Sucker Bet Meaning – A Bad Bet With Very Unfavorable Odds

Sucker bet

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Last Updated: May 31, 2022


A sucker bet is a bad bet that’s unlikely to be profitable. To go a step further, it’s a bet in which the return doesn’t reflect the winning odds. It’s called this because only a sucker sports bettor (a square) could take such a bet.

For example, you bet on odds of 5.0 on an absolute underdog who has less than a ten percent winning chance. For this to be a smart bet and not a sucker one, your winning chances should be around twenty percent.

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