Sports Explained: Glossary M

Sportsbook Glossary: Mm

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Maiden A horse or rider that has not previously won a race. Major penalty Ice Hockey A five-minute penalty. Man advantage Ice Hockey When one team is penalized, and one of its players sent to the penalty box, the second team maintains a man advantage for the duration of the penalty…

Sports Explained: Glossary N

Sportsbook Glossary: Nn

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NASCAR Auto Racing Founded by Bill France, Sr. in 1948; The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is motorsport’s preeminent stock-car racing organization. The three largest racing-series sanctioned by this company are the Sprint Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. Nickel A bet of $500…

Sports Explained: Glossary O

Sportsbook Glossary: Oo

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Off the Board Horse Racing A game or event that is sportsbooks will not allow you to bet on. Often times a game is taken off the board if there is uncertainty surrounding a player’s injury status or the weather. (OTB) Off-Track Betting conducted away from the track…

Sports Explained: Glossary P

Sportsbook Glossary: Pp

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Par Golf Par means scoring even (E). Parlay A type of bet that allows players to place multiple bets (at least two) and ties them together, you need multiple events to all win for higher payouts. This is a risky proposition, but also a highly lucrative betting type…

Sports Explained: Glossary Q

Sportsbook Glossary: Qq

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Quarter Betting Type of betting that allows players to bet on whatever happens ONLY in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th quarter of a game. Quinella Horse Racing A bet in which the bettor predicts the horses that will finish 1st and 2nd…

Sports Explained: Glossary R

Sportsbook Glossary: Rr

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Rained Out Rainout, washout, rain delay, and rain stopped play A game cancelled because of weather. Real Time Odds Live lines (which Sports Insights offers for over 40 available sportsbooks)…

Sports Explained: Glossary S

Sportsbook Glossary: Ss

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Sacrifice bunt Baseball, also called a sacrifice hit A sacrifice bunt is a batter’s act of deliberately bunting the ball, before there are two outs, in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base. The batter is almost always sacrificed (and to a certain degree that is the intent of the batter) but sometimes reaches base due to an error or fielder’s choice…

Sports Explained: Glossary T

Sportsbook Glossary: Tt

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strong>Tag Out Baseball A tag out, sometimes just called a tag, is a play in which a base runner is out because he is touched by the fielder’s hand or glove holding a live ball while the runner is advancing. Taking Wagering on the underdog; taking the odds…

Sports Explained: Glossary U

Sportsbook Glossary: Uu

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Underdog Alpo, dog, puppy A team, side or contestant in any given event considered to be the least likely to win. Units Unit per game refers to a standard monetary measurement – typically between 2-4% of your bankroll…

Sports Explained: Glossary V

Sportsbook Glossary: Vv

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Value Getting the best odds on a wager. The highest possible edge. Value Bet A wager where the theoretical likelihood of winning is greater than the odds suggest…

Sports Explained: Glossary W

Sportsbook Glossary: Ww

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Wager Any type of bet on a game or event. War Room In the NHL, an office in Toronto headquarters where games are viewed and reviewed. WBA World Boxing Association. WBC World Boxing Council. Welsh/Welch To fail to pay a gambling bet….

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