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10:13 Dec 29, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:place
Don't jinx her with place and show bets.
Context is horseracing.
Can't find any terms for either "place" or "show" in this context.
A place bet is won, when the bet competitor finishes first or second, a show bet
is won, when the bet competitor finishes at least as third. Since the probabilities
to win such a bet are comparably high, the odds offered (by bookies) or to be
expected (at the tote) significantly lower than for win bets. Some gamblers bet
long shots to place or show, reasoning that they match sufficiently high odds with
bearable success probabilities"