What Is Official Betting?

Official betting is betting on a game that is officially played. It is a form of sports gambling that is legal in several states including Kansas, and the United States Supreme Court has ruled that it is not illegal under the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992.

How to Place a Bet on a Team

In most sports, there are many different types of bets you can place, but the most common is moneyline betting. This type of wager is a pick of the winner of a particular game and is made on the money line, which is an odds-based line that changes in real-time.

Totals: Runs scored in a game that is considered an official game, and all extra-inning runs count towards the total. These bets are popular in baseball and football, and can be a great way to make some cash.

If Betting on a Game That Was Not an Official Game:

In a lot of sports, games are shortened and suspended due to inclement weather. This means that a lot of games aren’t officially played, but some bets still pay out, and if the home team is playing the team that was supposed to play, they may have action.

The Red Sox have a -1.5 favorite against the Baltimore Orioles in the next game. They must win by two runs or more to cover the line.

If the game is shortened to five innings or shorter, some moneyline bets have action.