Since the abolishment of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, sports betting is now available in over 30 US states. Popular sports that millions of Americans wager on every year include football, basketball, and baseball. Yet, as sports betting has grown, so have niche sports in the market of sports gambling. Lacrosse is one of those sports, and US bettors are now waking up to the idea of exciting lacrosse markets.
In this article, we talk about what a future bet is and how bettors can wager on their favorite teams or players to accomplish awards or statistical achievements. We will also cover how to legally bet on lacrosse, sign up for a sportsbook account and get your account verified.
What is a Future Bet?
A future bet is relatively simple; bettors will wager on a team or player’s success, whether that is with statistics or an award. With lacrosse leagues gaining attention throughout the year, many US sportsbooks allow you to wager on competitions months ahead of time. Often, future bets have better odds than markets closer to the sports event.
There are countless types of future bets that can be placed, but there are a few that are the most common.
Team Future Bet Types
- Winning a specific number of games over or under.
- Winning a championship, whether that is a league, division, or conference championship.
- The team gets a specific number in a statistical category, like goals, assists, saves, etc.
Player Future Bet Types
- To win a specific award
- To get a specific number statistically over or under.
Within each of these bets, odds are given for each. If the odds are negative (-), they are displaying the favorite, and it would indicate that it is more likely to happen. If the odds are positive (+), they are showing the underdog, which would suggest that it is less likely to happen.
Lacrosse Future Betting Example
A $100 winning bet with -190 odds would get a bettor $52.63 in expected winnings. At the same time, a $100 winning bet with +300 odds would get a bettor $300 in expected winnings.
Negative, (-), Future Bet Example
- Players to score over 25 goals in a season -120
In this example, a player is a good goal scorer and is expected to score more than 25 goals in the season. You can tell they are expected to accomplish it because the odds are negative.
In this example, if you were to bet $100 and the player scores over 25 goals, you would get expected winnings of $83.33. The predicted payout would be $183.33. The expected winnings are what you win in the bet; the predicted payout is your winnings plus your initial stake. If you lose the wager, of course, you will lose your stake.
Positive, (+), Future Bet Example
- Team to Win League Championship +675
In this example, the team you are betting on has odds of +675 to win their league championship. If you were to bet $100 and the team wins the league, you would get expected winnings of $675. The predicted payout would be $775.
How do I Bet on Lacrosse Legally in the US?
The 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) made it illegal to bet on sports in the United States. Yet, the 2018 decision of the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA, which paved the way for each state to make its own laws regarding sports betting. Many states have legalized sports betting, while others have yet to do so. Currently, legal betting in the US is available in over 30 states.
Betting on lacrosse is available in every US state where sports betting is legal. It is more a matter of each sportsbook and whether or not they offer lacrosse betting. There are a few states where sports betting, including lacrosse, is legal but has restrictions on college sports betting.
For example, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Washington DC, and Wisconsin, you can bet on college sports, including lacrosse, but not on college teams in those states. At the same time, Oregon does not allow betting on any college teams at all.
How to Sign Up with Legal US Sportsbooks
Signing up at a legal US sportsbook is easy to do, but you need to know a few essential things to ensure you do it correctly. Follow the step-by-step guide below, but remember that there can be slight variations at each individual sportsbook.
- Firstly, you must be located in a state where sports betting is legal.
- Note that whether it is retail or mobile, you don’t have to be a resident of the state to
bet on sports. You’ll just have to be located within the state’s borders while placing your
- You also will need to be at least 21 years of age.
- Sign up for an account at your chosen sportsbook account.
- Create a username and password, ensuring they meet minimum strength criteria.
- Input all required personal information, such as your legal name, birthday, physical address, email, phone number, social security number, and other things.
- Enter any new user promos, bonuses, or offers at this time before making your first deposit.
- Make your first deposit into your sportsbook account using your preferred payment method.
- Each sportsbook may have different selections of banking methods and deposit minimums.
- For any issues at sign-up, always reach out to your sportsbooks customer support, as often they can help with any sign-up problems relatively quickly.
Sports Betting Verification
As a new sportsbook user, many will require a few types of verification after creating your account.
Before withdrawing for the first time, you’ll need to verify your account. Don’t worry – this process is super simple at sportsbooks. You’ll need to provide a copy of your photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.) to prove your identity.
New sportsbook account users will also be asked to provide proof of address matching their identity. That can typically be done by uploading a copy of a utility bill or something similar; most sportsbooks have a list of what can be used to verify. Sportsbook will also require you to give location access, so they can use it for geo-location tracking to ensure you are in a legal state when bets are placed.
Future Betting on Lacrosse Overview
Placing future bets on lacrosse is easy; simply follow the handy step-by-step sign-up guide on this page at any legal sportsbook in your location. For your future wager, all you do is choose a stake you like a team or player to accomplish, and if they do, you win your bet. It is easy to do in any state where sports betting is legal.
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