Spread betting on sport is a radically different form of gambling to standard fixed odds. In a spread bet, a bettor backs higher or lower than the stated spread on a particular market and sets a stake per point. In theory, wins can be unlimited, but so can risks, which means it can be a risky way of betting if you are not fully aware of the potential losses. For those who do their homework, however, which is often available in-play, can be an exciting and lucrative method of profiting from your sports knowledge.
Spread Betting – Something different to bet on
Spread betting at Spreadex and Sporting Index offers a fast-paced, exciting alternative to traditional fixed odds. Bet either higher (BUY) or lower (SELL) than our spread. The more right you are, the more multiples of your stake you win. But get it wrong and the more multiples of your stake you lose. Try the interactive widget below for examples of how sports spread betting works for a theoretical £10 bet on different football markets.
Spreadex spread betting calculator
QUALIFYING SPREAD BETTING MARKETS
Horse Racing: Favourites, Starting Prices, Racing Post Favs, Spotlight Verdict, Multi-Mules, Squared Numbers (bets must be placed before the first race of a meeting each day).
Football: Match Bookings (not Team Bookings), Match Shirt Numbers (not Team Shirts), Match Multicorners (not Team Multicorners), Match Goals x Corners (not Team Goals x Corners), Cross-Corners, Corners Squared, Match Total Goal Minutes (not Team Total Goal Minutes), Match Headed/Penalty Goal Mins (not Team Headed/Penalty Goal Mins), 1st Match and 1st Team Goal Times.
- Cricket: Batsmen Runs quotes (both Match and in-play Innings Runs count).
- Golf: 10-3 Player Matchbets (excluding match play).
- Tennis: X-Courts, Player Match Points, Total Points, Points Supremacy.
- NFL: Total Points, TD Shirt Numbers.
- Rugby Union: Points Supremacy, Total Points, Tryscorers Shirts.
- Rugby League: Points Supremacy, Total Points, Tryscorers Shirts.
- Snooker: 10-3 Frame Supremacy, Match 50-Ups, Player 50-Ups, Total Match Points, Total Player Points.
- Darts: 10-3 Leg Supremacy, Highest Match Checkout.
For all the above Spread betting markets (with the exception of cricket Test Batsmen Runs), bets must be placed pre-match or pre-event start. Only opening stakes count. For bets closed out in-play, the opening part of the bet will still count.
Bets must be placed within 28 days of opening your account to qualify.
Spreadex sports spread betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. They may not be suitable for everyone so please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.