What Does + Mean in Betting?

When it comes to betting, many of us think about horses and sporting events, but there is so much more to it than that. There are many different kinds of betting, but in this article, we will discuss the most common types and what they mean.

Overall Odds

Often, we think about odds when it comes to sports betting, but odds also apply to many other kinds of betting. If you have ever played the lottery, you may have noticed that when you play the same numbers each time, you are virtually guaranteed to win. The same concept applies in sports. If you play the same teams and the same games, you will most likely lose. However, if you use a tool like NBA LeagueTool to help you make your picks, you will increase your chances of winning.

Pay To Gain

This is one of the more common types of betting and it works like this: You must either put up money or offer to put up money to try and win. The house takes their cut and that is what determines whether or not you will win. It is usually illegal for bookmakers and casinos to accept money from one group of people to give to another group of people, but they routinely do it anyway because it is so easy for them to make a profit off this type of betting.

Parliamentary Betting

Often, when we think about betting, we think about sporting events, but when it comes to parliamentary betting, you are actually making a proposition to bet on what will happen in a legislative body. It can be as simple as whether or not a certain bill will pass or it can be as complex as whether or not a certain legislative body will approve a certain proposal. Sometimes, you can make a legal bet and sometimes you can’t. In those cases, you will have to find someone who is willing to take your money.

Match Fixing

Sometimes, people get so caught up in the game that they forget about the real purpose of the match. They focus so much on whether or not their favorite player is going to score that they don’t notice when the other team is deliberately losing. When this happens, it is considered match fixing and can be prosecuted as a crime. In most cases, the person doing the fixing will be offering bets to people, with the promise that they will win big if their team follows through with the fix. In other cases, they will be doing it themselves, but they will find people to do it for them.

Lay Betting

Lay betting is when you place an outright bet on the outcome of a sporting event, without thinking about whether or not you will win. It is considered an unadvised bet, because it is generally frowned upon to not check the odds before making such a large wager. If you are looking to place a lay bet, try working with a bookmaker or trusted online source who is legally registered and permitted to do business in your region. You can also check in with the bookmaker or online source directly to make sure that your bet has been accepted and if not, try again somewhere else. If you laid a bet and later discovered that the outcome was favorable, you must return the money you lost, plus interest. However, if the bet was fixed, you will not have to return any of the money you lost.


Often, when we think about sports betting, we think about whether or not our favorite team is going to win, but when it comes to insurance, you are actually paying for protection against the odds. In most cases, you will be required to purchase specific insurance coverage, which you can find through your state’s insurance department. If you are ever robbed or hurt in an accident while you are on vacation, you will be able to file a claim with your insurance company, which in most cases, will pay for your medical treatment and/or vacation rental. Unfortunately, some insurance companies are notorious for denying claims, so you must be sure that you are covered, or you could end up paying out of pocket.

Progressive Jackpot

Progressive jackpot is when a group of slot machines are linked together and when someone wins the jackpot, it is then redistributed to the other linked machines. When it comes to betting, many of us think about winning quick bucks in a few minutes, but progressive jackpot allows you to play and win big, without even leaving the house. The jackpot grows with every consecutive winning spin and when someone hits the jackpot, it can be a huge amount of money. Unfortunately, the odds of hitting the jackpot are very low, as it takes nearly 300 million pounds to do so worldwide, but it is still achievable.

Combination Betting

Often, when we think about betting, we think about whether or not our favorite team is going to win, but when it comes to combination betting, you are actually placing a bet on whether or not two or more events will happen. It can be as simple as whether or not a certain player is going to top the charts in both singles and duets or whether or not two certain teams are going to go head to head in a fight for first place.

Risk Management

When it comes to risk management, we need to consider whether or not we are making the right bet for the right reasons. In most cases, you are risking your money on an unproven theory and in a lot of cases, the theory is that your team is going to lose. Sometimes, there are so many variables that it is hard to tell how much risk you are taking and how much reward you are likely to get. For instance, if you are betting on who is going to win the World Series, you are taking a lot of risk, because the outcome is very hard to predict. In those cases, you may want to consider a different type of wager, which gives you more control over the outcome. If you are ever worried about the risk you are taking, or if you have tried to lay your own bet and are not sure if it was fixed or not, ask the person you laid it with, or call the bookmaker directly to find out what the status of your bet is. If your bet is legitimate, they will not try to hide anything from you and if it is fixed, they will tell you so, but if it was not, they will have no choice but to give you your money back.

Statistical Analysis

Often, when we think about betting, we think about whether or not our favorite team is going to win, but when it comes to statistical analysis, you are actually looking at whether or not a certain outcome is going to happen, based on previous outcomes and information about the teams or individuals involved. There are many different types of statistical analysis and it is likely that your bookmaker or online source will have a specialty team, who is trained in analyzing such data and they will be able to provide you with an objective analysis of whether or not your bet is likely to pay off.