Betting A-Z: S – The Ultimate Encyclopaedia for All Your Betting Needs
Sabotage: The deliberate act of causing damage or disruption to a betting activity, often for personal gain or to undermine a competitor’s chances of success.
Score: The result of a game or event, usually expressed in numerical terms, such as the number of goals, points, or runs scored by each team or participant.
Scorer: A player or participant who successfully scores points or goals during a game or event.
Selection: A chosen team, player, or outcome that a bettor predicts will win or perform well in a given game or event.
Service: An offering provided by a sportsbook or betting operator, such as customer support, odds comparison, or live streaming of events.
Sharp: A knowledgeable and experienced bettor who is able to identify and exploit value in the betting markets.
Sharp bettor: A skilled and successful bettor who consistently places smart and profitable wagers based on their expertise.
Show: A type of horse racing bet where the chosen horse must finish in either first, second, or third place.
Single: A bet placed on one outcome, rather than a combination of outcomes or multiple events.
Single bet: A wager on a single outcome or event, such as the winner of a game or the outcome of a coin toss.
Specials: Unusual or novelty betting markets that may include events such as political elections or entertainment awards.
Split: A type of wager where a bettor places their money on two different outcomes of the same event, effectively creating two separate bets.
Sports analyst: An expert in sports who analyzes data and information to make informed predictions about future outcomes.
Sports analytics: The use of statistical analysis and other data-driven techniques to inform betting decisions and predict the outcome of sports events.
Sports betting: The activity of placing wagers on sports events or outcomes.
Sports handicapper: A person who predicts the outcomes of sports events and provides betting advice to others.
Sports handicapping: The process of predicting the outcomes of sports events and providing betting advice based on analysis of relevant data.
Sports investment: The practice of investing money in sports betting markets in order to generate a profit.
Sports investment fund: A pooled investment vehicle that invests in sports betting markets in order to generate returns for investors.
Sports investment syndicate: A group of individuals who pool their money together to invest in sports betting markets in order to generate a profit.
Sports picks: Betting advice or predictions provided by sports analysts or handicappers.
Sports trader: A person who buys and sells sports bets on the betting exchange in order to generate a profit.
Sports trading: The practice of buying and selling sports bets on the betting exchange in order to generate a profit.
Sportsbook: A company that accepts and pays out bets on sports events.
Sportsbook affiliate: A person or website that promotes a sportsbook in exchange for a commission on any bets placed by customers they refer.
Sportsbook bonus: An incentive offered by sportsbooks to attract new customers, such as free bets or deposit bonuses.
Sportsbook operator: The company or entity that owns and operates a sportsbook.
Sportsbook software: The technology used to manage and operate a sportsbook, including odds management, customer account management, and payment processing.
Sportsbook technology: The software and hardware systems used to operate and manage a sportsbook.
Spread: The predicted margin of victory or defeat for a particular team or participant in a game or event.
Spread betting: A type of betting where a bettor wagers on whether the outcome of a game or event.
Spread line: The point spread set by a sportsbook or betting operator to even the odds and encourage betting on both sides of an event.
Stake: The amount of money wagered by a bettor on a particular event or outcome.
Staking plan: A strategy for managing a bettor’s bankroll and deciding how much to wager on each bet.
Starting gate: The barrier or starting point used in horse racing to keep the horses in line before the start of the race.
Starting pitcher: The first pitcher to throw in a baseball game, typically the best pitcher on the team.
Starting price: The odds on a horse at the start of a race, as determined by the bookmaker.
Steam: A sudden and significant movement in the betting odds or line, often caused by a large amount of money being placed on one side of an event.
Straddle: A type of bet in poker where the player places a bet twice the size of the previous bet.
Straight: A type of bet where the chosen team, player, or outcome must win outright in order for the bettor to win.
Straight bet: A wager on a single outcome or event, such as the winner of a game or the outcome of a coin toss.
Straight forecast: A type of bet in horse racing where the bettor predicts the first and second place finishers in a race in the correct order.
Strategy: A plan or approach for making betting decisions, often based on analysis of data and information.
Superfecta: A type of bet in horse racing where the bettor predicts the first four finishers in a race in the correct order.
Support: The amount of money bet on a particular outcome or event.
Surebet: A bet where the bettor is guaranteed to win, regardless of the outcome of the event.
Syndicate: A group of individuals who pool their money together to place bets and share in the profits.
System: A set of rules or criteria used to make betting decisions, often based on analysis of data and information.
System bet: A type of bet where the bettor places multiple bets on a single event or outcome, using a set of predetermined rules to guide their betting decisions.