Sports Explained: Glossary D

Sportsbook Glossary: Dd

Daily Double Horse Racing
A betting type similar to a parlay bet. It involves two consecutive races, usually the first two races on a card and the last two races on a card. You must pick the winner of the first race and the winner of the next race.

Dead Heat
A dead heat refers to an outcome where two competitors are tied for the same position. In this instance your bet is settled under the dead heat rules for that event.

Delay of Game
An action in a sports game in which a player or team deliberately stalls the game, usually with the intention of using the delay to its advantage. In some sports, the delay of game is considered an infraction if it is longer than that permitted according to the game’s rules, in which case a penalty can be issued. Some sports that have a delay of game penalty are American football, Canadian football, ice hockey and association football.

Designated Hitter Baseball
Name given to a hitter who does not play a position, but instead fills in the batting order for the pitcher. The DH may only be used for the pitcher (and not any other position player), as stated in Rule 6.10. Use of the DH is optional, but must be determined prior to the start of the game. If a team does not begin a game with a DH, the pitcher (or a pinch-hitter) must bat for the entire game.

The sum of $1000.

Dime Bet
A $1000.00 wager.

Dime Line
Betting term used to indicate the ten cent money line. A money line in which the vig /commission amounts to ten percent. Also, it refers to the money line difference of ten cents that the player would lay with the favorite, or take back with the underdog (dog).

Short for underdog, this is the team which bookmakers assume will lose the game.

Dog Player
A player who plays the dog, puppy, Alpo or underdog as a rule.

The sum of $100

Dollar Bet
A $100 wager.

A single bet with two selections (equivalent to a 2 team parlay). The winnings from the first selection are placed on the second selection. Both selections must win to get a return.

Double Action
An "if bet" that is processed when the precedent bet wins, ties or cancels.

Double Bet
A wager that is twice the amount of the players usual wager.

Double Play Baseball
In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) for a team or a fielder is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. In baseball slang, making a double play is referred to as "turning two" or a "twin killing".

Also known as a push. If a game falls exactly on the spread, there is no winner and bettors will receive their money back.

A term used to describe odds that are lengthening (getting higher).

Due For
A term referring to a contestant or team that is considered to be overdue for a win or loss in their next contest or sports event. The due for wager is a favorite strategy of many players.