Betting glossary

With sports betting, there are wide variety of different terms used to describe different markets, results or bet types. Sometimes there may be more than one term to describe the same thing.

In this page, the Katarbet Betting Glossary, we explain some of the most common terms that are used both specifically by TotoboPlatinium, and those that are used all around the betting industry.

At Katarbet , we are always looking for ways to improve our service and information, and we will update this page with necessary terms that are related to new Sports & Markets that we will offer. If you have any feedback or ideas about this or any other Katarbet page, please contact our Customer Service Team who will be glad to help.


A numerical term for the Home team/player on a betting market or event. Commonly used on markets such as 1x2.


A term used for a Draw on a betting market or event. Commonly used on markets such as 1x2.


A numerical term for the Away team/player on a betting market or event. Commonly used on markets such as 1x2.


2-Way is a type of betting market. This type of betting market would offer only two outcomes to place bets on. Examples of 2-Way markets are sports where a Draw is not possible, such as match winners for Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball.


3-Way is a type of betting market. This type of market offers 3 possible outcomes to place bets on, with the Soccer market 1x2 being the prime example with 3 betting options offered to cover all possible results of the game with Home, Away and Draw.

Bet Status

The Bet Status indicates what the current position is of any bet you place. The statuses are colour coded to let you know the status of a bet or individual selections at a glance, with the colour key seen in My Bets and on the Matrix.
Open - Bet slip / Selection has no result and is unsettled
Won - Bet slip / Selection has won and will be paid returns if required
Lost - Bet slip / Selection has been unsuccessful and has lost
Sold - Bet slip has been sold / cashed out before the final result is known
Cancelled - Bet slip cancelled online by the customer or the event is postponed/abandoned
Paid Back - Bet slip / Selection has been invalidated and made void after the initial result was applied
Invalid - et slip / Selection is not valid
Refused - The bet slip was refused by the traders after a bet request was sent, or the offered stake from the traders was refused by the customer There are also some temporary bet statuses that you may or may not see on the Bahigo website, and these are generally seen when you submit bet requests from the bet slip;
Requested- The bet slip has been sent to the traders as a bet request and is waiting for review / response
Part-approved - The bet slip sent as a bet request was not accepted in full, but the traders have offered a lower stake

Bet Slip
The Betslip is where any selections you choose from events and markets appear, and where you choose what type of bets and stakes to place.
The Betslip appears on the right side of the Katarbet website, and offers the chances of Single, Combi & System bets.
At the bottom of the betslip, below your chosen selections and bet types, there are different items of interest to be aware of;
Stake; This is the stake value you want to place on the bet itself (1 x Single / Combi)
Stake per bet; this is the individual stake for each bet type chosen from your selections, You must multiply the stake per bet by the number of bets shown to get your total stake.
Number of bets; This is the number of bet types chosen in your betslip, this is only shown if you have more than 1 selection on your slip and looking at the Singles tab, or if you choose to place a System bet and choose from the bet types available
Max Payout; This is the potential winnings for the bet if every selection that you have chosen wins
Max Odds; This value is calculated from the max payout value divided by the stake / stake per bet amount.
Total stake; this is the total cost of the bet based on the bet type(s) and stake per bet that you have chosen before.
Cash Out
The Cash Out option on Katarbet gives you more control of your open bets.
Cash Out offers you a chance to take winnings on your bets before all the events are finished, or to return part of your stake if the bet is losing.
Bet Request
The Bet Request option allows customers to send their bet slip to the traders for authorisation. The Bet Request option is only available when the customers desired stake is more than the current maximum stake permitted for the customers selection(s) in their bet slip. The Bet Request option is only available Pre-Match and is not available where any selection(s) in the bet slip are on a Live event.
Where a Bet Request is available, the customer may choose from the following 3 options;
Place bet with XX.XX stake - This option would not send a request to the traders, and would just place the bet for the stated amount which would be the current maximum permitted stake.
Request bet   - This option will send the entire bet slip to the traders for review for the stake entered. The traders may accept the entire stake, refuse the entire stake or offer the user an amount that is either the same as the previously highlighted maximum amount already available, or a higher amount but lower than their full requested amount
Adjust stake and request remainder - This option will immediately place a bet for the current maximum permitted stake. The additional stake will then be sent to the traders who may accept the stake (placing a 2nd bet slip for the additional amount),
refuse the additional stake entirely, or offer the customer a lower amount to be placed in addition to the amount already placed. If the traders offer the customer a stake lower than the Bet Request total, then this offer will be displayed to the customer on the screen for the customer to accept or refuse. If there is no choice made, the bet / additional stake will not be placed and will appear in the My Bets section as a Refused bet.
All other Bet Requests results will be shown to the customer in the form of a pop up on the website or in the Katarbet app.
Please refer to the Bet Statuses entry for information about the standard and temporary bet statuses you may see when considering Bet Requests.
Betting fee

The bet fee is the amount you place to make a bet and is the amount you have to pay in order to place your bet.


A team or player selected as a counter must win their matches and will be added to the calculations in all combinations. You must hold all the banks in your bet slip, otherwise all combinations on your slip will be lost.

System bets with banco.
Bir sistem bahisi yaparken ek olarak seçebileceğiniz banko olarak adlandırılan bir seçeneğiniz daha mevcut. Banko olarak belirlenen bahisin kazanması gerekmektedir. Bu bahisin kaybetmesi durumunda bahisin tamamı kaybedilmiş sayılmaktadır. Bir takımı yada oyuncuyu banko olarak belirlemek için sadece bahis kuponundaki’’B’’harfine tıklamanız yeterli olmaktadır. B harfinin siyah arkaplanda beyaz olarak belirmesi ile birlikte bankonuzu seçmiş olacaktınız.
Banko olarak seçtiğiniz tahmininiz bahis kuponunuzdaki bütün kombinasyonlara eklenecektir. Bu sebeple bu tahmininizin kaybetmesi halinde ise bütün bahis kuponunuz kaybetmiş olacaktır. Yapılabilecek olan kombinasyonların sayısı kaç takım veya oyuncunun banko olarak seçildiğine bağlı olarak değişiklik göstermektedir. Bunun sebebi seçilen bütün bankoların mümkün olan bütün kombinasyonlara eklenecek olmasıdır.
Bahis kuponunda seçilmiş olan 5 takımlı normal bir sistem bahisinde, 1/2/3/4. takımlar basis alınarak 4 kombinasyon çeşidi mümkün olmaktadır.
Banko tahmin yapılmış olması durumunda kombinasyon çeşitleride değişiklik gösterecektir. Bunun sebebi yapılmış olan banko tahminin her kombinasyona eklenecek olmasıdır. 2 Bankolu ve 5 takımlı bir bahis kuponunun kombinasyon çeşitleri aşağıdaki gibidir:
2 x Komb. (1 Bahis) - 2 Bankodan oluşan 1 kombinasyon
3 x Komb. (3 Bahis) - 2 Banko ve en az geriye kalan 3 takımdan başarılı olan 1 tanesinden oluşan kombinasyonlar
4 x Komb. (4 Bahis) - 2 Banko ve en az geriye kalan 3 takımdan başarılı olan 2 tanesinden oluşan kombinasyonlar
5 x Komb. (1 Bahis) - Bankolarda dahil seçilmiş olan bütün takımlardan oluşan kombinasyonlar. Bahis kuponunun üzerindeki başarılı bütün tahminlerden oluşan normal bir sistem bahisine denk gelmektedir.
Daha fazla takım ve daha fazla bankonun seçilmiş olması halinde kombinasyonlar yukarıdaki örneğe göre farklılık gösterecektir.
Bankolarınızı ve bahis tipinizi seçtikten sonra yapılabilecek olan kazancın hesaplaması ve bahislerin yapılması normal sistem bahisleriyle aynıdır. Burada dikkat edilmesi gerekli olan tek nokta ise banko tahminlerin kaybetmemesi gerektiğidir! Aksi takdirde bütün bahisi kaybedeceksinizdir.
Palpable Error

Where the odds for a single selection or an entire market are published incorrectly, this is known as a Palpable Error or an Obvious Error.

Free Betting
Totoboplatinium, müşterilerine bazen ücretsiz bahis sunulabilir ve yapılacak olan kupon tutarı hesabınızdaki bakiyeden düşülmez.
Ücretsiz bahisle yapılan kuponun kazanılması durumunda, ücretsiz kupon miktarı ödenmez ve geriye kalan miktar müşteriye ödenir.

A Bonus is an additional betting balance that is available to place bets with, and has a required Turnover to be met before it can a withdrawal can be made.
Katarbet offers a number of bonuses to eligible customers, with details found in the Promotions page.

Cashing / Selling

Some coupons may have the option to "Sell Coupons" before the event is over. The value of the coupon to be sold depends on some factors such as the odds, the score and the remaining time.

Live Bettings
Any bet placed from the Katarbet Live Betting area on an event that has started is considered as a Live Bet. For Live events, the odds update constantly to coincide with the status of the game and the current score.
When betting live, there is a delay applied to accepting any live bet to ensure there are no key changes in the event that would affect the outcome of the market you are betting on.When you view a Live Bet in your My Bets section, the score of the event at the time you placed the bet will be shown.

In a competition or competition, the removal of the player / contestant from the game due to injury or different situations is considered an injury.
The fact that a player can be considered injured has different effects depending on the single bet or a specific Outright match.


The conversion is the total value of all payments required to complete the bonus. The value of the total payments; It depends on the specific wagering terms, deposit value and bonus, and only the minimum rates set will count from the wagering.

Dead Heat

A Dead Heat is an outcome to a betting market where 2 or more competitors finish the event at the exact same time, or finish with the exact same scores with nothing left to separate their positions.
In the event of a Dead Heat, stakes for bets on both participants are considered as half lost, with half the stake winning and paid at the odds taken. If there are more than 2 participants involved, then the bet stakes are divided further according to the number of players involved.


Overtime, similar to Extra Time, is an additional period of play that takes place after the scheduled regular time for an event is completed. Unlike Extra Time, Overtime is very common in numerous sports for regular league games. American Football & Basketball are two sports where Overtime takes place regularly after the normal time period is played.


Any competition that has to be changed due to weather or security reasons is considered as a postponed competition, these competitions will be played on a date to be decided by the authorities of the respective leagues.


The Favourite is the team, player or driver considered to be the favourite on the betting market. The odds of this participant will be reflective of the status of them as the favourites, with the odds smaller for ones considered as stronger favourites.

Late Bets

In any instance where a bet is placed after the result of a market is known, after a goal or point has been scored, or after a significant event occurs that may affect the odds, is considered as a Late Bet.

A Handicap is a number of goals or points that is given as a head start to a team, or as a negative score to overcome for betting purposes.
The favourite team or player in an event would have a handicap that theoretically makes them start at a negative score, and must win the match from this point to make the bets on the handicap win.
The Underdog of an event would have a handicap that gives that team or player a head start, where they start with a score already registered for betting purposes, and must either win the game normally, or not lose by a score that overtakes the handicap given.
Handicaps markets are listed with various options of advantages or disadvantages applied, with 1:0 meaning the home side get a 1 goal start, 0,2 gives the away side a 2 goal start and so on.
For other sports, the handicap may show 3 fields, such as 0:1,5 or 2,5:0. This is for different handicaps where there is no option to bet on a draw and this is because there is a "half" point or goal applied so that after a handicap is applied, the scores cannot be tied.
0:1:5 is the away side with a 1,5 point start, 2,5:0 is the home side with a 2.5 point start.

Often displayed as H-2-H, this is betting on player v player/team v team on a 2-Way market. This is common across many sports and may not always be known as Head to Head but have the same overall meaning and requirements to win the bet.


Gain: The amount obtained from the bet won or sold.

Combined Bets

Combination bets consist of at least 2 different bets or games. All selected games for betting must be won in order for the coupon to win.

Match Winner

The match winner is both a term and a type of BET in Totoboplatinium.
match winner is a term used to indicate the winner in any sporting event. (two participants - team/player).
As a bet type, it can be either a 2-way or a 3-way bet that makes it possible to bet on a draw (X).


Matrix is a Katarbet term used to describe the breakdown of bets in the My Bets section of our website. The Matrix will show the breakdown of individual bets and is helpful to see all individual pay-outs for System bets where there will be more than 1 bet type placed.

Money Line

The Money Line is a name for 2-Way match result markets, and is often seen on Basketball, Ice Hockey, American Football & Baseball due to it being a common term for American competition sports.
The Money Line is the same as any other 2-Way match result market, it offers odds for the 2 participants only and does not include the option to bet on a draw, even if a draw is a possible result.


The Odds are what we use to show the customers the likelihood of certain outcomes happening in betting markets. Every outcome that we offer betting markets for has its own individual odds available. The size of the odds, high or low, represent the chances of that outcome happening.


This is a type of betting market, and is generally applicable to the overall competition rather than individual events. You can place bets on who will win groups, leagues, stages, competitions and cups - these are known as Outright bets.

Special Bets

Special Bets are markets that are not available regularly. These can be markets on individual events or groups of events in specific leagues or competitions, or be completely new markets for events such as Politics, Television shows or Awards Ceremonies.

Point Spread

The Point Spread is the American term used to described the Handicap market for sports events. Point Spread is the equivalent of a 2-Way Handicap market on any event, and is therefore more common in the NFL, NBA, NHL and other American Sports and leagues from the same sports.

Risk Free Bet

A Risk Free bet is a promotion where the customer places a bet with his own funds, selecting the Risk Free Bet option in the betslip. If the bet wins the returns are paid in full. If the bet loses, then the stake is refunded to the customers account as non-withdrawable funds.

Run Line

The Run Line term is another American term and is specific to Baseball. The Run Line term is the same as Point Spread and Handicaps on other sports, and refers to the Run Handicap on the individual event.

Virtual Sports

Virtual Sports are betting opportunities offered on computer generated events such as Soccer, Basketball & Tennis.
The markets, odds and bets placed are the same as normal, however the event itself is a simulation, with the results of each event shown on the screen once the event has concluded; the same result being used for settlement of bets.

Virtual Sports System Bets
The Virtual Sports bet slip operates in generally the same way as the standard Bahigo bet slip, however depending on the number of selections you have made, there are different System Bet types that become available.
The maximum selections you can have in a Virtual Sports bet slip to place single bets, combi (multi) bets or system bets on is 9.
3 selections
Trixie - 4 bets in total
2 x combin (3)
3 x combin (1)
Patent – 7 bets in total
Single bets (3)
2 x combin (3)
3 x combin (1)
4 selections
Yankee – 11 bets in total
2 x combin (6)
3 x combin (4)
4 x combin (1)
Lucky 15 – 15 bets in total
Single bets (4)
2 x combin (6)
3 x combin (4)
4 x combin (1)
5 selections
Super Yankee – 26 bets in total
2 x combin (10)
3 x combin (10)
4 x combin (5)
5 x combin (1)
Lucky 31 – 31 bets in total
Single bets (5)
2 x combin (10)
3 x combin (10)
4 x combin (5)
5 x combin (1)
6 selections
Heinz – 57 bets in total
2 x combin (15)
3 x combin (20)
4 x combin (15)
5 x combin (6)
6 x combin (1)
Lucky 63 – 63 bets in total
Single bets (6)
2 x combin (15)
3 x combin (20)
4 x combin (15)
5 x combin (6)
6 x combin (1)
7 selections
Super Heinz – 120 bets in total
2 x combin (21)
3 x combin (35)
4 x combin (35)
5 x combin (21)
6 x combin (7)
7 x combin (1)
7+ selections
Full cover with singles - This is a bet type that allows you to place all possible 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 x combin bets at once. This will be 127bets (7 selections), 255 bets (8 selections) & 511 bets (9 selections). This bet type includes Single bets.
8 selections
Goliath – 247 bets in total
2 x combin (28)
3 x combin (56)
4 x combin (70)
5 x combin (56)
6 x combin (28)
7 x combin (8)
8 x combin (1)
9 selections
Full cover – 502 bets in total This is a bet type that allows you to place all possible 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 x combin bets at once – this bet type does not include Singlebets.

A Selection is the choice you make from a betting market to place your bet on, each selection will have its own individual odds. Any team you choose to win, player you choose to score, goals over or under and so on, are all considered as Selections.

Season Bets

Season Bets are another type of betting market, and are similar to Outright bets, as they can be considered to be the same type of market as they both apply to an entire competition rather than individual events. Some examples of Season Bets are Top Goalscorer, Teams to be Promoted or Relegated and Finishing Positions. League and Cup winner markets are better known as the previously mentioned Outright markets.


The ranking can be applied according to the result of a bet and the specific betting event. Katarbet does not apply ranking as a result and does not give ranking in certain Outright betting competitions.
In ranked bets, Outright Motorsports allows participants to bet on places specified to finish at the end of the race.

System Bets
In system bets, which are one of the types of betting coupons we offer, you can make different bet combinations to different teams on the same coupon. From a certain number of selected teams, you can place individual single bets for each team.
here you can see an example of a system bet consisting of 4 selected teams and types of combinations:
1 x comb. (4 bets) - 4 separate bets on the winning teams
2 x Combs. (6 bets) - 4 to 2 combinations. A total of 6 bets, up to 6 combinations of 2
3 x Combs. (4 bets) - 4 to 3 combinations. 4 bets, up to 4 combinations of 3
4 X Combs. (1 bet) - 1 bet on 4 selected teams
depending on how many teams you select, the combination will vary. The total number of each possible combination will be displayed in your bet coupon. In this way, you can easily multiply the corresponding types of combinations by the amount you have invested, so that you can see the total amount invested for all the bets you want to make.
understanding system bets can be a somewhat complex type of BET. For this reason, we recommend that you understand the concept of these bets before starting this type of BET.
Team Duel
Team Duel is a term used to describe a Head-2-Head style match up between two teams, however the two teams involved are playing their own individual matches, rather than playing against each other.
The Team Duel on Katarbet is offered for betting in the same way as any normal sports event, with odds available for match result, double chance, handicap and total goals, but the event itself is a "fantasy" or "mythical" match up, as the two teams are not playing each other, but are playing their own matches against different opponents.
The goals scored by each team involved in the Team Duel within their own actual matches are used to determine who wins the event listed by Katarbet, please see the example Team Duel below;
Team Duel event - Chelsea v Manchester City
Match result 1 - Chelsea 4-1 Stoke City
Match result 2 - Manchester City 2-2 Manchester Utd
Team Duel result - Chelsea 4-2 Manchester City

In a competition that has started but is not completed, the competition is considered abandoned, if there is any disqualification or removal from the game.

Single Bet

A Single Bet is a bet on one selection to win from the market you have chosen. A Single bet is beneficial as you only require one result to go your way to be successful, however the potential returns and profit can be less due to it only being on single selection.

Clean Sheet

A clean sheet means that a team prevents the opposing team's goals during the match and does not score. When a football match ends 3: 0, it means that the home team does a Clean Sheet.


Totals, in general, would refer to the goals or points tally in a sports event. It can also be used to describe any betting market that offers you a chance to bet above or below a total number of a specific item occurring, such as corners & cards in Soccer, rebounds in Basketball or Rushing Yards in American Football.


The Underdog is the opposite to the Favourite for a sports event, and is considered to be the outsider not expected to win the event. The odds for the Underdog will reflect the outside chances of success.

Extra Time

Extra Time refers to a period of additional time played following a draw after the regular period of play is completed. This is most common for Soccer competitions where a winner is required, and scores are level after the 90 minutes scheduled time is completed.
Extra Time does not apply in regular bets that are placed for events unless specifically stated in the betting market, and must not be confused with added on or injury time that is added onto the 90 minutes .playing time to replace time lost during the regular gameplay.


Sometimes W.O. Also known as Walkover;It is the name given to a team, player or match in cases where there is no opponent to be faced with or the opponent to be matched is eliminated or withdrawn for any reason.

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