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Dutching

What does the term "dutching" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "dutching"? In sports betting, "dutching" means betting on more than one team in a large field event. With "dutching", you are betting ...

Void Bet

What does the term "void bet" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "void bet"? In sports betting, a "void bet" means that a bet will no longer pay out and you will get your original wager returned to yo...

Scorecast Betting

What does the term "scorecast betting" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "scorecast betting"? In sports betting, "scorecast betting" is when you attempt to correctly predict these two things:
Martingale System

What is the "Martingale system" as it applies to the world of sports betting? What does the term "Martingale" mean? The Martingale system refers to the betting system of continually doubling up your bets until you win. For instance, ...

Visiting Underdog

What does the term "visiting underdog" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "visiting underdog"? In sports betting, a "visiting underdog" means that a team is two things: 1) Away from home 2) Underd...

Relegation

What does the term "relegation" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "relegation"? In most football leagues across the world, the bottom number of teams in any particular division are demoted to a lower...

Grand Salami

What does the term "grand salami" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "Grand Salami"? A "Grand Salami" is when you bet on the total number of goals that will be scored on any particular night in the NH...

Opening Line

What does the term "opening line" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "opening line"? The "opening line" is the first line that is made available for betting on a sporting event. The bookmakers need to...

Taking the Points

What does the term "taking the points" mean in the world of sports betting? What does "taking the points" mean? Let's say that you want to make a bet on a NFL football game. Let's say that the Denver Broncos are playing host to the San D...

Added Game

What is the definition of the term "added game" as it applies to the world of sports betting? What does the term "added game" mean? Sports books do their best to accommodate their customers, especially the "whales" (big gamblers) with la...

ROI

What does the term "ROI" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "ROI"? To start, "ROI" is an acronym for "return on investment". In the world of sports betting, "ROI" or "return on investment" refers ...

Listed Pitchers

What does the term "listed pitchers" mean in the world of sports betting? What does the term "listed pitchers" mean? In sports betting, the term "listed pitchers" refers to the two pitchers who are expected to start a baseball game. ...

Dog Player

What does the term "dog player" mean in the world of sports betting? What does the term "dog player" mean? In sports betting, a "dog player" is a person who chooses to place their money on underdogs (the underdog is the team or player wh...

Teams To Score

What does the term "teams to score" mean in the world of "sports betting"? What is the definition of the term "teams to score" in sports betting? Let's take a look at an example of the "teams to score" line in a game between Zenit St. Pe...

3-Way Betting Line

What does the term "3-way betting line" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "3-way betting line"? With a 3-way betting line, you are able to bet on three outcomes of a game - win, lose or draw. Here...

Both Teams To Score

What does the "both teams to score" line mean at sports books? What is the definition of the term "both teams to score"? You have likely seen a line that looks something like this while looking up the odds for an upcoming sporting event:...

Over

What does the term "over" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "over"? In sports betting, you will often have the opportunity to bet on a game's "total". For instance - let's say that the Denver Bro...

Steam Move

What is a "steam move"? What does the term "steam move" mean as it applies to the world of sports betting? In sports betting, a "steam move" occurs when a line moves rapidly and suddenly due to an influx of money on one side. Sports ...

Pick 'Em

What does the term "pick 'em" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "pick 'em"? In sports betting, a "pick 'em" occurs when the outcome of a contest is a virtual coin flip - meaning, the two participants...

Parlay

What is a "parlay" in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "parlay"? In sports betting, a "parlay" occurs when you need two or more outcomes to take place in order for your bet to win. In a typical bet, you...

Closing Line

What does the term "closing line" mean in the world of sports betting? What is meant by a "closing line"? The "closing line" represents the final resting place of odds before the betting on a sporting event closes. For instance, let'...

2nd Half Betting

In the world of sports betting, what does the term "2nd half betting mean"? What is the definition of the term "second half betting"? The term "2nd half betting" applies to football betting (soccer for you North Americans). With "2nd...

Set Betting

What is the definition of the term set betting as it applies to the world of tennis betting? What does the term “set betting” mean? In the sports betting world, "set betting" is when you try to guess not only the winner of a tennis match...

Goalscorer Market

What is a "goalscorer market" as it applies to the world of sports betting, and, in particular, football betting? A "goalscorer market" is when a sports book gives various odds on the likelihood of a player scoring a goal, multiple goals...

Chalk Player

What is the definition of the term “chalk player”? What does the term “chalk player” mean as it applies to the world of sports betting? In sports betting, a “chalk player” is a player who bets on favorites. In sports betting, “chalk”...

Dog

What does the term "dog" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "dog" in sports betting? In sports betting, the "dog" is the team or person who is the "underdog" to win. The "underdog" is the team or pers...

Even Money

What does the term "even money" mean in sports betting? What is the definition of the term "even money"? In sports betting, "even money" refers to when there is a bet between two sides that doesn't involve any vigorish or "Vig". For ...

Getting Down

What does the term "getting down" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "getting down"? In sports betting, "getting down" refers to the action of placing a wager on a game. For instance, somebody mig...

Push

What is the definition of the term "push" as it applies to the world of sports betting? What is meant by a "push" in sports betting? A "push" occurs when there is a "tie" between a sports book and the person who is placing a bet. A "push...

Bad Beat

What does the term "bad beat" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "bad beat"? In sports betting, a "bad beat" occurs when you lose a bet after seemingly being guaranteed a victory. For instance - l...

Point Spread

What does the term "point spread" mean in the world of betting? What is the definition of the term "point spread"? When two teams meet, you will usually have a "favourite" (the team that is favoured to win the game) and an "underdog" (th...

First Half Bet

What does the term "first half bet" mean? What is "first half betting"? First half betting is exactly as it sounds - you are betting on who you think will be leading at halftime. For instance - let's say that FSV Frankfurt is playing...

Edge

What does the term "edge" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "edge"? In sports betting, an "edge" is a person's perceived advantage when it comes to sports betting. In the end, sports books make m...

Totals Bet

What is a "totals bet" in the world of sports betting? What does the term "totals bet" mean? With a "totals bet", you are wagering that the two teams that are involved in a contest will score either more or less points than what the spor...

Off The Board

What does the term "off the board" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "off the board"? In the sports betting world, "off the board" means that a bookmaker is not currently accepting bets on a particul...

Sharp

What is the definition of the term "sharp" as it applies to the sports betting world? What does the term "sharp" mean? In sports betting, a "sharp" is a gambler who is deemed to be extremely knowledgable about the sports that he is betti...

Virtual Coin Flip

What does the term "virtual coin flip" mean in the world of betting? What is the definition of the term "virtual coin flip"? In the world of sports betting, a "virtual coin flip" occurs when two teams (or players) have virtually identica...

Long Shot

What is the definition of the term "long shot" in the world of sports betting? What is meant if a team or player is a "long shot" to win? In the world of sports betting, a "long shot" is a team or player who is seen as having a low proba...

Double Chance

What does the term "double chance" mean as it applies to the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "double chance"? With a "double chance" line, you are wagering that one of two events will take place. If either eve...

Move the Line

What does the term "move the line" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "move the line"? The bookmaker's main goal is to set a line in such a way so that the action is spread evenly on both sides of a b...

Canadian Line

What does the term "Canadian line" mean as it applies to the world of sports betting? What is meant by the term "Canadian line"? The "Canadian line" is used in hockey betting, and it utilizes a combination of a spread and a money line. ...

Underdog

What does the term "underdog" mean in the world of sports betting? What is the definition of the term "underdog"? In sports betting, you have the team that is favoured to win (the "favourite") and the team that is supposed to lose. T...

Over/Under Line

What does the term "over/under line" mean as it applies to the world of sports betting? What is meant by the "over/under line"? When it comes to sports betting, there are many, many different types of bets available. You can bet on the o...

Double Result

What is the definition of the term "double result"? What does the term "double result" mean in the world of sports betting? If you bet on soccer, you have likely see your sports book offering odds on a "double result". What is a "dou...

In-Play Betting

What does the term "in-play betting" mean? What is meant by "in-play betting"? If you have visited a site such as Bet365 or William Hill, you have probably noticed that they offer "in-play betting". What exactly is "in-play betting"?...

Double Chance

What is the definition of a "double chance" bet as it applies to the world of sports betting? What does the term "double chance" mean? A "double chance" bet is a bet where you are combining two possible outcomes into one bet. For ins...

Draw No Bet

What does the term "draw no bet" mean in the sports betting world? What is the definition of the term "draw no bet"?

If you are betting on sports, selecting the "draw no bet" option means that you will have your money returned if...

Odds-on

Even money is a gambling term referring to a bet with even odds: the winning bettor stands to earn as much as the losing bettor stands to lose, minus the vig. In wider usage, even money refers to an even chance, which is different.

Cover

In the context of gambling, the most popular use of ‘cover’ is in sports betting, and it means to make good on a bet.

More specifically, cover usually refers to a point spread win. If a team were a 3-point favorite, which means t...

Beard

Among sports gamblers, “beard” is a slang term that refers to a person who places a wager on behalf of another in order to conceal the identity of the actual bettor. Typically, beard has a negative connotation due to the implications.
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Tout

Tout is a gambling term typically related to horse racing.

A tout is someone who spies on racehorses, such as during practice, in order to obtain information. This is information that they can use to hedge bets, but by definition...

Wise Guy

Originally, wise guy was another Mafia nickname like goodfella, made man, made guy, man of honor and so forth. In other words, a wise guy was a man who the American or Sicilian Mafia had officially inducted into their ranks.

In A...

Futures Bet

A futures or future bet is a wager made on the result of an event that will take place in the distant future.

The distinction here is between far and near future. After all, all bets are made on the results of events that have no...

Handicap

A handicap, in both games and sport, is an advantage intended to equalize the win probability.

The term handicapping refers to the process of determining the advantage and then applying it to the contest. The term handicapping al...

Bookie

A bookie is the individual or organization that accepts wagers on sporting events and other proceedings based on odds that the bookie posts. In some cases, the odds are negotiable, but this is rarely the case with modern bookies.

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Puck Line

With a money line or fixed-odds bet, the sportsbook pays out based on the binary outcome of an event: a win or a loss. The contrast to this is a spread bet, which the sportsbook pays out on based on the accuracy of the wager.

For...

Spread Betting

Prior to the 1940s, the predominant form of betting was a money line, also called fixed odds. This changed in the US after Charles K. McNeil, a Connecticut mathematics teacher turned Chicago bookmaker, created the spread bet.

Wit...

Money Line

A money line is a wager on the natural result of a game or event. In other words, the score or outcome is unadjusted. This is different from spread betting where the sportsbook adjusts the score to determine the winner.

Money lin...

Vig or Vigorish

What is Vig or Vigorish in Sports Betting?

The vigorish, or vig for short, also called the “juice” or “take,” is the fee charged by the bookmaker for his services.

Vigorish is a Yiddish term derived from the Russian w...

Over/Under Bet

An over/under bet, also O/U and over-under, allows the bettor to wager on whether an outcome for a statistic in a sporting event will be greater than (over) or less than (under) the amount that the sportsbook has predicted.

Some ...

Teaser Bet

What is a 'Teaser Bet'?

Teaser bets are modified parlay bets.

With a conventional parlay, the house determines the specifics naturally by combining the individual wagers.

With a “teased” parlay, the book tea...

Proposition or Prop Bet

Proposition bets, or prop bets for short, are also known as exotic and side bets.

A side bet is a wager on the outcome of a game, match or race that is not an essential aspect of betting on it. For instance, when betting an NFL g...

Parlay Bet

In gambling, a parlay bet, also called an accumulator, is a single wager that binds multiple wagers together. In order for a parlay bet to be a winning bet, each component wager must achieve its win condition independently.

The b...

Handicapping

What is handicapping? What does the term handicapping mean in sports?

Handicapping is studying and predicting outcomes of sporting events for the purpose of betting. This can be a horse race, soccer game, tennis match, golf to...



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