Recent Examples of bookmaker from the Web
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.
There are twice as many casinos as bookmakers, but most ebets are still sports bets, with an emphasis on football.
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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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