- Parlay bet (Making simultaneous selections on 2 or
more games. All selections must win for you to win the
- A tennis serve that the opponent cannot return
- Position taken by a golf player prior to hitting a
- A player scoring the first point after deuce gets
the advantage. The advantage is that if he wins the
next point, he wins the game.
post - Futures bet (bet placed in advance predicting
the outcome of an event to be held later)
- American Professional Soccer League
tour - Professional golf circuit for players
in Australia and Asia
boy/ Ball girl - A youngster who retrieves
balls and keeps the tennis court clear when a match
is in session.
- A player's total available betting money
- A line at the end of the tennis court running parallel
to the net marking out the boundary of the playing area.
- A dispute with a bookmaker regarding the accuracy
of a wager
exchange - 2 persons can bet on anything they
wish at whatever odds they decide on. The winner pays
a commission to the sports book
- List of bets available with a sports book
hustler - A person who is just out to collect
the bonus and has no intention of gambling.
- The person or organization that sets the betting lines
and accepts sports bets. Used in slang and more often
than not has a note of illegality about it.
- The second half of a baseball innings
- A boxing match between 2 players consisting of 4 two-minute
rounds and a minute's break between them.
- A golf shot hit from a bunker and which displaces
a large amount of sand
- The professional German Soccer League
- A warning to a boxer from a referee
- A game is said to be circled when the maximum bet
on that game is lower than normal.
- President of NBA
- Winning by more than the point spread
- A soccer team's function of preventing the opposition
- When both tennis players are tied at 40 each,
the score is called deuce.
- The Underdog in the sports bet
bet - Betting with twice the normal wager
header - When 2 baseball games are played in
- A boxer is considered "down" if he touches
the floor with anything other than his feet or if they
go outside the ropes from a blow.
Tour - Professional golf circuit for players
money - Bets where the odds are 1-1
bet - A bet other than a straight bet or parlay
- Closely mown area on the golf course
- An invalid tennis serve attempt
- The team that is most likely to win.
- A fake boxing punch to induce the opponent to open
up into a vulnerable position
- An infringement of boxing rules
bet/Futures - A bet accepted well in advance
of the sports event
- Golf Handicap Information Network
course - The entire area where a game/round
of golf is played
Slam - Combination of the Australian, French
and U.S. Open tournaments and the Wimbledon
- A person who analyzes the game and places the odds
Cheng - The Asian equivalent for the point
- Placing a bet opposite to the original bet so as to
reduce the action a bettor has on a sports event
team - The team on whose field the game is
field advantage - The advantage or edge that
a home team might have on account of familiarity with
the field and on account of fan support
green - The 18th green or any other that is
designated to be the last to be played
game - A game that has significant betting
action on 1 side by handicappers and odds makers
bet - This kind of bet links 2 or more individual
wagers. It instructs the sports book to place a second
bet 'if' the first bet wins
- Boxing at close range
- Bookmaker's commission (Vigorish)
- The expression of odds on a game
maker - Originator of the betting line
game- A game in which the loser did not score
- Traditionally, 5 sets make a men's tennis match while
3 sets make a women's tennis match. A set consists of
- Major League Baseball
- Major League Soccer
line - The odds expressed in money terms
- Most Valuable Player
- National Basketball Association
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- One of two corners that are not assigned to either
- A rookie or novice to the big bad world of gambling
- National Football League
- National Hockey League
maker - Lines maker
the board - A game for which no bets are accepted
- A golf tournament that is open for participation by
professionals and amateurs
- When the odds of a given proposition are more in favor
of the bettor than the house.
- A type of bet with 2 or more teams where all the teams
must win in order for the wager to be successful
- Professional Golfers Association
- A bet recommended by a handicapper
- The baseball player who is designated to pitch the
ball to the batter
spread - This is a handicapping number that
is used to even the odds between 2 teams in a sports
ratings - The numbers assigned by handicappers
to a team that indicates how likely it is that the team
will beat the opponent and the margin of win.
- Point spread
Robin - A form of parlay where wagering is
done with different team combinations
trap - A bunker filled with sand (slang term)
betting - Here, your wins and losses can be
large. The bet depends on how right or wrong your prediction
of the result of an event will be.
- The amount of money that is bet
Bet - A bet on 1 team
- A single bet with multiple wagers linked
together. The point spread for each wager can be adjusted.
- The wooden/plastic apparatus on which a golf ball
is placed before the first shot is played
- The first half of a baseball innings
betting - Combining all bets for a given event
into a pool. The pool is then divided among winning
bettors after deducting the house fees.
- The number set by a sports book as the total
points to be scored by both teams during a match.
- The team that is not favored to win.
- United States Soccer Federation
- Best available odds on a betting proposition
- The commission that the bookmaker or sportsbook