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Caf
Confederation of African Football.
  
Calcutta
A betting event where the names of runners in a particular race are "auctioned off" to the highest bidder. The people who purchase the winner and placegetters then receive a percentage of the pool of bidding monies.
  
Call Bet
A bet made verbally.
  
Canadian (Super Yankee)
5 selections, 26 bets - 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-timers, 1 accumulator.
  
Canadian Line
A combination point spread and moneyline in hockey.
  
Card Counting
A system to keep track of the percentage of high cards to low cards. Used in blackjack to gain an advantage over the house.
  
Caribbean Stud
A five-card poker game with all players playing against the house.
  
Carpet
The price of 3-1
  
Case Money
Emergency money.
  
Cbfs
Cricketers Benefit Fund Series.
  
Ccc
County Cricket Club.
  
Cfp
Chess Federation of Palostan.
  
Cgf
Commonwealth Games Federation.
  
Chalk
The team favored to win.
  
Chalk Eater
Someone who usually only plays the favored teams. Rarely bets on underdogs. Also known as Favorite Freddie.
  
Chalk Player
Someone who usually only plays the favored teams. Rarely bets on underdogs. Also known as Favorite Freddie.
  
Change Color
Exchange one-color denomination casino chip for another. All denomination casino chips are different colors.
  
Chase
Having lost money on a bet, "chasing" is having another bet simply to try and get back the loss, usually on a random wager.
  
Check
See Chip. Color Up/Out: Exchange smaller denomination chips for larger denomination chips.
  
Chip
Name given to the tokens used at the gaming tables.
  
Churn
The effect of betting and re-betting money.
  
Circle Game
A game in which the betting action is severely limited. Usually occurs in those games that feature key injuries, inclement weather, or unsubstantiated rumors regarding a team. Most bookies "circle" all Ivy League Games.
  
Circled Game
A game in which the betting action is severely limited. Usually occurs in those games that feature key injuries, inclement weather, or unsubstantiated rumors regarding a team.
  
Cism
Council of International Military Sports.
  
Closing Line
The final list of point spreads offered before game time.
  
Cockle
The price of 10/1
  
Combination
An algebraic term denoting that a series of groups is to be taken from a larger group without regard to order. It is also loosely used as an instruction to permute a series of forecasts.
  
Come Bet
A wager placed on the Come Line. Same as rules as the Pass Line, but placed after the point has been established.
  
Come Line
Area on the craps table where Come Bets are placed.
  
Come-Out Roll
The first roll of the dice or the first roll after a point has been made. This roll establishes the point.
  
Computer Forecast
The computer forecast and B.A.G.S forecasts are the returns used by bookmakers to calculate forecast bets
  
Conditional Bet
A bet which is dependent on a specific condition being fulfilled. e.g. 'if win', 'if lose', 'any to come' Esc
  
Correct Score
A wager that involves correctly predicting the final score of a game.
  
Cover
To bet the spread by the required number of points. If such occurs you have "covered the spread".
  
Cover to Win
A wager in which the selection is backed to win a fixed amount, the liability being dependent on the starting price.
  
Covering the Spread
Beating the posted point spread.
  
Crap Out
Rolling a Crap (2, 3, or 12) on the come-out roll.
  
Craps
Dice term for 2, 3, and 12. Crew: Dice/Craps dealers assigned to the game.
  
Credit Bet
A bet accepted by a bookmaker where no cash has been deposited.
  
Credit Limit
The amount that a backer is allowed to lose in any one week's business by the bookmaker before settlement is required.
  
Cross Bet
(Single stakes about, up and down, vice versa): 2 selections, 2 bets - 1 win A, if cash (any to come) 1 win B; 1 win B, if cash 1 win A.
  
Croupier
Term mainly used when referring to roulette and sometimes baccarat dealers.
  
Cumulative Odds
An Ante-Post term denoting full accumulative odds for a double event as at starting price.
  
Cut
To divide the deck into two parts.
  
Cut Card
A hard plastic card used to cut the deck.
  
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