KudoZ home » English to Spanish » Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino

Point spread bets


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
14:07 Apr 27, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino / Sports betting
English term or phrase: Point spread bets
"For straight bets, also known as point spread bets, one team is favored by a certain number of points. This number is determined by each bookmaker (“bookie”) individually, but it is quite common to simply use the point spreads from Las Vegas. If the Buffalo Bills are favored over the New York Giants by five points, “-5” will appear next to their name on the board. If you bet on the Bills, they must win by six or more points in order for you to get paid. If you bet on the Giants, you get paid if they win, but you will also get paid if they lose by four or less points. This second outcome is called “beating the spread.” With straight bets you usually have to lay eleven dollars in order to win ten, or any bet using this proportion (e.g. laying $55 in order to win $50.) The extra ten percent on your bet goes to the bookie. If the Bills win by exactly five points in the above example, it’s a “push” and your bet would be returned minus the bookie’s percentage."

Desconozco si hay en español equivalencias para "point spread bet"; "beating the spread" y "push".
Antonio Alaminos
Local time: 16:14

Summary of answers provided
5apuesta distribuida por puntos
Alex Mata



2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
point spread bets
apuesta distribuida por puntos

Cuando una apuesta se hace por puntos en conceptos.

Mas o menos esa es la idea.


Alex Mata
Local time: 10:14
Meets criteria
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search