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1[mass noun] The action of gambling money on the outcome of a race, game, or other unpredictable event:‘football pools and other forms of betting’
- ‘The NBA wouldn't even allow Toronto to have a franchise unless legal betting on NBA games was abolished in the whole province of Ontario.’
- ‘A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation to halt all legal betting on college sports.’
- ‘Many hedge funds - which are in effect sophisticated ways of betting on the markets - have had a tough 2004.’
- ‘It was construed by others as a challenge to the institution of land markets understood as a lottery, a mode of betting on the results of future population growth.’
- ‘There was heavy betting on Cambridge, but the two crews collided, the race had to be restarted and Oxford won comfortably.’
- ‘How different is the betting on that game as opposed to the South Australian game?’
- ‘There was also substantial betting on the result of the photo finish.’
- ‘The two main allegations concern race-fixing and free betting on the sport.’
- ‘From the 1930s the states in turn legalised state lotteries and off-course betting on horse races, and introduced casinos for continuous gambling.’
- ‘There is heavier betting on one-day matches because they are result oriented.’
- ‘The Illinois Racing Board has temporarily has suspended all live and simulcasting betting on some multirace wagers, including pick four and pick six bets.’
- ‘In these games the showdown is preceded by one or more periods of betting on who has the best combination of cards.’
- ‘The impact from the government's lottery is illegal individual betting on the last two or three digits of the first prize of the lottery.’
- ‘There also is a mode where players breed, own, and train race horses, and there is a wagering mode where players will participate in all forms of betting on horses.’
- ‘The betting on the number is interesting to say the least.’
- ‘The firm is betting on what it calls the industry trend away from track-based betting toward home-based wagering.’
- ‘There is some interesting betting on Saturday's semi-finals.’
- ‘The betting on the booze front is that zoning will eventually be put into place in Pattaya entertainment venues.’
- ‘There was some spirited betting on the outcome to the sixth race with steady support for at least four of the runners.’
- ‘Policy gambling (an illegal form of betting on daily numbers) similarly involved local syndicates.’
- 1.1 The odds offered by bookmakers on the outcome of races, games, etc.:‘Atlantic Way headed the betting at 2-1’
- ‘In the opening heat of round two, betting was very open with the layers offering 2/1 and better the field.’
- ‘Days before the election, Ladbrokes was offering betting odds on Labour of 25-1 on.’
- ‘In fact, the $4 for a two-goal winning margin was the largest single payout of the morning when betting options were offered for six matches.’
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