Betting 101

FIRST-TIME BETTORS

Sports betting can seem intimidating, but it’s critical to remember that the staff at SPORTSBOOK is here
to help you get comfortable with betting. Don’t be afraid to ask a ticket writer for help or direction.

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BASIC DO’S & DON’TS

It’s very helpful when bettors use the Bet Numbers associated with each wager listed on the odds boards.
That makes the transaction both faster and clearer. The ticket writer knows exactly what you want to bet
and there’s less confusion. It’s also important to be aware what’s going on around you. If you have detailed questions,
please be considerate of other bettors and hold those questions until the line to make bets is lower.

Don’t discard of your ticket right away. There have been controversial calls that were overturned, changing the outcome
of the game. You don’t want to throw away and then lose that wager, if a call gets overturned.

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Cashing out

If you are in a hurry, you will want to make your way to the SPORTSBOOK counter when the final score gets loaded
into the computer – this is usually 3 minutes after the end of the game. Otherwise, it’s fine to come back later in the day,
just make sure to have your ticket on-hand. Also, always be aware of the expiration date on your ticket.
Make sure you collect your winnings before it expires.

TYPES OF SPORTS WAGERS

STRAIGHT BET – A straight bet is an individual wager on a game or event
that will be determined by a point spread, money line or total.

PARLAY – A parlay is a single bet that links two or more wagers; to win the bet,
the player must win all the wagers in the parlay. If the player loses one wager,
the player loses the entire bet. However, if the player wins all of the wagers
in the parlay, the player wins a higher payoff than if the player had placed the
bets separately.

FUTURES – A future bet is a wager placed on an event typically far in the future,
such as which team will win next year’s pro football championship game
or pro hockey championship series.

PROPOSITIONS – Proposition bets, or “prop” bets, focus on the outcome
of events within a given game. Props are often offered on many games.
These include Sunday and Monday night pro football games and pro playoff championship games.
An example of a prop bet is “Which team will score the first touchdown?”

TEASER – A teaser is a type of football or basketball wager in which the point spread
is adjusted by additional points in the player’s favor on more than one game. In football,
a player may move the posted point spread 6, 6 ½ or 7 points.
In basketball, 4, 5, 6-point teasers are offered.

ROUND ROBIN – A round robin is a series of parlays. For example, a 3-team round robin
consists of three total bets – three 2-team parlays (A + B, A + C and B + C).

Betting 101

FIRST-TIME BETTORS

Sports betting can seem intimidating, but it’s critical to remember that the staff at SPORTSBOOK is here to help you get comfortable with betting. Don’t be afraid to ask a ticket writer for help or direction.

• • • • •

BASIC DO’S & DON’TS

It’s very helpful when bettors use the Bet Numbers associated with each wager listed on the odds boards.  That makes the transaction both faster and clearer. The ticket writer knows exactly what you want to bet  and there’s less confusion. It’s also important to be aware what’s going on around you. If you have detailed questions,  please be considerate of other bettors and hold those questions until the line to make bets is lower.

Don’t discard of your ticket right away. There have been controversial calls that were overturned, changing the outcome
of the game. You don’t want to throw away and then lose that wager, if a call gets overturned.

• • • • •

Cashing out

If you are in a hurry, you will want to make your way to the SPORTSBOOK counter when the final score gets loaded into the computer – this is usually 3 minutes after the end of the game. Otherwise, it’s fine to come back later in the day, just make sure to have your ticket on-hand. Also, always be aware of the expiration date on your ticket.  Make sure you collect your winnings before it expires.

TYPES OF

SPORTS

WAGERS

STRAIGHT BET – A straight bet is an individual wager on a game or event that will be determined by a point spread, money line or total.

PARLAY – A parlay is a single bet that links two or more wagers; to win the bet, the player must win all the wagers in the parlay. If the player loses one wager, the player loses the entire bet. However, if the player wins all of the wagers in the parlay, the player wins a higher payoff than if the player had placed the bets separately.

FUTURES – A future bet is a wager placed on an event typically far in the future, such as which team will win next year’s pro football championship game or pro hockey championship series.

PROPOSITIONS – Proposition bets, or “prop” bets, focus on the outcome of events within a given game. Props are often offered on many games. These include Sunday and Monday night pro football games and pro playoff championship games. An example of a prop bet is “Which team will score the first touchdown?”

TEASER – A teaser is a type of football or basketball wager in which the point spread is adjusted by additional points in the player’s favor on more than one game. In football, a player may move the posted point spread 6, 6 ½ or 7 points. In basketball, 4, 5, 6-point teasers are offered.

ROUND ROBIN – A round robin is a series of parlays. For example, a 3-team round robin consists of three total bets – three 2-team parlays (A + B, A + C and B + C).