These are the most common rules amongst the majority of the sportsbooks.
Concluded professional and college football games are official after 55 minutes of play.
The official time of scoring plays for grading purposes is the time on the clock AFTER the score is made.
For football, there will generally be a point spread as part of the bet. If the number is positive (+), then you add the points to your team’s score. If the number is negative (-), then subtract those points from your team’s score. The side with the higher score after the points are applied is the winner.
Straight Bets Payoffs – For football the payoff is $100 for every $110 wagered unless otherwise noted. It is customary when making a bet that you put up the juice as part of your wager. Therefore, $110 will be wagered if you specify a $100 straight bet.
Totals Payoffs – For football the payoff for a winner is $100 for every $110 wagered unless otherwise noted. It is customary when making a bet that you put up the juice as part of your wager. Therefore, $110 will be wagered if you specify a $100 total bet.
Parlays – A parlay is a group of straight bets or totals combined into one bet. For the parlay to be a winner, all of the individual parts of the parlay need to win. You can mix different sports on the same parlay.
Pleasers – A pleaser is a group of football and/or basketball side straight bets combined into one bet. The difference between a pleaser and a teaser is that with a pleaser, the line you bet against for each individual wager is moved against your favor from 6-7½ points. If the regular line is -10 and you play a 6-point pleaser, then your line would be -16.
Reverses – A reverse bet (also known as an action reverse) is a set of if-bets going both forward and in reverse order.
Buying points moves the point spread in your favor by the number of points purchased. Customers may buy half points on football and basketball game sides and totals only. First half and half-time point buying is not available. Each half point purchased increases in cost for each additional point. The maximum point buy ranges from 10 to 20 points based on the league and sport.
The number “3″ and “7″ in the football are key numbers. It costs extra to buy on and off these numbers. The amount of the extra cost will vary from league to league.
Round Robin – Easily turn your parlay into a Round Robin. A Round Robin bet is a method to box a parlay. Sportbet automatically calculates the combinations for you. A “Round Robin with 2′s, 3′s” would include all the possible two team and three team parlays which can be made with all the current selections. The risk amount entered will be the desired risk amount on each individual combination created.