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Explanation of "double or nothing".

Posted by Bob on July 05, 2001

In Reply to: Explanation of "double or nothing". posted by Debbie Taylor on July 05, 2001

: My boyfriend bet my daughter $20 he could beat her at tennis. If he won the first game, her husband bet my boyfriend, double or nothing, he could beat him. How much would my son-in-law have to pay my boyfriend if he lost?

A double or nothing bet is an additional bet of the same size, in a re-run of the same wager or game. So if you lose $20, the re-run is for $20 again, so the result will be $40... or nothing.