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- Taken to mean 'a draw' on a soccer betting coupon.
- ACROSS THE BOARD look up translate image
- Where (particularly US horse racing) win, place and show pools are offered, this is a bet of equal stakes on each outcome.
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- A bet or wager of any kind is deemed Action if valid. Different rules apply in different sports in determining if a bet is action or no action (e.g. baseball bets are action when the game gets beyond 4½ innings).
- ADDED GAME look up translate image
- A betting line that is added that is not part of the regular Las Vegas rotation posted as an accomodation for customers. They usually involve smaller schools.
- AGAINST THE SPREAD look up translate image
- A bet where you try to determine which team will cover the spread; not necessarily which team will win.
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- UK Slang term for Betting Tax.
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- Any selection not finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in a race or event.
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- Using key factors from previous events to predict the results for future outcomes.
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- It is also possible to place some football bets weeks, months and sometimes years in advance. For example when you bet on the premiership or world cup winner. Such bets are called 'ante post'-bets. The term 'ante post' comes from the world of horse racing. Making such an ante-post bet can be really successful if during the time it becomes clear that the team backed is increasingly favoured to win.
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- Ante-post prices are those on major sporting events, usually prior to the day of the event itself. In return for the chance of better odds, punters risk the fact that stakes are not returned if their selection pulls out.
- ANY TO COME (ATC) look up translate image
- Term used to describe when the whole or part of returns from one wager are automatically reinvested on a subsequent bet.
- ARBITRAGE look up translate image
- Where a variation in odds available allows a punter to back both sides and guarantee a win.
- ASIAN HANDICAP look up translate image
- Asian handicaps are, as the name suggests, a special type of handicap betting popular in the Far East and commonly used in football betting. In addition to typical +1, 0, and -1 handicaps seen in standard handicap football match betting, Asian handicap allows for a ¼ goal, ½ goal and a ¾ goal start. On the face of it this may not seem to make a lot of sense, since any team that beats (or loses to) a ½ goal start will also beat (or lose to) a ¼ goal start. However, there is more to ¼ and ¾...(more)
- ATS look up translate image
- Against The Spread. Means you are taking points (i.e. -3) rather than betting with the spread. Handicapping previews will show a teams record ATS to see how often they have covered the spread.
- BAD BEAT look up translate image
- A tough loss (esp. in poker but applicable to any "unexpected" gambling loss).
- BANKER look up translate image
- A punter's strong selection or "sure thing". An almost guaranteed winner, as in a Lock. Also, in permutation bets the banker is a selection that must win to guarantee any returns.
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- Those runners in a race not quoted with a price during early betting shows. The bar price is the minimum odds for any of those selections not quoted.
- BASEBALL (US) look up translate image
- In horse racing, a Daily double is a play in which a bettor couples a horse in one race with all horses in the other (also known as "wheeling").
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- In sports betting a beard is a friend or acquaintance who is used to place bets as to conceal the true identity of the real bettor.
- BEARD (US) look up translate image
- A contact (friend or acquaintance) who places bets for a bettor who wants to hide their identity from bookmakers.
- BEESWAX look up translate image
- UK slang term for betting tax. (also known as "bees" or "ajax")
- BET look up translate image
- To risk something on the outcome of an event.
- BETTING TAX look up translate image
- Tax on a bookmaker's turnover. More correctly, in the UK this is a "duty" charged by Customs and Excise at the rate of 6.75p on every pound wagered. Common methods of recouping this are to deduct tax from returns or allow the punter to pay tax with his stake. In the latter event, no tax is deducted from the punter's winnings.
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- Someone who has a bet. A "punter" in the UK.
- BLIND BET look up translate image
- A bet made by a racetrack bookmaker to draw other bookmakers' attention away from his sizeable betting on another horse- and thus to avoid a shortening of the odds on the other horse.
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- A bookmaker's tally of amounts bet on each competitor, and odds necessary to assure him of profit.
- BOOKIE look up translate image
- A person who accepts bets.
- BOOKIE/BOOKMAKER look up translate image
- A company who is licensed to accept bets on the result of an event based on their provision of odds to the customer.
- BOOKMAKER look up translate image
- A person or company who accepts bets from the public, usually on racing or sports events (also known as a "bookie").
- BOOKMAKER OR BOOKIE look up translate image
- A person or company who accepts bets from the public, usually on racing or sports events.
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- UK slang, Odds of 2 to 1.
- BREAKAGE (US) look up translate image
- Difference between true pari-mutuel odds and lesser, rounded amounts given to winning bettors. The substantial residues go to the racetracks and controlling state authorities.
- BRIDGE-JUMPER (US) look up translate image
- Bettor who specializes in large show bets on odd-on favourites.
- BUCK look up translate image
- A sports betting slang term meaning that you are betting $100 a wager.
- BUCK (US) look up translate image
- A bet of $100 USD (also known as a "dollar bet").
- BURLINGTON BERTIE look up translate image
- Odds of 100 to 30 (also known as "scruffy and dirty"). About the only remaining example of French Odds still commonly used.
- BUY (POINTS) look up translate image
- You can pay additional price to recieve a half point or more in your favor on a point spread.
- BUY PRICE look up translate image
- In Spread or Index betting, the higher figure quoted by an Index bookmaker.
- BUY THE RACK (US) look up translate image
- Purchase every possible daily-double or other combination ticket.
- C OF E look up translate image
- Slang for UK Customs and Excise.
- CANADIAN look up translate image
- A multiple bet consisting of 26 bets (10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 4-folds and 1 5-fold) with 5 selections in different events (also known as a "Super Yankee").
- CANADIAN LINE look up translate image
- Also referred to as a Puck Line. Combination of Point Spread and Moneyline.
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- UK slang for Odds of 3 to 1 (also known as "tres" or "gimmel")
- CARPET JOINT look up translate image
- US Slang for a luxury gambling casino.
- CENTURY look up translate image
- £100 GBP (also known as a "ton")
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- A betting slang term for Favorite.
- CHALK (US) look up translate image
- Betting favourite.
- CHALK PLAYER look up translate image
- A bettor who usually bets on favorites and rarely bets on underdogs.
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- Bettor on favourites.
- CIRCLED GAME look up translate image
- A game with lowered bet limits and betting options to reduce betting action on the game to reduce risk to the bookmaker. Also referred to as a Red Circle box. This usually happens when their is uncertainty in a game due to injuries, weather and added games. Cannot include in parlays and teaser wagers.
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