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Vegas bookmakers made the Cowboys the odds-on favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
The mere fact the Las Vegas bookmakers immediately identified the Tide as the favorite to win the 2017 national title hours after Alabama suffered its excruciating defeat to Clemson last January only underlines that point.
In the day's biggest shock on the Premier League's return, reigning champions Chelsea fell to underdogs Burnley 3-2 at home, and the result has caused bookmakers to place Antonio Conte as favourite to be the first manager sacked this season.
In addition, these people say, Ding specialized in arranging off-table bets, private wagers from anonymous gamblers using bookmakers.
Honey suggests that furniture beetles laid eggs in the oak before the bookmaker bound the wood in leather.
The bookmakers in Vegas have made millions because no one knows what the hell is going on—including me.
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.
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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
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