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Stakes - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Stakes

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

In billiards, the stakes refer to the money or other items that are bid by the gamblers or players. If each player bets $500 on the game, the stakes are the 500 dollars that each player bet. The term stake, or stakes may refer to pooled money being played for in a money game or in tournaments, as in billiards and other gambling activities. This very old term derives from players placing their stakea into a pot or other receptacle before play begins.

Stakes - Usage

I just bet $200000 on Efren, and I'm not sure that he can win. The stakes are so high.

Billiards - Stakes

  • Title: Stakes
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 10/30/2007 6:39:15 PM
  • Last Updated: 10/30/2007 6:42:21 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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