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wager

1. an agreement or pledge to pay an amount of money as a result of the outcome of an unsettled matter
2. an amount staked on the outcome of such a matter or event
3. wager of battle (in medieval Britain) a pledge to do battle for a cause, esp to decide guilt or innocence by single combat
4. wager of law English legal history a form of trial in which the accused offered to make oath of his innocence, supported by the oaths of 11 of his neighbours declaring their belief in his statements
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Net offers a revolutionary game that simply challenges players to prove who the better sports wagerers are," added Ryan Coughlin, CEO and Co-Founder.
ARCADIA -- Track president Ron Charles would like nothing better than to see live racing at Santa Anita resume Friday, rather than the sight of simulcast wagerers pouring over data for off-track action.
For this special month of celebrations, InterCasino UK are offering bonuses to the top 20 wagerers during each evening after every England game (giving players even more reason to cheer England onto success in Germany), with a further match deposit of GBP50 available to every online casino uk player every month.
Adjusted gross receipts are defined as "gross receipts less winnings paid to wagerers.