Definition of spread betting in English:

spread betting


  • [mass noun] A form of betting in which the bettor wins or loses money according to the margin by which the value of a particular outcome varies from the spread of expected values quoted by the bookmaker.

    • ‘One of the attractions of spread betting is the ability to ‘go short’ - betting on a share going down.’
    • ‘The future for sport spread betting is international or online, while we haven't even scratched the surface with financial spread betting.’
    • ‘Although they are less risky than futures or spread betting where, potentially, your losses can be unlimited, they are certainly not suitable for beginners.’
    • ‘Delta Index is running free educational seminars for beginners or those who would like to understand how spread betting works.’
    • ‘The products that caused the most complaints were precipice bonds, spread betting, share tipping and those offering the facility to unlock a pension.’


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