After the Supreme Court overturned a federal ban, sports betting is now legal in all 50 states. But there’s a lot to know before you start placing wagers at the next game you watch or read about.
Sports betting can be broken down into a few types. Moneyline bets are wagers on a team to win or lose, while spread bets are placed on whether a team will cover a specified amount of points (e.g., Eagles to cover 3.5 points). Total bets (or over/under) are wagers on the number of points scored in a given contest. Finally, props, or proposition bets, are wagers that don’t impact the final score – for example, will Derrick Henry score a touchdown, Tom Brady over 295.5 passing yards, or Cooper Kupp over or under 8.5 catches.
The minimum age for sports betting in sbobet88 is 21. If you’re at a retail sports book at a casino or racino, the ticket writer will card you to ensure that you meet this requirement. Similarly, you may be asked to scan your driver’s license or government-issued ID card when opening an online sportsbook.
Of all the major sports, MLB is one of the best adapted for in-stadium betting. This is thanks to the many half-inning breaks and pitching-change pauses in each game, which are perfect for live wagering. The league was also quick to sign sponsorship agreements with betting companies like William Hill and MGM, allowing its teams to take advantage of the increased revenue that comes with being part of a legal sportsbook.