Wagering on hockey is based on a money line.

The minus (-) on the electronic wagering display and wagering sheets indicates the favorite. The plus (+) indicates the underdog.

EXAMPLE:

 TIME BET # TEAM LINE TOTAL MONEY 7:00 PM 1011 DETROIT +1 1/2 -180 5 1/2 +130 +130 1012 PITTSBURGH -1 1/2 +160 5 1/2 -150 -150

In this example,

In this example, Pittsburgh is the home team, which is always listed on the bottom, unless otherwise specified. Pittsburgh is a -150 favorite, which means for every \$100 the player wants to win on Pittsburgh, he must lay \$150. To win \$10, he would bet \$15 and collect \$25 if Pittsburgh wins. A wager on Detroit would win \$130 for every \$100 wagered or \$13 for every \$10. A \$10 wager would return \$23.

You can also wager on the spread or “Puck Line”, Pittsburgh is a -1 1/2 goal favorite, which means for every \$100 the player bets on Pittsburgh you will win \$160, but Pittsburgh must win by 2 goals or more. A wager on Detroit, +1 1/2 goal, would win \$100 for every \$180 wagered or \$10 for every \$18 and Detroit must win the game or loss by less than a goal. A \$18 wager would return \$28.

The next number (5 ½) is the Total. This is the combined number of goals scored by both teams, including any overtime. To wager on the Over, the player will win \$130 for every \$100 wagered, \$13 for \$10 or any multiple thereof. To bet on the under, the player must lay \$150 for every \$100 he wishes to win, or \$15 for every \$10. No ties will occur with a half-point line.

In the event of a shootout, for wagering purposes, the winner is awarded one goal, which is considered in the determination of the winner and loser and counts in the game total.

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