Betting is the action and effect of betting. According to
this verb of bet,
which comes from the Latin apponere (“to place”),
refers to risking money in the belief that something will have
a certain result or be produced in a certain way. If the person making
the bet is correct in his prediction, he wins the money; otherwise, you lose it.
For example: "I won the bet: I said that the team would beat their rival
by more than two goals, which finally happened", "Tomorrow I will stop
by your house to collect the bet", "I will pay for dinner with the
money from the bet ”.
Take the case of two friends who are watching a tennis match on
television. One of them said to win the player X, while the
other argues that the winner is the player Y. The friends,
therefore, decide to make a bet: whoever guesses the winner of the match, will
take twenty pesos (that is, whoever does not guess must pay the other those
It should be noted that the bet does not necessarily have to involve
money. In the example above, friends can bet that the loser should go outside
dressed in women's clothing.
A bet can generate large losses, both to the person who
makes it and to the company that receives it and promises payment in case of
success. Regarding the first possibility, there are countless cases of people
who have gambled their houses, their cars and other belongings of great economic
value and who have lost everything in just one night in the casino; It goes
without saying that an individual in his right mind cannot reach the point of
risking all his material assets in a game of chance.
On the other hand, many bookmakers and casinos have declared millionaire
losses throughout history, both due to technical failures of some of their
machines and to absolutely implausible events, generally in the field of sport,
which make those who win. they dared to make a seemingly absurd and bet future.
On the other hand, it is known as a bet on the money that a person risks in
the framework of a game of chance or cards, such as roulette
A bet, in another context, can be the trust that is placed
in a person or in an initiative, without being certain about their performance
or development: “This player is a personal bet by the president, since the
coach did not agree With his hiring ”, “ Opening the bakery was a bet
that came out very well for me ”.
There are numerous cases of people who have achieved fame after someone
placed their trust in them, despite not having the support or approval of their
environment. In the field of music contests, for example, more
than once stories have been seen of judges who sponsored some of the
participants who did not reach the first place, or even did not even reach the
last stage of the competition, for considering that they possessed a talent
difficult to understand for the rest.
The bet, from this point of view, may or may not entail a loss of money, or a
profit as a result of success, but it is not always carried out for economic interests; Although
both cases can be satisfactory for those who receive the confidence and the
opportunity to fulfill their dreams, a story in which that help is provided in
an absolutely altruistic way is always more beautiful, as a gesture that seeks
to do justice in the absence of luck. of the sponsored person.