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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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Patterson's attack was caught on CCTV and a regular in the bookies recognised him.
As it was the bookies weren't bashed because Everton went on to win anyway.
Bookies had been bracing themselves for a massive multi-million-pound pay-out as tens of thousands of punters bet on the Raydale Park side at the start of the season.
But what does it say about the state of the Premiership and the lack of competitiveness after less than two months that the bookies are prepared to concede defeat so easily?
Laws could force bookies to pay 1% of gross turnover if there is no voluntary deal.
Knowing that the intelligence agencies and police will keep a close vigil on their activities during the mega event, Mumbai- based bookies are migrating to ' safer' havens to evade sudden raids by police.
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.
The shady manner in which the bookies operated would put anyone to shame.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: "Irish winners used to spell big trouble for the bookies but that myth has been smashed to bits."
William Hill spokeswoman Kate Miller said: "It has been a really tough time for the bookies lately, but today the punters got nothing.
The bosses of the big bookies are paid vast sums to oversee this operation with salaries and share packages that run literally into millions.
Ladbrokes lost pounds 10,000, while other bookies were also hit as punters cashed in on Dowie being sacked, with Les Reed promoted.