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bookie

One who collects bets and pays those who win. A shortening of "bookmaker." Back when I had a gambling problem, I practically had my bookie on speed dial.

bookie

n. a bookmaker for betting. My bookie wants his money on the spot.
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Patterson pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday to robbing the bookies on August 5 next year.
One major online bookie (we'll spare their embarrassment, for now) didn't.
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The big bookies, having grown fat on the SIS trough, went ape, ballistic and berserk.
They have an arrangement with online bookies Betfair and would welcome something similar with other bookmakers.
Instead, punters rushed to get their cash on Rahman repeating his knockout, forcing bookies to cut their odds from 9-2 to 5-2 after a string of three and four figure bets.
But while Holloway is one of the rare winners in the betting game his success still leaves _ a bitter taste for the bookies.
the PS15 Grand PS30mil racing While retire win While McCoy, 40, plans to retire on the spot if he wins, bookies would have to fork out PS210million.
SEVEN bookies were arrested late on Monday night for betting on prices of onion and other vegetables, in Ghaziabad's Siyani Gate area.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Police arrested ten bookies on Thursday from Kolkata.
A MASKED gunman robbed a bookies and fled with pounds 1400.
Known as 'the bookies', there were two in close proximity to my place of employment.