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Straight bets are made when you choose a team and the point spread. The cost of the bet is 10/11 or $110 to win $100.
Two or more teams or totals can be combined to make one wager. All teams must win by the point spread margin. Circled games cannot be parlayed. Proposition plays, and future bets cannot be parlayed.
You may estimate Parlay Payoffs by following steps (example provided):
Let's say you play the Diamondbacks +150 and the Diamondbacks game over 7 -120 in a two team parlay and you bet $100. Use the following steps to determine your winnings or should we say potential winnings.
This calculation will work on any kind of parlay play, just follow these steps. Note: This is will provide you with a rough estimate; actual winnings may differ due to rounding.
Teasers are wagers in which 2 to 7 teams are selected together in one single bet with an adjusted point spread. In a teaser you can add points to the sides or mix both sides and totals adding or subtracting to the totals. If one selection loses the entire teaser is considered a loss.
If bets help customers who want to have action on more than one game but based on the result of the 1st wager. There are 2 types of if bets, “If Win Only” and “If Win/Ties or cancelled.
The risk amount of the second part of the if bet, may not exceed the risk amount of the first part.
A Reverse wager connects two contestants in two separate IF bets. The first IF would connect contestant A to contestant B, the second bet would connect contestant B to contestant A. Keep in mind Reverses are If bets where you need to select if win only or if win/ties or cancelled.
A customer wants a $100 Action Reverse with the Carolina Panthers -5, and the Indianapolis Colts +2… the play would look like this.
Carolina Panthers -5 risking $110 to win $100, If that play wins or pushes then there will be action on the Indianapolis Colts +2 risking $110 to win $100. If the Carolina Panthers don't cover the -5 spread then there will be no action on the Indianapolis Colts +2.
Indianapolis Colts +2 risking $110 to win $100, if that play wins or pushes then there will be action on the Carolina Panthers -5 risking $110 to win $100. If the Colts don't cover the +2 spread then there will be no action on the Panthers -5.
Action Points are available for football and basketball. Action Points are for the bettor who not only can predict which team will win the game, but by how many points. Your action point wager is capped from 1 point to a maximum of 10 points, and the wager you risk cannot exceed your available balance. On this type of wager, you risk $110 for every $100 wagered.
Football and Basketball betting you are given the option to bet a point spread or a moneyline bet. With money lines you wager which team is going to win. Disregarding the point spread.
Open wagers allow the customer to play teasers or parlays making one selection at different times or even different days.
Round Robin is a wager in which three to ten teams or totals are combined into a single play and all possible combinations of Parlays chosen by the customer. Any pick that can be parlayed may be placed in a Round Robin.
Bets are considered official after 55 minutes of play. If 55 minutes of play is not conducted, a bet on the team is treated as no action, and a parlay bet will be reduced accordingly. Bets on 1st, 2nd halves and all quarters will be considered action upon completion of the period in question. Bets on spread, money line, totals for the whole game and all bets on second halves always include overtime scoring. Bets for 4th quarter do not include overtime scoring.
Game must be played on scheduled date and site.
This wager is made when you choose a team and the point spread. The cost of the wager is 10/11 or $110 to win $100.
This is a wager on the combined scores (total) of a game. That being over or under the posted line. If you place a wager for UNDER 38, the combined total score of both teams must fall UNDER 38 pts.
With this type of wager you stipulate which team is going to win. Disregarding the point spread.
This play is a selection of teams in no particular order, in one play. All teams must win by the pointspread margin. The more amount of teams, the greater the payoff.
This is a wager in which 2 to 7 teams are selected together in one wager with an adjusted point spread. In a teaser you can add points to the sides or mix both sides and totals adding or subtracting to the totals. If one selection loses the teaser is considered a loss.
Bets are considered official after 43 minutes of play (NBA) or 35 minutes of play (NCAA). If the official time of play is not conducted, a bet on the team is treated as no action, and a parlay bet will be reduced accordingly.
The game must be completed up to 5 minutes of normal duration.
All players must take the court and play for action. Results are based on the official stats from the game.
NBA: Team must play at least 82 games for wagers on its season wins to have action
This is a wager on the combined scores (total) of a game. That being over or under the posted line. The cost of the wager is 10/11.
With this type of bet you wager which team is going to win. Disregarding the point spread.
This is a bet in which 2 to 7 teams are selected together in one wager with an adjusted point spread. In a teaser you can add points to the sides or mix both sides and totals adding or subtracting to the totals. If one selection loses, the teaser is considered a loss.
Winners and Losers are official after 5 innings of play unless the home team is leading after 4½ innings. If a game is called or suspended, the score after the last full inning determines the winner. If the home team scores to tie - or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning and the inning is not completed, the score at the time the game is called determines the winner. Monies will be refunded if the home team ties the game and it is then suspended. Events will not carry over to the following day (unless otherwise specified). BetGuardian does not recognize suspended games, protests, overturned decisions, etc. for betting purposes.
When betting on the total runs (over/under) the game must go 9 innings (8½ if the home team is ahead) to have action. Wagers on total runs will be refunded if a pitcher change occurs prior to both listed pitchers throwing at least one pitch. Rules for the run line wagers are the same as those for baseball totals.
Game must be played on scheduled date and site.**During the MLB Playoffs, games all wagers will have action until the game is played to completion, regardless of their duration or the day on which they end.**
Baseball wagers will be accepted in the following manner:
Betting on baseball is done by risking more money than the win amount on favorites (Mets) or risking less to win more on dogs or underdogs (teams not favored to win).
There is a standard 20 cent line.
A baseball Run Line bet is a combination of the point spread and the money line. The team wagered on must win by the point spread while the amount wagered is determined by the money line odds.
Remeber, when placing a parlay on baseball, you can not combine run lines and totals of the same team on the same parlay, as they are considered correlated wagers.
The following chart can be used to calculate the payoff on baseball betting parlays. You can select from 2 to 15 teams. Use the factor corresponding to the line if you are betting on the favorite; if betting on the underdog add 1 to the line. Maximum parlay payout is $150,000
Bets on series are based on the FIRST 3 GAMES PLAYED of each series. Neither team can play another opponent between scheduled games. If one of the first three games gets postponed, all wagers stand (ACTION). If less than 3 games are played, the team with the advantage is the winner of the series.
All wagers are based on action. (no listed pitchers)
At BetGuardian we accept bets on all major tennis events using straight money lines.
The game becomes official (action) after 55 minutes of play. Goals scored during overtime are included for wagers on the game, but are not included on wagers for the 3 rd period.
If a game requires a shoot-out to determine the winner, One goal will be awarded to the winner for the final score(regardless of how many goals scored in the shoot-out) which will be recognized for the total goals scored as well as the winning team.
The full 20 minutes of the period must be played to have action.
Bets on NHL overtime line are for the complete overtime, regardless of how many overtime periods are played and will include a shoot-out if required to determine the winner.
Team total in NHL are based on regulation time only, shootout and overtime do not count
NHL 3 way and European Ice Hockey is settled without overtime (60 minutes of play) for the main quote (Away/Home/Draw/Total). This option does NOT include overtime or a shootout.
NHL -Alternative Pucklines & Totals include overtime and shootouts
We offer 3 different types of lines for Hockey; The Canadian Line, 3 Way Option, and Straight Money Lines.
The Canadian line is a combination of a goal and money line. The money line is a 20 cent line for straight bets.
All money line options are prices to win the game outright, according to NHL rules.
With hockey parlays you can combine anywhere from 2 to 15 teams into a single wager resulting in higher betting payouts as in baseball parlays. Note: Hockey parlays are calculated as they are in baseball. Maximum parlay payout is $ 150,000.
Straight money line betting as well as proposition bets on whether the fight, will go to a certain amount of rounds as predetermined on the day of the fight. Betting on Fight until the sound of the bell for the first round.
There are two main ways to bet on NASCAR and other motor racing events. Either on the out-right winner of the race or on the winner of a predetermined matchup.
Driver must start for action.
If a postponed race takes place within 72 hours of the scheduled start time all bets have action.
Bets on Formula One (F1), Motor and Auto races are decided on the podium position of the day of the prize giving for the particular event, any changes in position after this time is not considered for settling purposes. If two drivers abandon the race after completing the same number of laps, the respective head to head is deemed void, otherwise the driver who completes the most laps will be deemed the winner if both drivers fail to finish the race.
(Specified batters do not accumulate pitching stats)
(Pitchers Stats for pitching only, hitting/At Bats etc not included for pitchers.)
At least one ball must be bowled for bets to stand, otherwise all bets are void. However, if a match is officially abandoned (e.g. due to dangerous pitch conditions) then all undecided bets on the match are void.
For batting or bowling head-to-heads, both batsmen must reach the crease, or both bowlers must bowl one ball for bets to stand, otherwise all bets are void and wagers refunded.
In one-day matches shortened by weather the outcome will be that determined by the Competition Rules. If the match is declared a 'no-result' all bets are void and wagers refunded.
Betting on Australian domestic cricket is based on the most points awarded in the match.
Results will be entered at the end of normal regulation play. Extra time will not count unless specified.
Money line wagering on soccer offers a draw line as well as sides. In the event of a draw example: (1-1), all bets on either of the sides will be graded as losers. Again, in the event of a draw, only wagers placed on the draw line will be graded as a win. This rule does not apply to bet placed on the spread.
The result of the game is decided after 90 minutes of play plus injury time. Extra time / overtime / golden goal is not taken into consideration for soccer bets unless otherwise stipulated.
If any match is abandoned or postponed all bets will be void unless the relevant market result has already happened. For example, "first goal scorer" betting will stand if a goal has already been scored.
Where a venue is changed, bets will stand unless the game is to be player at the original away team's ground in which case all bets will be void.
In Athletics events, betting is "All In". Refunds are not available for non starters and bets on those competitors will stand. Betting Payouts are based on Podium Positions.
Betting Payouts on official declared result. Where a draw option is offered, the bet is decided on the result at normal time, no extra time included.
Upon postponement of any event (eg due to bad weather) All bets have action until the event takes place. If the event is abandoned, all wagers are refunded.
Unless stated all wagers are treated as "All In" and with no refunds for non starters.
All betting payouts on podium positions.
All head to head and group betting options require all competitors to leave the start line for action.
Paid on the official result at the time of swearing in.
Bets decided by the official results declared by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). In the event of a match starting but not being fully completed for any reason, all bets will be voided.
Bandy matches must go at least 80mins to be considered valid, otherwise all bets will be considered void.
Both players must start and the match must reach full completion for action. Post game disputes by either player that alter the final outcome of the match etc will not be valid for betting purposes.
Frame/Handicap betting- Both players must start the match and the match must be fully completed for action. Match betting- The player progressing to the next round will be deemed the winner, as long as players started the match up.
Bets will be decided on the official result declared by that particular sports governing body.