Online Sports Betting Glossary for Canada

It can feel like people involved in betting on sports are speaking an entirely different language. There are so many gambling terms that are not used in common parlance. This alphabetical list of betting terminology will help you understand what is being said.

Jump to:
  • A
    • Accumulator

    • Across the board

    • Action

    • ATS

  • B
    • Banker

    • Bar

    • Beard

    • Bettor

    • Bookmaking

    • Buck

    • Buy Price

  • C
    • Canadian

    • Chalk

    • Circled game

    • Combination bet

    • Cover

    • Credit betting

  • D
    • Dead Heat

    • Deposit Betting

    • Dime bet

    • Dog

    • Dog player

    • Dollar bet

    • Double

    • Double or Nothing

    • Drift

  • E
    • Exotic

  • F
    • Favourite

    • Field

    • Fixed Odds

    • Fold

    • Forecast

    • Full Cover

    • Futures

  • G
    • Goliath

    • Grand Salami

    • Grand Slam

  • H
    • Handicap

    • Hedging

    • Heinz

    • Hook

  • I
    • IBF

    • In The Red

    • Index Betting

  • J
    • Joint Favourites

    • Juice

  • L
    • Laying a Bet

    • Lock

  • M
    • Martingale

    • MLB

    • MLS

    • Moneyline/Money Line

    • Multiple

  • N
    • NBA

    • NCAA

    • NFL

    • NHL

    • Nickel Bet

  • O
    • Odds

    • Odds Against

    • Odds-On

    • Overlay

    • Over-Under

  • P
    • Parlay

    • Point spread

    • Prop bets

    • Push

  • Q
    • Quinella

  • R
    • Return

  • S
    • Scalper

    • Shorten

    • Show

    • Single

    • Six Dollar Combine

    • Smart money

    • Spread betting

    • Stanley Cup

    • Steam

    • Super Bowl

    • System

  • T
    • Teaser

    • Treble

    • Two-ball betting

  • V
    • Value

  • W
    • WBA

    • WBC

    • WBO

    • World Cup

    • World Series

  • Y
    • Yankee

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