Asian Handicap

Why Play Asian Handicap
An Asian Handicap or a Split Line is a gambling term used to describe two lines or spreads linked to one price. It is a form of soccer betting which is very popular in Asia and other European countries. They are designed to eliminate the possibility of a draw in a Soccer match.

How do they work?
They reduce the possible number of outcomes from the three way line (win, draw, win) to two, by eliminating the draw, it is far more exciting than the conventional fixed odds. This simplification delivers two betting options that each have a near 50% chance of success.

On Regular Fixed Odds, there are usually three options available on a Soccer match. For example,

  • Barcelona
  • Real Madrid
  • Draw

On an Asian Handicap, the draw is removed from the line, so you only have TWO options to choose from:

  • Barcelona pk & +½
  • Real Madrid pk & -½

The bet amount is evenly divided between the two goal spreads available on every pick wagered. For example, if you stake on Real Madrid pk & -½ for $100 to beat Barcelona, then you have two separate bets for $50 each (Real Madrid pk for $50 and Real Madrid -½ for $50 as well)

  • If Real Madrid wins by 1 goal or more, both bets win.
  • If the game is drawn, then the -½ handicap bet loses and the other half (pk) is void/refunded.
  • If Real Madrid loses, then both parts of the bet lose.

What are the advantages for an Asian Handicap?

  • Greater payouts than the regular fixed odds.
  • The removal of the ‘the draw option’ gives the player approximately 50% probability for a favourable outcome.
  • Asian Handicap is potentially less risky and offers great value.
  • It promotes a more balanced betting activity.

The point being, as a way of adapting your betting style and creating new ways for you to make a profit, Golden 8 offers you the Asian Handicap, a different option definitely worth exploring.