odds·​maker | \ ˈädz-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of oddsmaker

: one who figures betting odds

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The oddsmakers in Las Vegas don’t make their money by being often wrong. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "What could the Spurs get for Kawhi Leonard?," 5 May 2018 If Prince Harry and Markle's first child is indeed a little girl, British oddsmakers are betting she'll be named Lady Victoria, Alice, or Diana of Sussex. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Prince Harry Hopes Meghan Markle Has a Girl, Is Already Father of the Year," 22 Oct. 2018 In Atlantic City, would-be oddsmakers longed for legal betting. Justine Mcdaniel, Philly.com, "Legal gambling on the Super Bowl? Maybe next year, Philly," 24 Jan. 2018 Speaking of which, oddsmakers had the Knights as slight betting favorites before the Stanley Cup Final began. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "Which Stanley Cup Final city is more sinful, Las Vegas or Washington?," 6 June 2018 Albert and Arthur are tied as the most popular names for a boy – at 5-1 and 9-1, respectively, according to British oddsmakers. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Pregnant Pippa Middleton Visits Her New Baby Nephew at the Palace," 24 Apr. 2018 One of VSiN's podcasters, Josh Towers, a major league pitcher for parts of eight seasons, says his playing career would've lasted longer had his teams had access to the same data as Vegas oddsmakers. Rick Maese, chicagotribune.com, "A safe bet: Legal gambling could change the way we watch, talk and experience sports," 5 July 2018 Westgate, another oddsmaker which operates the largest sportsbook on the Vegas Strip, has been bullish on the Sixers since the start of the 2017-18 season. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Sixers' NBA title odds grow longer following LeBron James' decision," 2 July 2018 But Justify has already surpassed expectations during his Triple Crown bid, and many oddsmakers have billed the undefeated horse as the favorite coming into the 150-year-old race. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Meet Justify, the 3-Year-Old Horse Racing for a Rare Triple Crown Saturday at the Belmont Stakes," 8 June 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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