What some call their bookmaker
Across the Board
Wagering on a horse to win place & show.
A person that places customers into a book for a commission.
Back Door Cover
When a team usually out of the game scores meaningless points to cover the spread.
A game you thought you had won and then lose.
A person who makes plays for someone else; a runner.
A claim or dispute with your bookie over the outcome of a bet.
What some call their bookmaker
Short for bookmaker or a person who takes bets.
A person who plays only favorites.
A game where the betting limits are lowered, usually due to injuries and/or weather.
A sportsbook that moves its lines to conform with everyone else.
Win the game by more points then you laid or lose by less points then you had taken, a pointspread win.
A compulsive gambler.
In betting terms, $1000
In betting terms, $100
A wager on which a side lays no juice or vigorish.
Any wager other than a straight bet or parlay; a proposition or "prop".
The maximum amount of money a sports book stands to lose on a game.
What you won or lost last week or the amount in you account; or, an amount owed to or by a bookmaker.
A tabloid used for horse racing data.
Bets made on one day that don't take place on that day, but take place on a later day.
Placing a bet.
A person who studies factors such as statistics, injuries, weather and news to predict the outcome of games.
Total amount of money wagered.
To reduce amount of action by wagering on the opposite side of a previous bet.
The half point in point spreads. As in 6.5, 6 and a hook.
Amount of the commission kept by the house, also called vig or vigorish
Laying a price
Playing a favorite.
Money bet by a house, with another bookmaker, to reduce it's liability.
Maximum amount of money accepted for one wager.
The odds on a game (also refered to as price).
Used to describe an easy winner or a can't lose game.
Major League Baseball
A legal pain killer for losing days
A cover that occurs in the last moments of the game (also refered to as a "back-door-cover).
Betting both sides of a game at different prices with the hope of winning both wagers: example - if a bettor played Chicago (minus 4) and Los Angeles (plus 6), and Chicago won, 100 - 95, the bettor would win both bets, or "catch the middle").
A player that bets both sides of the game.
A bettor who is bad luck.
National Basketball Association
National College Athletic Association
National Football League
National Hockey League
A person who is new to gambling or to forums. A rookie.
In betting terms, $500
Off The Board
A game on which bookmakers are not accepting wagers (generally because of injuries).
A situation in which the odds on a game favor the bettor, rather than the house.
A one bet ticket written with at least two wagers (ALL bets must win for the ticket to cash) Example- Yankees to win, Raiders to win. Both teams MUST win for the bettor to win the wager. If either loses, the ticket loses
A bet made after the start of a game or horse race.
A game where neither team is favored, an even game.
The amount of points or goals that the favorite gives the underdog for betting purposes.
The odds, or line, on a game.
A company who sets up shop for a season, then disappears with bettor's deposits.
A single ticket which is comprised of more than one parlay.
A list of odds on a particular day's game.
One who places bets for another; a beard.
player that lays a low number and takes a higher number...usually plays at no risk.
A tout that gives outlandish promises about win percentages and expectations.
A sophisticated or professional sports bettor.
Short for pointspread.
A novice sports bettor; rookie.
When a large amount of money starts to come in on one side of a game and the line moves rapidly.
One wager (as opposed to a parlay).
Parlays, teasers or exotics (anything bookmakers use to entice squares to bet more).
Taking a price
Betting on an underdog.
Broke from gambling.
A type of bet where you get to adjust the point spread in your favor.
Number put up by a bookmaker on a game where a player bets either over or under the # of runs, points or goals scored in that game.
A person (or company) that either sells or gives away selections on games.
A book that has all it's numbers in the middle of all other books.
A situation in which the odds on a game favor the house, rather than the bettor.
An amount of commission kept by the house, also called juice.
A smart bettor, one that plays the "steam" before it becomes "steam"; a professional sports bettor..