Sports Betting – What You Need to Know About Official Betting

A number of new sports betting companies have entered the market since Massachusetts legalized online wagering on March 10. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which site will be right for you.

Before you make any bets, take the time to investigate each site. User reviews can be helpful, but don’t be swayed by one person’s opinion. Instead, focus on the sportsbooks’ offerings, including which types of bets they offer and whether they accept your preferred payment methods.

Generally speaking, any bet that is placed during a game or event that has been declared official will stand regardless of the actual result. However, there are a few exceptions. For example, if the game is shortened or cancelled due to weather conditions, any bets placed after the first pitch will be void. Also, any inning-specific bets (such as total runs in the first five innings or moneyline bets in the first six innings) will only have action if that specific inning is completed.

Players and those who work for a team are prohibited from gambling on NHL games. This is outlined in the league’s collective bargaining agreement and posted in every dressing room. That said, if sports betting is legal where a player or employee is, they can bet on non-NHL events, such as Super Bowl squares and NCAA tournament brackets.