Exotic bets offer a lot of options to make sports betting more entertaining
In sports betting, exotic bets offer a wide range of options beyond traditional wagers that focus on the outcome of a game. These bets cover almost everything other than the three standard options – moneyline, spread and over/under – and help increase the entertainment value of betting. While exotic bets have traditionally been associated mainly with horse racing, the term now covers bets in other forms of sports betting, as well.
Futures bets involve predicting the outcome of an event that will happen in the future, such as picking the winner of a championship or tournament. These bets are typically placed before the season or competition begins and can offer higher payouts.
Teaser bets are similar to parlays but allow the bettor to adjust the point spread or total in their favor. The odds and potential payouts are adjusted accordingly, giving the bettor a better chance of winning.
Prop bets, short for proposition bets, focus on specific events within a game. These can range from predicting the first scorer in a soccer match to the number of strikeouts a pitcher will record in a baseball game. Prop bets often provide a variety of options and can add excitement to a game.
Also known as in-play betting, this type of wagering allows bettors to place bets while a game or match is in progress. Odds are constantly updated based on the current score and situation, providing opportunities for quick decisions and action.
Editor-in-Chief of the Big Blind, a prominent gambling industry publication, brings 30+ years of journalism experience to his role. His vision emphasizes clarity, accessibility, and responsible journalism, making the Big Blind a trusted source in the online gambling sector.