Aggression
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In the game of poker, opens and raises are considered aggressive plays, while calls and checks are considered passive (though a check-raise would be considered a very aggressive play). It is said that “aggression has its own value”, meaning that … Read More

Parlay
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A parlay is a single bet that links together two or more individual wagers and is dependent on all of those wagers winning together. The benefit of the parlay is that there are much higher payoffs than placing each individual … Read More

Over-under
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An over-under or over/under bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the … Read More

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are computerised machines normally found in betting shops which allow players to bet on the outcome of various games and events with Fixed Odds. They were introduced to UK shops in 2002, shortly after the … Read More

Exacta
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An Exacta is a type of bet placed in horse racing which requires the bettor to select the 1st and 2nd place finishers of the race in the correct order.This is more difficult than selecting only the winner of the … Read More

Dead pool
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A dead pool, or deathpool is a game of prediction which involves guessing when someone will die. Sometimes it is a bet where money is involved. The combination of dead or death and betting-pool, refers to such a gambling arrangement. … Read More

Poker big bet
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In a fixed-limit poker game, a big bet (BB) is the larger of two fixed bet amounts. A big bet is used in the final rounds of a game to increase the pot amount and thereby enable the possibility of … Read More

Jueteng
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Jueteng (pronounced wet-teng) is an illegal numbers game played in the Philippines. Jueteng came from China and it means flower (jue) and bet (teng). Although illegal, it is a widely popular game with participation that crosses most, if not all … Read More

Poker jargon – B
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baby A low-ranked card, usually used in lowball games. Also “spoke” when between ace and five. backdoor A draw requiring two or more rounds to fill. For example, catching two consecutive cards in two rounds of seven-card stud or Texas … Read More

Bank job
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In gambling, a Bank Job is a term for putting all of your money on a particular betting option, for instance “Yankees to beat the Kansas City Royals is a Bank Job” It is often mocked by statements claiming people … Read More

Spread betting
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Spread betting is a form of gambling on the outcome of any event where the more accurate the gamble, the more is won and conversely the less accurate the more is lost. A bet is made against a ‘spread’ (or … Read More

Soft lines
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Soft lines is a betting terminology representing betting odds that have been poorly researched by sportsbooks. Handicappers commonly use this term to emphasize the value of their play. Since handicappers can focus on a smaller subset of all the possible … Read More

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