Sports Betting Help
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Available Wager Types
This type of wager requires that your selection win outright. Odds are determined by something called a money line or price. Money lines are represented by a number preceded by either + or a - such as -110. A price is the same money line converted into a decimal such as 1.91.
European Wagers Straight Wagers
These wagers require you to select the outcome of an event. Your choice needs to either win, lose or draw for your wager to win. Selections in these wagers are accompanied by a price only such as 1.91.
Your selection must win by more than (or lose by less than) the adjusted line.
- If you were to select "Green Bay Packers + 3.0", the Packers must win the game, or not lose by more than 3 points.
- If you select "Miami Dolphins - 3.0", the Dolphins need to win the game by more than 3 points.
With regards to point spread betting, the odds are always - 110 (or 1.91), unless otherwise noted, which means you win $100 for each $110 bet. If the game happens to tie on the point spread, i.e. neither team wins nor loses by the specified amount, the bet is cancelled and the wager is returned.
You can place a wager based on the total final score of the game. You can bet the final combined score of the two participating teams will be "over" or "under" a specified total. Over/Unders are always -110 unless otherwise noted.
You can "buy points" on football and basketball. When you do, you move the point spread so that you give away fewer points with the favorite or get more points with the underdog.
Cost of Buying Points
Extra price for buying On/Off and 7 point spread
Combining different wagers from various sports is a great way to increase your potential payout. In order for a combination wager to win, all of your selections must win. Any ties remove that game from your combination and reduce your combination by one, which will, in turn, reduce the pay out. In the event that your combination is reduced to a single game, that wager will be played as a regular, single selection wager.
The bet price is calculated by multiplying the individual prices of your selections. All your selections must win for the bet to pay out.
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** Management reserves the right to limit the number of teams that may be parlayed, payouts displayed on bet ticket supersede payouts displayed in this table. Point-buy wagers may not be included in parlay wagers.
Parlay Challenge Terms
- All teams must be chosen from the Parlay event listings.
- All offered selections use standard Las Vegas Point Spreads. Money Lines and Totals are not eligible for the Parlay Challenge.
- All teams wagered on must win their event against the Point Spread posted within the Parlay event listings at the time of your wager, to be considered a win.
- If there is a Tie, or No Action on any of the events, the wager is lost.
- There is no limit on the number of bettors that can win any single Parlay wager.
- All wagers are final.
Progressive parlays differ from regular parlays in that they have a fixed payout and they only apply to 4 and 8 team parlays. Also, you still have the opportunity to win if you lose one of your selections. In a 4 team progressive parlay if you lose one game and win the other 3 you still win. In an 8 team progressive parlay you can win with either 6, 7 or 8 wins.
- Payout is determined by the number of wins.
- A push or a tie is considered a loss and a No-Actioned bet would revert to the next lowest progressive parlay.
- Progressive Parlays cannot include Money Lines or Totals.
- Two connected events cannot be wagered upon within the same Progressive Parlay. ie. Progressive Parlay bets, where the match forms part of the overall tournament, are not accepted.
- The odds posted at the time of your bet are used to determine payout.
- All wagers are final.
Teaser Wagers (Football or Basketball)
A teaser wager allows you to make a combination bet on football or basketball with the point spread adjusted or "teased" in your favor. You can adjust the point spread of your selections in football by 6, 6.5 or 7 points. In basketball, point spreads can be adjusted by 4, 4.5 or 5 points.
All of your selections must win for a teaser wager to win. Any ties take that game off of your combination and reduce your combination by one, which in turn reduces the pay out. If your teaser is reduced to a single game your teaser wager will be cancelled and your wager will be returned to you.
There are also two special teaser wagers called "Sweetheart Teasers". These are always 3 team teasers where ties lose. You must win all three games in order for your teaser to win. If football the "Sweetheart Teaser" gives 10 points while a basketball "Sweetheart Teaser" adjusts your line by 7 points.
In this example (above), if you picked Miami in a 6 point teaser you would get Miami at +3.0 points instead of -3.0 points. So if Miami won the game or lost by up to 2 points that part of your teaser bet would win. A 6.5 or a 7 point teaser would give you Miami at +3.5 and +4.0 respectively. If you picked Dallas, you could move their point spread to +12.0, +12.5 or +13.0.
Teaser Prices (Basketball/Football)
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* Decimal prices (which include your wager) are in parenthesis.
* We reserve the right to change teaser payouts at any time, please check your bet ticket payout odds when placing your wager for official odds/prices.
If Wagers (Win and Action)
You would place an IF Wager when you want action on a second game (or more games) without wanting to risk more than your original wager amount for a single wager. You can add up to 8 teams in an IF wager. You can also request an IF wager if 2 or more games are being played simultaneously.
Placing an IF wager is advantageous in that you only need to risk your original wager while taking action on up to 8 wagers.
There are two types of IF wagers: IF WIN and IF ACTION. Your IF WIN wager will continue only if your wagers continue to win. If any of your games lose, tie or are cancelled for any reason, your entire IF wager ends. IF ACTION wagers allow your IF wager to continue if one of your games ties or is cancelled for any reason.
Rules For IF Wagers
1. The initial choice for an IF wager must start at the same time or before the rest of your IF wager selections.
Example: Your first selection starts at 1pm so your other selections must start at either 1pm or later.
2. You cannot IF a game to itself or any associated prop to that game.
Example: You cannot IF the first half of a game to the full game or the other way around.
3. You are required to place a bet amount for each of your selections in the IF wager. Your bet amounts cannot exceed the previous bet total payout.
Example: If you wager $110 to win $100 on your first selection, then your next selection in the IF wager cannot be for more then $110.
4. You can place IF wagers between leagues and sports
IF WIN Example
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|Total Bet: $110
Total Win: $200
IF ACTION Example
|Total Bet: $110
Total Win: $320
Reverse Wagers (Win and Action)
Reverse Bets are a pair of IF wagers going both forward and in "reverse" order. Each team included in the Reverse will pair with another team to form two IF bets. Each bet in the reverse is an individual straight wager for the full amount of the reverse (each bet is for the same amount).
Reverse Wager Rules
- The first selection for your Reverse wager must start at the same time or before the second selection. Example: Your first selection starts at 1pm so your other selection must start at either 1pm or later.
- You cannot reverse a game to itself or any associated prop to that game. Example: You cannot Reverse the first half of a game to the full game or the other way around.
- You can only reverse for the amount that you wager on the
previous bet. Example: if you wager $110 to win $100 on a game the second selection can only be for a maximum risk amount of $110
- You can place reverse wagers between leagues and sports
- Reverse wagers can only be placed with two selections.
- Both Reverse WIN and Reverse ACTION are available.
Reverse WIN Example:
A 2 team reverse is really 2 IF Bets. If you bet on Dallas and Miami the wager would work as follows:
If Dallas Wins then Miami and If Miami Wins then Dallas
- Both teams win: you would have bet a total of $220 ($110 on each IF wager) and won $400 for a total of $620 payout.
- Dallas wins and Miami loses: In this case, the first IF bet (Dallas if win then Miami) you win the first straight bet and lose the second one. For a total loss of $10 ($220 bet and only $210 won). On the
second IF (Miami if win then Dallas) you lose the first straight, having no action on the second one. For the second IF there is a loss of $110 ($110 bet, nothing won). This gives a net loss of $120 for this situation.
- Miami wins and Dallas loses: This follows the same result as the previous example.
- Both teams lose: In this case you would loses the first part of both IF wagers and loses a total of $220.
Asian Handicapping - Soccer Only
With Asian Handicaps, you bet on either the favorite or the underdog. There is no "Tie" bet. The handicap, or spread, removes the gap in ability between the favorite and underdog making the match a contest of equal ability. The bigger the ability gap is between both teams, the larger the handicap will be.
The simple example of this style of wagering would be the following:
Arsenal would be considered the favorite because 1/2 a goal is subtracted from their final score. Manchester would be the underdog because 1/2 goal is added to their final score. In this example, if you were to choose Arsenal, Arsenal would need to win the game by 1 goal. If the game ended in a 1-1 tie, then you would lose your wager because the final adjusted score would be Arsenal .5 and Manchester 1.
Sometimes the handicap line becomes more complicated and a second line is added. This is called a splitball and here is an example:
Again, Arsenal would be considered the favorite because of the negative line. In this case, you would be placing two bets; one for Arsenal at -0.5 and one for Arsenal at -1.0. If the game was to end with Arsenal winning 2-1, the result would be as follows:
You bet $100 on the wager which would be split into two $50 wagers. $50 on Arsenal at -0.5 and $50 on Arsenal at -1.0. Here are the possible outcomes for this example:
Arsenal Loses - Your total payout on a $100 bet would be $0.
You lose the -0,5 bet
You lose the -1.0 bet
Arsenal wins by 1 goal - Your total payout on a $100 bet would be $150.
You win the -0.5 bet and win $50
You tie the -1.0 bet and are refunded $50
The game is tied - Your total payout on a $100 bet would be $0.
You lose the -0.5 bet.
You lose the -1.0 bet.
Arsenal wins by 2 or more goals - Your total payout on a $100 bet would be
You win the -0.5 bet and win $50
You win the -1.0 bet and win $50
NCAA Football Conference Championships Tie-Breakers
Winner of the SEC, Big 12, and ACC conferences is defined as the winner of those conferences' championship games.
For other conferences, in the event of a tie in the regular season standings, the winner is defined as the highest ranked team according to the BCS standings the week following the conference championship games.
If no team is ranked in the BCS, then the team ranked highest in the AP poll the week following the conference championship games will be determined the winner.
Future wagers are bets that you make on events that will happen in the near future. An example would be betting on an NFL team to win the Superbowl before the NFL season begins. The bets list all applicable participants and the odds are either displayed as a fraction or as a price.
Propositions and Special Wagers
Proposition and special wagers are all other wagers that are not covered by the other wager types mentioned above. This includes wagers such as golf match-ups, individual player wagers and other types of bets. Propositions and special wager odds are displayed as either a fraction or as a price. We use standard official websites for grading proposition bets:
Baseball - MLB
Hockey - NHL
Basketball - NBA
Pro Football - NFL
College Football - ESPN
Management decision is final on all grading.
Sport Specific Terms and Conditions at OddsMaker
- Las Vegas rules, regulations, payoffs and wager types apply where not covered herein.
- All sporting events must be played on date and site scheduled unless otherwise specified. Sporting events postponed by more than 12 hours and or rescheduled, will constitute "No Action," and all money will be credited accordingly.
- All bets must be made and accepted, before the start of the game/event wagered. Any bet placed or received after the start of the game/event wagered, will be considered void.
- OddsMaker reserves the right to limit the maximum amount wagered, prior to acceptance of any bet. Customers are not permitted to open multiple accounts or place multiple wagers, regardless of a change in odds, in order to bypass the limits imposed by the system. If multiple accounts or wagers are used then all bets will be void.
- In the event that monies are credited to a customer's account in error, it is incumbent upon the customer to notify of the aforesaid error without delay. Any winnings obtained after the error, whether directly or indirectly subsequent to the error but prior to notification of , shall be void.
- OddsMaker does not recognize suspended games, protests, scoring amendments, result reversals and overturned decisions for wagering purposes.
- In order for a bet to be valid, a customer must receive a bet number confirming from that the bet has been accepted. This will be via a confirmation message that will appear on your screen and/or via email.
- Once bets are accepted they cannot be cancelled or amended in any way, either by Player or by , unless determines that such wagers were affected by technical or administrative errors.
- Every effort will be made to ensure that all information available on the internet site is accurate. However, if an error is made in the prices or conditions published on-line, we reserve the right to either correct any mistakes or to void the affected bets or to settle any bets already laid at the correct price.
- The sports wagering services offered by are not for use by individuals or groups deemed to be professional bettors. In the event that a Player(s) is deemed to be a professional bettor, their
account will be subject to immediate termination with any remaining account balances, including all deposits and winnings in Player's account, being returned to the Player. For purposes of this clause, winning wagers will only be paid on events that have been played prior to notice of account termination being sent to Player.
- Winners and losers are official after:
- American Football - NCAA & NFL - 55 minutes of play
- Basketball - NBA - 43 minutes of play
- Basketball - NCAA - 35 minutes of play
- Hockey - NHL - 55 minutes of play
- All other sporting events - 55 minutes of play
- Overtime periods - quarters or extra innings are counted in the final score when wagering on totals.
- On half time wagers - overtime periods are included as part of the 2nd half.
- Other Sports - All other contests that involve a scheduled length of play or time limit must play to their conclusion or have five minutes or less of the scheduled playing time remaining when the contest concludes to be considered official for wagering purposes.
- Baseball - Major League Baseball games are official after 5 innings of play, or 4.5 innings if the home team is leading. If a game is subsequently called or suspended, 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. Then the winner will be determined by the score at the time the game is called. When wagering on total runs or run lines, the game must go the regulation 9 innings, or 8.5 innings if the home team is leading, otherwise it will constitute a "No Action" wager, and all money will be credited accordingly. Wagers on total runs will be refunded if a pitcher change occurs prior to both listed pitchers throwing at least one pitch.
- Baseball run-line, totals, prop wagers and 5-inning wagers are accepted as "Listed." In the event of a pitching change prior to the game, all of these wagers are considered "No Action". All wagers will be refunded to the customers account at the end of the game.
- All ACTION full-game moneyline wagers will have action. If there is a pitching change after you place your wager, you will have ACTION at the opening price specified by us at the time of the last correct pitching change.
- All LISTED full-game moneyline wagers where both pitchers are specified at the time of the wager ie. ((L) R JOHNSON / (R) C HAMELS) will be graded as NO ACTION at the end of the game in the event of a pitching change prior to the game.
- All full-game moneyline wagers with 1 pitcher specified to start at the time of the wager ie. ((ACTION / (L) S KAZMIR) will be graded as NO ACTION at the end of the game if your specified pitcher does not start the game. If there is a pitching change on the other team, and your specified pitcher starts the game you will have ACTION at the opening price specified by us at the time of the last correct pitching change.
NOTE: Each team's starting pitcher is defined for betting purposes as the pitcher that throws the first pitch.
- Any and all baseball series wagers must have all 3 games played by the end of a specified date for the wager to have action. If all 3 games are not played by that specified date then all wagers are NO ACTION, regardless if one team has 2 wins. All 3 games must be official by Las Vegas Gaming Standards (see our rules regarding baseball wagers and what constitutes an official result)
- All baseball propositions must go the full 9 (8.5) innings unless otherwise stated. They also must start the listed
- 1st 5-Inning Line:The 1st 5 innings line will be considered official and be graded as soon as both teams have finished batting in the 5th inning. Listed pitchers must start for action.
- Either Team Score in 1st:Either Team Score in 1st? Will be graded YES when a team scores in the 1st and NO when both teams have batted in the 1st without scoring. Bets on NO have action after a complete inning. Bets will be considered official when graded despite what may or may not happen after 1st inning (i.e. a rained out game after one inning.) "Either Team to Score in 1st inning" bets are "listed" bets and will be refunded if there is a pitching change prior to the game.
- Baseball Props - Props involving "firsts" such as will a pitcher 1st pitch be a strike or ball or will a batter reach base his 1st time up will be considered official and be graded as they happen. All other props have same rules as run lines and totals.
- For 'In-Game Betting' or "Live Betting" games must go a full 8 1/2 innings for bets to have action.
- Boxing - In boxing, the official stopping of a round before the sounding of the bell does not constitute a full round. A full round is only considered for wagering purposes when the bell sounds signifying the end of said round.
- Special Boxing Rule - Fights must be run within one week of the specified date for your bet to have action.
- Golf - For golf tournament matchup betting all of the players listed in the matchup bet offer must tee off for your bet to have action. The player with the most completed holes wins. If the players complete the same number of holes, then the player with the lowest score wins. If the players are still tied then the winner will be deemed for betting purposes the player who scored the lowest score in the last round played and so on, until a winner is found. If both golfers in a match-up are in a playoff: a) winner of playoff wins matchup and b) all other playoff participants tie each other.
- Should a tournament be shortened, or otherwise affected, due to weather conditions the official result will be used when settling, regardless of the number or rounds played. However, should there be no further play after a bet is struck that bet will be void.
- Single day match-ups are wagers on the particular day's 18-holes. Single Day match-ups do not include holes played as part of a completion from the previous day's round nor playoff holes considered part of the overall tournament score. Should a day's round be shortened, or otherwise affected, due to weather conditions and the round is continued the next day, the full 18 holes will are considered in determining the outcome of the bet even if they are played over two days. If a full 18 holes are not completed by both members of the match-up, all bets are void. If both players end the 18 holes in a tie, the bet is considered a no action wager.
- Football/Soccer - All football/soccer bets will be settled on 90 minutes play, this includes any time added by the Referee in respect of injuries and other stoppages. Extra Time, Golden Goals and Penalty Shoot-Outs do not count.
- For bets on football/soccer, in order to place your bet correctly, you must predict the result of at least one (1) game: 1 = home win, 0 = draw, 2 = away win. The Player can, of course, bet a parlay (or "combination"), but must get all the selections correct in the parlay column.
- Bets taken on 'first goalscorer' will be void if the player does not take part in the game or comes on after a goal has already been scored. Bets taken on 'last goalscorer' will be void if the player does not play or comes on as a substitute.
- If any match is abandoned, or postponed, all bets will be void unless the relevant market result has already happened; for example, 'first goal scorer betting, which will stand if a goal has already been scored.
- Where a venue is changed, bets will stand unless the game is to be played at the original away team's ground in which case all bets will be void.
- Cricket - For Cricket games, if the match is shortened by the weather, bets will be governed by the official competition rules.
- Rugby - For Rugby Games, if any match is abandoned or postponed all bets will be void, except bets on the first try scorer if a try has been scored prior to abandonment. Where a venue is changed, bets will stand unless the game is to be played at the original away team's ground in which case all bets will be void.
- Tennis - Two full sets must be completed without either player retiring or being disqualified for wagers to stand. If less than 2 sets are completed, all wagers will be considered void. In the event of any of the following circumstances taking place all bets will stand: (i) a change of playing surface, (ii) a change of venue or (iii) a change from indoor court to outdoor court or vice versa.
- Motorsports - In the event that the driver or team that a customer bets upon for the outright championship does not start the race, the bet is considered action (no refunds on the bet). Both drivers must start the race for match-up wagering for the bet to have action. The start of any motor race is defined as the signal to start the warm-up lap. The official winner at the conclusion of the race will be the winner for betting purposes.
- Special Motorsport Rule: Races must be run within one week of the scheduled date for your bet to have action.
- Parlay or Multiples Betting - No multiple (parlay) bets can be accepted where individual legs are 'connected'. For example, one leg of a parlay is for Sampras to beat Henman in the 4th round of Wimbeldon and the second or additional part of the parlay is for Sampras to win the overall Wimbledon title. The match forms part of the overall tournament and is therefore 'connected'. In the same way, you cannot parlay the over of the first half of a football game with the over of the total game, because the two are 'connected'.
- Dead Heat - In the event of a dead heat (a tie), stakes will be divided by the number of selections dead heating with the divided stake settled at full odds, remaining stakes are lost. If the tie was a betting option, then the dead heat rule does not apply. The Dead Heat Rule only applies to Future Wagers. For example, if there is a 3 way tie for the Top Scorer in a Football game. Then your winnings are calculated by taking your stake, dividing it by 3, and multiplying that amount by the odds on your betting ticket.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is online gambling legal?
The World Trade Organization handed down a landmark decision against the United States. In its ruling the WTO found that the US government law prohibiting online gambling was illegal. In order to abide by the ruling, the US would have to either remove exceptions for horse racing or they would have to repeal the law entirely. The legislation, enacted last October, essentially places the onus of responsibility for monitoring internet gambling transactions on the banking institutions. It does not make it illegal to actually place bets online.
How Can I Make A Free Bet?
Occasionally we will run a promotion that allows you to make a FREE wager on a specific event. Simply follow the promotion links to the bet card and place a wager on the event that has "Free Wager" listed in it's title. You are required to place the wager for exactly the amount listed, nothing more or less. In order to place this free bet, you need to have at least the amount of the wager already in your REAL money account.
When you place the wager, no money from your account will be deducted and if you win, your account will be credited with the winnings for that wager. Here is an example:
The Free Bet is a $20 wager on the Miami/Dallas NFL game. You choose Miami -7 and place the $20 wager. You have $50 in your REAL money account so you are allowed to place this wager. Miami wins the game by 10 point and you win the bet. $20 was added to your REAL money account. If you lose, it doesn't cost you a penny.
How do I place a single wager?
For all events on which live betting is available, schedules and odds are posted. You can add a single wager by clicking on the "Bet" symbol beside your selection. This will add your selection to the bet card. Once you have entered the wager amount on your bet card, click on "Place Bet" to submit your bet. Your bet is recorded and your wager will be instantly deducted from your account. When the game has been played and the outcome to your bet has been resolved any winnings will be added to your account right away.
How do I buy points?
Buying Points can only be done on basketball and football pointspreads and over/unders. Choose the game, team and bet type you wish to bet on. When you make your selection, a list of Buying Points options becomes available. You can add any number of points from 1/2 to 3 simply by clicking on the appropriate button. If you want to go back to the default line, click on Straight Bet.
Once you have made your selection and bought your points, your bet ticket will now reflect your adjusted line.
How do I place a parlay wager?
You can combine any selections that are available onto one betting card, up to a maximum of selections. You do this by choosing one event at a time by clicking the "Bet" symbol next to your selection. This will add your selection to the bet card. You can now add a second selection to the bet card by adding another selection from the same sport or by going to a new sport and adding another selection.
When you have more than one selection on a bet card, your bet price will begin to increase as you add multiple wagers.
How do I place a teaser wager?
Your teaser selection must be from either football or basketball point spreads or over/unders. You can not mix the sports. Click on the "Bet" symbol beside your selections in order to have them added to your bet card. Once you have 2 selections that qualify for a teaser wager, the teaser menu will pop up. At that time you can choose what type of teaser you want (e.g. 7 Point Teaser). Enter the wager amount on your bet card and click on "Place Bet" to submit your bet.
How do I create an IF Wager?
To create an IF wager you need to select two or more teams and add them to your bet card. The bet list options will display IF WIN and IF ACTION. Select the type of IF wager you are interested in placing by selecting one of these two options.
Once you have chosen your IF wager type and the teams you want to have in your wager, you now need to enter the bet amounts for each selection. Remember that you cannot add additional teams that are playing before your first selection. Also remember that your wagers for each additional bet cannot be for more than your original wager.
How do I create a Reverse Wager?
To create a Reverse Wager you need to select two teams and add them to your bet card. In the bet type list you will see Reverse WIN and Reverse ACTION. Choose the type of Reverse you want to make and enter your bet amount. Remember that the bet amount you enter will actually be double that because you are basically creating two IF wagers.
How do I place an Asian Handicap wager (Soccer Only)?
To create an Asian Handicapping bet, choose your team and the attached line. Then enter your bet amount. If you are placing a "Splitball" wager then remember your wager will be split into two wagers, one for each line.
How are my winnings calculated?
When you add selections to your Bet Card, the potential payout for your current wager is calculated and displayed automatically for you. The calculation is determined as follows:
The decimal price that we display is the price you get for the outcome of your event. This price includes your bet amount. Your winnings are calculated by simply multiplying your bet amount by the displayed odds.
- Place a $100 bet at a price of 3.5
- Your return would be:
$100 x 3.5 = $350
On North American Sports, the equivalent "cents line" or "money line" is also displayed. With a "positive" money line, which indicates the underdog, for every 100 cents you bet, you receive the amount displayed plus your bet amount.
- Place a $10 bet at a cents line of +130 (decimal price of 2.3)
- Your return would be:
($10 x 130 cents) + $10 bet amount = $23 (= $10 x 2.3)
With a "negative" cents line, which indicates the favorite, for every 100 cents you wish to win, you need to bet an amount equivalent to the
displayed line. For example:
Place a $12 bet at a cents line of -120 (decimal price of 1.83)
Your return would be:
$10 + $12 bet amount = $22 (= $12 x 1.83)
How do I request sports wagering limits?
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