Betting A-Z: R – The Ultimate Encyclopaedia for All Your Betting Needs
Rabbit hunting – The act of a player asking to see the cards that would have come on subsequent streets after they have folded in a hand.
Racing form – A document that provides information about each horse or participant in a race, including past performances, jockey, trainer, and odds.
Racing post – A publication that provides horse racing news, results, and betting tips.
Racing program – A printed document that provides information about a particular day’s races, including the order of the races and the participants in each race.
Racing silks – The colorful and distinctive clothing worn by jockeys during a horse race that represents the owner of the horse.
Racing tips – Advice given by experts in the horse racing industry on which horses are most likely to win a race.
Rags – Horses with long odds of winning a race.
Rags-to-riches – A horse that comes from humble beginnings or a lowly ranking and wins a big race or championship.
Rail – The innermost part of a horse racetrack.
Railbird – A spectator at a horse race who stands next to the rail to get a better view of the horses.
Railbird heaven – A prime location at the racetrack, typically located at the finish line or in the grandstand, where railbirds congregate to watch the races.
Railbirding – The act of spectating at horse races from the rail.
Rakeback – A portion of the rake that is returned to players as an incentive to continue playing.
Random number generator (RNG) – A computer program that generates random numbers to ensure that games are fair and not rigged.
Range – The range of hands that a player may have in a given situation, based on their previous actions and betting patterns.
Re-entry tournament – A tournament in which a player who has been eliminated can pay another buy-in to re-enter the tournament and continue playing.
Rebuy – The act of purchasing additional chips in a cash game.
Red card – A card shown to a player by a referee in a soccer game to indicate a serious foul or violation.
Reducing the field – The act of forcing players to fold and reducing the number of active players in a hand or tournament.
Refund – The return of a player’s bet if the event they bet on is canceled or otherwise does not take place.
Reload bonus – A bonus given to players who reload their accounts with additional funds.
Reserve – The minimum amount of money required to enter a particular game or tournament.
Return on investment (ROI) – A measure of the profitability of a particular bet or investment, calculated as the net profit divided by the total amount invested.
Reverse forecast – A type of bet in which the bettor predicts which two horses will finish in first and second place, in any order.
Reverse line – The point spread or odds for the underdog in a game or match.
Reverse line movement – A situation in which the point spread or odds for a particular team or player move in the opposite direction of what would be expected based on the betting action.
Ring game – A cash game in which players can join or leave at any time.
Ring game rake – The percentage of each pot that is taken by the house in a ring game.
Ring-fenced market – A market that is restricted to players from a particular geographic location or jurisdiction.
Ringer – A person or animal that is substituted for another in order to gain an advantage.
Ripped: A term used to describe a player who has lost all of their bankroll.
Risk management: The process of identifying, assessing, and prioritizing risks, and taking actions to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of negative events.
Risk tolerance: The degree of risk an individual is willing to take on when participating in a betting or gambling activity.
Risk-free bet: A bet that is guaranteed to result in a win or refund, regardless of the outcome.
Robustness: The ability of a betting strategy or system to perform well under a variety of different conditions or scenarios.
Rollover requirement: The number of times a bonus or promotion must be wagered before it can be withdrawn as cash.
Rookie: A new or inexperienced player.
Rotisserie league: A type of fantasy sports league where team owners draft real-life players and earn points based on their statistical performance.
Round of betting: A segment of a poker game where players place bets or make decisions about their hand.
Round robin: A type of bet where multiple parlays are combined into a single bet.
Round-robin bet: Another name for a round robin.
Rounder: A professional gambler who travels from place to place in search of profitable betting opportunities.
Run line: A type of bet in baseball where the favorite team must win by a certain number of runs or the underdog team must lose by a certain number of runs or win outright.
Run of play: The current state of the game or match, including the score and momentum.
Runline: Another name for the run line bet in baseball.
Runner: A person who places bets for someone else.
Runner-runner: A term used in poker to describe a hand that is completed by catching two consecutive cards on the turn and river.
Runners: Another term for horses in a horse race.
Running count: A counting system used in blackjack to keep track of the cards that have been played and the remaining cards in the deck.