Straight Wager Betting Guide

What is a straight wager?

A single or straight wager is a bet on a single event or game. One event. One choice. Win or lose.

Depending on the line you select, winning the bet is determined by the outright winner (moneyline), the point spread (or Run Line, Puck Line, Handicap), the combined scores of both teams involved in the event (Total) or the individual score of either team in the event (Team Total). Your payout will be determined by the price (attached moneyline) that is posted at the time you place the bet. 

How to place a straight bet

Go to the sportsbook page at BetUS. If you only want to see the lines for one sport, such as football, click the football link in the menu on the left to see what options are available for wagering on football or other online sports betting. The options will show up in a dropdown menu underneath the main football tab.

If you want to bet on NFL, click on it and the available games will show up in the middle of the page in what is called the betting engine. Choose which NFL events you would like to bet on by clicking on the odds displayed in the betting engine. After each choice loads, you will see it in the right hand column in the Bet Slip.

To choose another sport to add to your ticket, go back to the Sports column on the left and click another sport. Choose again from the available events and add them to your Bet Slip. 

Note: BetUS allows you to place what is called a Rolling If-Bet on Single wagers. This allows you to place a new bet with the funds from a previously placed bet, with a few conditions. Click the link to find out if a Rolling If-Bet can work for you.

All your chosen events will be listed in the Bet Slip with your wager options above.

As you are choosing your events, you will see wager options for placing a Parlay, If Bet, Reverse and Teaser in the Bet Slip. Straight will be the default wager type until you choose something else. Whatever wager type the Bet Slip is set to, will be grey, as below.

BetUS bet slip with wager type option defaulted to Straight

If you want to place a straight bet on more than one event, you may do so on the same Bet Slip by selecting all the games you want, then clicking the Straight button to see all of your selections listed in the Bet Slip. (For illustrative purposes, we will use a single game.)  

BetUS bet slip example of a straight wager on a single game

Here, we will take the Washington Redskins to win against the spread at the standard moneyline odds of -110. We are going to place a $100 wager on this selection. We do this by entering our Risk amount in the Risk space, and our payout amount of $90.91 is automatically generated in the Win space beside it. Then we place the bet in the system by clicking the Place my bets button.

Straight wager confirmation step

Here, your BetUS Bet Slip gives you one more chance to view your pending wager before it is placed. This includes the game information, lines and Risk and Win amounts. To confirm your wager, simply enter your BetUS password and click Confirm.  After you do this, you will be unable to change your wager and BetUS will be unable to cancel it.

Example of the "print you bet slip" note

Once your wager is confirmed, the Bet Slip will again show you all your wager details and ask you to print a hard copy of your Slip. In case of emergency or other circumstance, no internet claims will be honored unless a printed copy of bets in question is supplied.



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