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bookmaker

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʊkˌmeɪ.kər/ us    /-kɚ/ (informal bookie)
a person who accepts and pays out amounts of money risked on a particular result, especially of horse races bookmaker's (plural bookmakers) a place where bookmakers work: He went down to the bookmaker's/bookie's in Chesterton Road to place a bet on the race.
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