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 (kwĭ-nĕl′ə, kē-) also qui·nie·la (kēn-yĕl′ə)
A system of betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first two finishers of a race, but not necessarily in the correct sequence.

[American Spanish quiniela, diminutive of Spanish quina, keno, from French quine; see keno.]


(Gambling, except Cards) Austral and NZ a form of betting on a horse race in which the punter bets on selecting the first and second place-winners in any order
[from American Spanish quiniela a game of chance]


(kiˈnɛl ə, kwɪ-)

also qui•nie•la

(kinˈyɛl ə)

n., pl. -las.
a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first- and second-place finishers without specifying their order of finishing.
[1940–45, Amer.; < American Spanish]
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However, the exotic wagers performed better; Quiniela had 8.
Brand Launches Online Interactive Quiniela, Rewarding LigaMX Fans for Their Predictions
Although La Quiniela started officially on 22nd September 1946 (soon after, as described later, the "Patronato de Apuestas Mutuas Deportivas Beneficas" - Charitable Sports Pari-Mutuel Betting Board - was created), the truth is that Spaniards had been playing La Quiniela since long before then.
Clutching card and bucks I asked the teller for EUR20 win five, which immediately resulted in a ticket being produced; my bet was on, but the EUR20 quiniela (reverse forecast) one, five had to be referred to the sportsbook manager requiring an authorisation code to be tapped into the machine before it would accept the bet.
OTCBB:VDOT), a provider and developer of software technology used to automate and streamline Web and e-commerce applications announced today that its high performance pure scripting language TAME(TM) V (Tag-Activated Markup Enhancer) was included in the Quiniela report published daily by Zona Research.
The new "Fanaticos del Frio" mobile site offers much of the content of the official site, including Quiniela, a contest that allows aficionados to test their knowledge of the sport by predicting which teams will win from week to week.
More teams than ever can now compete with the financial packages that only the big two could previously offer and, while some perception of hegemony still remains, your average fan will now hesitate before automatically backing Real Madrid and Barcelona to win on la quiniela, Spain's version of the pools.
These investments include further progress in the implementation of the system to automate the Quiniela lottery in the province of Cordoba, Argentina.
The following is a portion of a daily research bulletin, or Quiniela, published by Zona Research on March 31, 2000:
As recently announced, our subsidiary in Argentina received final acceptance for the full installation of its system to automate the Quiniela lottery in the province of Cordoba, Argentina with a start date of July 15, 1997.