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Football Sports Betting RulesAt least 55 minutes of play must elapse for bets to have action, unless otherwise specified. Overtime counts for all bets unless otherwise specified.

Football Propositions

Propositions bets are additional betting opportunities offered on the game. They can cover a wide range of results and occurrences within the game e.g. total offensive yards, total first downs, longest scoring play, time of first score etc. Any special game proposition bets offered are accepted single bets only, unless specified otherwise.

For example, the following props are allowed in parlays - winning margins, double result, highest scoring quarter and first scoring play of the game is. Overtime counts for all proposition bets unless specifically stated otherwise. For example, overtime does not count for double result, highest scoring quarter of the game, and half with most points.

Overtime counts for all  bets unless specifically stated otherwise. All prop bets are accepted single bets only, unless stated otherwise. Quarterback & Running Back  props are based on gross passing or rushing yards gained.

Football Futures

NFL regular season wins and match-ups are based on teams completing all 16 regular season games. AFC/NFC Conference winners are determined by the teams progressing to the Superbowl. NFL Divisional winners are determined by games won during regular season based on teams completing all 16 games.

(Tie is no action) NCAA regular season wins and match-ups are based on teams completing the minimum number of games specified. (Ties are no action) Straight Bets The team wagered on must win by the point spread given at the time of the wager.

For straight wagers, unless otherwise indicated, the odds are $1.10 to win $1.00. Games that tie are considered "no action" and money is re-deposited back into your account. Due to changing events, the point spread may fluctuate at any time.

Example: Player wagers $110.00 on Cleveland -6 to beat +6 If San Diego wins by more than 6 points the player wins $100.00 so the total payout including the initial wager would be $210.00. If Cleveland only wins by 6 points then the game is considered "no action" and all money is returned to the bettor.

If the Cleveland wins by less than 7 points the wagers is lost. Totals (also known as Over/Under bets) The combined score of both teams for games wagered on, all totals lay $1.10 to win $1.00 unless it is otherwise indicated.

Example: The player lays $110.00 on the OVER in the NY Jets/Dallas game.

The total for the game is 45. If both teams' combined score is more than 45 than the player would win $100.00. If the combined score is equal 45 the game is considered "no action" and the money is returned. If the combined score is less than 45 then the wager is lost.

Buying points

Points can be bought only on point spreads and totals to move the spread or total to your advantage. The amount you have to risk in order to win the same amount originally quoted will increase. The amount of this increase will vary depending on how many points are bought. Push rules apply.

Football Money Line Wagers

The team wagered on just has to win the game. The amount you lay or take for each game may vary. The money line that is read to at the time of your wager is the money line you keep regardless of any line movement.

Example: The player wagers on Miami -160 at Minnesota +260. If Miami wins then the player would lay $160.00 to win $100.00. If the player bet on Minnesota then the player would lay $100.00 to win $260.00

Football Halftime Wagers

Halftime wagering is simply a wager only on the score of the first, or second half of a contest. The line offered will be a pointspread, a moneyline, or a combination of the two, but the wager applies only to the score of the halftime period specified.

Parlays (also known as Multiples or Combos) This is a bet of 2 or more teams (selections) or propositions in no particular order. All teams wagered on in a parlay must win.

If there is a tie, or "no action" among the selections made, the parlay reverts down to the next lowest number for payoff. In the case of a 2-team parlay, it will revert down to a straight wager.

No parlay bets will be accepted where individual "selections" are connected. For example, you cannot parlay the over of the first half of a football game with the over of the total game, because the two are 'connected'.

Note: Baseball runlines, Football 2nd half, or Basketball 2nd half lines cannot be parlayed. If those bets somehow get in the system they will be graded "NO ACTION".

Football Teasers

A Teaser is a selection of two or more teams in one wager in which the point spread is adjusted in your favor. The number of teams selected and the number of points selected determines the payout odds.

A "Tie" or "No Action" and a "Win" on a two team teaser shall constitute a "No Action" wager.

A "Tie" or a "No Action" and a "Loss" on a two team teaser shall constitute a "Losing" wager.

Ties on a three or more team teaser shall revert to the next lowest betting bracket. (Example: A tie on a three team becomes a two team teaser.)

Note: Football and Basketball half times cannot be teased. If those bets somehow get in the system they will be graded "NO ACTION".

Football Futures

A "futures" wager is a bet placed on an event that is scheduled to occur at some future date.

For instance, prior to the beginning of the regular season for each major sport, odds will be established for each team to win their individual division, conference and seasonal championship.

Another type of "future" wager that has become extremely popular is the over/under wager for the total number of victories for the entire season for a given team.

Football Proposition Bets (Exotics)

Simply put, Proposition/Exotic Bets may generally be considered as any wager other than a straight "side" or "over/under" wager. More specifically, these wagers usually involve specific events and occurrences that happen throughout any given game. We have listed some examples for you below.

Props/Exotics will be offered on the more marquee games on the betting menu. These include, but are not limited to, Sunday and Monday night NFL games, various NCAA Football games, major Bowl games, and most Playoff and Championship games.

There are also many other miscellaneous events that Props and Exotics will be offered for.

Examples and Definitions of Common Props/Exotics *-  Which team will be the first to score? The team that scores first in the game (touchdown, field goal or other).

This bet will be taken off the board for wagering 15 minutes before the scheduled kickoff time because the coin has been tossed and the team who will have the first possession of the ball is known.

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