Win Real Money Online By Gambling On Football Games

When gambling on football games, rather than varying the money odds (which can be substantial in lopsided matches), a point spread is used. A typical point spread wager requires the bettor to risk $110 to win $100, with the extra $10 going to the sportsbook's vig (vigorish) if the wager loses. Those backing the favorite only collect if their team wins by more than a specific victory margin, which is set at the time of the wager. This way, the underdog collects even when their team loses, as long as they cover the point spread by losing by fewer points than were quoted.

For example, if a college game between Penn State and Notre Dame has Penn State as a 27 point favorite (Penn State -27, Notre Dame +27), if Penn State wins by more than 27 points, punters for that team would receive $100 on a $110 stake, while the Notre Dame backers lose the $110. If Notre Dame wins, they get the $100 take, and if they lose by less than 27 points, they cover the spread and both sides are treated as if Notre Dame had won. Other common stakes available when gambling on football games involve predicting the combined total score between the clubs, known as "totals" or "over/unders."

Proposition bets are made on a very specific outcome of a match. For example, betting whether a wide receiver in a game will net more or less than a set amount of total yardage. Parlays involve multiple claims (usually up to 12) and rewards successful punters with a large payout. An example, a wagerer could include four different stakes in a four-team parlay, whereby he is betting that all four stakes win. If any of the four fail to cover, he or she loses.

Gambling on football games for real money online (or at a live bookie) is by far the most popular form of online wagering. Risk-takers face one advantage when gambling on football: There are fewer matches than in baseball and basketball. The forms of gambling above are the most popular, but there are others as well, such as "teasers," "pleasers," "if bets," "rolling ifs," "action reverses," and "future wagers."