Definition of spread betting in English:

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spread betting

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noun

[mass noun]
A form of betting in which the bettor wins or loses money according to the margin by which the value of a particular outcome varies from the spread of expected values quoted by the bookmaker.
Example sentences
  • One of the attractions of spread betting is the ability to ‘go short’ - betting on a share going down.
  • Although they are less risky than futures or spread betting where, potentially, your losses can be unlimited, they are certainly not suitable for beginners.
  • The products that caused the most complaints were precipice bonds, spread betting, share tipping and those offering the facility to unlock a pension.
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