odds·​maker | \ ˈädz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce oddsmaker (audio) \

Definition of oddsmaker

: one who figures betting odds

Examples of oddsmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nothing has really happened since then to take him down a peg, other than Zandon putting in some strong work in the mornings to surpass him in the eyes of many handicappers and the morning-line oddsmaker at Churchill Downs. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 Gulfstream’s oddsmaker had a tough time separating them. Tom Jicha, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Jan. 2022 As a result, Phil Mickelson was forced to work overtime in the Don King role of promoter, carnival barker, oddsmaker, antagonist and announcer. Eamon Lynch, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2021 Kenny is a power ratings expert, handicapper and former Las Vegas oddsmaker. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 However, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, whose team was favored by the oddsmaker to win the division heading into the season, does not believe that to be the case. John Perrotto, Forbes, 10 May 2021 The shift in oddsmaker sentiment comes amid bullish and bearish news about Bitcoin. Chris Morris, Fortune, 10 June 2021 Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia made Essential Quality a 2-1 favorite in the Morning Line; Mandaloun a 15-1 shot. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2021 At the end of the draw, oddsmaker Mike Battaglia will announce the morning-line odds for the Derby. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of oddsmaker

1931, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Oddsmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddsmaker. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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