Official betting is when a bet is placed on an event that has been regulated by an official governing body. This includes sports betting, horse racing and greyhound racing. The official governing bodies are responsible for ensuring that any bets placed on their events are fair and transparent. They will also monitor any potential issues that may arise, such as match-fixing, and take action where appropriate.
If a team or player is listed with a “+” in front of their odds, this indicates they are the favorite. If a team or player has a “-” in front of their odds, this indicates that they are the underdog. Generally, the lower the number, the higher the chance of winning.
A bet on the total amount of points, runs or goals scored in a game. Over/Under bets are available for all NHL games. Unless otherwise stated, Over/Under bets include overtime and shootouts.
All ice hockey bets will pay out based on the teams that win their conference championship, rather than the overall winner of the Stanley Cup. This will not be affected by any amendments to the final league table or points dedications made before the start of a competition.
The NBA and NFL have publicly stated their position on the issue of sports betting, with the NHL being one of the only major leagues that have taken a neutral stance. The NHL has a sponsorship deal with William Hill, and the Vegas Golden Knights will have a permanent home in Las Vegas, so it’s clear that the league is not against gambling.