Today we will have a look at the various types of bets that are available in relation to sports betting.
What is sports betting? It can be defined as the activity of predicting various outcomes related to sports fixtures and results, and placing a wager on these outcomes.
For sports betting to occur you must have at least two participants: the person wishing to make a wager, and a person or company willing to accept that wager. The person who is willing to accept the wage is generally called a “bookmaker”.
The outcomes that a person wagers on are generally represented by two forms: odds, which are shown using a fractional system i.e. 2/1, 7/2, 5/1, or a monetary decimal figure i.e. 1, 1.50, 2.00, shown in whatever currency applies to the bookmaker and person making the bet.
In the following section we will have a look at some popular sports, and the type of bets that are available within that sport. Some of them are straight forward, while others are a little unusual, and can be known in betting parlance as “exotics”.
Various Sports And The Types Of Bets Available
Winner, Loser, Run Line, Half Time/Full Time, Total Runs
Winning Margin, Team To Score First, Team To Score Last, Total Points Odd/Even, Home Team Total Runs
Home Team Total Odd/Even, First Innings Lead, Highest Scoring Innings, Away Team Total Runs, Away Team Total Odd/Even
Most Base Hits, Overtime, Team To Score Last, Total Hits, Total Runs 3-Way
1st Innings Runs, 2nd Innings Runs, 3rd Innings Runs, 4th Innings Runs, 5th Innings Runs, 6th Innings Runs
Winner, Loser, Draw, Top Batsman, Top Bowler
Top Home Batsman, Top Visiting Batsman, Top Home Bowler, Top Visiting Bowler, Draw No Bet
Method of Next Dismissal, Highest Opening Partnership, First Ball, First Innings 100, First Innings 50
Man of the Match, Home Opening Partnership, Visiting Opening Partnership, Alternative Method of First Dismissal, 1st Over Runs
Century In Match, Home First Dismissal, Away First Dismissal, Fall of Next Wicket, First Ball Dot or Not
Winner, Second Place Getter, Winning Nationality, Total 180s, 170 Check Out
9 Dart Finish And 170 Check Out, Highest 3 Dart Average, 9 Dart Finish, Total 170 Check Outs, Total 9 Dart Finishes
Win, Lose, Draw, First Goal Scorer, Correct Score
Half Time/Full Time, Handicaps, Draw No Bet, Total Goals, Total Goals Exact
Anytime Goal Scorer, Both Teams To Score, Last Goal Scorer, Match Result And Both Teams To Score, To Score A Hat-Trick
Half Time, Half Time Score, Winning Margin, To Score 2 Or More Goals, Total Corners
Double Chance, First Team Booking, Score/Win Double, Team To Score First, To Win To Nil
Winner, Second Place Getter, Third Place Getter, Winning Nationality, Specific Player To Play
Top 20 Finish, Winning Margin, Double Chance, Play Off, Enhanced Win
Handicaps, Hole In One, Hole In One By Player, Treble Chance, Insurebet – 5 Places
Top American, Top Asian, Top Australasian, Top Australian, Top Continental Euro
Top European, Top Rest of the World, Top South African, Top South American Player, Big Guns Vs The Field
Win, Each-Way, Place Only, Lay Betting, Double, Treble
Motorsports – Formula One
Winner, Podium Place, Pole Position, Fastest Lap, Winning Car
Pole Position/Race Winner Double, Driver On Pole Position To Win The Race, Winning Nationality, Leader after 1st Lap, Hat Trick (Pole Win Fastest Lap)
Winning Margin, Number of Finishers, Points Finish, First Retirement, Safety Car
Top 2 Finish, Top 4 Finish, Top 6 Finish, Highest Scoring Team, Not to finish race