Betting Terminology

Check our betting glossary to get explanations around the main betting terms in the industry.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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Return -

This is the total amount you receive for a winning bet.(winnings plus stake).

Reversed forecast -

This bet involves 2 selections in 1 race finishing 1st and 2nd in either order. As such it is the equivalent of two straight forecasts.

Run-in -

This is the distance from the home turn (or last obstacle) to the winning post.

Related Contingency -

A related contingency occurs when one part of the bet affects the outcome of the rest of the bet.

Example: A double bet for Team A to win 2-0 and Team A to win the match.

If Team A win 2-0 then they also win the match. The price for Team A to win 2-0 already takes this into account so the two selections cannot be combined in a multiple bet. This is one form of related contingency.

If a related contingency message appears William Hill cannot accept the bet. If taken in error the stake will be invested on the selection with the largest price. Where two or more selections are quoted at the largest price the stake will be divided equally between them.

However, where the related parts of the bet are resolved at different times, unless 'special double' or 'special accumulative' odds are available, bets will be settled as instructed with the odds for the second or subsequent legs being determined at each individual stage.