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Backing - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Backing

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

If you have backing it means that you have an investor to finance a match that you play in for gambling purposes. The investor who is backing the player takes a cut of the winnings if that player is successful. Unfortunately for the investor, the player typically does not pay them back if a loss occurs.

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

Backing - Usage

I don't have the cash to ante up for this tournament. Well do you think you can secure some backing?

Billiards - Backing

  • Title: Backing
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:07 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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