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Betting terms explained
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A bet or wager on an event


A go-between of the player and the bookmaker.


Short for Against The Spread.

Back Door

When a team comes back to cover the spread when it seemed unlikely

Bad Beat

When you lose a wager that you thought you had won

Bank Roll

Your wagering budget


A person who places bets for another person


A wager


A shortened term for the Bookmaker. Also known as the House


A term used to describe a point spread favorite

Choke Job

Losing a wager you thought you had won


Winning a point spread wager


Betting lingo for $1000


Another term for a Teaser wager


Short for a point spread Underdog


Betting lingo for $100

Even Money

A wager where you win your stake and no commission is taken


How much you are owed or owe the book maker


A person who offers betting advice for fee


Placing a wager on the opposite side of a previous wager to prevent a loss


The commission paid to the book maker on a losing bet


The minimum or maximum wager a book maker will accept


A term used for a wager that seemingly can’Äôt lose


Placing wagers on opposite sides of the same game to ensure a profit regardless of outcome. Also know as a scalp


Betting lingo for $500

Off The Board

A contest in which there is no betting line available


A single wager in which two are more teams are bet. In order for the wager to win, all the teams need to cover their point spreads

Past Post

Placing a wager after an event has already begun

Point Spread

The betting lines a book maker assigns to an event


Neither a win or a loss. A tie


A person who places bets for another person


Placing wagers on opposite sides of the same game to ensure a profit regardless of outcome. Also know as a middle


A successful or professional bettor


An amateur bettor


When large sums are wagered on a specific bet in a short period of time


A single wager on multiple teams where you are given ’Äúpoints’Äù to adjust the odds of an event based on the number of teams involved


Another term for Handicapper


Another term for a Bet

Wise Guy

Another term for a Sharp or professional bettor


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