When a bet is placed on a sporting event that has been officially sanctioned by a sports league, it’s considered official betting. This includes wagers on regular season games, playoffs and championship games. Sports governing bodies have been working to ensure that fans can make responsible wagers by beefing up in-house technology, deploying security personnel to monitor betting activity and partnering with integrity firms to identify violations.
If a player has a number in front of them that starts with “+”, this indicates they are favored to win. If they don’t, they are the underdog. Similarly, if multiple teams/players have numbers in front of them, the smaller number is the favorite.
Individuals involved with clubs at lower levels of the men’s or women’s league systems, plus match officials at FA Level 4 or below are banned from betting on WBSC competitions. The ban also extends to seeking, offering or providing inside information that could reasonably be used for betting purposes on a WBSC competition.
When wagering on Total Runs (over/under) the game must go 9 innings, or 8.5 if the home team is ahead for bets to have action. In addition, first to X-based props are subject to the same rules as Non-MLB baseball totals. In the case of Player props, the player must be in the starting lineup for bets to have action. For Total Bases Over/Under, the game must be played to a full nine innings for bets to have action.