Exotic Sports Betting And You

Just seeing that word exotic up there in the title is enough to quicken the pulse of many a sports betting fan. And why not, exotic sports bets or by the more commonly used name, proposition bets can turn out to be some extremely profitable sports wagers.

First, a quick down and dirty definition so that everyone is on the same page here. A proposition bet, an exotic bet, a prop bet or sometimes even a side bet are all terms used when making a real money wager. However, unlike traditional sports betting where you are desperately trying to determine the winning team or player, the proposition is not concerned with that sort of thing at all. Instead, a proposition bet is more about taking a stand one way or the other about the occurrence or even the non-occurrence of a specific event. But get the point here, most often the proposition bet is not even concerned with the final outcome of the game (event).

Take a look at some common examples to get a better picture of what the proposition bet is all about. One simple example could be making a proposition bet on the number of actual balls and strikes thrown by an American baseball player. (Side note: some in the sports betting world make the claim that this sort of wager was the beginning of proposition betting.) Other examples could include such outcomes as which team is going to score first.

But hold on. Proposition bets are not limited to sporting events. Actually, there are quite a few wagers placed quite frequently on card games. One quick example is that of placing a bet on which cards are going to be dealt in blackjack. Interestingly, these proposition bets in table card games have grown so popular that at last count there are at least 35 different blackjack proposition bets to choose from.

Yet, even that is not the end of the story. Without exerting a whole lot of effort, you will quickly discover that there are also proposition bets for what is referred to as the pageantry surrounding a sporting event. Some examples here include making a wager on how long a particular segment of the National Anthem is sung, the color of the Gatorade and more.

The bottom line is this: exotic or proposition betting greatly expands the number of wagering options you can enjoy. Whether you pull it out often or only use it occasionally, the proposition bet is there for you.

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