Are You familiar with the term Sports Prop ? Maybe you are, however if your new to gambling and don’t exactly understand what the term means this article should help you understand the basics. Basically what a sports betting prop is a wager within a game based not on score but more on a bet based on a players performance or what team will score first.
These type of sports props are called Exotic Bets and some times a local will call them a side bet.
Sports Props have been around for decades however they have not came popular until the passed decade or so. Las Vegas bookmakers started to get worried on the decline of wagers and decided to entice the games a bit more by offering sports props.
Not only is this good for business it can explode in there favor if a large social news site gets a hold of the prop which creates a bunch of new customers.
There has been some hilarious sports betting props listed in the past so don’t be surprised if you happen to find American Idol or dancing with the stars props.
Thisis comical but don’t take it to far as a joke, Many successful gamblers live on betting on props like this. Here is a couple examples of football props that you should be able to find at your sportsbook.
WEEK 4 SPECIALS – Which player will have the most receiving yards in the Eagles – Redskins Game
- Santana Moss (WAS) WR (-120)
- DeSean Jackson (PHI) WR (-120)
WEEK 4 SPECIALS – How many times during the Eagles – Redskins game will Donovan McNabb’s Parents be shown on TV?
- Over 1Ã‹Â (-115)
- Under 1Ã‹Â (-115)
Most online sports betting websites limit the amount of money you can wager on sports betting propositions. It is fairly common to have a maximum wager of $500 on a prop bet.
This does not mean you are limited on the amount of props bets, You can wager up to $500 on every prop bet available on the board! A big downfall to sports props is the vig associated with prop bets. It’s pretty common to have at a minimum 20 cent lines on prop bets so choose wisely!