Spread bet


a bet placed in a system where the bookmaker predicts a range of likely outcomes for an event or on aspects of an event with more winnings for the more accurate bet and more lost for a less accurate bet

A spread bet is made against a ‘spread’ (or index), on whether the outcome will be above or below the spread.
Usage Note

spread betting n


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