Across the Board
A method of wagering on a horse to win, place and show.
A baseball wager where no pitcher is specified. Also refers to the number of bets being placed on a certain event.
ATS (Against The Spread)
A method of referring to the result of an event that takes the point spread into account. Also, the act of taking points rather than betting with the spread, or “laying” points.
A goof, moron, idiot.
A right side wager that loses unexpectedly.
A friend or acquaintance used to place bets, to conceal the true identity of the real bettor.
An establishment that accepts bets on the outcome of sporting events.
An establishment or sportsbook that is trying to tough it out (a boxer that has lots of heart, even though he knows he is losing while spitting in to a bucket filled with his blood)
A person who takes wagers on sporting events.
Making fun of someone.
$100 (as in a “buck” bet).
Bust Out Joint
An establishment, usually a restaurant, that overcharges ridiculous amounts. Also can mean a crooked game.
When a player pays an additional price to receive half a point or more in his favor on a point spread game.
The favored team, athlete or horse.