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a maker of books

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a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)

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Also, when you bet with an IBAS-registered bookmaker you have recourse to professional adjudication should a dispute arise.
On fourfolds the bookmaker would expect to pay out 81 per cent of all the money they had taken in.
WEDNESDAY'S decision by Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in Dublin's High Court to rule in favour of bookmakers marks the near-conclusion of a saga which originated in 2007 with the opening of Ireland's first all-weather track at Dundalk.
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.
However, managing director Tony Kelly said: "We issued our licences in good time and since then we have written to bookmakers who have yet to return licences on several occasions, posted numerous messages on the AGT [Administration of Gambling on Tracks Limited] message board, made personal phone calls and approached bookmakers on course, while keeping the Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers, which has also assisted in chasing down the remaining few licences, updated at all times.
In return for a commercially driven fee to bet on course, bookmakers will have a minimum 40 years' security of tenure for pitches at the seven venues owned or managed by Arena.
All bookmakers should be invited to sign up to a punters' charter whereby every client is permitted to place a bet of at least pounds 50, or to win pounds 500, whichever has the smaller liability, on any given market.
Would he have preferred it if every bookmaker offered 50-1 each-way?
JEREMY HUNT'S decision to increase the rate of levy and lower thresholds will put even more small-scale betting shop operators out of business, the Independent Bookmakers Association said yesterday.
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.
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I believe the main trade paper should report both sides of the story in a fair and impartial manner, but so far we have had three articles that have all slated the bookmakers and offered only a one-sided and biased view.
Our focus on the big issues THE resignation last week of Keith Johnson as president of two of the on-course bookmakers' bodies was the result of the often byzantine politics which seem to play out in the betting ring.
WHAT is good for punters is not good for racing's finances, as winning favourites and other well-backed horses will surely lead to a decrease in bookmakers' contributions via whatever mechanism eventually replaces the levy.