bookmaker bookmaker  /ˈbʊk meɪ kər/


  1. (n) a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
  2. (n) a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)


  1. D: And that means you have to go to Vegas with it or a bookmaker in New York City.
  2. Before counting began the bookmaker announced he was paying out to gamblers who wagered on Ahern remaining Taoiseach.
  3. Thus, with a bang, pari-mutuel betting invaded New York race tracks, for years the last stronghold of the bookmaker.


  1. Ranks Ladbrokes Top for Money-Back Offers

    Ladbrokes ranked highest among a cross-section of bookmakers when it came to money-back offers for customers, new analysis has claimed.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Mass. bookies describe being forced to pay Bulger gang or risk getting beaten, killed

    BOSTON — 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 15, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Bookie describes being forced to pay Bulger gang

    BOSTON (AP) — A bookmaker is testifying that he and other bookies were forced to pay James "Whitey" Bulger and his gang to stay in business and if they didn't, they were told they could "wind up in the hospital."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. "We are going to enjoy this game. If anything the pressure is on South Africa," Taione said. "If you were a bookmaker you would probably put all your money on South Africa to win, but when we came here our realistic target was to beat United...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Epi Taione Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. Mara said firmly: "I'll tell you what you can expect from an Irishman named Wellington whose father was a bookmaker. You can expect that anything he says or writes may be repeated aloud in your own home in front of your children. You can believe...
    on Oct 25, 2005 By: Wellington Mara Source: New York Times

  3. "For me there is nothing more natural than that, the Bulgarian licensed bookmaker to be a partner of the Bulgarian Football Union and Bulgarian national teams," said Borislav Mihaylov, President of the Bulgarian Football Union. "Everybody...
    on Sep 1, 2009 By: Borislav Mikhailov Source: Gaming Intelligence Group (registration)

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