A wager of any kind, a bet. In baseball, placing
the bet no matter who pitches.
A friend or acquaintance or other contact who is
used to placing bets so that the bookmakers will
not know the identity of the actual bettor.
Many top handicappers and persons occupying sensitive
positions use this method of wagering.
An establishment that accepts wagers on the outcome
of horse racing and sporting events.
Person who takes clients' bets.
A $100 wager.
A combination point line and moneyline in hockey.
Someone who usually only plays the favored teams,
betting on the underdogs.
A game in which the betting action is severely limited;
usually occurs in games that feature key injuries,
inclement weather, or unsubstantiated rumors regarding
a team; most bookies "circle" all IvyLeague
To bet the spread by the required number of points;
if such occurs you have "covered the spread".
DIME or DIME BET
A $1,000 wager.
The underdog in any betting proposition.
One who mostly plays the underdog.
DOLLAR BET or BUCK
A $100 wager.
A wager for twice the size of one's usual wager;
also known as "double pop" or "doubling
A team that is "due for" whether it is
a win or a loss; many bettors like to play "due
EAST COAST LINE
Mainly used in hockey, which has a split-goal line
e.g. - NY Rangers (1 - 1 1/2) favorite over the
Vancouver Canucks as opposed to goal spread plus
moneyline (-1/2 -180).
A wager in which no vigorish or juice is laid.
Any bet other than a straight bet, i.e., parlays,
teasers, if bets, reverses, round robin, round robin
box reverses, etc.
Odds posted on the winners of various major sport
championships in advance of the event, including
the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Stanley Cup
and the NBA championship.
Making a wager.
One who studies, rates and wagers on sporting events
Total amounts of bets taken.
Placing bets on the opposite side in order to cut
losses or guarantee winning a minimal amount of
HOLDING YOUR OWN
Neither winning nor losing, just breaking even.
A half point added to football and basketball betting
A game which is drawing a lot of action on one side
by knowledgeable handicappers.
The bookmaker's commission; also known as the vigorish.
LAYING THE POINTS
Betting on the favorite.
The maximum amount a bookmaker will allow you to
bet before he changes odds and/or the points; also
the "cap" on what you can personally wager.
The current odds or point spread on a particular
The person who establishes the original and subsequent
Stating that you will place bet only if one or both
of the pitchers scheduled to start a baseball game
actually start. If they don't, the bet is canceled.
A team or horse that is unlikely to win.
To win both sides of the same betting proposition;
betting the favorite team at -1.5 with one bookmaker
and then taking +3.5 with another bookmaker; the
game ends up with the favorite winning by exactly
3 points, you have then "middled the game";
a favorite betting method of "Wise Guys".
The betting line which quite often appears in the
daily newspapers; the lines are only approximate
and quite often totally inaccurate and misleading.
A $500.00 wager.
Same as a linemaker.
OFF THE BOARD
A game on which the bookmaker will not accept action.
An overnight line not used by casinos or offshore
(1) a sport bet with two or more teams in which
all teams must win or cover for the bettor to be
successful and receive higher payouts;
(2) a wager on two or more horse races in which
the winnings are carried over to the next race.
Wagers on a minimum of 3 and up to 15 propositions;
the more you pick, the higher the payoff.
What has occurred previously to the forthcoming
PICK 'EM GAME
Neither team is favored; take your pick and lay
11 to 10.
The "line"; the handicap, or head start
that the favorite gives to the underdog for betting
To bet a larger amount than usual.
The odds or point spread
Mainly used on East Coast with hockey, giving odds
of a goal spread instead of Canadian Line where
both a goal spread and moneyline is played.
Tie; neither side wins and all money is returned
to the bettors.
A series of three or more teams into 2-team wagers.
A line used when wagering on baseball.
Person(s) who study team plays and/or practice and
report findings to handicappers.
Sides that are bet on by the more knowledgeable
A person who waits for what he thinks is an unusually
When a betting line starts to move quite rapidly;
most "steam games" do not necessarily
reflect the "right side," but are games
that the mass of bettors somehow decide to key on.
A bet on just one team or horse.
Wagering on the underdog; taking the odds.
Total combined point/runs/goals scored in a game;
In baseball, if either of the two listed starting
pitchers don't go the bet is automatically canceled.
Someone who sells his expertise on sports or horse
Getting the best odds on a betting proposition;
the highest possible edge.
The commission paid to the bookmaker. (Otherwise
known as the "juice".)
A well-informed or knowledgeable handicapper or
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