Definition of pari-mutuel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːrɪˈmjuːtʃʊəl
, -ˈtjʊəl/


[often as modifier]
  • A form of betting in which those backing the first three places divide the losers' stakes (less the operator’s commission): pari-mutuel betting
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    • We've moved from a pari-mutuel form of betting on sport, to a fixed-odds betting form.
    • The lottery prize pool would be divided appropriately, pari-mutuel style, among the winning lottery players.
    • Although Universal Prince remains in the two-mile race, several bookmakers and Victoria's pari-mutuel suspended betting on last season's champion three-year-old colt.


French, literally 'mutual stake'.

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