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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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John Fox, president of the Scottish Bookmakers Association, said: "The Scottish Bookmakers Association is delighted to be sponsoring the free race night.
Chisholm Bookmakers, Central Place, Haltwhistle, is for sale through Northumbrian Independent Estate Agents at a guide price of pounds 100,000, tel (01434) 321581.
UK ISP Virgin.net has entered into an agreement with betting and gaming company Coral Bookmakers that will see Virgin.net registration CDs being distributed in Coral Bookmakers' outlets.
It seems the vast majority believe racing in Northern Ireland is run solely for the purpose of the SP bookmakers and therefore they are wholly responsible for funding the sport.
The proportion of total stakes the bookmaker could expect to return would be 95 per cent multiplied by 95 per cent, which is 90 per cent.
However, in this case, Mr Justice Hogan has vindicated the common-sense viewpoint, argued by the Irish National Bookmakers Association, that bookmaker seniority should have been maintained at a venue where the new facilities occupied the same physical location as the old turf course.
The racecard at Shelbourne during the week carried a full page advertisement inviting applications from bookmakers interested in standing at the track from January 1 next year.
Johnson was integral to the lengthy negotiations that secured deals between racecourse bookmakers and the Racecourse Association after it had seemed their pitches had become worthless.
Since contributions were changed to being based on profits as opposed to turnover racing's finances have been more at threat than ever before - mor e so when bookmakers have low-margin competitors in the betting exchanges.
BRITISH bookmakers provide vital job opportunities for young people and women, according to a report on the industry produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
NORTHERN RACING and Arena Leisure, to be renamed Arena Racing Company, has issued a final reminder to bookmakers yet to return their licences that failure to do so before September 1, or the first date at which they wish to stand, will result in them being denied access to the course until their licences are in place, writes Bill Barber.
AFTER a great week of racing and punting at Royal Ascot, I ponder again the future of on-course bookmakers.