What is a Field?
The term Field refers to a pool of players in any reasonably sized tournament or competition. The word could be applied to anything from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, NV, to everyone on the leaderboard of an online casino’s promotion.
It can also be used to refer to several different types of bet, across a multitude of different games – including craps and golf.
The Field Explained
Generally in the gambling industry, the word Field is used to refer to a large pool or collective of players in a tournament or sizable competition. Examples of such an instance include poker tournaments, blackjack competitions, online promo tournaments hosted by online casinos, bingo games, and many more.
In some forms of sports betting – such as in golf – the term field can actually be used to describe all players who aren’t very likely to threaten or come close to those who have proven consistent favorites in the tournament. This is called the Golf Field Bet, and many bettors favor it.
The phrase Field is also used across other forms of betting, such as in games of craps. For example, a Field Bet refers to a wager staked on a two, three, four, nine, 10, 11, or 12 being rolled.
It is referred to thusly because the bet takes every dice roll outcome except the middle four – five, six, seven, and eight – into consideration.
Also, in Tennis betting, if a customer bets on “player (named) vs. the field,” it means that they are staking their wager on the whether the named player will turn out to be successful in the match, or whether any of the remaining players will be.
The term Field in betting is therefore synonymous with the state of being on the sidelines, or not being in direct focus.