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Sports Book Wagering Guide

SPORTS BOOK WAGERING GUIDE

FOOTBALL
BET#  TEAM  LINE  TOTAL  M/L  TIME 
301  BEARS     44 +130  1:00 
302 COLTS -3    -150   

Above is an example of what the line looks like in football.

The computer betting number for the Bears is 301; for the Colts, it is 302. The Colts are a three-point favorite. This is indicated by the -3 to the right of their name. The Bears, therefore, are a three-point underdog, +3. The number 44 indicates the total (over/under). The +130 and -150 represent the money line (M/L). The game will start at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific). The bottom team listed is the home team. In the event that the game is to be played on a neutral field, that neutral site will be listed on scratch sheets.

In football wagering, a point spread is used to attempt to equalize two teams. In the above example, the Colts are a 3-point favorite over the Bears. If you wanted to wager on the Colts, they would have to win the game by more than 3 points in order for you to win your wager. If you decide to wager on the Bears, in order for you to win your wager, the Bears would have to either win the game or lose by less than 3 points. Should the Colts win by exactly 3 points, it is classified as a tie (push) and all straight wagers would be refunded.

POINT SPREAD

In football, when betting on the point spread or the total, the player wagers $11.00 to win $10.00 or any multiples thereof unless specified otherwise. For example: A $55.00 winning wager returns $105.00 (a $50.00 win). If you chose to wager amounts other than multiples of 11, our computers will calculate the payout and print it on the ticket.

TOTALS

The game total (over/under) is 44. You may wager on whether the combined final score for both teams will be either over or under this number. Should the combined final score end exactly on 44, ALL total straight wagers would be classified as a tie (push) and wagers refunded. All points scored in overtime are counted in the final score. When betting the over/under, it does not matter who wins the game, only how many points are scored.

MONEY LINE

The money line wager is indicated by +130 on the Bears and -150 on the Colts. Money line is a wager for a particular team to win the game without consideration of the point spread (straight-up). For example: If you wager on the Colts to win, you would wager $1.50 to win $1.00 for a total return of $2.50. If you wager on the Bears to win the game, you would wager $1.00 to win $1.30 for a total return of $2.30.

FOOTBALL PARLAYS

You may combine two or more teams or totals in a single wager. In parlay wagering, ALL teams included must win by the point spread or total. The more teams included in a parlay, the greater the payoff. In the event of a tie in any game or total, the parlay is reduced to the next lower number of parlays, thus a four-team parlay with one tie would simply become a three-team parlay. (Exception: A tie in a two-team parlay becomes a straight wager.) Minimum parlay wagers are $5.00.

Football parlay payoff prices are as follows:

Two teams  13 to 5  Nine teams  300 to 1 

Three teams

 6 to 1 Ten teams  600 to 1 
Four teams  10 to 1 Eleven teams  1100 to 1 
Five teams   20 to 1 Twelve teams  2000 to 1
Six teams   40 to 1 Thirteen teams  3500 to 1 
Seven teams   80 to 1 Fourteen teams  6000 to 1 
Eight teams   150 to 1 Fifteen teams  10000 to 1 

FOOTBALL TEASERS

Borgata’s Sports Book offers 6, 6½ and 7 point teasers on pro football and 6½, 7 and 7½ point teasers on college football. You may wager from two to eight teams in a teaser unless specified otherwise. A teaser wager allows you to adjust the point spread in your favor by the teaser points chosen. All teams selected in a teaser combination must win by their adjusted margin. In a two-team teaser involving a tie, the wager is considered no action and money is refunded regardless of the outcome of the other game.

Pro  6 pts.  6 1/2 pts.  7 pts. 
College  6 1/2 pts.  7 pts.  7 1/2 pts. 
Two teams  10-13 10-14 10-15 
Three teams   8-5 7-5  6-5 
Four teams   5-2 2-1  9-5 
Five teams   4-1 7-2  3-1 
Six teams   6-1 5-1  4-1 
Seven teams   10-1 9-1  7-1 
Eight teams   15-1 12-1  10-1 
Nine teams   20-1 15-1  12-1 
Ten teams   25-1 20-1  15-1 
Eleven teams   35-1 25-1 

20-1

Twelve teams   50-1 35-1  25-1 
Thirteen teams  75-1 50-1  35-1 
Fourteen teams   100-1 75-1  50-1 

Fifteen teams

 150-1 100-1  75-1 

BASKETBALL

The betting on basketball is similar to football, as you are betting with a point spread. You make your selections either giving or taking the points then wagering $11.00 for every $10.00 you want to win. When totals (over/under) are posted on our boards, you have the option of betting over or under the total points listed. (The same $11.00 to $10.00 wager applies to totals, unless specified otherwise.) All points scored in overtime are counted in the final score. Should any game be classified as a tie according to the point spread, all straight wagers will be refunded. There are also money lines posted on certain games. (See “Football” for money line explanation).

BASKETBALL PARLAYS

You may combine two or more teams or totals in a single wager. In parlay wagering, as in teaser wagering, ALL teams included in a parlay must win against the point spread or total. The more teams included in a parlay, the greater the payoff. In the event of a tie in any game or total in parlay bets, the parlay is reduced to the next lower number of parlays, thus a four-team parlay with one tie would simply become a three-team parlay. (Exception: A tie in a two-team parlay becomes a straight wager.) Minimum parlay wagers are $5.00.

Basketball parlay payoff prices are as follows:

Two teams  13 to 5  Nine teams  300 to 1 
Three teams  6 to 1  Ten teams  600 to 1 
Four teams  10 to 1  Eleven teams  1100 to 1 
Five teams  20 to 1  Twelve teams  2000 to 1 
Six teams  40 to 1  Thirteen teams  3500 to 1 
Seven teams  80 to 1  Fourteen teams  6000 to 1 
Eight teams  150 to 1  Fifteen teams  10000 to 1 

BASKETBALL TEASERS

In basketball, we offer 4, 4½ and 5 point teasers. The same rules apply in basketball teasers as in football teasers.

  4 pts.  4 1/2 pts.  5 pts. 
Two teams  10-11  10-12  10-13 
Three teams  8-5  7-5   6-5
Four teams  5-2  2-1  9-5 
Five teams  4-1  7-2  3-1 
Six teams  6-1  5-1  4-1 
Seven teams  10-1  9-1  7-1 
Eight teams  15-1  12-1  10-1 
Nine teams  25-1  20-1  17-1 
Ten teams  35-1  30-1  25-1 
Eleven teams  55-1  50-1  35-1 
Twelve teams  80-1  75-1  50-1 
Thirteen teams  100-1  90-1  70-1 
Fourteen teams  150-1  125-1  100-1 
Fifteen teams  200-1  150-1  125-1 

BASEBALL

BET#  TEAM  PITCHER  LINE  TOTAL  TIME 
 901  Yankees  Smith  +115  8  4:30
 902  Red Sox  Jones  -135    

Above is an example of what the line looks like in baseball.

The computer betting number for the Yankees is 901; for the Red Sox, it is 902. Smith is the scheduled pitcher for the Yankees and Jones is the scheduled pitcher for the Red Sox. The fact that the Red Sox are listed on the bottom indicates that they are the home team. The numbers to the right of the pitchers’ names are the odds on the game. The -135 next to Jones indicates that he is the favorite, while the +115 shows that Smith is the underdog. (These prices are equated to $1.00.) Therefore, for every dollar you want to win on Jones, you would have to wager $1.35. For example: $13.50 would win $10.00 for a total return of $23.50 or $135.00 would win $100.00 for a total return of $235.00. If you choose to wager on Smith, for every dollar you wager, you would win $1.15. Example: A $10.00 wager would win $11.50 for a total return of $21.50 or a $100.00 wager would win $115.00 for a total return of $215.00.

The game total (over/under) is 8. You have the option of betting that the combined number of runs will be either over or under 8. In this type of bet, the player wagers $11.00 to win $10.00, or any multiples thereof, unless specified otherwise. For example: $110.00 would win you $100.00 for a total return of $210.00. Should the combined final score end on exactly 8, ALL total straight wagers would be classified as a tie (push) and wagers refunded.

In totals (over/under) bets, both listed pitchers must start and the game must go at least 9 full innings, 8½ if the home team is leading. Otherwise, it will be considered “no action” and you will receive a refund. All runs scored in extra innings will be counted in your over/under wager.

In baseball, we also offer a wager called a run line. It is not usually posted on the boards. It is, however, printed on the daily sheets.

Yankees  Smith  +1 1/2  -170 
Red Sox  Jones   -1 1/2 +150 

The run line is another way to bet the game. In the example above, if you bet the Yankees on the run line, they would have to win the game or lose by no more than one run for you to win your wager. For every $1.70 that you wager, you would win $1.00 for a total return of $2.70. If you bet the Red Sox on the run line, they would have to win the game by two or more runs for you to win your wager. For every $1.00 that you wager, you would win $1.50 for a total return of $2.50. Rules for run line wagers are the same as those for baseball totals. (Note: Parlays involving run lines to the total of the same game are not available.)

When wagering on baseball, you may use one of the following methods to apply to your wager:

ACTION

An “action” wager is a wager on a specific team without regard to the starting pitching matchup. Since baseball odds are dependent upon the starting pitchers, all action wagers are subject to an odds adjustment if the actual starting pitchers are different from those listed on the wagering board at the time of your wager. No action on run lines or total wagers.

LISTED PITCHERS

A “listed pitchers” wager only has action if both listed pitchers actually start the game. Should either pitcher listed on your ticket not start the game, there is no wager and your money will be refunded. When you wager “listed pitchers,” those pitchers’ names will actually be printed on your ticket.

LISTED PITCHER VERSUS OPPOSING TEAM

You may specify that one listed pitcher from either team must start. In the event that the specified listed pitcher does not start, there is no wager and your money will be refunded. Your wager may be subject to an odds adjustment should there be a change in the other specified pitcher (from that originally listed). You may specify either a listed pitcher from the team you wish to wager upon or you may wager on a team against the opposing team’s listed pitcher.

BASEBALL PARLAYS

You may parlay baseball wagers using up to eight teams. If totals (over/under) are posted on the game, you may also include these in your parlay but the maximum number of teams and totals allowed in parlays is eight. In a parlay, all teams chosen must win, otherwise your wager is a loser. In the event of a rainout, cancellation or a tie game or total, the parlay is reduced to the next lower number of parlays. Examples: A four-team parlay with one rainout game becomes a three-team parlay; a two-team parlay with one rainout game becomes a straight wager on the remaining game. A parlay is figured by taking your original wager plus your winnings and applying it all on each successive game. In baseball, parlays are computed by using the money line that you see posted on the teams. Our sports personnel will give you the information on what your parlay will pay upon your request

MONEY LINE CHART ODDS EQUIVALENT TO $1

1.05-.95  1.50-.67  2.00-.50 
 1.10-.91 1.55-.645 2.10-.48 
 1.15-.87 1.60-.625  2.20-.46 
 1.20-.83 1.65-.61  2.30-.45 
 1.25-.80 1.70-.59  2.40-.42 
 1.30-.77 1.75-.57  2.50-.40 
 1.35-.74 1.80-.555  2.60-.385 
 1.40-.71 1.85-.54  2.70-.37 
 1.45-.69 1.90-.53  2.80-.36 

EXAMPLE: $20 Three-team parlay:

Braves  -145 = 1.69 
Dodgers   +120 = 2.20
 Yankees  -180 = 1.55
$20 x 1.69 x 2.20 x 1.55 = $115.30
BOXING/MMA

Borgata’s Sports Book accepts wagers on selected boxing events held throughout the world.

BET#  NAME  LINE  TIME 
 2001 JM Marquez   +180 8:00 
 2002  Manny Pacquiano  -220  
   ROUND PROPOSITION    
 2003  Will Go 10 Full Rounds  +120  
 2004  Won't Go 10 Full Rounds  -140  

The computer betting numbers are 2001 for Marquez and 2002 for Pacquiao. Marquez is the underdog with odds of +180. If you bet on Marquez, for every $1.00 you bet, you would win $1.80, for a total return of $2.80. If you were to bet on Pacquiao, you would wager $2.20 to win $1.00, for a total return of $3.20. In this example, the fight will start at 8:00 p.m. (Pacific).

There is also a “round proposition” indicated by the computer bet numbers 2003 (Will Go) and 2004 (Won’t Go). If you bet Will Go 10 rounds, you are betting that the fight will last at least 10 full rounds. If you bet Won’t Go, the fight must be stopped before Round 10 is completed. For selected main events, Borgata’s Sports Book will offer a much wider range of wagers and propositions.

HOCKEY

BET#  TEAM  LINE  TOTAL  TIME 
 2501  Penguins  Pick +120  5  4:30
 2502  LA Kings  Pick -140    

The computer betting number for the Penguins is 2501, for the LA Kings, is 2502. The home team is listed on the bottom. To bet on the favored LA Kings, you would wager $1.40 to win $1.00, for a total return of $2.40. A $1.00 wager on the underdog Penguins would pay $1.20 for a total return of $2.20. The team you pick must win.

The game total (over/under) goals is 5. The player wagers $11.00 to win $10.00, for a total return of $21.00 unless specified otherwise. Overtime scoring is included for all wagers on the side and total. Should there be exactly 5 goals scored, then all wagers on the total will be refunded. In the event of a shootout, one goal will be added to the winning team which will be included in the total.

In hockey, we also offer a wager called a puck line. The puck line is another way to bet the game.

 Penguins -1 1/2  +120 
 LA Kings  +1 1/2 -140 

In the example above, if you bet the Penguins on the puck line, they would have to win the game by two or more goals for you to win your wager. For every $1.00 that you wager, you would win $1.20, for total return of $2.20.

If you bet the LA Kings on the puck line, they would have to win the game or lose by no more than one goal for you to win your wager. For every $1.40 you would win $1.00 for total return of $2.40. (Note: Parlays involving puck lines to the total of the same game are not available.)

BETTING BOARDS

The wagering lines and odds on regular season baseball, basketball and hockey games are usually posted on the day of the event. In football, the line is posted early in the week for the weekend games. For special events, the line is up well in advance of the scheduled activity. Any lines or odds that are posted on our boards are subject to change. However, once you have made your wager, you will have the price or point spread that is printed on your ticket. (See “Baseball” for exception.)

FUTURE WAGERING

Throughout the year, our Borgata’s Sports Book will post future odds on various professional or college sports championships. You may wager on your favorite team to win the upcoming Pro Baseball Championship, Pro Football Championship, Pro Basketball Championship, etc. You can enhance your enjoyment of league play throughout the season with a future wager. If you would like to make a future wager and it is not listed on our board, please ask our staff and we will try to accommodate you.

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