even money


Definition of even money

: a situation in wagering in which the odds are even

Examples of even money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So Others Might Cheat: This compassionate group provides cellphones, adult website memberships, and even money for motels to indigent married people who otherwise could not afford the joys of infidelity. Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1408: What’s wrong with this picture," 29 Oct. 2020 Chase is known for offering excellent rewards, lucrative sign-up bonuses and even money-saving benefits. Jennifer Yellin, CNN Underscored, "How to choose the best Chase credit cards for cash back and travel rewards," 23 Oct. 2020 Online bookmaker Sports Betting Dime this week put the odds of the Wolves trading out of the No. 1 spot at 4 to 5 — better than even money. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "Wagering odds: Timberwolves more likely to trade No. 1 pick than keep it," 16 Oct. 2020 For the Chiefs, at -1.5 (-106), a $100 wager is almost at even money, paying a profit of $94.34 with a Kansas City victory over San Francisco by 2 or more points. Ryan R. Bonini, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "49ers-Chiefs Super Bowl LIV odds: Kansas City slight favorite over San Francisco," 28 Jan. 2020 The Pacers are -121, while the Nuggets are even money at +100. Johnny Parlay, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers odds, picks and best bets," 2 Jan. 2020 Give the edge to Denver and back the Nuggets to win by at least 8 points at even money. Cameron Dasilva, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and best bets," 10 Feb. 2020 The spread is Alabama -4.5 (+105 for Alabama, -125 for Auburn) and the better-than even money odds are also a rarity for ‘Bama. John Holler, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Alabama at Auburn odds, picks and best bets," 28 Nov. 2019 The moneyline has a greater profit margin, but the spread can also be played at near-even money. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks odds, picks and best bets," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of even money

1732, in the meaning defined above

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3 Nov 2020

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“Even money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20money. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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