Definition of bookmaker in English:

bookmaker

Line breaks: book|maker
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊkmeɪkə
 
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noun

A person whose job is to take bets (especially on horse races), calculate odds, and pay out winnings; the manager of a betting shop.
More example sentences
  • UK bookmakers, casinos and betting shops make billions of pounds every year.
  • The most popular bet is on first goal scorer but it's a typical bookmaker taking bets on horse racing and other sorts of shenanigans too.
  • And the major bookmakers have cut the horse's price after sustained backing from punters in recent days.

Derivatives

bookmaking

noun
More example sentences
  • There are around 8,200 betting shops in UK so bookmaking is a substantial business, important to the British economy.
  • Forbes would list some if their core business were not gambling and bookmaking.
  • The company said it wants to move spread betting away from bookmaking and geared toward private investors and small institutions.

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