What Is Rollover in Sports Betting?

When you bet on sports, sometimes you can win a lot and sometimes you can lose a lot. When you lose, you either take a hit on your bankroll or you have to try and recover your losses. Sometimes this can be a lot of work and it’s not always easy making money back on your investments. One of the most difficult things to watch when betting on sports is when a big winner keeps rolling over. When this happens, it’s usually because some bad luck was on the other side or the bookie messed up and offered an inferior product to begin with. We’re always fearful of losing money, especially when we’re trying to pick a winner. There are a couple of different terms and ways to interpret them when it comes to sports betting rollover, but first, let’s define what rollover actually means.

Defining Rollover

When you place a wager on sports, the bookie will take that wager and apply it toward your next bet. For example, let’s say you wager $100 on a game and you win. Your bookie will then credit you with $110 in winnings. If you place another $100 wager after that, you now have a total of $210 in winnings that the bookie will apply toward your next wager. This process is known as ‘rolling over’ or ‘reducing your bet’s credit’ and it is completely normal and accepted practice in the industry. The terms ‘rollover rate’ or ‘reduction rate’ may be used to indicate the percentage of your wagers that will be rolled over to you. For example, if you wager $10 on a sporting event and the bookie rolls over your wager 90% of the time, then your rollover rate would be 90%.

Why Do Bookies Do This?

In the example above, we saw that our first wager was rolled over into our second bet. This is because bookmakers have to keep some of your wagers in order to pay out on the others. When your wagers are all on sports with odds that are heavily in your favor, it’s not always easy for the bookie to keep up. Your wagers will likely end up in a pending state while your bookie tries to collect on your behalf. This is where the danger of high rollover rates comes in. In the above example, if the odds of the game you’re betting on are 20:1 or more in your favor, you might experience a very high rollover rate. When a bookie has to reduce your bet roughly 90% of the time in order to pay out on wins, it shows that they’re not providing a good enough product for your liking. This can cause you to lose a lot of money because you’ll keep getting hit with huge swings in either direction. You should avoid this at all costs. Going back to the example above, if the game you bet on had an odds range of 20:1 and the bookie started out not having enough money to pay you back, they would likely suspend your account until they could raise enough funds to settle your balance. Some bookies are more honest than others and they’ll take the time to explain the situation to you and work with you to find a solution. Others will simply cut you off without so much as a word and that’s why it’s important to research the reputation of the bookie you’re considering using (if you’re ever going to use an online sports book anyway).

How Is Bookie Suspension Different From Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy and suspension are not the same thing at all. When a bookie suspends your account, this does not mean that they have declared bankruptcy or that they are going out of business. It simply means that they do not have enough money in order to pay you what you’re owed. In most cases, they will continue to work with you to try and find a solution or they will find a way to satisfy your outstanding wagers. In order for them to continue operating, they will have to either reduce your winnings significantly or they’ll have to increase their odds in your favor. When this happens, it’s usually for a reason and it’s usually not a good one. The chances of them coming back are very slim, if you ask us. Bankruptcy is when a company files for bankruptcy and stops accepting wagers over a certain amount. When this happens, it usually means that the company is going out of business and it will be difficult if not impossible for you to get your money back. Bookies are not banks and they are not required to honor credit card refunds. If you’re ever unsure whether or not a bookie is going to pay you back, we’d recommend contacting the company directly via email or phone call.

What Is The Maximum Amount Of Wagers That Can Be Made On A Rollover Accrued?

This question has two parts. The first part is regarding your bankroll and the second part is regarding the volume of your wagers. Up until now, we’ve discussed how when you win, the bookie will take your wager and apply it toward your next wager. Let’s say you deposit $100 into your account and you decide to wager $500 on a particular sports event. Your first wager will be credited with a $500 win and your second wager will be credited with a $500 win because your bankroll has now increased by $1000. Now, if there’s a rollover of some kind and your first wager is not paid off, your bankroll is now $1500. The maximum amount of wagers that can be made on a rollover accrued is $1500 (assuming you’re using the same bank account). The bookies know that you’re a wealthy individual or institution and it’s not unheard of for them to roll over $25,000 on a single sports event. When this happens, it’s usually due to the fact that some bad luck was on the other side or the person you were gambling with had a bad quarter or year. Sometimes it’s just because the bookie offers a bad product. In most cases, if your account is ever going to be paid off, it’s going to be in the form of a check. Some bookies will simply credit your account with wins and losses but they don’t have the money to send you a check for every wager they process. In almost all cases, if they do not have the money to pay you back, they will issue a check in the amount of what you’re owed once you provide them with a copy of your ID. They cannot legally hold your money and they cannot force you to take a check. In some instances, they have the option of holding your funds in escrow while they figure out a way to pay you back. Escrow is when the bookie takes your money and holds it for a short period of time. Once they determine that they can pay you back, they’ll send you a check or provide you with the funds in escrow. We hope that this answers some of your questions about what is rollover in sports betting and why it’s such a difficult concept to grasp when you’re first entering the industry. There are a lot of variables to consider when trying to make sense of this term but if you want to keep profits high and losses low, it’s best to simply avoid using bookies if you can. We’re sure that you’ll look at other options and we want to be sure that you’re aware of what’s available. Good luck.