Sports betting involves betting on the results of matches. This may include the final score of the game, but it can also involve bets on individual competitors. The rules of sports betting vary depending on the type of competition. If you are betting on a match, you must determine the odds before placing your bet. For example, if you bet on a team to win a tournament, you can bet on the total points scored by the team.
The best place to start is a sportsbook that offers competitive odds across the board. Most sportsbooks offer a variety of betting options, including Asian Handicaps, which can give players an advantage. Bovada, for example, offers sports betting on football, but not many other sports. It also has a number of contests, one of which is ongoing, as well as deposit bonuses.
The betting process works a little differently for football. In most cases, bets are settled at the end of the regular time of 60 or 70 minutes of the game. You cannot place a bet if a game goes into extra time, penalty shootouts, or overtime. In these situations, the winner of the bet is determined by the total number of points or goals scored by each team. In general, a goal will be worth three points.
In-Play/Live football bets must be settled at the end of regulation time. If the match is stopped because of overtime, your bet will be settled as a push, void, or returned. Unless you place a bet on a team to score a certain number of points in overtime, all of your bets will be settled at the end of regulation time.