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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bookmakerbook‧mak‧er /ˈbʊkˌmeɪkə $ -ər/ (also bookie informal) noun [countable]  DGGsomeone whose job is to collect money that people want to risk on the result of a race, competition etc, and who pays them if they guess correctly
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bookmakerAlbert's father was a bookmaker and they were partners in the business.Most experts agree that the Wire Act targets bookmakers, not bettors.The bookmaker told Kalra he had befriended Cronje and was planning to fix the matches scheduled to be held in March.The bookmakers were sending him off at five-to-one.We've teamed-up with top bookmakers William Hill, and the two winners will each have £200 of free bets.
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