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A person who bets, typically regularly or habitually.
backer, staker, speculator, risk-taker, betterView synonyms
- ‘The U.S. bettor can make his wagers in the safe knowledge that he is dealing with a good, honest business.’
- ‘With the football season slowly winding down, many bettors seem to feel that the betting season is over as well.’
- ‘Swings get wilder for the same overall exposure when bettors vary their wagers.’
- ‘And it can only abet the bosses against bettors counting their money with totals of 18 through 21.’
- ‘The object of all casino games is to transfer money from the bettors to the house, as you know.’
- ‘As most seasoned sports bettors are aware, every bookmaker adjusts his line in relation to which way the wagering is headed.’
- ‘Betting exchanges allow bettors to accept wagers from other bettors at odds that the involved parties determine.’
- ‘At the greyhound track bettors usually have as many as 12-14 wagering pools to select from.’
- ‘The pointspread is the big number for the sports bettor.’
- ‘New York law expressly allows bettors in other states to make phone bets to New York OTBs.’
- ‘Football Trends Inc. always does a good job in providing the shortcut-seeking bettor with betting angles.’
- ‘Returning bettors also have the option of placing a parlay bet of up to $25.’
- ‘Why are so many bettors continuing to do business with local bookmakers, and eschewing offshore?’
- ‘It also means that the trifecta payoffs at that track are likely to be smaller than average, due to larger numbers of bettors splitting the pools.’
- ‘These successful bettors focus on one strong selection to bet into the win position.’
- ‘This is serious gambling which often causes assaults and killing among hosts and bettors when bettors win huge amounts that hosts are unable to pay.’
- ‘Yet they leave bettors - those undeterred when they don't at first succeed - with the resources to try, try again.’
- ‘There, government regulations require safeguards for the protection of the bettors.’
- ‘The first bettor opened; the second bettor raised.’
- ‘That is, bettors get their wagers back but don't actually generate anything as crass as earnings.’
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