bookie bookie  /ˈbʊ ki/


  • (n) a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)


  1. Few bookies have ever had a better cover for their activities than Martin Wanzig, 42, of Chicago.
  2. The accusations come from runners who say they placed his bets and from a former bookie who insists he took them, but Rose declares it is all part of a conspiracy to blackmail him.
  3. Dublin bookie Paddy Power says he covered 30,000 bets totaling $1.


  1. Bookie: Forced to pay Bulger gang

    A bookmaker testifying in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger has told jurors he once saw Bulger threaten to kill a bookie who tried to stop paying Bulger's gang and go into business for himself.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WPRI Providence

  2. Bookie on disobeying Whitey: ‘You could end up in the hospital’

    James “Whitey” Bulger and his crew shook down bookmakers for up to $1,000 a month in rent and controlled the sports-betting racket with an iron fist in the 1970s and ’80s, an Dorchester-bred bookie testified today at Bulger’s murder and racketeering trial. James Katz, 72, said Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi’s syndicate charged $1,000 a month in “rent” during the NFL season and $500 the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Bookie Describes Being Forced to Pay Bulger Gang

    Bookie describes being forced to pay Bulger gang in Mass. or risk getting hurt        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. Pakistan captain Younus Khan told the Geo television station: "No bookie has approached me. If ever one does, I will catch him and hand him over to the ICC because these people have destroyed the game."
    on Aug 1, 2009 By: Younis Khan Source: AFP

  2. "You are the bookie, you are the house," said Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat. "You had less oversight than a pit boss in Las Vegas."
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Claire McCaskill Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This history of violence has been abetted, often unwittingly, by people who see nothing wrong with placing a bet with a mobbed-up bookie," Commissioner Kelly added. "I commend detectives from our Vice Enforcement Division, who in a related...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Raymond Kelly Source:

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