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Backer - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Backer as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Backer

Backer is a billiards term that is a part of Gambling and Betting Terminology.

In cue sports, someone who puts up the cash in a billiard related gambling situation in order to back a certain player. The backer is like an investor and should be prepared to lose the initial investment. If the player loses the match, the backer is out the money that was supplied. If the player is successful, they usually pay the backer in the amount of their initial investment plus a profit.

See: back, stake, stakehorse, staking for more on the meaning of "Backer".

Backer - Usage

I'd love to play in that money match, but I don't have the cash to put up. I need a backer.

Billiards - Backer

  • Title: Backer
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 11/1/2007 6:08:20 PM

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