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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 racesa/the 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.
Translations of “bookmaker”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指賽馬等的)賭注登記人…
in Russian букмекер…
in Turkish yarışlarda bahis defterini tutan kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指赛马等的)赌注登记人…
in Polish bukmacher/ka…
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