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How to bet on NFL football and college football

A simple how-to guide to understand how to place a bet on football game, NFL, college football or other.

 We have received many emails over the NFL football season, asking us how to place a bet on the football games. So we decided to put together this quick and simple guide to help you understand how placing a bet on football works. First and foremost, make sure that betting (online and offline) is legal in your jurisdiction, before taking any action, as we have written this peace assuming that bets on football are legal where you live.

 How to bet on NFL Football: First, you will need to choose a sportsbook or a betting shop. We recommend the online bookmaker Bodog Sports (opens in new window), recognized as one of the best and honest online sportsbooks, it's a worldwide bookmaker accepting NFL bets from all over the world, except Canada. Choosing your bookie is very important when betting on NFL football, especially on the Internet, with so many shady operations and scammers. Go with Bodog Sports and you will be safe.

 Now that you have chosen your sportsbook, to bet on NFL football games, you have to create an account and deposit money to fund your account. Let's say you have deposited $100 and you want to place a bet on a football game - you have to open the list of NFL football odds and select your game. For example, the Patriots and the Colts. You will have 3 basic bet options to wager on the NFL game: money line, point spread and total. The format in which those bet options appear is usually as follows: for money line (-330 +270), for total (45 u-110, o-110) and for point spread (-3, -110, +3, -110). To see what these betting numbers mean, click on them for further explanation. Let's assume that you already  know what the odds mean, all you have to do is select the type of bet on that football game, place the bet and then confirm the bet, if required. And that's it. Now you have successfully placed a bet on a football game and learned how to bet on the NFL football games. The process for placing a bet on college football is exactly the same, the only difference being that you will find the various types of bet under college football, not NFL.

 Published on 12/07/2007

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