Recent Examples of bookmaker from the Web
Last week, London’s bookmakers cut the odds of Rees-Mogg’s replacing May from 50:1 to 16:1 against, and then from 16:1 to 10:1.
Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, had been favored by some British bookmakers to lift the trophy at fortnight's end, despite competing in only her third tournament of her comeback.
That bookmaker site has Prescott with 12/1 odds to win the award.
That prompted the birth of Regulation 22.120 and the ability of bookmakers to begin offering more exotic wagers.
Corbyn has already dramatically called for her resignation and murmurings among the British political class suggest Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be among the bookmakers' favorites to win the leadership race.
ESPN reached out to Vegas bookmakers and asked them to set the odds in a game and series between this year's Golden State team and Michael Jordan's Bulls title team that finished 72-10 in 1995.
The Romanian is the in-form player on the red dirt and, unsurprisingly, is the bookmakers' favorite to win the French Open, which starts on May 28.
British bookmakers are taking bets on whether Spencer Matthews will be removed from the ceremony, perhaps for making an off-color speech.
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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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