For sports betting purposes, there are some major differences between regular season NFL games, and playoff or superbowl games. The biggest single difference is the outcome of the game. During regular season, a game can end in a tie. During the playoffs or superbowl, the game cannot end in a tie, going into overtime until one team scores a touchdown (or a field goal that goes uncontested).
Ever since this rule was implemented very few games ending in a tie. Until the 2016 season it had been almost unheard of averaging less then one a year. But then in 2016 season 2 games ending in a tie just one week apart.
For betting purposes, ties make a difference especially in teasers, parlays, if-win, action-reverse and round-robins. Some sports books will treat a tie in teaser and parlays as a loss, thereby losing the entire wager. In an action-reverse, a tie will be considered "no action", thereby ending the wager. For if-win bets, a tie will result in a "no win", therefore ending the wagers.
Most sports bettors like betting on football because of the certainty of a definite outcome, win or lose. But ties tend to mess all that up for the per head bookie, at least during the regular season. Luckily we won't have to worry about that again until the 2017 season begins in september. If you do get a disgruntled bettor unhappy about a tie that he thinks he should have won (or lost), just give him a Bonus Bet.
BookieSoft is pleased to include live betting for all out per head customer. We don't charge extra like the competition. We want our customers to have all the tools necessary to make a profit. So if you pay-per-head, have the $99 unlimited agent account or own your very own custom website, you will beenefit from our software.
Live means that the odds are updated instantly. You can bet on the next inning of a baseball game or bet on the entire game when there is only 10 minutes left for example. We feel the more beting options for pay per head customers the better.
One of the best features of the BookieSoft platform is the ability for administrators to manage their own lines. This pay-per-head feature has always been available on custom, white-label websites, but has recently been upgraded.
By going to Account > Manage Games > and selecting your sport/league, you will see a list of games in order of rotation number.
To change the lines, just click the Edit button and enter a new line in place of the old one. This is will over-ride the automatic update. A small O/R will appear in red next to the game. You can always go back to receiving automatic updates by un-checking the box that says "over-ride auto updates?".
From this same window you can also change the game time, team names and even score games*.
By clicking on the team name you can circle a game. Circling a game will put a wager limit on that game and prevent parlay and teaser bets. A small red circle will appear next to the game when a game has been circled. Per head Adminstrators can set the maximum wager amount, and can "un-circle" a game if necessary.
We have recently released a new game manager tool. This new tools allows administrators who have their own custom sites to change game times, odds, game ID's, team names and score games all from one simple interface. Just go to Account > Manage games > Choose sport/league > then click the "Edit" button next to the game you would like to edit.
You can score any custom game that you have created. If you would like to score games that BookieSoft generates, please contact us for that setting change. By default we don't allow customers to score games that we manage because we will score all of those games accurately for you. The only exception is for certain soccer or tennis leagues that were requested which we don't manage by default. In those cases, the administrator will be able to score those games using the edit pop-up window.