Added Games in Sports Betting: Definition & How to Wager on Them

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Have you ever gone to a sportsbook and had trouble finding a game you wanted to wager on? If so, the first thing you should always do is look for the added games on the betting board first, then ask a ticket writer if you are still struggling to find them. And if you have no idea what an added game is, read on.

An added game is quite simply an event added to the betting board and Las Vegas rotation because it either was not there originally and needed to be rescheduled, or there was enough betting interest in it to warrant its inclusion.

For more information on both types, including further clarification on the latter explanation which may seem confusing, please see the examples below.

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Examples of Added Games

  1. The first example of an added game is an event that was rescheduled, such as the second game of a doubleheader in baseball. So if a game on Thursday was postponed due to rain and made up on Friday as part of a doubleheader, then the second game would be considered an added game in the Vegas rotation.
  2. The second example is not really an added game at all in the true definition but rather an event that may have been overlooked by bookmakers in the original rotation schedule. In other words, bettors might have strong interest in wagering on college football games in a smaller conference, so it makes sense to book those games and assign rotation numbers for wagering purposes.

How to Wager on Added Games

If you are looking to wager on a sporting event, odds are a sportsbook will have it on the betting board. Sometimes you might have to look a little harder to find added games, but they are always listed on the bottom under each particular sport.

Plus, as mentioned earlier, you can always ask a ticket writer at the book about a specific event to make sure you can bet on it. Sometimes if you are lucky and the event you are searching for is still not listed at all, you can even talk to a sportsbook supervisor or manager to see if they can make it an added game.

If you are willing to put money on it, they should be willing to book it. So keep that in mind next time you can’t find what you’re looking for.

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