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SPORTS BETTING REALLY WORKS?

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OBJECT OF THE GAME

Sports betting gives fans like you a way to bet on hundreds of outcomes in all sorts of games, matches and events. Bet on who will win, by how much, or get way into the game and bet on specific action—like who will score the first touchdown.  Make the right picks and your bets will pay out based on the odds or prize pool.

CHOOSE YOUR GAME

There are currently three different ways to bet on sports with OLG:

Proline+ | How To Bet On Sports Online

 

PROLINE+ Online: make your bets using an online account, with live betting and the most new events and markets to bet on. 

Proline+ | How To Bet On Sports Online

 

PROLINE In-Store: craft your bets on a paper selection slip or using the PROLINE App, with new ways to combine markets in one bet. 

Proline+ | How To Bet On Sports Online

 

POOLS In-Store: the simplest way to bet on sports, just choose who will win across all matchups for your sport of choice.

MARKETS

Markets are the sports betting term for the type of outcome you bet on. While PROLINE+ Online and PROLINE In-Store are different games with different ways to bet, they feature the following common sports betting markets:

MONEYLINE

Bet on which team will win the game.

POINT SPREAD

Bet on whether one team’s score will beat or cover an assigned handicap.

OVER/UNDER (TOTALS)

Bet on whether the total score of a game will be over or under an assigned amount.

prop bets

Bet on whether a specific action in a game will take place.

In PROLINE In-Store, you’ll only see options for the first three markets—Prop Bets always take the form of an Over/Under for In-Store sports betting. For example, betting on whether a football running back will deliver over or under a total amount of rushing yards is an Over/Under Prop Bet. 

There are no markets to choose in POOLS. It’s a simpler game where you only choose who will win all matchups on a POOLS card.  

HOW TO READ DECIMAL ODDS

There are odds associated with every sports betting option you can make on PROLINE+ Online and PROLINE In-Store, from who will win the game, to whether a player will score a touchdown. Each option will have an assigned odds number.

PROLINE+ Online and PROLINE In-Store feature decimal odds, which are considered the easiest to work with. When you see a figure like 1.50 or 2.17 on a betting line, those are decimal odds—they help you know whether you’re betting on the favourite or the underdog (i.e. the more or less likely outcome).

PAYOUTS

Payouts are calculated by multiplying your bet with the decimal odds. E.g. If odds are 3.30, a winning $10 bet would return $33, including the original bet.

UNDERDOGS

The higher number is the underdog, or the less likely outcome. Since it’s less likely to occur, the payout is greater if it does. It’s a riskier bet for a higher potential reward.

FAVOURITES

The lower number is the favourite, aka the more likely outcome. Since it’s expected, the payout is less. It’s a safer bet so it provides a lower potential reward.

There are no odds for players to calculate when playing POOLS—great for beginners who want to make simple picks without extra details. 

COST OF PLAY

Know the minimum and maximum amounts  for your product of choice and plan your spending in advance.

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Proline+ | How To Bet On Sports Online

 

Online: bets start at $.10 and maximums vary by sport, league or market. You can set a Sports Spend Limit under your  PROLINE+ My PlaySmart Tools .

Proline+ | How To Bet On Sports Online

 

In-store: bets start at  $1 with a $100 maximum per customer, per day.

 

 

Proline+ | How To Bet On Sports Online

 

In-store: each play costs $5 with “box play” options that multiply up to $80 per card.

 

No matter what game you play, set a sports betting budget. Playing a $100 ticket once a week would cost $5,200 per year.

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CAN SPORTS KNOWLEDGE HELP YOU WIN?

While sports knowledge and stats can give you insights for making your picks, ultimately you can’t be sure how things will turn out in the next game. In sports as with any gaming product, no bet is a guaranteed win. 

Get more info on sports betting odds, strategies, and how to play tips.

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