Official betting involves wagering on a game with odds that determine how much you stand to win. The plus and minus signs indicate the underdog and favorite, respectively. The size of the odds (e.g., +200 odds = bet $100 to win $200) determines what you’ll earn if your team wins. You can also bet other amounts besides $100, but the total you’ll receive will depend on how large your winnings are.
Betting on a team you support can be fun, but it’s important to know the rules. The FA has devised a code of conduct to protect the integrity of football. Its rules prohibit bribing to fix a match or event, and they also ban betting on any match or event that the participant could influence, as well as passing inside information for gambling purposes.
Soccer is a difficult sport to bet on because of its many variables. The game can last 90 minutes, plus stoppage time, and ties are sometimes decided by a penalty shootout. In addition, there’s the fact that the number of goals a team scores can affect the over/under total.
New sports betting laws in 2021 and 2022 made legalized sports betting possible, but the first legal sportsbooks didn’t open until January 1, 2023. Online and in-person sports betting is available in Ohio. However, bettors are not allowed to place wagers on collegiate games, including player prop bets. The only exception is if the players are playing or working in the NBA.