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bookmaker

a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters
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The ED's unit in Ahmedabad had busted a betting racket and arrested some bookies along with 13 other people from a farmhouse on the outskirts of Vadodara in Gujarat in March, sources informed.
I had no knowledge or any clue about his activities as a suspected bookie," the letter said.
And unfortnately for one bookie at a "pit stop" near the course, the lads decided to put some money on with him - and cleaned him out too.
One good thing after another obliged - apart from the one I chatted up - with bookies estimating losses at PS25million.
Vindoo, allegedly linked to several bookies and cricketers, told the police he was introduced to Gurunath four-five years ago in Chennai by Anand Saxena, a Delhi-based bookmaker, and became friends with him.
There will be those, especially racecourses, who will argue that you can't decide how to divide the pot until you know what's in it, and they have a point; but there will also be those who argue that racing should agree with itself first, not least because it should be easier for racecourses and horsemen to reach agreement than for racing to strike a deal with the bookies.
That is one of the reasons why a winner at a big price is usually a good result for the bookies - few have backed it with them because they were offering well under the true odds.
THREE bookies arrested in the IPL spot- fixing case told a Delhi court on Tuesday that they were coerced by the Delhi Police to make false confessions.
When the police arrest a bookie during a tournament, they have nothing to show besides a few cell phones and cash that they seize," says Makhija.
But the bookie says to him, "Ah'm sorry, Paddy, ah've hid a bad day, can ye wait until the banks open on Monday and ah 'll gie ye the pounds 10,000 then?