Official betting is a form of sports gambling that allows citizens to place wagers on professional and college sporting events. It’s legal in most states, with a few more preparing to launch in 2022 and others considering their options.

There are many different types of bets in sports, including money lines, spreads and parlays. Some of these are more specific than others, and you may want to learn about each before placing your bets.

Player prop wagers are based on statistical totals for a single game. If the total has not been reached, your wager will be void.

Highest Scoring Interval – Settled if the team with the highest scoring inning wins. If the teams have the same score, a “tie” is settled.

Dead Heat Rules – If the team with the highest scoring inning is not ahead at any point during the game, all wagers on that inning will be void.

Inning/Half Inning Markets – The relevant full/half inning must be completed for these markets to have action, as determined by the league’s governing body.

Player with First Hit/HR/etc – A player must be in the starting lineup for bets to have action, unless he is subbed out later and would have been the winner of the market.

Total Bases – Only bases gained with hits count (Single=1, Double=2, Triple=3 and Home run/4). This is not a moneyline/total runs bet, but will be settled if the total bases are reached.