Parlays will revert into the lower number of teams and so the payout. Each team's starting pitcher is defined as the pitcher who throws the first pitch. If you bet action and there is a pitching change you have action on the wager maintaining the line you placed your bet at.

First-Half Wagers (5 innings):
All wagers on baseball first halves (5 innings) will be decided on the basis of the score at the end of five full innings.
If a game does not go five full innings, all first-half wagers (5 innings) will be canceled.
Once 5 full innings have been completed, all wagers on the first half (5 innings) will stand.

On weekend series prices we deal Friday, Saturday and Sundays games. To have action, all games must be played and considered official according to baseball betting rules. If one or more games are postponed there is no action.

Baseball props must go the full 9 (8 ½) innings unless otherwise stated.

All wagering on baseball is done by laying or taking money odds. See our Betting on Sports section for details.

If there is any Softball or baseball game with final due to the "Mercy rule", all wagers will have action, unless otherwise stated.

Soccer Betting Rules

Soccer Betting Rules offers two types of betting lines on Soccer: a goal line and a money line (a 3 way line between the favorite, underdog and draw). When betting on a 3 way line there is no push. If the game ends up in a draw all bets on the favorite as well as those on the underdog will lose. Soccer betting rules are based on 90 minutes of regulation. Overtime does not count unless otherwise specified.

Boxing Betting Rules

Our boxing betting rules state that we only pay those who bet on a draw when a draw is on the board as one of the wagering options and the fight ends in a draw. If a draw is not available as a wagering option and the fight ends in a draw, then all monies will be refunded. This is the boxing betting rules on a draw in boxing.

Golf Betting Rules

Odds to win: Golf betting rules state that all golfers must tee off for action. In the event of a tournament not finishing the specified number of completed holes (generally 72), the leader at the end of the number of holes determined to be official by PGA officials is the winner. A sudden death playoff will determine the winner in the event of two or more golfers being tied at the end of regulation play.

Golf Match-up Betting Rules: Both golfers must tee off for action. In the event that one of the golfers is disqualified or withdraws, the other golfer will be the winner of the match-up. If both golfers miss the cut, then the golfer with the lowest score wins.

Auto Racing Betting Rules

Auto racing betting rules state that the winner of the race for wagering purposes is the official NASCAR winner. In head to head matchups racing rules, all drivers must start the race in order to be considered "in action." A driver is considered having started the race after having driven one lap.

Tennis Betting Rules

Full game must be completed for wagers to have action unless otherwise specified. If a winner is declared before the full match has completed, the match will be graded as no action for betting purposes.

Hockey Betting Rules

NHL betting rules: 55 minutes of play are required for wagering purposes. All wagering on hockey is done by laying or taking money odds.

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