place/make a wager

idiom

: to make a bet : to risk losing something (such as money) if one's guess about what will happen is wrong
placed/made a wager on a horse

Examples of place/make a wager in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And with so much attention focused on the game, there are more ways than ever to place a wager. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2024 Ahead of America’s biggest sports phenomenon of the year Sunday, roughly 67.8 million Americans are expected to make a wager, according to new data from the American Gaming Association. Rivan Stinson, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024 To make a wager that is not going to pay off until months later can be a losing proposition, no matter the outcome. Randy Kennedy | , al, 22 June 2023 But the door is now legally open for fans to make a wager on the big game in 33 states, among them Arizona. Victor Mather, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2023 For sports bettors looking to make a wager, the new FanDuel Sportsbook has plenty of options with three betting windows and nine sports-betting kiosks. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 12 Jan. 2023 His predictions of increasing resource scarcity led him to make a wager with economist Julian Simon in 1980 that five commodities would become more expensive by 1990. Dominic Pino, National Review, 3 Jan. 2023 Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe star as wealthy, vicious step-siblings who make a wager that drives them to ruthlessly manipulate their fellow students, including the virginal Annette (Reese Witherspoon). Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 28 Nov. 2022 Bettors who opt-into this promo and place a wager of $5 or more on any same game parlay or same game parlay+ bet will qualify. Xl Media, cleveland, 8 June 2022

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“Place/make a wager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/place%2Fmake%20a%20wager. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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