Sports Betting 101: How to Place a Bet at a Sportsbook

Sports Betting Explained (basically a Sports Betting How To) in our Sports Betting 101 series for the new sports bettor direct from the WagerTalk TV Studios in Las Vegas as host Kelly Stewart talks with sports betting expert Teddy Covers and break down how to go up to the counter and place a wager at a sportsbook (and not look like a first time sports bettor). Make sure to check out our entire “Sports Betting 101” series where our team of Vegas handicappers help those new to sports betting understand how sports betting works, learn common sports gambling terms and even how to place a bet at a sportsbook and look like a professional.

Welcome to WagerTalk. I’m sitting next to the man, the myth, the legend, Teddy Covers. He and I are going to be talking about today a little bit of sports betting 101. This is a video for you brand new bettors out there. We are going to do some really basic stuff. Teddy, my first question for you. What does minus 110 even mean when placing a sports wager?

Minus 110 is a very simple concept, and yet for beginning bettors sometimes it’s very difficult. I know for me it was. When I first came to Las Vegas, 11 to win 10, what does that mean? It’s real simple. The books get a cut of losing wagers. So every time you bet at the standard juice, you’re going to lay , you get 10 back. When you lose, you lose 11. When you win, you win 10. You bet 110 to win 100. You bet 1,100 to win 1,000. The ratio stays the same throughout, but that’s the basic concept of 11 to 10. So if you’re going to beat sports betting over the long term, you’re going to have to be able to withstand the juice, overcome the juice, and have a winning percentage that allows you to make money despite the fact that throughout the process, you will always be laying 11 to 10 when it comes to point spreads.
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  1. Jimmy J

    Hey everyone!! As kind of a 'newbie' to WT TV and sports betting, it has been an absolute riot being able to go back into the archives of content! Kelly, you always set a great tone in these videos, and of course, Teddy C. just has to be himself…lol Great job back then, and love the podcasts that I listen too each day, these days…makes my work day go much faster…thank you!!!! I wish I was here at #1 when you guys made this video. Awesome stuff!!! It's been a pleasure getting to know everyone. Thanks again….this team was rocking then, and still kicking ass today! Love it

  2. Nassim B

    Still confused. “You bet 110 to win 100” that makes no sense

  3. Paul Schmidt

    Great tip! Another newbie question… Do totals have their own rotation # or do you specify at the counter whether you want to bet the side or total?

  4. Cose Jortez

    This lady is super pretty

  5. Gina M

    So you wage 110 to win 100?
    Makes no sense to me.

  6. 407Khmer

    If you won 100k from sport book bet do the government tax you and how much?

  7. Zach InTheHat

    Betting $110 to win a hundred Jesus lol these places sure know how to dick ya

  8. Eric B

    finally an attractive woman

  9. Mr Sono

    Made a stupid mistake and did not checked my ticket. That felt horrible.

  10. Dbs Student

    It's annoying how these people bitch about newbies. Not everybody is addicted to gambling they just wanna try it out.

  11. RiverRuns NC

    My state does not have online betting, yet (hopeful). Can I open an online betting account with a casino in NV/NJ that offers it?

  12. Sports Betting Education

    If you are only betting $110 you would be better off just betting online. Much more convenient process.

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