Stake Betting Term Meaning

The definition of ‘Stake’ is the amount of money risked or invested on the success or failure of a result in a race, casino game or outcome in a sports match. A stake can also be called a wager and represents the total investment in a given wager.

The term is also commonly used to represent an investment (time, money, sweat, etc.) in a particular project.

The term stake comes from the United States when land was a highly desired item to own. Plots of land were marked with wooden stakes in the ground to show where one piece of land ended and another began.

Stake Example


You bet £5 on England to beat Mexico in a match at the FIFA World Cup. Your stake or wager is £5.

Stake FAQ

What is the betting term Stake?

The betting term Stake refers to the amount of money risked or invested on a bet. A stake can also be called a wager.

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