First half bet
The term first half bet refers to multiple different betting markets a bettor can place a wager on. When placing a first half bet, it only takes into account the first half of the game for your selection to win.
A first half bet is available on several sports, such as football and rugby. Some bookmakers offer this for American sports like basketball and American football, though quarter betting is more popular.
When placing a first half bet, there are several markets available like when placing a bet that covers the entire match such as:
These are just a few examples and will vary depending on your preferred bookmaker. The main appeal of first half bets is that they can have increased odds as opposed to the entire match.