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A sportswriter who provides extraordinary loyalty to a particular team or sport in order to maintain his access and sources.
Half a Dollar
Half Time Bet
See First half wager and Second half wager.
Half Time Result
A wager that involves correctly predicting the result of a game at half time.
Halftime Line
A line on only the first half, or only the second half scoring of a football or basketball game.
Unit of four inches in which a horse's height is measured, at the shoulder
The price of 5/1.
A method used by bookmakers to make a one-sided event become a more attractive betting. For example Northampton (-7) to beat Wasps would mean that Northants would have to win by more than seven points for you to win your bet.
One who studies sports, determines the conditions, sets the odds that will equalize two teams in an upcoming game and predicts outcomes.
In the sports shown on Oddschecker, the only sport that uses handicapping is horse racing. All horses (once they’ve run often enough) are given an official rating. Ratings range from 0-140 points for flat racing and from 0-175 points for jump racing. Each point is equal to one pound weight (carrying the extra weight is the handicap). The handicap system is designed to ensure that all the participants in the race are well matched. Handicap)ratings for every horse are assessed and may be revised weekly depending on how well the horse performed given the quality of the other horses in the race.
The total amount of money bet on a particular game or series of contests.
A speciality wager of 24 bets with four selections covered in "Up and Down," "Round the Clock," Doubles, Trebles, etc. for win, Each Way and Place only.
Head to Head
To select the team, or player, you believe will win the game or an event.
Placing bets on the opposite side in order to cut losses or guarantee winning a minimal amount of money.
Placing bets on the opposite side in order to cut losses or guarantee winning a minimal amount of money.
6 selections, 57 bets - 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-timers, 6 five-timers, 1 accumulator.
High Roller
A high-stakes gambler.
To take another card.
The percentage the house wins.
Hold All Tickets
If the all clear has been deferred by the Stewards in order to investigate certain aspects of the race, no dividends can be paid out. Therefore, investors are told to hold all tickets until a race has been given the all clear and the official placings declared.
Holding your Own
Neither winning nor losing, just breaking even.
Hole Card
The dealer's face-down card.
Home Field Advantage
Edge the home team is expected to have as a result of familiarity with the playing area, favorable demographics and effect of travel on the visiting team
Home Team
The team playing in its own town.
A half-point added to football and basketball betting lines, making it impossible to push
Losing a wager by exactly one-half a point.
Slang word used to indicate the game of basketball.
Horn Bet
A one-roll bet that combines the 2, 3, 11, and 12.
Hot Game
A game that draws a significant amount of action on one side by knowledgeable handicappers.
Hot Tip
Insider information that the bookmaker cannot divulge.
The operator of any gambling business.
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