The Basics of Official Betting

Official betting, or in-game betting, is a popular form of wagering for sports fans. Unlike traditional pre-game bets, which can be difficult to track, in-game wagers offer a real-time look at the action and allow bettors to ride the momentum of each team’s play as it develops.

The history of official betting dates back to the 1920s, when eight Chicago White Sox players were banned from baseball after being paid to fix the 1919 World Series. This scandal ruined the professional game for several years.

Major League Baseball has a long tradition of betting, but rules and regulations vary between states. There are also many different types of bets and subsets of bets available, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the specific rules that apply to the games you want to wager on.

In-game props, which are wagers that require specific events to occur before they have any action, can be a great way to make an extra cash bet on a favorite. These wagers can include things like team totals, moneylines and spreads.

If you’re betting on a live game, the player you’re betting on must be in the starting lineup and the game must be official for in-game props to have any action. If the player you’re betting on is subbed in later, he won’t be credited with any of the points you’ve wagered on.

Plate Appearance Propositions – The player you’re betting on must be in a live plate appearance at the end of the specified inning, against the specified pitcher for these wagers to have any action.