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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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A total of (http://www.drf.com/news/kentucky-derby-wagering-second-highest-history) $130 million was wagered on the 2016 Kentucky Derby, the second-largest total ever.
Talking to Fox 5, Chris Evans,who plays Captain America, and Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, wagered on the megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The state of Arkansas receives 1 percent of the amount wagered on the simulcast races when the bets are made on the grounds of Oaklawn.
Overall, results were "less favourable" against the same period last year, although the firm's interim management statement highlighted strong growth in sportsbook, with amounts wagered up 42 per cent.
The ID3 decision tree was accurate 34% of the time with a $69.20 payout ($0.69 excess return per dollar wagered) while the BPNN was 20% accurate with a $124.80 payout ($1.25 excess return per dollar wagered).
But Sportingbet performed well in Australia, where the amount wagered grew by 3.5% despite lower year-on-year volumes in October.
Games with road favorites increased more than games with home favorites, which may imply that road favorite bettors also wagered on the over in these contests.
Heitke has wagered a Jennie-O turkey or a baked ham.
RACE ace Dario Franchitti has baldly wagered his hair on a big race.
An ATP statement read: "An ATP investigation launched in November 2007 found that Mr Cermak had wagered on tennis matches during a period dating from 9 September 2006 through 1 February 2007.