Pocket Aces

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Pocket Aces refers to a starting poker hand that contains two Aces. The most common context is a game of Texas Hold’em. Other names for Ace-Ace include American Airlines, bullets, and rockets. In a conventional game of hold’em, Ace-Ace is … Read More

Bookmakers

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A bookmaker, bookie or turf accountant, is an organisation or a person that takes bets and may pay winnings depending upon results and, depending on the nature of the bet, the odds. Bookmaking may be legal or illegal, and may … Read More

Tote board

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A tote board is a large, numeric or alphanumeric display used to convey information, typically at a race track (to display the odds or payoffs for each horse) or at a telethon (to display the total amount donated to the … Read More

Tic-tac

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Tic-tac (also tick-tack and non-hyphenated variants) is a traditional method of sign language used by bookmakers to communicate the odds of certain horses. It is still used in on-course betting in the UK. A tic-tac man will usually wear bright … 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

Gambling on horse races

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Tokyo Racecourse in Tokyo, Japan. One of the most widespread forms of gambling involves betting on horse races, most commonly on races between thoroughbreds or between standardbreds. Wagering may take place through parimutuel pools; or bookmakers may take bets personally. … Read More

Sportsbook

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A sportsbook (sometimes abbreviated as book) or a race and sports book is a place where a gambler can wager on various sports competitions, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, horse racing and boxing. The method of betting varies with … Read More

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