By OTS Staff
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OTS Media Founder Jenna Nye, a sports enthusiast, tries betting during March Madness for the first time. Step by step, she learns how to use her phone to place a sports wager.
What Jenna Tried
Jeffrey Benson, Circa’s Sportsbook Operations Manager, teaches Jenna how to place a bet during March Madness. He breaks down the simple steps on how to easily use the Circa Sports betting app. The app is available for iPhone and Android.
Sports Betting 101
STEP 1: Download the Circa Sports app.
STEP 2: Visit any Circa Sports location, then go to the counter with an ID and a gaming card (also known as a players card). Then, the player is registered for sports betting.
STEP 3: Open the app and click the wagering tab. A drop-down menu will appear giving the guest all the betting options available.
STEP 4: Click the type of sport desired for placing bets, like the college basketball tab, and it will show a menu of games for that day.
STEP 5: Click the props bottom, and it will give the guest five generic props offered for each game. For example, a prop could be betting on which team will score the first 10 points in the game. If the team a guest chooses wins the first 10 points, then the guest wins the bet!
What are props? Jenna learned from Jeffrey Benson, Circa Sportsbook Operations Manager, that prop bets are a side wager on what might or might not happen within the confines of a sporting contest.
STEP 5: After the guest picks a prop, a bet slip appears. Type in the space under risk amount the bet’s amount. The box beside it will show how much the guest could win.
STEP 6: Click the place bet button and place wagers function.
STEP 7: Finally, the app will show the guest in place bets results all the details of the successfully placed bet.
For her first bet, Jenna waged $10 on Colorado State’s basketball team to be the first one to score 10 points against Florida State. While watching the game, she enjoys a refreshing cold beer from a bucket of iced brewskies.
Does She Win?
On the edge of her seat, she eagerly watches the game. The score is tied: Colorado and Florida are both at 9 points. She’s pumped as she anticipates the verdict. Finally, Colorado scores, which makes Jenna a winner! Not only is it her first bet, but it also her first winning bet. Go, Jenna, go!