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Live Betting Keeps Things Interesting
By: Ciaran McDermott
- Handicapper WagerOnfootball.com
Ordinarily I'd have little interest
watching something called the New Orleans Bowl, pitting
7-4 North Texas State against 6-5 Southern Mississippi
on a Tuesday night in the first of this season's 125
college bowl games.
I'm still drained and licking my wounds from the weekend.
But when a friend told me about CyberSportsBook.com
coming out with a way of betting live on every single
play, I had to give it a shot.
Wow. Suddenly I became very interested
in the Mean Green and Golden Eagles thanks to CyberSportsBook.com,
an Antiguan Internet book that has been taking wagers
since 1999. They have recently been anounced as one
of our sponsors here at wageronfootball.com so getting
the word out on this latest betting trend is a big
funding an account and downloading a free
Java plug-in provided by the site, I was ready for
action. Clicking into the live Play by Play Wagering
menu brought me into a different realm.
Here was a Java Applet window
taking up about half the screen listing lines, bet
list, your account balance and messages. On the top
right-hand corner was a little scoreboard providing
all the second-to-second updated information about
the game, including score, quarter, time, down, where
the ball is and how many yards needed to make a first
Flipping the football game on
our TV, which by the way is no easy accomplishment
on a Tuesday night in a married household, I found
Southern Mississippi leading 14-0 and preparing to
kick off. Up flashed the choice of would North Texas
begin over or under the 20 ½ yard line.
I chose ‘over' and watched
North Texas' kick returner catch the ball at the goal
line and hesitate, deciding to run it out or not.
If he didn't the ball would be set at the 20 and I
would lose the wager. He decided to return it and
got to the 25. One bet made, one bet won. Simple enough.
Within about 90 seconds my bet
had been graded and added to my account, which was
visible on the upper left of the box. The bet list
part of the screen, which was in the middle, registers
your wager, odds, outcome and payout.
Each play brought different odds.
For instance on a first-and-15 for Southern Mississippi
at its own 48-yard line to start the second quarter,
the various odds were plus $145 on a pass completion,
plus $260 on an incompletion, minus $165 on a run
and plus $1090 if a turnover would occur. You could
also bet yes the Golden Eagles would pick up a first
down on this drive at minus $200, or no they wouldn't
get a first down at plus 145. Wagering limits on live
betting are from $1 to $100.
As you might imagine, things
happen quickly. Unless play on the field has been
stopped, you only have a few seconds to make a wager.
The simplest method is single-click betting, where
you place a bet just by hitting the desired outcome
choice. A novice at this, I missed several bets being
It didn't take long, though,
to get the hang of it. I wagered on a punt with the
choice being over the 27 1/2-yard line, or under the
27 ½-yard line. I took the under. The returner
was hit around the 20, but just before going down
fumbled. The punting team recovered so the play was
ruled no bet. The explanation for the ruling was explained
in the message field part of the box.
Basically this was FUN FUN FUN.
Reminded me of my college days playing QB 1 at the
pub with the boys. This was something I could bet
on. I felt more confident as well. I was watching
my bet unfold right in front of my eyes. Now comes
the challenge: Finding ways to create new online sports
bettors and make online betting addictive. This is
says it's the first online site to do that. Its new
Live Play By Play wagers, being tested on football,
let you bet whether plays will be a run, completed
pass, incomplete pass or turnover. The odds will change
before each play.
Ron Tarter, who heads the site,
says it attracts "a whole new customer who has
ignored sports betting because games took far too
long to be decided."
Count this guy in !!!! As always
Good Luck with your Live Wagering.
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