Asian Handicap Betting
Right. Tricky one to explain, this.. Here goes:
Say you have a football (soccer) match. There are three possible outcomes: Home Win, Draw, and Awawy Win. So that’s three outcomes you’d need to cover if you were setting up an arb (see surebet, scalping). Asian Handicap betting can narrow this to TWO possible outcomes.
Wikipedia explains Asian Handicaps pretty well HERE
Another example is in American Football and Basketball betting, where handicaps are designed to make the TWO possible outcomes as near to 50% as possible.
There’s another good explanation of Asian Handicap betting HERE