House Betting Guide

House Wagering Rules

House offers a wide variety of sporting events to give your players plenty of betting options year round.

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*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

+ Football

Various Leagues Offered Include: NFL (Pros), NCAA (College), CFL (Canadian), ARENA

Football Rules

Betting on Football Futures

  1. NFL win totals and matchups are based on teams completing a 16 game regular season schedule.
  2. AFC/NFC conference champs winners are the teams that represent each conference in the Super Bowl.
  3. Divisional winners are based on teams completing a 16 game regular season schedule (NFL Tie–breaker Rules Apply)
  4. NCAAF regular season wins and match–ups are based on teams completing all scheduled regular season games. Conference Championship & Bowl Games do not count towards regular season win total.
  5. Futures are graded at the end of the designated Period

NCAA Football Championship

All wagers are action regardless of shortened season, or any other unforeseen event. The winner is the team winning the National Championship, per the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). If no winner is determined by the BCS then all wagers are NO ACTION AND ALL MONIES ARE REFUNDED. In the event that the BCS declares CO–CHAMPIONS, both teams will be considered winners, and will pay off at 50% OF THE ORIGINAL ODDS.

NCAA Conference Odds to Win

All wagers are action, regardless of shortened season or any other unforeseen event. In Conferences that have a championship game, the winner of that particular conference's championship game is the winner of said conference. In a conference not using a championship game, the winner is determined by the team with the best final conference record. In the case of a tie for best record in a conference NOT USING a championship game, then the money will pay off at 50% OF THE original odds.

NFL Props Wagering

NFL–Team to SCORE FIRST in the game:

If a team scores and the game is cancelled or postponed afterward, all wagers stand regardless of how many minutes have been played.

NFL–a SCORE within the first 7½ MINUTES:

7½ minutes must be played in order to have action. If the game is cancelled or postponed after 7½ minutes of play all wagers stand.

NFL–TOTAL 1st HALF POINTS vs. TOTAL 2nd HALF POINTS:

In order to have action a game must be official (55 minutes of play) overtime is included.

NFL–FIRST SCORING PLAY (touchdown, Field Goal or Safety):

If a team scores and the game is cancelled or postponed afterward, all wagers stand regardless of how many minutes have been played.

3 UNANSWERED SCORES:

Extra points or 2 point conversions do NOT count.

PLAYER PROPS:

Players must take the field and play for action. Results are based on the official stats from the game.

A kicker who does not participate, due to not having an opportunity to kick, but is suited up and available is considered to have played.

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+ Basketball

Various Leagues Offered: NBA (Pros), NCAA (College), WNBA (Women's)

Basketball Rules

NBA Futures

All Conference and Championship wagers are considered action. In the case of a shortened season or any other unforeseen event the winner of these said wagers is determined by the NBA. Whoever the NBA deems the winner is the winner for wagering purposes. If no winner is determined by NBA then all wagers are considered no action and all monies are refunded.

  1. NBA Regulars season win totals and matchups become official have action once the specified team has completed at least 80 regular season games.
  2. NBA Tie Break rules apply when determining Divisional winners.
  3. Team to win the conference is the team that represents the conference in the NBA Finals.
  4. Future wagers will be graded once the designated number of games have been completed.

NBA Divisional Odds

NBA teams must play at least 82 games in the regular season for odds to win NBA Divisional wagers to have action.

Team Totals and Special Spreads

The game must be completed up to within 5 minutes of normal duration. Meaning if they play all but 5 minutes or less left in the game wagers are good, but if the game gets suspended with more than 5 minutes left, wagers will be cancelled.

Player Props

All players must take the court and play for action. Results are based on the official stats from the game.

*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

+ Baseball

Various Leagues Offered: American League, National League

Baseball Rules

Baseball Wagers will be accepted in the following manner:

Action: Wager on Team vs. Team regardless of starting pitchers.

Team vs. Pitcher or Pitcher vs. Team: Wager on or against one specified pitcher. The specified pitcher must start (throw 1 pitch) to have action.

Listed Pitchers: Both specified pitchers must start and throw at least one pitch to have action. All wagers on total runs scored and point spreads (run lines) are always listed pitcher wagers.

Pitching Changes: In the event there is a pitching change prior to the game starting, Money Line odds will be adjusted if one or both of the specified or listed pitchers do not start. All ACTION wagers will be adjusted to opening price or odds with the new starting pitcher(s) and the original risk (stake) amount will not change. All listed wagers will be deemed "NO ACTION" in the event of a pitching change.

First 5 Innings: When wagering on the "first 5 innings, both listed pitchers must start. In case of a pitching change all wagers will be "no action".

First 5 Innings money line wagers: Money lines will become official after 5 full innings, or 4 1/2 if the home team is winning.

First 5 Innings Totals: Totals are official after 5 full innings. If the game should be official after 4 1/2 innings the wager will be considered "no action".

All wagers on the 1st 5 innings are listed, no exceptions.

Baseball Props

Props are official after 9 Full Innings.

Total Hits + Runs + Errors: Listed pitchers must start. The game must go 9 full innings, 8 1/2 if the home team is winning. Extra innings do count.

Total Strikeouts: The game must go 9 full innings, 8 1/2 if the home team is winning. Shortened games, while official for MLB purposes, are not for this particular prop.

Total Pitch Count: Will be official after 9 full innings, 8 1/2 if the home team is winning.

Team to Score the 1st run: Becomes official once a team has scored.

Will There Be a Score In the 1st Inning: (yes/no) 1st inning must be complete to have action.

Total Bases In the 1st At Bat: Will be official after 5 innings, 4 1/2 if the home team is winning.

Player Matchups: All players must have at least 1 at bat (note: walks do count) and the game must go 8 ½ innings with the home team winning. When wagering on player matchups both listed pitchers must start. In case of a pitching change all wagers will be no action.

Team Total Runs: When wagering on Team Total Runs both listed pitchers must start. In case of a pitching change all wagers will be no action. The game must go a minimum of 81/2 innings with the home team winning.

Total Hits or Home Run Props: When wagering on Total Hits and/or Home Run Props both listed pitchers must start. In case of a pitching change all wagers will be no action. The game must go a minimum of 81/2 innings with the home team winning.

Alternative Run Lines: When wagering on Alternative Run Lines both listed pitchers must start. In case of a pitching change all wagers will be no action. The game must go a minimum of 81/2 innings with the home team winning.

MLB Grand Salami or Mega Runs: All games must go a minimum of 8 ½ innings for this prop to have action.

All Props are always listed pitchers, no exceptions. All Props are graded after the game is final.

Series Betting: Any and all baseball series wagers must have all three games played by the end of a specified date for the wager to have action. If all the three games are not played by the specified date, then all wagers are no action. This is true even in the case where one of the team has two wins. All three games must be official as per the rules governing what constitutes an official result. Bets on series are based on the FIRST 3 games played of each series.

Baseball Futures

Baseball Divisional Odds

MLB teams must play at least 160 games in the regular season for odds to win MLB Divisional wagers to have action.

World Baseball Classic Rules:

Pool Wagering – In the event of a tie between 2 or 3 teams within a pool, whoever wins the tiebreaker according the world baseball classic (whichever team is considered the number 1 team from that pool in the next round) is considered the winner.

*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

+ Hockey

NHL Hockey

NHL Hockey Rules

International/European Ice Hockey

Hockey Propositions

First Period Wagers

These wagers are official once the 1st period is completed, whether or not the game is played completely.

NHL Futures

All Conference and Championship wagers are considered action. In the case of a shortened season or any other unforeseen event the winner of these said wagers is determined by the NHL. Whoever the NHL deems the winner is the winner for wagering purposes. If no winner is determined by NHL then all wagers are considered NO ACTION AND ALL MONIES ARE REFUNDED.

  1. Regular season points and matchups will have action after at least 80 games have been played
  2. Conference winners are the team that represents each conference in the Stanley Cup final.
  3. All outright, conference, and divisional wagers have action.

NHL Divisional Odds to Win

NHL teams must play at least 77 games in the regular season for odds to win NHL Divisional wagers to have action.

*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

+ Soccer

Soccer Rules

Money Line with Tie

This is the most common odds used by House are where the bettor (punter) has three choices: team A, team B, or a tie. This type of wagering makes sense, since in regular season it is possible for a match to end in a tie. If you wager on a team in this scenario and the outcome of the match at the end of 90 minutes is a tie, the wager is a loss. If you wager on the tie, and one of the teams wins at the end of 90 minutes, the wager is a loss.

Important Note: House mainly uses Moneyline with Tie type of odds. Unless otherwise specified, all bets are for regulation time (first 90 minutes) only. Different bookmakers apply different sets of rules with regards to soccer betting.

Please make sure you understand Host's full set of rules before wagering on soccer.

Advance Wagering

For competitions such as the World Cup or FA Cup a two option only line may be quoted. This is a wager on a team to advance, whether they win in 90 minutes, in an extra time period, or in a penalty shootout. There is no possibility of a tie.

In Game (or Live) Betting

For popular events, the game itself may be opened again for wagering after it is has started. Please note that this is ALWAYS AN ADJUSTED GAME PRICE. It is not a wager to win a certain half, such as may be offered for American football or basketball.

Proposition (Exotic) Wagering

This includes:

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+ Golf

Betting on all Major Golfing Events

Special Handicap Head to Head

To Win a Tournament

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+ Motor Sports

General Motor Racing Rules – Applies to all series:

Match–Up betting: Applies to all series

Qualifying Matchups – all series:

Nascar Propositions

Formula 1 Propositions

*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

+ Tennis

Tennis

Match–ups

+ Boxing

Boxing Rules

Straight money line betting as well as proposition bets on whether the fight, will go to a certain amount of rounds as predetermined on the day of the fight.

Examples:

Tyson –280 risk $280 to win $100 on Tyson

Holyfield +190 risk $100 to win $190 on Holyfield

Will go 4 1/2 rounds +150 risk $100 to win $150

Will not go 4 1/2 rounds –170 risk $170 to win $100

*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

+ Entertainment

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+ Politics

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+ Official Game (Quick Index)

Winners and losers are official after:

Note: When wagering on "totals," overtime periods are counted as a final score.

On half–time wagers, overtime periods are included as part of the 2nd half.

Note: After 9 innings of play, if the game is called or suspended the score is determined after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning, in which case the winner is determined by the score when the game is called. The listed pitchers must start or there is "no action."

The home team is always listed as the bottom team unless otherwise specified

Other Sports (w/time limits) must have < 5 min. of play left

*Nevada Gaming Rules apply to any rule or type of wager not covered by rules and regulations herein.

Wager Types

House offers a wide variety of wager types to give your players plenty of betting options year round.

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+ Straight Wager

This is the most common type of sports wager, based on the results of a single game.

One team is favored over another by a point spread.

The favorite is indicated by a minus sign (–3) and the underdog by a plus sign (+3).

Example:

SAN FRANCISCO –3

Seattle +3

The result of the bet is determined by taking the actual score and subtracting the spread of the team or side chosen.

+ Money Line Wager

When wagering on the money line, you must win the game on the field in order to win your bet.

Example:

SAN FRANCISCO –290

Seattle +240

Let's say you're wagering on San Francisco –290

You're simply wagering on them to win outright, the point spread does not matter.

You must risk $290 to win $100.

Wagering on SEATTLE +240, you'd risk $100 to win $240 in order to win this wager Seattle would need to win outright. (the point spread would not come into play.)

+ Totals Wager

A total wager is based on the combined total number of points or goals scored by two teams in a single game. A player bets on whether the combined total number of points or goals scored by the two teams in the game will be over or under the total set by the odds maker/handicapper.

+ Parlay Wager

A parlay wager is a bet on two or more teams or selections. It is one of the more versatile forms of sports wagering. The player can combine different sports, point spreads and money lines. In a parlay wager the original stake and winnings are re–invested on the next game, and all selections must be correct, that is, one loss and the parlay loses.

In the event of a push (tie), game cancellation, or a pitcher who you have specified as not starting, actually starts, the parlay reduces to the next lower number. A four team parlay becomes a three team parlay. A winning parlay wager will pay many times greater than the initial wager.

No parlay wagers will be accepted where individual selections or propositions are connected.

For example: you cannot parlay the over of the first half of a football game with the over of the total on the same game, because the two are connected.

+ Teaser Wager

A teaser wager is a wager on two or more teams or selections. The difference between the teaser wager and the parlay is that the player can adjust or tease the line in his/her own favor.

For example:

2 team teaser 7pt for $100

Green Bay –7+7 pts = the teased line is now "pick"

Chicago Bears +7+7 pts = the teased line is now +14

+ IF Win Wager

An IF – win wager is a bet that carries over to a second team if the player wins on his initial selection.

For example: the player has to wager a fixed amount on one team. If that team wins, or the game is tied, then another fixed amount, up to the original amount wagered, shall be placed on a different team.

The player must win his/her first wager in order to continue the action on the remaining wagers. If the first wager loses, there is no subsequent action. Note that the player cannot have duplicate teams in the same if – win wager.

Let us look at each of the following examples:

Example One:

Place a fixed wager on Denver Broncos to win by more than the spread (–6.5).

If Broncos win by 7 or more, than a fixed wager (up to the original amount) is placed on Seattle Seahawks to win by more than the spread (–2.5).

If Seattle also wins by 3 or more, then the player would collect $200 .00 on a stake of $110.00.

Example Two:

Place a fixed wager on Denver Broncos to win by more than the spread (–6.5).

If Broncos win by 7 or more, than a fixed wager (up to the original amount) is placed on Seattle Seahawks win by more than the spread (–2.5).

However, if Seattle loses, the player would lose $11.00 on a stake of $110.00.

Example Three:

Place a fixed wager on Denver Broncos to win by more than the spread (–6.5).

If Broncos lose, and Seattle wins, the player would then lose $110.00 on a stake of $110.00

+ Reverse Wager

A reverse wager is the same as two if – win wagers. This means that if wager A wins, the bet goes to wager B. Likewise, if wager B wins, the bet goes to wager A. On the other hand, if wager A loses, the bet does not go to wager B. And again, if wager B loses, the bet does not go to wager A. If wager A wins, the bet goes to wager B, but if wager B loses, the bet does not go to wager A.

All standard reverse bets are double action, therefore, in the event of a tie, the bet is still active.

For example:

San Francisco 49ers –6.5 VS Miami Dolphins

Chicago Bears –6.5 VS Seattle Seahawks

When wagering on SAN FRANCISCO –6.5 you must win by at least 7 points to win the bet.

When wagering on SEATTLE +6.5 you cannot lose by more than 6 points to win the bet. On the other hand if the line was a solid –6 and SAN FRANCISCO wins by exactly 6 points then the bet is a "push", and the stake or money is returned to your account.

House Horse Racing Rules

Host's easy to use horseracing software allows your players to place wagers on daily horse races at over 100 premier tracks from all around the world.

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+ Horse Racing Rules

+ Daily Double Grading and Payout Rules

At House all Daily Double tickets are paid out based on the official race results as published by the host track at which the race was run. If there is a scratched horse in a DD, only combinations including the scratched horse will be refunded. We do not recognize consolation payouts, such as payouts on scratched horses. Whenever a track pays "ALL" in any of the positions of the Daily Double only the wagers with the WINNING horse will be paid.

+ Scratches

At House if a horse is scratched, all Win/Place/Show wagers placed via the horseracing interface will be refunded. (This does not apply to 'Odds to Win' bets placed via the Sportsbook on those bets a scratch counts as a loss). Only the portion of Exacta/Trifecta/Quinella combos that contain the scratched horse will be refunded. In case a horse is considered a non starter by the track, that horse will be considered a scratch and refunded accordingly. In exotics wagers (Exacta, Trifecta, Quinella) scratches will be refunded. We do not honor "ALL" payouts in any exotic wager. If there is an "all" payout, this will be replaced by the horse that came in that position rightfully and wagers will be graded accordingly. On Daily Doubles, Pick 3 wagers, a scratch will result in an automatic refund of the combination including the scratched horse. There will be no consolation payouts, special payouts such as 2 out of 3 in a Pick 3 will be considered consolation payouts, whenever that happens the Pick 3 will be paid with the rightful winner for each race involved in the Pick 3.

Horse Racing Wager Types

House offers a wide variety of Horse Racing wager types to give your players plenty of betting options.

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+ Win

A "WIN" bet is just what it sounds like: The horse that you pick must win the race.

+ Place

For a horse to "PLACE" it must finish the race second or better. This bet generally pays less than the win bet but it gives you two chances to win instead of just one.

+ Show

For a horse to "SHOW" it must finish the race third or better. This bet pays less than either the win or place bet, but it gives you three chances to get a return for your investment.

+ Across The Board

This is a quick way to say that you want to bet a horse to finish in any of the first three positions and consists of three bets:

$2 Across The Board = $2 to win, $2 to place, and $2 to show.

If the horse wins you collect all three bets.

If the horse finishes 2nd then you collect the place and show bets.

If the horse finishes 3rd then you will only collect the show bet.

+ Exacta

With this bet you must pick the first two finishing horses in the exact order of their finish. In other words, you must pick the horse that wins and the horse that places (or finishes second).

+ Quinella

In the Quinella, you must pick the horses that finish first and second. Either one can be first and the other one second. This bet functions exactly the same as the "Exacta Box." Although the Quinella has a similar function as the "Exacta Box" the payoff can vary substantially. More than two horses can be selected to create all possible combinations.

+ Daily Double

To win a daily double bet you must pick the winning horse in two consecutive races. Your bet must be placed before the start of the first of the two races.

+ Trifecta

With this bet you must pick the first three finishing horses in the order of their finish. In other words, you must pick the horse that wins, the horse that finishes second and the horse that finishes third. The simplest form of this wager is the Straight Trifecta, which is a single combination of the first three finishers. A Trifecta is not offered in all races at all tracks.

Bet Type Max Odds Max Payout
Win 30 6000
Place 20 6000
Show 14 6000
Daily Double 102 6000
Exacta 102 6000
Tricefecta 202 6000
Quinella 102 6000

House Casino Rules

House online casino software offers your players over 90 casino games.

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+ Casino Rules