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628 CHI
629 PHX   10:00 PM
630 SEA
965 CLE   7:05 PM
966 NYY
951 COL   7:05 PM
952 WAS
967 MIN   7:07 PM
968 TOR
971 BAL   7:10 PM
972 BOS
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970 TAM
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958 CIN
953 PHI   7:10 PM
954 NYM
955 PIT   7:10 PM
956 MIA
973 CWS   8:05 PM
974 TEX
979 ARI   8:10 PM
980 HOU
959 CUB   8:10 PM
960 MIL
975 SEA   8:10 PM
976 KAN
961 SDG   8:15 PM
962 STL
977 OAK   9:38 PM
978 LAA
963 ATL   9:45 PM
964 SFO
105 UCF   7:30 PM
106 LOU
107 MD   9:00 PM
108 ILL
AKHA   8:30 AM
SDUV   11:00 AM
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PIRN   11:15 AM
BDAI   11:30 AM
RAED   11:45 AM
ALSH   11:45 AM
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HROS   12:30 PM
RYYN   12:30 PM
GHRF   12:30 PM
205193 ODNS   1:00 PM
205194 ALBG
207965 FKSK   1:00 PM
207966 YENI
207997 GOZT   1:00 PM
207998 ALTA
GUAS   1:00 PM
EBGU   1:00 PM
PARD   1:00 PM
BSTR   1:00 PM
VOJV   1:00 PM
KLAZ   1:00 PM
KALB   1:00 PM
BSZG   1:30 PM
FATH   1:30 PM
HUSN   1:30 PM
SHAB   1:30 PM
LACI   1:45 PM
203945 NEC   2:00 PM
203946 SROT
JAJX   2:00 PM
AZII   2:00 PM
TELS   2:00 PM
EXC   2:00 PM
UTII   2:00 PM
EIND   2:00 PM
EMMN   2:00 PM
OSS   2:00 PM
VVV   2:00 PM
RIJK   2:00 PM
SBRI   2:00 PM
GMME   2:00 PM
ERIF   2:00 PM
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202574 HBL
FCO   2:30 PM
CROT   2:30 PM
BRIV   2:30 PM
KRAK   2:30 PM
GUEM   2:35 PM
201337 TRNO   2:45 PM
201338 SASS
204685 EUPN   2:45 PM
204686 CBRU
200173 LEED   3:00 PM
200174 NUD
203233 METZ   3:00 PM
203234 STRS
201997 CADZ   3:00 PM
201998 CVG
ALMR   3:00 PM
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ALMG   3:00 PM
RPOT   3:00 PM
206785 SCLA   3:15 PM
206786 PRTI
YOUS   4:30 PM
GMEN   4:35 PM
VNVA   6:00 PM
209905 NYRB   7:00 PM
209906 IMIA
FENX   7:00 PM
SCOR   7:30 PM
GUAB   7:30 PM
MAIP   8:00 PM
GRNF   8:30 PM
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WANU   9:00 PM
209293 ALS   10:00 PM
209294 NECX
SCRL   10:00 PM
KULA   11:00 PM
CCFC   1:00 AM
SUWN   1:20 AM
JEJU   3:30 AM
CSAP   5:00 AM
GOSK   5:00 AM
HIRO   5:00 AM
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AKZH   5:00 AM
KSAK   5:30 AM
YOKO   6:00 AM
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TULE   6:00 AM
204033 KHIM   7:00 AM
204034 UFA
AKTB   7:00 AM
200337 SHEF   7:30 AM
200338 HULL
MHMN   8:00 AM
ATYR   8:00 AM
207405 SRUS   9:00 AM
207406 DEGR
207581 DJUR   9:00 AM
207582 MALM
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204041 ROS   9:30 AM
204042 KRY
200341 BLK   10:00 AM
200342 BARN
200361 BNMH   10:00 AM
200362 CDF
200365 STC   10:00 AM
200366 DRBY
200369 REA   10:00 AM
200370 FUL
200357 NOTT   10:00 AM
200358 HUDT
200345 SCY   10:00 AM
200346 LTNT
200377 BPOL   10:00 AM
200378 MIDD
200353 CVNT   10:00 AM
200354 MWL
200381 BIRM   10:00 AM
200382 PBU
200349 WBR   10:00 AM
200350 PNE
200373 BCIT   10:00 AM
200374 QPR
STJN   10:00 AM
STMR   10:00 AM
HMID   10:00 AM
ICT   10:00 AM
AYR   10:00 AM
RROV   10:00 AM
KILM   10:00 AM
ARBR   10:00 AM
GLNV   10:00 AM
PRTD   10:00 AM
LRNE   10:00 AM
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COLE   10:00 AM
GLNT   10:00 AM
OULU   10:00 AM
ILVE   10:00 AM
KUPS   10:00 AM
INTR   10:00 AM
SAOJ   10:00 AM
ORDB   10:00 AM
BESH   10:45 AM
WOLF   11:00 AM
RALA   11:00 AM
HBRG   11:00 AM
SKHU   11:00 AM
SBSC   11:00 AM
RAFC   11:00 AM
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SBAH   11:15 AM
207589 MJLB   11:30 AM
207590 HACK
204025 KRA   12:00 PM
204026 AGRZ
ASHD   12:00 PM
206209 HAUG   12:00 PM
206210 KSND
206205 LSTR   12:00 PM
206206 ODDS
NTRN   12:00 PM
208013 SARM   12:30 PM
208014 GDY
2nd Phase
HTA   1:00 PM
CAE   1:00 PM
DNKQ   1:00 PM
LHVR   1:00 PM
AMNS   1:00 PM
GUIN   1:00 PM
VNS   1:00 PM
AUX   1:00 PM
AJA   1:00 PM
HAIF   1:30 PM
JZER   2:00 PM
ZETA   2:00 PM
PDGR   2:00 PM
MBAR   2:00 PM
PTRV   2:00 PM
VLTA   2:00 PM
WNDR   2:00 PM
CELJ   2:15 PM
208193 ALSV   2:45 PM
208194 VLZ
2nd Phase
SHAM   2:45 PM
208305 PALM   4:00 PM
208306 CHPC
PAYS   4:00 PM
MRSL   4:00 PM
CAVL   4:00 PM
208017 TLRS   5:00 PM
208018 RAC
2nd Phase
JCRO   5:00 PM
AGUI   5:00 PM
208317 JUVT   5:45 PM
208318 APR
208285 SPT   6:00 PM
208286 AMG
PRAN   6:00 PM
VEST   6:00 PM
TB   6:00 PM
B68   6:00 PM
VCTR   7:00 PM
LVIL   7:00 PM
HFRD   7:00 PM
PRIV   7:00 PM
208001 BOC   7:15 PM
208002 TCMN
2nd Phase
OKCE   7:30 PM
ROWD   7:30 PM
CBAT   7:30 PM
208309 SNT   8:00 PM
208310 CEA
208297 BRAG   8:00 PM
208298 BHIA
STEC   8:00 PM
FIG   8:00 PM
AUST   8:00 PM
CSSB   8:30 PM
MOTG   9:00 PM
RMON   9:30 PM
LAG2   10:00 PM
OCSC   10:30 PM
SNTN   10:30 PM
671 CAL   7:00 PM
672 HAM
673 TOR   9:45 PM
674 SSK

Sports Gaming Glossary


Action Any wager. A player is said to be in action when having a bet riding on any sporting event or table game.
Action Jackson A gambler who wagers every day - day and night!
Agent (1) A Player cheat who frequents casino's and works with casino dealers and employees. (2) A person who, for a fee or commission, lures people to a crooked game to be fleeced. (3) Person who solicits sports bets for a bookmaker.
Apple A sucker. A soft player - easy prey - cannot win.
APR Annual Percentage Rate. The computation of the net result between profit and loss wagering over a specific period of time in relation to your start-up bankroll (investment). The APR is a simple rate of return converted to an annual percentage. Example: $100 profit on a $200 start-up bankroll after six months equals an APR of 100%.
B.R. Acronym for Bankroll
Backer (1) Someone who will stake a gambler with a good reputation during a difficult period. (2) Someone who supplies a bookmaker with cash (behind the scenes).
Bad Beat A tough loss.
Bail Out Trying to get back a sum of losses with one wager.
Beard A person used to place bets so the bookmakers will not know the identity of the actual bettor.
Beef Any situation that is or may cause a problem. Complaint against a book.
Bet the Limit To bet the maximum amount allowed by the bookmaker.
Betting Ring A syndicate of big money sports bettors who place large bets, wiseguys, etc.
Big Dime A $10,000 wager.
Big Nickel A $5,000 wager.
Big Order A large sports bet of five or six figures.
Bite A request by a gambler for a loan.
Board The complete agenda of games on any given day.
Boat Race A crooked horse race.
Bookmaker (Bookie) A person who takes race and sports bets. Also known as B.M.
Bottom Line Money owed to a bookmaker by a player.
Buck A $100 wager. Also referred to as a C-Note.
Bum Steer Bad information.
Bundle Large bankroll.
Bust A Player who goes broke (loses his bankroll or stash).
Buster Odds of 15 to 1 on a winning horse (also known as a fuzzy).
C-Note Slang for a $100 bill.
C.O.D. No assets, and no credit. All bets must be made for cash only.
Carpet Joint A plush/class operation.
Cash Management The function of managing your cash assets? hopefully to profit.
Casino A.K.A. Sports Book. The sports book where the sports gaming information (spreads, lines, totals, etc.) is posted. The information is not guaranteed. You will need to check directly with your bookmaker to secure your information.
Chalk The favorite in a game.
Chalk Eater A person who only wagers on favorites. (a.k.a., Chalk Player)
Clerk A person who answers phones, and deals lines for a bookmaker. Also known as a ticket writer.
Confidence (Rating) The level of confidence the bettor places on a particular selection in a game. MMS allows for a 3 star rating system (*,**,***). MMS records each star rated selection and provides historical analysis on the bettor's selection proficiency based on each confidence rating.
Connected Meaning a person is connected to organized crime.
Cooler A prearranged deck or shoe of cards (Blackjack, Poker or Baccarat) has been used both for and against the house. (a.k.a. a cold deck of cards).
Copper When one gambler fades and takes the opposing side of another gamblers bet, position or opinion.
Cover To win a wager by more than the spread (in the case of a favorite) or to win a wager by the underdog losing by less than the spread.
Crossroader Any player who does not bet without cheating.
Current Lines The current gaming lines available for each particular game, based on the time of your most recent downloading of line information through a LIVE UPDATE function. If the data box under Opening Lines and Current Lines has a " XX " in it, it means that no lines were available through MMS data sources for that particular game.
Date Closed The date when the gaming lines were last downloaded into the MMS data base.
Daub A paste or liquid used to mark cards.
Dean (The) A smart gambler who can calculate odds and percentages. (a.k.a. The Professor)
Default Wager The designated wager (a.k.a. Flat Wager) for each straight bet.
Desperado Gambler who bets big and can't pay when he loses.
Deuce Dealers A dealer who can peek at the top card and deal the next card if the top card is not to his liking (advantage). (a.k.a. second dealer, mechanic, or number two man)
Dime Bet A $1,000 wager.
Dog The underdog in any wagering proposition.
Dog It A player who is afraid to increase his wager size during an extended winning streak.
Dollar Bet A $100 wager.
Double Bet A wager twice the size of a players usual wager. (a.k.a. a press bet or doubling up)
Double Sawbuck A $20 wager.
Dry A player is Dry when he has run out of funds and credit.
Dutch Book A price-makers odds line which totals more than 100%.
Ear A bent corner put on a playing card to identify or locate it.
Easy Way In the game of CRAPS: to make a point number (4, 6, 8 or 10) any way but the hard way (e.g., with doubles: 2s, 3s, 4s, or 5s).
Edge Any advantage a player can utilize.
Eighter from Decatur The number eight in the game of CRAPS.
End A share of something. What is my "end of the score."
Even Up, Even Money (1) A bet or proposition giving each player an equal chance to win. (2) A wager at correct odds. (3) A 50-50 bet.
Exacta HORSE RACING: a wager picking the two horses finishing first and second in the correct order.
Exotic Bets A.K.A. Proposition Bets: propositions generally attached to a specific game or on certain players for a particular league. Wagering on exotic plays are done by laying or taking odds. Example of an exotic bet: which running back in the Super Bowl will run for more yards from scrimmage.
Face Card A king, queen or jack in a deck of cards. (a.k.a. a paint card)
Fade To cover a bet. You're faded.
False Cut A cut leaving the deck in its original position.
Fast Company Seasoned or smart gamblers.
Fat A player with a large bankroll. (a.k.a. deep pockets)
Fever A gambling habit or itch.
Field Several horses or contestants in a sports tournament grouped as one contestant for betting purposes.
Figure An amount owed to or by a bookmaker.
Fink An informer. (a.k.a. stool pigeon)
Fish A sucker, or a person who makes sucker bets.
Fix A bribe or to be bribed. The fix is in.
Flat Store Any gaming operation that is crooked.
Flats Crooked dice that have been shaved to favor certain numbers.
Futures Wagering A Future is an event that occurs beyond the present game date schedule of games (including football games scheduled for the coming weekend). Wagering on Futures is done by laying or taking odds. Examples of Futures Wagering: (a) the winner of the Super Bowl, (b) the over/under for the # of games a MLB team will win in the coming season, (c) the winner of at least one Golf Major Tournament for the coming season, etc.
G-Note A $1,000 wager.
Gaff Any method or device that aids in cheating.
Game Date (1) The date when a particular game is scheduled to be played. (2) A slang meaning the date when all games from all applicable sports are scheduled to be played.
Game Time The time when a particular game is scheduled to be played. MMS clearly defines if the game time is eastern time or pacific time.
George A generous player (usually a big tipper). The opposite of a TOM.
Get Out The process of regaining ones losses (usually by winning).
Getting Down The act of making a wager.
Graveyard Shift The early morning shift of a gaming establishment. Sportsbooks usually do not open until 9:00 am local time.
Grinder Small time player.
Grindjoint or Store A book that caters to small players.
Half a Buck A $50 wager.
Handicapper A person who studies and evaluates all sporting events.
Handle The total amount of money taken in bets.
Hardway Bet To bet the number4, 6, 8, or 10 will be made before a 7 appears with duplicate numbers (e.g. 2s, 3s, 4, or 5s).
Hedging Betting the opposite side of an original wager in order to reduce your original wager.
High Hurdler A person who left town owing money leaving no forwarding address. (a.k.a. skipper, took a powder, came up lame)
Holding Your Own Barely or almost breaking even from betting.
Hook The half point in game spreads and totals.
Hooked Losing a wager by exactly ? a point.
Hot Dice CRAPS: slang for dice that are passing or a player on an extended winning streak.
Hot Game Any game attracting a lot of action on one side by many players.
House The operators of a Casino or Sportsbook.
In the Bag A.K.A. a LOCK. Said of a sporting event with a predetermined outcome. Associated with the fix is in!.
In the Red A player owing money to his bookmaker.
Jackpot (1) A troublesome situation. (2) An expression of exuberation over a large winning bet.
Jerk Another word for a tie, or push between two teams involving a spread.
Juice (1) The Vig or vigorish. The bookmakers commission for taking a bet. (2) A term in casinos denoting influence with upper management.
Kibitzer A spectator at ay game who usually dispenses unwanted advice.
Kick Ones pocket. He put the bankroll in his kick.
Knock To cast disparaging remarks about someone. A.K.A. rap.
Laydown Making a wager.
Laying Points Betting on the favorite in a game.
Level One Sports Handicapping The Gut Feel level of handicapping for MMS. This is where the schedule of games for all sports posted (by MMS) are first displayed. Information displayed includes all game spreads, totals, money lines, puck lines, and run lines.
Level Two Sports Handicapping Analysis The carryover of games handicapped from Level One Sports Handicapping that the user elects to have recorded for future tracking. This is also the level where MMS provides for access to team and league statistics.
Limit (1) The maximum amount a player may wager on a specific bet or event. (2) The maximum amount a player may increase a previous bet (usually at a poker game). (3) The maximum amount bet before the casino/bookie changes the odds and/or point spread. A.K.A. the cap.
Line The listed odds or point spread offered on a game.
Linemaker A person who establishes (creates) the original and subsequent betting lines. A.K.A. an oddsmaker or pricemaker.
Little Joe from Kokomo CRAPS: the point being number four.
Live Horse A horse considered to be in shape to run at his best potential.
Live One A player with money looking for action and/or a sportsbook.
Lock Best bet, an easy winner, a no brainer, etc.
Maiden A horse that has never won a race.
Marker An advance extended to a player on credit. A.K.A. credit.
Michigan Bankroll A large bankroll consisting mostly of one dollar bills with a large denomination bill on the outside.
Middle Winning both sides of a betting proposition. Example: Laying the Lakers at -6, buying back the Knicks at +8, and the game ending Lakers: 100 Knicks 93 for a difference of (7).
Money Line The money line is an indicator by the oddsmaker of a teams odds of winning a game or proposition. The negative (-) money line represents how many dollars you would need to wager to win $10. A positive money line represents how many dollars you would win if you wagered $10.
Morning Line A Linemakers morning guess as to the probable odds on the games that are to be played that day.
Mudder A horse known to favor a muddy track.
Mush Artist A gambler who doesn't pay.
Nailed A player caught cheating or stealing.
Natural (1) Black Jack - Ace & 10 count card. (2) CRAPS - 7 or 11 on the first roll.
Net Winnings The Potential Gross Winnings less the original cash wager. Example: Gross Winnings @ $21.00 - $11.00 original wager = $10.00 Net Winnings. (See Potential Gross Winnings)
Nickel A $500 wager.
Nut A gambler or gambling enterprise's operating expenses.
Odds The ratio of favorable vs. unfavorable possibilities in an event.
Odds on Favorite A horse or competitor (e.g., a heavily favored team) that is so favored that the odds are quoted as less than even money. The odds on favorite is priced at 1 to 10.
Off the Board Sporting events that casinos or bookmakers will not accept action on.
Office A secret signal passed from a gambler to his confederate.
On the Hop CRAPS: a one roll wager (e.g., wagering on Red 7).
Opening Lines The first gaming lines available for each particular game. If the data box under Opening Lines and Current Lines has a " XX " in it, it means that no lines were available through MMS data sources for that particular game.
Over/Unders (Totals) Total combined number of points expected to be scored between two teams or as part of a proposition. The over or under can be the favored money line in a proposition.
Overlay A sports wager when the odds of a proposition are in favor of the bettor rather than the casino or bookmaker.
P.M.G. Baseball: Acronym for Advertised Pitchers Must Go.
Paper Marked cards.
Parlay Card Odds The payout offered by the bookmaker based on successfully wagering on a 2- team or more parlay IN THE SBTE SPORT. Examples of payouts: 2-team @ 13 to 5, 3-team @ 6 to 1, 4-team @ 10 to 1, 5-team @ 20 to 1, etc. NOTE: in a 2 team parlay, if one of the games ends up as a"tie" or "no action." The parlay is reduced to the next lowest number of plays, therefore, a 2 team parlay becomes a straight bet on the remaining game.
Parlay Wager Two or more teams or propositions (straight bets) tied together to make one wager. All such propositions must win by the listed point spread or money odd.
Past Performance Prior events (e.g., games of a particular team) are studied in order to help determine the outcome of a future contest/game.
Past Post An attempt to place a wager on a game after it has started.
Pick'em Game A.K.A. PK. A game determined by the oddsmaker to be dead even between the teams, giving both sides an equal chance at victory.
Piece-Meal The act of paying a bookmaker in installments.
Pigeon A sucker.
Pipeline Any method of distributing information.
Pipes The telephone.
Player Gambler. (See Sports Investor.)
Popped Arrested.
Post-up Having to put money up before being allowed to wager (e.g., offshore accounts are all post-up accounts )
Potential Gross Winnings The original cash wager plus the potential net winnings (PROFIT). Example: original wager @ $11.00 + potential net winnings @ $10.00 = $21.00 potential gross winnings. (See Net Winnings)
Press To double ones previous wager after a win.
Price The odds or point spread for wagering on a game.
Pull Time Closed The time when the gaming lines were last downloaded into the MMS data base.
Push A tie between two teams. The wager does not win or lose. The Player gets his money returned.
Quinella HORSE RACING: a wager picking the 1st or 2nd place finish in either order (e.g., 1,2 or 2,1).
Rack A box to hold chips or checks.
Renege (1) To refuse to honor a lost wager or debt; to welsh. (2) To misplay a card illegally.
ROI Return on Investment. A simple interest rate of return on your start-up bankroll (investment dollars). The computation of the net result between profit and loss wagering over a specific period of time in relation to your start-up bankroll (investment). Example: start up bankroll = $1,000; profit after two weeks of wagering = $100; $100 ÷ $1,000 = .10 = 10% ROI.
Round Robin Wager A series of Parlay Wagers combined into one Wager transaction. The minimum number of teams or games in a RR is three. The combinations in a 3 team RR are two team (3 combinations), and three team (one combination). You determine the base wager on each combination (e.g., $10.00) and calculate your total wager by the number of combinations (e.g., 4 X $10.00 = $40.00).
Roundball Slang for basketball. A.K.A. hoops.
Run Down Money line and point spread update.
Run Line Major League Baseball. Similar to the "puck line" in hockey. Usually requires the money line favored team to win by more than 1.5 runs, thus dramatically changing the money line odds on that team to make that team more favorable to wager on. Also usually afford the money line underdog team to either lose the game by less than 1.5 runs, or win the game outright to win a wager on the underdog. As with the favored team, the money line is dramatically changed, this time making the underdog less favorable to wager on.
Runner A player who places wagers for someone else.
Rush POKER: a streak of winning many consecutive hands. Can apply to sports as well; winning many consecutive games.
Sawbuck A $10 wager.
Sawdust Joint An unpretentious gambling casino.
Scalper A player who attempts to profit from the differences in odds from Sportsbook to Sportsbook.
Score A large win in a particular event.
Scout A person who studies a team during play and/or practice and reports his findings.
Send it in A player who takes full advantage of a winning streak by increasing his bets substantially. When he's going good he sends it in.
Sharp A smart, informed gambler. A wiseguy.
Short Ender A player who bets the underdog in any betting proposition.
Shortstop A small time player.
Shylock A loanshark.
Side To catch a side. To win one side of a bet and tie or push the other side.
Silks A jockeys uniform.
Smart Money When professional gamblers (wise guys) wager.
Soft Player A player who bets less when he wins and doubles up when he loses.
Spit A very small amount of money to wager on a game or play.
Sports Investor Individual or Corporate Entity that trades in Sports Gaming Futures for profit and as a profession.
Spot Player A player who waits for what he thinks is an unusually favorable situation before making a wager.
Square An unsophisticated player.
Squares CRAPS: perfect dice to within a tolerance of 1/5000 of an inch.
Steam Heavy, one way action (e.g., heavy action on the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl).
Steamer The softest of soft players.
Straight Bet Wager on one event. Outcome of wager is determined by a point spread or the money odds.
Straight Parlay A parlay wager for which the payout is calculated based on the true or actual individual game odds posted at the time of the wager.
Stuck Losing - in the hole. Losing a lot. Buried - lost it all.
Take a Price Wagering on an underdog proposition.
Tapped Out Having lost ones last dollar from their bankroll.
Teaser Parlay Wagers The same type of wager as a regular parlay wager except that additional points are either added to the underdog or subtracted from the favorite. The payout of Teaser Parlay Wagers will be lower, in terms or payoff odds, than for regular parlay.
TOM No good. Not generous. Opposite of a George. See George.
TOUT A professional tipster who offers to sell his opinion on the outcome of a sporting event without benefit of knowledge.
Trap A bad bet: one that looks good but in reality is not.
Trump Another word for CASH.
Validation The section of MMS that allows for confirming spreads and money line odds (juice) after wagers have been made with a bookmaker. Example: in section 3, MMS records a wager on a game at -3.0 spread. The wager placed with the bookmaker ended up at a spread of -3.5. Through the validation screen, the wager can be changed to reflect the accurate spread.
Value A professional's opinion regarding a proposition that appears to be an overlay or an underlay - high or low.
Vigorish (Vig) Bookmaker's commission.
Virgin Line A line (money line or spread) sent out to Sportsbooks before any wagers have been made.
Wave (1) To bend the edge of a card during play for identification purposes. (2) the bend itself.
Welsher A person who doesn't pay his gambling debts.
Whale A player who tries to negotiate maximum limit and beyond wagers that make the largest casinos uncomfortable.
Winning Factor Your proficiency in making accurate handicapping and/or wager selections based on the actual odds for each game.
Winning Percentage Your proficiency in making accurate handicapping and/or wager selections based on a denominator of 100. Example: 10 selections, five of which were accurate; 5 ÷ 10 = .50 = 50% WP.
Wise Guy An educated professional gambler with an extensive track record of being a winning player.
Wrong Bettor CRAPS: a player who bets the "Don't Pass" and "Don't Come" line.
XX (Found in the sports line information boxes under Opening and Current Lines). If the data box under Opening Lines and Current Lines has a "XX " in it, it means that no lines were available through MMS data sources for that particular game.
Zombie A player who never shows emotion regardless of the outcome.


Baseball Money Lines - Favored & Underdog The cost (or juice) the Player would have to wager on the favored team to WIN the game. Example: New York Yankees -1.80 vs. Baltimore Orioles. You would have to wager (risk) $18.00 to win $10.00.
Baseball Official Game: OVER/UNDERS When wagering on the total number of runs scored by both teams, the game must go 9 innings (8.5 if the home team is ahead) to have "action" on the game. Thereafter, if a game is called or suspended, the score will be determined after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning in which case the score is determined by the score at the time the game is called. The listed pitchers must start or there is "no action" and the bettor receives his wager back.
Baseball Official Game: Winners & Losers (for wagering) Winners and losers are official after 5 innings of play. If the home team is winning, the game is official after 4.5 innings of play. Thereafter, if a game is called or suspended, the winner is determined by the score after the last full inning unless the home team scores to tie or takes the lead in the bottom half of the inning - in which case the winner is determined by the score at the time the game is called.
Baseball Proposition or Run Line Wagering The official game rules that apply to wagering on Baseball OVER/UNDERS also apply to Baseball proposition and run line wagering.
Baseball Run Lines A proposition play that requires the "favored" team to win the game by more than 1.5 runs. The underdog can lose the game by 1 run and still cover the Run Line. Example: New York Yankees -1.5 runs vs. Kansas City Royals.
Baseball: Listed Pitcher Wagering (straight wagers) An option of the bettor to require the stated (listed) starting pitchers for a game to actually start the game and make at least one pitch. If one or both of the listed pitchers fail to meet this minimum the game becomes"no action" and the bettor receives his wager back. A wager requiring only one of the listed pitchers to start is another wager option. The bettor is required to select which of the listed pitchers must start.
Boxing Wagering on boxing is done by laying or taking odds.
Favorite - Point Spread The team that is favored to win will have a point spread of ( - ) minus a number. Example: if the favored has a point spread of -3, that team will need to win the game by 4 or more points to win the wager. If the game ends with the favored winning by the 3-point spread the wager will be considered a push (tie) and you will receive your entire wager back.
Football & Basketball Default Money Lines on Spreads & Totals -1.10 or 11/10: the player wagers $11.00 to win $10.00. If the player wins his wager he receives his original wager of $11.00 plus his profit of $10.00 for a total of $21.00.
Hockey Money Lines - Favored & Underdog The cost (or juice) the Player would have to wager on the favored team to WIN the game. Example: Dallas Stars -1.80 vs. Calgary Flames. You would have to wager (risk) $18.00 to win $10.00. Hockey Money Lines are always set based on the Hockey Puck Lines.
Hockey Puck Lines The spread between two teams in a hockey game. The spread can be PK (pick) to whatever is posted by the sports book. Example: Dallas Stars -0.5 vs. Calgary Flames. To win a wager on Dallas, the Stars would have to win the game by one or more goals.
Official Game (for wagering) Each sport requires the game to go a specific length before being called for the game to considered official. For basketball, football, and hockey games, the game MUST go within five minutes of regulation or less for such games to be considered official by most bookmakers. For baseball official game guidelines, see Baseball Official Game rules.
Overtime Occurs when a game ends in regulation with both teams tied. Overtime results count in all sports wagers.
Totals (OVER/UNDER) The total score between the two teams in a game. You would handicap and/or wager whether the final score in the game would total OVER or UNDER the number posted. Example: NFL, New York Giants vs. Miami Dolphins: 39 (points). Final score: NG 21 MD 17. Total score equals 38 points. If you wagered the score to end under the number posted you would have WON the wager.
Underdog - Point Spread Just the opposite of the Favorite point spread. The underdog can win the game outright or lose by a sum less than the point spread for the player to win the wager.