When betting on sports, be sure to check out the odds for all teams and events. You may also find special offers for certain games or seasons. Then you can place your bet with confidence that you will get the best possible odds.

Official betting is a term front and center in the debate over US state and federal legal sports betting policies. Leagues want to play a role as primary stakeholders in sports betting and to profit from it, ideally via a direct cut of the total amount wagered. In the absence of that, they have pushed for a mechanism to monetize data. Official league data has supplanted integrity fees as the leagues’ preferred route to sports betting profits.

Generally, an individual cannot bet on any event in which they are participating as either a player or team staff member. This includes all multisport competitions (like the Olympics) and any WBSC-sanctioned event. In addition, an NBA player or any other individual associated with a team cannot bet on that team’s regular season game, or its conference tournament, WNBA, G-League, or Basketball Africa League games.

In terms of NCAA sports, bettors are prohibited from placing wagers on in-state college teams unless those teams are competing in the championship tournament. This includes the four-team College Football Playoff and March Madness. In addition, individuals who are affiliated with an NCAA team or have a coaching or administrative role in that sport can’t place bets on that team’s regular season game, conference tournament, or championship game.