bet·​tor | \ ˈbe-tər How to pronounce bettor (audio) \
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Definition of bettor

: one that bets

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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 Steven sees the next generation of bettor as more interested in the entertainment, content and clout of sports betting rather than just a way to win some money. Dr Geraint Evans, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Also, as a contrarian bettor, a smart play would be to let these lines ruminate the next few months. Josh Appelbaum Vsin, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 The bettor correctly picked several upsets throughout the first weekend of the tournament. oregonlive, 22 Mar. 2021 Presumably, the State’s negotiators were wrongly led to believe that the location of the bettor is irrelevant under federal law so long as the computer server processing the bet is located on tribal land. Daniel Wallach, Forbes, 10 May 2021 The payoff would take place if a bettor could place a wager before a sportsbook adjusted the spread because of the news of players being held out. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2021 As Beaver fans celebrated for the men’s team, so did a bettor who came up big. oregonlive, 22 Mar. 2021 There are 67 games in the March Madness tournament, and no sports bettor has ever filled out a perfect, verifiable bracket, the NCAA said. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 22 Mar. 2021 Billy Walters, the famed sports bettor who has been in prison since 2017, will be out in time to bet on the Super Bowl thanks to outgoing President Donald Trump. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of bettor

1616, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2021

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“Bettor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bettor

: a person who makes a bet


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Kids Definition of bettor

: someone that bets

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