Meaning of “spread betting” in the English Dictionary

"spread betting" in British English

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spread bettingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌspred ˈbet.ɪŋ/ us /ˌspred ˈbet̬.ɪŋ/

(Definition of “spread betting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spread betting" in Business English

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spread bettingnoun [ U ]

uk us

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the activity of risking money on the price changes of shares, without buying the shares themselves:

There is no doubt that spread betting is a more expensive way to play the market than dealing through a broker.

FINANCE a form of gambling in which you try to win money by saying what the result of events such as sports games will be:

With spread betting, 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)