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spread bettingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌspred ˈbet.ɪŋ/  us   /ˌspred ˈbet̬.ɪŋ/
a ​form of gambling in which you ​try to ​winmoney by saying what the ​result of ​events such as ​sportsgames will be
specialized finance & economics the ​activity of ​riskingmoney on ​changes in the ​price of ​company shares, without ​buying the ​shares themselves
(Definition of spread betting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spread bettingnoun [U]

uk   us  
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​activity of ​riskingmoney on the ​pricechanges of ​shares, without ​buying the ​shares themselves: There is no doubt that ​spreadbetting is a more ​expensive way to ​play the ​market than ​dealing through a ​broker. The financialspreadbettingmarket is ​booming. a spreadbettingcompany/​firm/​group
FINANCE a ​form of gambling in which you ​try to ​winmoney by saying what the ​result of ​events such as sports games will be: With ​spreadbetting, the more ​right you are, the more you can ​win. But if you are wrong, you can ​lose more than your ​stake.
(Definition of spread betting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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