The concept of spread betting is not new one, the traditional meaning of this taken as a wager upon the happening or outcome of certain event or happening. Spread can be seen as the number of possible out comes that might happen.
In recent years the spread betting is quite popular, there are large sums amounting to millions being stipulated in such agreements. Today, it is huge business, more then three trillion dollars change hands here each day.
The forex spread betting is normally done with a platform; here you invest in certain value of currency with for example the GBP/Euro. The market is huge so your investment gets picked up by the other direction in matter of seconds, you can invest for long time or just be out in matter of seconds.
The platforms make their money by investing with you; if the loss is there they transfer it whole to the investor. You can also start to learn more and practice by investing in the demo Spread Betting account too.