I’ve always had a tough time defining what a “bad beat” is. The term, which has been popularized by the GOAT Scott Van Pelt, gets thrown around left and right on social media. The common use of the term has left tons of non-gamblers confused by what a real bad beat is. For me, a bad beat may be a sudden change of fortune during a sporting event that affects the common gambling outcome (over/under, team total, 1st/2nd half bet, spread, total, straight) which leaves one side feeling awful and therefore the other feeling luckier than Frane Selak. a bad beat also can be mentioned as a “moose.”
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