Whether you are new to betting or a betting regular, this page is where you can find betting terminology explained. Here you will find descriptions of all the common and not so common terms used within betting. All sports betting terms are explained. Use the betting glossary at the end of the page for a 'go to' reference for quick answers to your queries.
There are many different types of betting strategies and types of betting within the sporting world. Some are more complex than others and some, when used correctly, will give the punter a much higher chance of receiving a pay out on their bet. The list below explains some of the more common sports betting strategies.
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