There’s a relatively new type of wagering known as “capping’” that was inspired by the sports betting craze that hit the U.S. in the early 2000s.
While traditional sports betting (also known as “parlay betting”) involves making predictions on the outcome of sporting events, capping is a form of wagering that involves predicting which team and which player will score the most points in a particular game. Capping is a fun game to play, but it can also be quite lucrative if you’re good at it.
Here, we’ll discuss the origins of capping, as well as how to go about putting your skills to the test.
Origins Of “Capping”
Capping is a relatively new game, first appearing on the scene around 2013, and it was initially inspired by the success of one particular football team. In fact, the Dallas Cowboys are responsible for popularizing the game.
On August 16, 2013, the Cowboys played the Miami Dolphins in a preseason game, with the game’s over/under being set at 55. Oklahoma Cowboys bettors (who follow the team closely) were looking for a way to have some fun with their free time during the preseason, so they decided to play a game of capping with some buddies. The game went perfectly, as 55 points were scored, making it the first preseason game ever to reach the over/under.
The next week, the Cowboys played the New York Giants, this time setting the over/under at 57 points. Once again, the over/under was achieved, earning the group of bettors some decent money.
The success of the Cowboys in 2013 inspired the group to play again, and on August 23, 2014, 55 points were scored in a game between the Cowboys and Detroit Lions, earning the group another winning bet. It was around this time that the craze for capping began, as fans were looking for ways to have some fun with their football obsession during the 2014 NFL preseason.
The Detroit Lions are currently the team to beat in the NFC, and that means that they’re going to be a popular choice amongst sports bettors. That’s probably because the Lions are such a difficult team to predict. Between their unpredictable play and amazing fans, it’s difficult to keep up with what they’re going to do next. One thing is for sure – they’ll have fun doing it.
How To Play The Game Of “Capping”
Now that you’re familiar with the origins of capping, let’s take a look at how the game is played.
Just like many other wagering games, capping is played on a sportsbook website. Most sites will offer a variety of sports to wager on, from football to basketball and baseball. However, because of the unpredictability of the game, most sites will only allow bets on certain teams and players within those teams, due to the risk of losing money.
In order to play, you’ll need to create an account with the sportsbook. Upon registration, you’ll be asked to choose a username and password. Make sure to choose a combination of words that you can remember, as that’s how you’ll be identified on the site. Choose a password that’s strong and make sure to write it down, so you don’t have to keep re-entering it whenever you log in.
When you’re ready to place a wager, you’ll need to determine how much money you want to wager on each outcome. You have two options here. You can either use US dollars (USD) or Canadian dollars (CDN) as the betting unit. Most sites will let you wager in either currency, so it’s up to you which one you choose.
The amount of money you wager will determine the level of difficulty. For instance, if you bet $10 on the New York Giants, and they beat the Atlanta Falcons by seven points, you’ll win $70.00. However, if you bet the same amount on the Atlanta Falcons, and they beat the New York Giants by seven points, you’ll lose your $10.00 wager. Easy money.
There’s also an option available where you can set the line for each game, as well as have multiple lines set for one game. When you place a wager, you’ll simply need to choose the team you think is going to win, and if they do, your bet will be successful. If they don’t, you’ll lose your bet.
After you’ve placed your wager, you can monitor its progress via an online live chat feature, along with other fans, commentators and operators. One thing to remember – the live chat feature is only available on big-name sites, and it can be accessed through a chat window that pops up behind the buttons you’d use to place a wager. Big-name sites will also have other features that can be accessed through their websites – for example, you can look up an odds comparison or check the status of your wager.
While most people will play for fun, capping can also be a legitimate source of income. Just as with many other games, the key is to develop a successful strategy and use it consistently. If you’re looking to make money playing sports, putting together a capping team of successful individuals is a great way to go about it.
More On Capping
Besides the origins of capping, we’d like to take this opportunity to discuss some of its other interesting features.
The first is that it’s relatively easy to get started with. Most sites will give you a free trial, so you can test out the waters. Once you’ve decided that you like the game, you can create an account and start playing for real.
One unique aspect of capping is that it requires absolutely no special equipment. You don’t need a television set to watch football games, so you don’t need to worry about finding a place to watch them or being restricted by where you can play.
Also, if you play on a mobile device you can do so wherever you go. Since the game is centered around watching football videos and following scores, you don’t need a special app to play.
There are many different wagering games out there, but if you’re looking for something new to try out, you could definitely do worse than capping.