bet·​tor ˈbe-tər How to pronounce bettor (audio)
variants or better
: one that bets

Examples of bettor in a Sentence

Thousands of bettors were at the race track last weekend. bettors on the horse race have to place their bets at least 20 minutes before the start of the race
Recent Examples on the Web On a recent evening, Pasha Boyer, a thirty-two-year-old father and professional sports bettor who lives in Missoula, Montana, logged on to TikTok to continue what has become an unpaid full-time job: debating Israel vs. Palestine over TikTok Live. Jacob Sweet, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2023 Catena Media provides exclusive sports betting and casino content to, including picks, analysis, tools and sportsbook offers to help bettors get in on the action. Catena Media, al, 10 June 2023 The online bookmaker gave bettors +651 odds, meaning that a gambler would win $6.51 for every $1 wagered, so long as all three teams won. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 So if the Chiefs don’t repeat, where else are bettors looking? Steve Kornacki, NBC News, 7 Sep. 2023 Men are more likely to have a gambling problem than women, and sports bettors are much higher-intensity gamblers overall, with live in-game betting being associated with greater levels of impulsivity. Rachel Epstein, Men's Health, 22 Aug. 2023 On the surface, the answer is easy: the tournament would attract online bettors, which would mean money for the struggling businessman. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 19 Sep. 2023 The fact the line is at three points and Giants bettors can get a push on a field-goal differential helps this pick write itself. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2023 Paul is as much as a -400 favorite, meaning a bettor will have to wager $400 on him to win $100. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bettor was in 1616

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“Bettor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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variants or better
: one that bets

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