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Sports betting terms glossary

Gaelic football vs Soccer and Rugby – in Gaelic football there are 15 players in each team; the pitch with H-shaped goalposts is 130–145 meters long and 80–90 meters wide; the match consists of two halves of 30 minutes; the ball, which is similar to that in soccer but heavier, is passed by hands and by kicking

Gaelic games – traditional Irish sports which include Gaelic football, Gaelic handball, hurling, rounders – all the games are administered by the Irish Gaelic Athletic Association.
Gambling vs Gaming –both terms refer to wagering of money (or any material possessions) on any event in which the outcome is not certain for the purpose of gaining more money; in many contexts though, “gaming” indicates that the activity is permitted by law
GamCare ( – the UK national center for information, advice and practical help offered to problem gamblers; GamCare offers Over-the-Phone services (HelpLine), help through the Internet (NetLine), and through online chats and forums
Game of chance – a game in which the outcome is determined by chance
Get on – to have a bet accepted
Global Betting Exchange – one of the world's leading providers of technology to the online gaming industry
Goliathbet – comprises of 247 bets involving 8 selections in different events, that is 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-folds, 56 five-folds, 28 six-folds, 8 seven-folds and 1 eight-fold. At least 2 successful selections are required to obtain a return.
Graduate – horse which is winning for the first time
Grand – £1,000
Grand Slam – the four major tennis tournaments (Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open)
GREaT Foundation – organization which raises funds for Gambling Research, Education and Treatment of problem gambling
Greyhound racing – a sport in which the dogs chase an artificial rabbit or hare till they arrive at the finish line. The sport is popular mainly in the UK, Ireland, the US, Australia and South Africa.
Green – a horse racing term which refers to an inexperienced horse
Halftime – a bet is placed on the odds posted for the first/ second half of a fixture
Hedging – backing 2 outcomes of a match which is usally difficult to predict (1 X, or 1 2, or X 2)
Heinzbet – comprises of 57 bets involving 6 selections in different events, i.e. 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and 1 six-fold. At least 2 successful selections are required to obtain a return
High Roller – a person who places high bets
Hurling vs Field Hockey – Hurling: the team consists of 15 players, equipped with wooden sticks, who try to direct a small ball to one of the two 6 meter high and 6.4 meter wide goals at each end of the field, the pitch is 137 – 145 meters long and 80 – 90 meters wide, the match is divided into halves and lasts for 60 or 70 minutes. Field hockey: the team of 11 players, the pitch is a 91.40 meters long and 55 meters wide, the match is divided into two halves of 35 minutes.


IBAS (the Independent Betting Adjudication Service)– an authoritative, totally independent service which deals with customers who cannot resolve a betting dispute with their bookmakers
In the Money – refers to horses which finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the race
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