All Gambling Terms Dictionary

Encho [Martial Arts]
"Continuation" or "extension." The overtime period of a match.
Encho-Sen [Martial Arts]
An extension of play to determine the winner of a tied match. (Karate)
Enclosure [Greyhound Racing]
The area where the Runners gather for viewing before and after the race.
Encroachment [Football]
If a player (besides the center) is in the neutral zone and contact occurs prior to the snap; a foul punishable by a 5-yard penalty.
End [Poker]
1) A share given by a cheater to an accomplice. 2) Any share of a poker pot. "I made a seven on the last card and I got the low end of the pot." 3) The bet made during the final round of betting, as, for example, $2-$4 hold 'em with $8 on the end permits a last round at double the stakes
End Bet [Poker]
The final round of betting, usually coming at the point all the cards have been dealt in a stud game or the last community card has been turned up in a hold 'em-type game. Some forms of poker permit a special end bet, as, for example, at a larger limit than in preceding rounds, or with more raises permitted than on earlier rounds.
End Cap [Golf]
He end of the grip of a golf club. Also the plastic or rubber cap used in certain leather and Winn wrap grip applications. The same as “Butt Cap.”
End Line [Football]
The boundary line that runs the width of the field along each end.
End of Lease Payment [Motor Sports]
In an open-end lease, the amount the lessee pays at the end of the lease; the difference between the vehicle's residual value, which was used to calculate lease payments, and the actual market value.
End of the Race [Craps]
Betting that the next roll will be the number of 7 (5&2).
End Plate [Motor Sports]
The verticle end piece of a wing.
End Play [Blackjack]
A style of playing Blackjack in which the player takes advantage of his knowledge of the last un-played cards at the end of the deck. Happens when the player, through an increase in number of hands at the right moment and/or card-eating, manages to force the dealer to run out of cards and deal the rest of the round (or start anew) from the re-shuffled discards, whose composition is favorable to the player. Extremely rare now, it was mostly practiced by self-educated advantage players in the pre-Thorp days, when single deck games were often dealt very deeply, if not completely. Nearly all casinos try to avoid the possibility of end play by cutting off some of the cards at the end of the deck or the shoe.
End Strippers [Poker]
Cards whose ends have been shaved by a thief so they can be located by feel during manipulation of the deck. These cards are somewhat shorter than ordinary cards, allowing the thief to find them easily. Compare with belly strippers, which are shaved on their sides (long edges).
End Zone [Football]
The area between the end line and goal line bounded by the sidelines, which a team on offense tries to enter to score a touchdown.
Endboards [Ice Hockey]
A section of the boards at an end of the rink.
Endline [Soccer]
Either of the two lines running from corner flag to corner flag on which the goal sits. Also known as the goal line.
Endong [Archery]
A quiver, Java.
Endoscope [Horse Racing]
An instrument used for direct visual inspection of a hollow organ or body cavity such as the upper airway or stomach. A "fiber optic endoscope" is comprised of a long, flexible tube that has a series of lenses and light at the end to allow the veterinarian to view and photograph the respiratory system through the airway. Other internal organs may be viewed through a tiny surgical opening. A "video endoscope" has a small camera at the tip of the instruments.
Enduro [Motor Sports]
A short-track event which runs at a longer-than-usual distance and with an abnormally large field. In an enduro, the lead cars start to enter lapped traffic after only a few laps. This makes the event more of a challange to the driver to be smooth and stay out of trouble, rather than a speed and horsepower contest. \
Enforcer [Ice Hockey]
Also called the policeman; is usually the most penalized player on a team; he has the job of protecting his teammates from harm; generally a larger player who is not afraid of any fight.
Engagement [Fencing]
When the blades are in contact with each other, eg. during a parry, attack au fer, prise de fer, or coule'.
Engine Computer [Motor Sports]
A microprocessor that controls the low-level functions of the engine, such as fuel delivery and engine timing.
Engine Displacement [Motor Sports]
The total of the volume used for combustion inside the cylinders of an engine. Measured in liters on newer models, or in cubic inches on older models.
Engine Management System [Motor Sports]
Another term for the Black Box.
Engine Types Boxer or Flat [Motor Sports]
An engine where the cylinders are arranged opposite (180 degrees apart).
English Football Association [Soccer]
An association of English soccer teams founded in 1863 to set soccer rules.
English Poker Dictionary [Poker]
Any of several poker variations, such as London lowball, or stud poker with a final draw permitted.
Enhanced Payoff [Keno]
A greater payoff received by playing a combination of games on a single ticket. Pays more than would have been received if the games had been played on individual tickets.
Enin [General]
The price of 9-1
Enpi [Martial Arts]
Name of a karate kata
Enpi no Kata [Martial Arts]
Kata with elbow techniques
Enpi Uchi [Martial Arts]
Elbow strike
Enpi Uke [Martial Arts]
Elbow block
Ensign [Sailing]
The national flag of a boat's home nation.
Enteki [Martial Arts]
The art of long-distance archery.
Enter [Horse Racing]
To enroll a race animal in a race.
Entire [Horse Racing]
An ungelded horse. In Europe, where geldings are not permitted to enter certain races, the race conditions might read Entire colts and fillies.
Entrance Fee [Horse Racing]
Money paid to enter a race animal in a stake race, usually referred to as nomination payments.
Entrapped Epiglottis [Horse Racing]
A condition in which the thin membrane lying below the epiglottis moves up and covers the epiglottis. The abnormality may obstruct breathing. Usually treated by surgery to cut the membrane if it impairs respiratory function.
Entry [Diving]
The end of a dive, when the diver begins to enter the water. Judges look for a vertical body position, with toes pointed, on entry. On a head-first entry, the arms should be stretched above the head, in line with the body, and the hands should be close together. On a feet-first entry, the arms should be close to the body and the elbows should not be bent.
Entry (Program) [Horse Racing]
Two or more horses owned and/or trained by the same person, entered in the same race and coupled for betting. This combination of horses would be seen as one betting interest.
Entry (Racing Office) [Horse Racing]
The act of a horsemen subscribing a horse to a race.
Entry Clerk [Horse Racing]
An employee of the Racing Office who takes the entries from the horsemen.
Entry Fee [Horse Racing]
A fee paid by an owner to enter his horse in a stakes event.
Entry Fee Tournament [Keno]
Players pay a fee up front an compete with each other for cash or prizes. Players do not keep winnings from individual games in the tournament.
Envelopement [Fencing]
Taking the foible of the opponent's blade through a complete circle, back to the original line of engagement.
Envelopment [Fencing]
An engagement that sweeps the opponent's blade through a full circle.
Environmental Protection Agency (Epa) [Motor Sports]
The federal agency that regulates air quality and sets automotive fuel-economy and emissions standards.
Eor [Blackjack]
The acronym for Effects Of Removal.
Epee [Fencing]
A weapon with a blade triangular in cross-section and heavier than that of the foil. The epee has a large, cup-shaped guard that protects the hand and forearm. The target area in foil competition includes the entire body, and there is no right of way rule.
Epicyclic Gearbox [Motor Sports]
A form of gear used by Benz in which small pinions revolve around a central or sun gear and mesh with an outer ring gear called the annulus. Type used in the Ford Model T. Also called planetary gears, sun-and-planet gears.
Epiglottis [Horse Racing]
A triangular-shaped cartilage that lies at the base of the airway just in front of the arytenoid cartilages which cover the airway during swallowing. It is normally located above (dorsal) the soft palate.
Epiphysitis [Horse Racing]
An inflammation in the growth plate (physis) at the ends of the long bones (such as the cannon bone). Symptoms include swelling, tenderness and heat. Although the exact cause is unknown, contributing factors seem to be high caloric intake (either from grain or a heavily lactating mare) and a fast growth rate.
Epirb [Sailing]
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An emergency device that uses a radio signal to alert satellites or passing airplanes to a vessel's position.
Epistaxis [Horse Racing]
See bleeder.
Epoxy [Golf]
Two-part adhesive used to secure golf shafts to heads, among other clubmaking operations. See also “24-Hour Cure Epoxy”, “Quick-Set Epoxy” and “Five-Minute" Epoxy.”
Epw [Wrestling]
Empire Professional Wrestling
Equal Favourite [General]
A horse which is as popular as another runner in a race, which is deemed to have an equal chance of winning. Naturally, as equal favourites, they will be quoted at the same odds.
Equalize [Motor Sports]
Cars in NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division superspeedway races are required to run tires with both inner tubes and "inner liners," which are actually small tires inside the standard racing tire. When the inner liner loses air pressure and that pressure becomes the same as that within the outer tire, the tire is said to have equalized and a vibration is created. Esses - Slang term for a series of acute left- and right-hand turns on a road course, one turn immediately following another. Fabricator - A person who specializes in creating the sheet metal body of a NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division car. Most teams have at least one fabricator, and many employ two or more. Factory - A term designating the "Big Three" auto manufacturers: General Motors (GM), Ford, and Chrysler. The "factory days" refer to periods in the 1950s and '60s when the manufacturers actively and openly provided sponsorship money and technical support to some race teams.
Equalize (A Tire) [Motor Sports]
To gradually lose pressure in an inner-liner equipped tire, until the main carcass pressure equals the inner liner pressure. When this happens, the inner liner partially unfolds inside the tire and flops around, which can create a severe vibration.
Equalize Tire [Motor Sports]
When the tire pressures between the outer race tire and the inner liner have become equal. This condition cause handling problems and requires immediate attention.
Equalized Tire [Motor Sports]
A tire in which the pressure between the inner tube and the outside wall have become equal. A problem for the driver that requires immediate attention.
Equator [Sailing]
An imaginary line around the center of the world at 0° of latitude.
Equibase (Company) [Horse Racing]
A partnership between The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations to establish and maintain an industry-owned, central database of racing records. Equibase past-performance information is used in track programs across North America.
Equipment [Horse Racing]
See bandage; bar shoe; bit; blinkers; bridle; earmuffs; halter; hood; nose band; overcheck; overgirth; reins; saddle cloth; saddle pad; shadow roll; shank; stirrups; tongue tie.
Equipment Change [Horse Racing]
Sometimes a factor in handicapping, the announcement of a horse's change in equipment from the last time he raced. An example would be a horse who ran without blinkers the last time out and is wearing blinkers in this race.
Equipment Controller [Skiing]
An official who checks skis, bindings, and ski boots to ensure that the equipment meets competition standards.
Equity [Motor Sports]
The value left in a used vehicle after subtracting the outstanding loan balance from its market value. For example, if $4,000 is still owed on a car worth $8,000 on the open market, then it has an equity of $4,000.
Equivalent Odds [Horse Racing]
Mutuel price horses would pay for each $1 bet.
Er [Baseball]
Earned Runs Allowed
Era [Baseball]
Earned Run Average
Ergometer [Rowing]
A stationary rowing machine that allows indoor practice. Erg, for short.
Eri [Martial Arts]
Eri Katsu [Martial Arts]
The lapel method of resuscitation used in judo.
Error [Baseball]
A miscue or mistake by a defensive player that allows a runner to reach a base when they would normally been out.
Error (E) [Baseball]
When a fielder misplays a ball hit at him, which under normal circumstances would result in an out.
Es [Blackjack]
The acronym for Early Surrender.
Escape [Wrestling]
If an athlete gets out from being under control in the bottom position and gets to his feet, facing his rival, it is an escape, which scores one point.
Escape Turn [Horse Racing]
At a greyhound racetrack, the first turn of the racetrack after the front stretch.
Escrow [Motor Sports]
A process in which a neutral third party takes care of the transfer of ownership of the vehicle.
Eskimo Roll [Canoeing]
A method of using the paddle against the water to right a boat that has tipped or rolled over.
Espringald, Espringal, Springal, Springald [Archery]
An engine used to cast large darts, similar to a ballista.
Esquiva [Martial Arts]
A Spanish word meaning escape, defend, repel, get away, move out of the way, etc. It is also used in Spanish poetry, literature and prose, to indicate a demeanor of shyness or elusiveness.
Esses [Motor Sports]
A series of left- and right-hand turns, one turn immediately following another.
Establish Position [Basketball]
To have the feet firmly planted on the floor, occupying an area, before the offensive player arrives in that area. The difference between blocking and charging is whether the defender has established position.
Established Position [Basketball]
When a defensive player has both feet firmly planted on the floor before an offensive player's head and shoulder get past him; the offensive player who runs into such a defender is charging.
Estimated Position [Sailing]
A position based on dead reckoning estimations of a boat's position using estimated speed, currents, and the last known position (fix) of the boat.
Estocador [Martial Arts]
A practitioner of eskrima.
Estrous Cycle [Horse Racing]
The length of time between consecutive ovulations.
Estrus (Heat) [Horse Racing]
Associated with ovulation; a mare usually is receptive to breeding during estrus. Referred to as "horsing."
Et [Motor Sports]
An elapsed time, or e.t., is the time it takes a vehicle to travel from the starting line to the finish line. (Drag racing)
Eubie [Poker]
In hold 'em, 8-6 as one's first two cards. Supposedly comes from the saying, "If you play these, you be broke."
European Cup [Soccer]
The championship tournament played between Europe's top national teams.
European no-Hole-Card Rule [Blackjack]
A rule used in blackjack where the dealer does not take a hole card. The dealer hand gets a second card only after all player hands are finished. If the dealer gets a blackjack, a player who has doubled down or has split loses not only his original bet but all additional bets. The name of this rule is derived from the fact that many games in Europe and abroad are played with this rule in effect. It is not the norm in most American and Canadian casinos.
European Wheel [Roulette]
Roulette wheel that has only a single zero (0) and a number sequence of (clockwise starting with 0): 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26. Originally, the single-zero wheel started in America and the double-zero wheel started in Europe. But, Europeans liked the single-zero wheel better, and Americans liked the double-zero wheel better so they switched. Today, the European wheel and single-zero wheel are synonymous. It is also known as the French Wheel.
Ev [Poker]
Expected value. Positive EV is sometimes written EV+, and negative EV, EV-.
Eva (Equine Viral Arteritis) [Horse Racing]
A highly contagious disease that is characterized by swelling in the legs of all horses and swelling in the scrotum of stallions. Can cause abortion in mares and can be shed in the semen of stallions for years after infection.
Evaporative Emissions [Motor Sports]
Evaporated fuel from the carburetor or fuel system which mixes with the surrounding outside air.
Evaporator Core [Motor Sports]
Part of the climate-control system that contains a liquid refrigerant which turns to gas to absorb heat from the air.
Evealine [Craps]
Eleven, after the point is made.
Even [Poker]
Neither winning nor losing; often preceded by get. "If I ever get even, I'm never going to play again." (The rejoinder to this always is, "You were even when you sat down.")
Even (Number) Bet [Roulette]
A wager that one of the even numbers will win the next spin. When placing your chips on the space marked even you collect when the winning number is even.
Even Money [Blackjack]
1. A bet which returns the same amount in winnings as was wagered by the player if the bet is won. 3. A phrase which is used by players and the casino when a player decides to take insurance on his blackjack when a dealer has an Ace showing. If the player takes this option, he is paid even money on his blackjack regardless of whether the dealer has a blackjack or not.
Even Money Bet (Or Evens) [Horse Racing]
A 1:1 bet. A $10 wager wins $10.
Even Up [Roulette]
A bet that has no mathematical edge for either side. In roulette, this can only come from wheel biases and croupier biases, as all layout bets have an unyielding house advantage.
Even-Money [Poker]
A bet that pays off exactly the amount wagered. E.g., "Double or nothing" is an even-money bet .
Even-Odd Bet [Roulette]
Pays 1-1 if the winning number is Even or Odd. This is an 18 number wager on the outside.
Evenly [Horse Racing]
A horse running so as to neither gain nor lose position or distance.
Ewa [Wrestling]
Eastern Wrestling Alliance
Ewf [Wrestling]
Empire Wrestling Federation
Exact Order [Lotto]
A way of betting a three or four digit number. In this bet the numbers must be drawn in the exact order that you bet them. So, for example, if you play the number 374 straight, the number drawn that night must be 3-7-4 for the bet to win. The normal three-digit payoff for such a bet is around $500 for a $1 bet; statistically, each three-digit number should be drawn once every 2.7 years. A $1 bet in the four-digit game is usually worth around $5,000; statistically, each four-digit number should be drawn once every 27.4 years. Also Straight.
Exacta [Horse Racing]
This is a form of betting in which a player attempts to pick winner and second horse in a race, buying one mutuel ticket on the choice.
Exacta (Or Perfecta) [Horse Racing]
A wager in which the first two finishers in a race, in exact order of finish, must be picked. Called an "exactor" in Canada.
Exacta Box [Horse Racing]
A wager in which all possible combinations using a given number of horses are bet on. The total number of combinations can be calculated according to the formula x2-x, where x equals the amount of horses in the box. Example boxing four horses would actually be 12 combinations (42-4). To arrive at the cost of the wager, multiply the total combinations by the cost of the individual wager.
Exacta Pool [Horse Racing]
The sum total of all money bet on exactas in a given race.
Exactor [Horse Racing]
The Canadian word for Exacta.
Exactor Pool [Horse Racing]
The Canadian phrase for Exacta Pool.
Excess Mileage [Motor Sports]
Any mileage over the amount agreed upon within the lease. Generally incurs a per-mileage charge at the end of the lease. Experts recommend a yearly mileage limit, or Mileage Cap, that exceeds normal driving needs.
Excess Mileage Charge [Motor Sports]
Additional charge at the end of the lease for every mile on the odometer over the limit stated in the lease. A typical charge is 15 cents per mile, but the fees can be from 10 cents to 25 cents a mile. It costs less to figure your expected mileage use (or mileage allowance) realistically and prepay than to pay for excess mileage at lease end.
Excess Wear and Tear [Motor Sports]
Visible damage to a vehicle that is above and beyond what is considered normal wear and tear. Usually specified in the lease contract. Will incur additional cost at lease-end. If possible, negotiate as specifically as you can in the lease what the lessor will consider excess wear and tear.
Exclusion [Motor Sports]
Any cause, condition, or property which are not covered by the policy.
Exclusion Area [Water Polo]
An area outside the field of play where a player must wait after an exclusion foul.
Exclusion Foul [Water Polo]
A foul that results in the offending player being sent to the exclusion area for 20 seconds or until the opposing team has scored a goal. Exclusion fouls include: Interfering with a corner throw, free throw, or goal throw; holding, pulling, or sinking an opponent who is not holding the ball; intentionally kicking or striking an opponent; committing any act of brutality; and intentionally splashing water in an opponent's face. After an exclusion foul, the opposing team is awarded a free throw at the spot of the foul.
Excuse me Ma'am / Sir, Craps is a Game of Skill not Strength [Craps]
A player that is throwing the dice to hard.
Excuse me Ma'am / Sir, we Need to Feed the Cchickens not Kill them [Craps]
A player that is throwing the dice too hard.
Excused [Horse Racing]
Withdrawal from a race (sometimes on a veterinarian's recommendation) with consent of stewards.
Execution [Gymnastics]
Technical performance of a routine, including form, style and technique.
Exercise Boy/Girl [Horse Racing]
A rider in a training workout.
Exercise Rider [Horse Racing]
Rider who is licensed to exercise a horse during its morning training session.
Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage [Horse Racing]
See bleeder.
Exhaust [Motor Sports]
The system of exhausting the burned gases from an internal-combustion engine consisting of piping or tubing, silencers, and, at times, resonators.
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (Egr) [Motor Sports]
Part of the emissions system, it recirculates exhaust gases into the intake manifold, cooling the combustion chamber.
Exhaust Manifold [Motor Sports]
The passages that route the exhaust gases towards the muffler and exhaust system.
Exhibition Game [Ice Hockey]
A game not included in the regular-season schedule and which does not count in the standings; the All-Star Game or other games generally played before the season begins.
Exhibition Matches [Tennis]
Matches arranged outside competitions as a form of public entertainment. Where players are rewarded with prize money, but no rankings points.
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