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hedge

noun caution, circumspection, course of prooection, equivocation, hesitancy, hesitation, instrumentality of protection, means of protection, method of protection, prevention against loss, prevention of downside, protection against loss, safeguard
Associated concepts: hedge laws, hedges encroaching on another, hedge against inflation, notice of appeal as hedge against loss, person's property

hedge

verb be careful, be cautious, border, bound, circle, circumscribe, compass, conceal, cover, delimit, delineate, demarcate, divide, dodge, edge, enclose, encompass, ensphere, evade, fence, flank, girdle, guard, hide, limit, mark off, outline, play safe, render safe, ring, safeguard, screen, shelter, shield, surround
See also: deceive, equivocate, evade, outbalance, parry, prevaricate, protection, shelter, tergiversate
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So his decision to say no to Ireland cannot be seen as hedging bets.
Bookmakers are keen to demonstrate to the major firms anxious to find the best method of hedging bets that a vibrant course market can still exist without the use of betting exchanges such as Betfair and Betdaq.
Thankfully for punters, the emergence of exchanges means that those small hedging bets can no longer dictate the prices at which the majority of off-course bets struck up and down the land are settled.
His comments were echoed by leading bookmaker Jon Ridley, on duty at Catterick, who hailed the experiment of hedging bets using more traditional means.
Layers are keen to demonstrate to the major bookmakers considering changing their method of hedging bets that a vibrant course market can still exist without the use of exchanges such as Betfair and Betdaq.
THEmajor off-course bookmakers found it increasingly difficult to influence racecourse prices by hedging in the betting ring, because course bookmakers could accept hedging bets, then back the horse at a longer price on Betfair.