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    If Bet Explanation

    • One If Bet can contain two to seven individual bets.
    • If Bets must be made prior to the start time of the earliest event.
    • Bets do not have to be made in the order of each eventís start time.
    • The first betís limit is set by the house.
    • Additional bets in the sequence use the bet amount of the first bet.
    • The first bet is always placed unless it is consider a no action event. (postponed, etc.)



    Types of If Bets

    If Win Ė The bettor chooses the order of each bet in a series. The first bet will always be placed. Each bet thereafter is placed only if the previous bet wins. If any bet in the If Win series were to lose, tie or is considered no action, then all the additional bets on the ticket are considered no action.
    If Action Ė The bettor will choose the order of each bet in the series. The first bet is always placed. Each bet thereafter is placed only if the previous bet wins, ties or is considered no action. If any bet in the If Action series loses, all additional bets on the ticket are considered no action.



    Example

    Team A is the Rams -7 over the Packers. Team B is the Saints -7 over the Colts. The Rams game starts at at 3:05 EST on Sunday, January 18th. The Saints game starts at 3:40 EST on Sunday, January 18th as well. You bet the Rams game as the first leg of the If Bet because you feel more strongly about the Rams covering than the Saints.


    Many bettors mistake If Bets for parlays. In all reality, these are two completely different bets. Like parlays, you can have multiple teams in If Bets. Also like parlays, you stake a small amount to start with the chance of winning a bigger amount later. However, If Bets are essentially separate straight bets, while parlays are a combination of straight bets that all have to win for you to be paid.

    Letís say you did an If Bet with three teams and a parlay with the same three teams. You wager $110 on both the If Bet and the parlay separately. Team A & Team B win but Team C loses. On the If Bet, you would profit $90 because you would win $200 on Team A and Team B, but lose $110 on Team C. On a parlay, you would lose all $110 because you needed to go 3-0 for a winning ticket, but just went 2-1. There isnít nearly as much of a house edge on an If Bet as there is a parlay.


    Letís say you bet $110 to win $100 on the Rams. If the Rams win their game, then you are essentially free-rolling on the Saints. If the Saints then win, you will profit $200. If the Saints lose, then youíll lose only the $10 you paid in juice for the entire ticket.

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