First Known Use of bookmaker
BOOKMAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bookmaker for English Language Learners
: a person who decides how likely it is that an event will occur (such as the winning of a race by a particular horse) and receives and pays off bets about it
Legal Definition of bookmaker
: a person who determines odds and receives and pays off bets —called also bookie
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