Definitions

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  • noun poker A bet which is more than standard for a particular situation.
  • verb poker To bet an amount which is more than standard for a particular situation.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ bet

Examples

  • We were led to this research by an age-old racetrack puzzle economists call the “favorite-longshot bias”: horse bettors historically have overbet long shots, and they win less often than their odds suggest.

    What A Night! Interpreting the New Hampshire Primary - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • We were led to this research by an age-old racetrack puzzle economists call the “favorite-longshot bias”: horse bettors historically have overbet long shots, and they win less often than their odds suggest.

    What A Night! Interpreting the New Hampshire Primary - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • In essence, people tend to overbet unlikely outcomes.

    Markets May Understate Obama's Odds

  • This is precisely the kind of suicidal overbet that a player like Reategui inspires.

    TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

  • This is precisely the kind of suicidal overbet that a player like Reategui inspires.

    TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

  • There had been grand doings to open the new house, and Ellabelle felt she was on the way to ruling things social with an iron hand if she was just careful and didn't overbet her cards.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • Flor de Amelia is tough to go against off a 15-1/4-length romp but will be overbet and has a jockey who is off to a slow start.

    NYDN Rss

  • Magical Feeling takes precipitous class drop in first start for Mott off 15-month layoff, likely to be overbet.

    NY Daily News

  • What follows is my countdown of the five horses that were overbet to the most extreme degree over the past decade at the Festival.

    The Guardian World News

  • What follows is my countdown of the five horses that were overbet to the most extreme degree over the past decade at the Festival.

    The Guardian World News

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