At many online gambling sites, you will find odds which are simply labeled as “Minus” or “+Minus.” How does that work? Let’s have a look.
Minus Means It’s In Favor Of The Underdog
Usually when someone gives you the choice between two equally appealing options, one of which has a label attached to it that means it’s slightly better than the other, they’re trying to play the odds in your favor. For instance, in the U.S. presidential election of 2016, there were two options: Trump and Clinton. Neither of them were truly great choices. But if you had to choose between them, you would probably go for Trump, because the odds were in your favor. It’s the same at online gambling sites. When you see minuses next to the odds, it usually means that the house has put more money on the side of the underdogs. When you bet on an underdog, the house edge is on their side, which is why you will win more often than not. It’s the same as in real life, when you have a choice between two options and one has a slight advantage, you will usually go for that one. So if you encounter a betting option that has a minus next to it, it usually means that the house has adjusted the odds in your favor. It can also mean that the option is simply much better than the one next to it, or it can even apply to both options (in which case, the site probably made a mistake and you should contact customer support).
Minus Means The Match Is Even
In some sports, such as basketball, football, and hockey, if the scoring is close and the game goes into overtime, the scores become irrelevant and the teams have to play a tie. In these situations, the team that scored the most points wins. In the presidential election of 2016, there were two options: Trump and Clinton. If you consider that Clinton won the popular vote by a smaller margin than Trump, it’s safe to assume that a lot of these close games went into overtime and the scores were adjusted accordingly. In most situations, if you see minuses next to the odds in a hockey game or football match, this simply means that the game is going to be a tie. Nothing more, nothing less. In this case, the betting site probably made a mistake and you should contact customer support.
Minus Means “Odds Are Adjusted”
In some circumstances, players might want to use a minus sign in a way that isn’t completely clear. For example, take a look at the next three betting options on a race track odds board:
- 2.40 Minus Maroon 5
- 3.20 Minus Pink
- 4.00 Minus Green
Normally, these would be three relatively appealing options. But if you’re not sure what they mean, it can be slightly intimidating. If these three options seem familiar, it’s because they appear often in places like this, next to the odds. It simply means that the site has adjusted the odds in your favor. For example, if you were to bet $10 on the first horse in the above list, you would win $20, not $10, because the site has used a minus sign in front of the Maroon 5 option. If you want to bet on Maroon 5, use the plus sign to indicate that the odds should be in your favor. It’s the same as if the site initially listed these three options with plus signs in front of them and then changed their minds, or if they simply used a minus sign in front of one of the above options without telling you. In the above example, it seems like the first one would be a safer choice, but you never know. So, in some cases, it’s better to ask the site what these three options mean than to guess.
Knowing the above terminology can help you make better informed decisions when you’re gambling online. When you see a game with gambling features, check out the rules and regulations of that sport. This way, you will know what the outcome of the game will be and whether or not you will win money. When you play online, make sure you’re aware of the house edge and other related factors that could affect your winnings. In some cases, this could mean having a good time without risking too much money. It’s all about finding that right balance of excitement and safety when playing online games. So, if you want to have fun, play some Roulette or Blackjack. You’ll have a good time without risking too much money. If you want to take the risks associated with gambling, go for sports with smaller house edges, such as hockey, golf, and tennis. Also, make sure you’re not being tricked by scammers who disguise themselves as betting sites. To ensure you’re not being tricked, simply look for the reputable sites which are properly licensed by the government. Legitimate bookmakers will have nothing to hide and no reason to trick or scam you. If you encounter any suspicious activity, please do report it. This way, the police can investigate and shut down any scammers who try to trick or scam you.