Football - Wager Types and Rules

Date/Site Changes

Football games and any games/events not specifically listed must be held within one week of the originally scheduled date and/or location to be considered action unless otherwise noted in the specific sports rules section or the inventory game page within the mobile or web browser application.

Minimum Length of Play

For wagering purposes, unless otherwise stipulated in individual Football sports wager rules, Pro and College Football results are official after 55 minutes of play. playMGM does not recognize suspended games (after they have met the minimum time or length requirement specified in the specific sports rules), protests, or overturned decisions for wagering purposes.

Football Wager Rules

Football wagers are accepted in the following manner:

1. Point Spread – A wager in which a bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified number of points. The team wagered must “cover” the point line for the wager to be deemed a winner.

a. Overtime periods are counted in the final score.

2. Money Line – A wager in which the bettor “takes” or “lays” a specified price. The team wagered must win the game for the wager to be deemed a winner.

a. Overtime periods are counted in the final score.

3. Total Points (over/under) – A wager on whether the total number of points scored in a game is over or under a specified number.

a. Overtime periods are counted in the final score.

4. First Half – Wagers on the first half will be decided by the score at the end of the first half.

a. If a game does not go the entire first half, all first half wagers will be refunded.

b. Once the first half has been completed, all wagers on the first half will stand regardless of the length of the remainder of the game.

5. Second Half (halftime) – Wagers on the second half will be decided on the basis of points scored in the second half.

a. If the entire second half is not played to its completion, all Second Half wagers will be refunded.

b. Overtime periods are counted in the Second Half score and considered official regardless of the length or suspension of the overtime period.

6. Quarters – Wagers on any specified quarter will be decided on the basis of points scored in that specified quarter only.

a. All specified quarters must be played to their completion or the wager will be refunded.

b. Once a specified quarter is completed, that specified quarter wager will stand regardless of the length of the remainder of the game.

c. Fourth quarter wagers do not include overtime periods unless otherwise stated.

7. The following is the method of calculating straight wagers and the determination of payment. Buying points for football may carry additional premiums for pricing:

a. Football point line and total wagers pay 10/11 (-110). Wager $11 to win $10; total return is $21 unless otherwise specified.

b. Half points may be purchased at the sole discretion of management.

i. Each half point costs 10 cents

ii. Each half point on or off three or seven costs an additional 20 cents. For example, a half point purchased from -3 ½ -110 to -3 costs an extra 30 cents for the wager (-3 -140).

c. Money Lines indicate the line price. For example, -130 means 10/13. Wager $13 to win $10; total return is $23. +120 means 12/10. Wager $10 to win $12; total return is $22.

d. In the event of a wagering tie, the straight the wager is considered “no action” and wager is refunded. Parlays reduce to the next lowest amount of teams

Football Prop Rules

Various unique wagers may be offered from time to time, called proposition bets. When wagering proposition bets, unless stated, overtime does count for settlement of wagers.

Football Game Props

1. All time-based props will be settled as per the official scoring time listed on the official league source box scores. Scores exactly on the quoted time count as ‘Yes’ for settlement. For example, a score with exactly 02:00 on the clock will be settled as ‘Yes’ on the ‘Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes?’ prop bet.

2. Any turnover proposition does not include a ‘Turnover on Downs’ and only includes Fumbles and Interceptions.

3. All penalty props are based upon accepted penalties only. Declined or off-setting penalties are not included for settlement purposes.

4. Coach challenge props only include a challenge initiated by the coach throwing a red flag. Prop does not include booth reviews.

5. 4th Down Conversion props do not include 1st downs awarded by penalty.

6. Sacks props are settled as per the official league source. Includes 0.5 sacks awarded, however for props such as ‘Player to record a sack in the game’, the player must record at least one total sack (1.0) for ‘Yes’ to be settled the winner.

Football Player Props

For all player props the players must be listed as active by the official league source for bets to have action.

Bets will be refunded on wagers where one or both player are listed as inactive. An exception to this rule is for Quarterback prop markets as these require that the players in question must be starters for bets to have action. Passing yardage props are settled as per gross passing yards.

Football Futures

Football season long futures are unique wagers which will be offered from time-to-time. For all season-long match bets and division betting, all bets stand regardless of team re-location, or a change to a team name, season length or playoff format. Team(s) must play in all of their scheduled regular season games for bets to have action.

Football Division and Conference Futures

Division Winner markets will be settled on who finishes top of the relevant division after the conclusion of the Regular Season. If two or more teams have the same regular season win record then ties will be broken using the governing organization’s official rules to determine outright winner.

Conference Winner will be settled on team’s performance in the playoffs. Regular season records do not count. If there is a change to the post season structure whereby a Conference Championship is not possible, or called early, Conference Winner will be settled on the team that advances to the Super Bowl from that Conference.

Football Player Futures

For all player vs. player match bets, both players must be active in Week 1 for bets to have action.