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Betting has been banned in many countries and has been encouraged by many. The action of gambling money (e.g gambling at Luxury Casino) on the outcome of a game is known as sports betting. They are based on the odds that have been offered by the bookmakers on the outcomes of various games such as football. There is usually an agreement between the parties that state that the one who makes the incorrect prediction about the uncertain outcome of a game will have to forfeit something. It is usually money but it is not uncommon to wager objects as well.

While betting can be based on anything from the weather to politics, sports betting revolve around games. The majority of the bets revolve around football, baseball, hockey, drag racing, boxing etc. These bets take place not just at the professional level but also at the amateur level.

The people who bet, also known as betters, place legal bets through bookmakers and sportsbooks. Illegal betting happens via private enterprises. They are known as bookies. These intermediaries make money by taking a certain predetermined percentage of the money that has been placed.

This is known as juice or action in layman terms. The money is most often paid upfront to the bookmakers. This ensures that no one cheats and walks out without paying the winner. The downside of the betting is that it has resulted in a various number of scandals.

If rumours are to be believed, players are also hooked in for some action and end up playing below their potential and losing on purpose. There have been serious allegations placed on players and some of them have been kicked out of the teams after it has been proved against them. Bad calls from the referees and umpires have also been attributed to betting and allegations have hit home.Even when the allegations are not proved, the integrity of the sports is taking a big hit. Many tournaments in cricket and football have lost their goodwill because of these rumours. Even when the players have been acquitted of all charges, the name still seems to stick.

Betting is usually made with the help of the bookmaker or through many online internet outlets. The many bets include

Money line bets – the underdog gets paid more than the favoured team. Spread betting – they are wagers made against the spread. It is a number that is given to handicap one team and favours another. This is one of the most common types of betting in sports. Proposition bets – the bet is on the very specific result or outcome in the match from their site. It includes a number of goals of each team or the difference of the final number of goals at the end of the match. Here specific attention is given to details and not just who wins or loses the match.

Parlays – this involves bets in multiple numbers ( usually not more than 12). The winner of this bet wins an amount extraordinarily higher than the usual payout. For example, the better include five different bets in a five-team parlay. The better states that all five wagers will win. If any of the five wagers fail to win, the better loses it all.

  • Progressive Parlay – this also involves multiple bets but the winning amount is not as large as that in Parlays.
  • Teaser – the better is allowed to combine wagers on two or more games. He can adjust the various points that have been spread over for the games.
  • Future wagers – All sports betting is related to an event that is going to take place in the near future. Future wagers bet on events that will take place in the long run and not the near future per se. A perfect example would be the NBA team winning the season. These bets are made well before the beginning of the season.
  • In-play bets – these bets take place during the course of the game and not before the start of the game like the other bets.
  • 2nd half bets – these half time bets are placed during the interval of the game. It is based on the points won only in the second half of the game.