Pro sports are in full swing this time of year, but many residents eyeing California sports books are looking ahead to November wondering if California online sports betting will be legalized. California has Indian gaming casinos and horse tracks for in-person gambling, but a new bill to be voted on in November could mean California sports betting can become a reality. If sports betting in California gets the go-ahead, California sports book promo codes and other California sports betting promos could be very popular. The Golden State loves its sports teams, and California online sports betting will fit right in.

If California sports books get the green light, fans in California will be able to use a California sportsbook promo code and place wagers from the comfort of their own homes. Before California sports books get the go-ahead, new bettors should be familiar with common online sportsbook terminology. Here is a sports betting glossary from our friends at SportsLine.

How to bet on sports in California when legalized

There are several ways you can make sports wagers both online and in retail sportsbooks and plenty of bet types you'll want to familiarize yourself with.

Outright: An outright bet is one of the easiest and most popular bets to place. This is a wager on which team or athlete will win a game or event. An outright bet in football is on which team will win the championship.

Prop bet: A prop bet is a wager on something other than the outcome of a game or event. In basketball, you can bet on the number of points a player scores. In football, you can wager on how many yards a running back will have.

Parlay: Parlays are wagers that are combined with other wagers to multiply the payout. If you put together a three-leg parlay, all three bets you've strung together must win for the overall parlay to pay out.

Where to find the best California sports betting advice

If you're looking for the best values on the board in California or elsewhere, be sure to check out SportsLine, which specializes in Vegas picks, DFS advice and season-long fantasy sports projections.

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SportsLine provides betting advice across the four major professional sports, college sports, golf, tennis, soccer, combat sports, horse racing, auto racing and more. It's a proven resource to sports bettors around the world. You can sign up here to enjoy all of the sports betting and fantasy sports advice that SportsLine has to offer. Then, use your knowledge to crush California online sports betting when it's a reality.