How to Request a Prop Bet

Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors make a pass. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP.

The best online sportsbooks in the United States provide their customers with an abundance of betting options on major sporting events. You can typically find more than 100 markets on a single NFL and NBA game at sites like BetMGM, DraftKings and PointsBet.

Yet there are times when you want to bet on a particular prop, but you cannot find it anywhere. If that is the case, you can simply get in touch with the sportsbook and ask it to price up that betting option for you.

Which Sportsbooks Allow You to Request a Bet?

The first sportsbook that springs to mind is PointsBet. This operator already stands out for offering more options than its rivals, because it provides standard, fixed-odds betting markets, along with unique PointsBetting markets – which are similar to financial spread betting.

Yet it also allows you to request any bet you might want to place. Simply head to the main menu at the left of the homepage or on the app and click on “Name A Bet – Request Now”. It will instantly display the betting options that others have requested. You might happen to find the market you would like to bet on when browsing that list, or you may be inspired by the bets your fellow customers have requested.

If your desired bet is not on the list, click “Request Your Bet”. Type in your email address, choose your sport – baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, MMA, motorsports, soccer and tennis are all covered – and type in the prop bet you want, such as Pascal Siakam to score 22-plus and get 12-plus rebounds.

PointsBet will then weigh up the likelihood of that happening, come up with the odds, and email you with a line. You will also be told the maximum amount you can wager on that market if you are a high stakes player.

Additional Options

Not all sportsbooks offer a dedicated service such as Request a Bet, but that does not mean you cannot get a price on additional props.

If you cannot access PointsBet in your state, you can message the customer service team of your sportsbook and request that they provide a price on a prop you would like to play. Some may refuse, but the best online sportsbooks have their own trading teams that will be happy to oblige.

Bet365 is an example of a sportsbook that is often happy to provide odds on requested betting markets. William Hill historically offered that service too, so you should be able to get a price on unique props from Caesars Sportsbook, which purchased William Hill earlier this year. BetMGM should be happy to oblige too.

Just make sure you give them advance notice. You are unlikely to receive a response in time if the game is about to start in the next hour.