Bookmakers (also often called 'bookies', or 'turf accountants') take bets on sports games and other events at agreed upon odds, they calculate odds and pay out winnings. They are responsible for the risk management.

Alternative label

  • sports bookmaker

  • bookmaker manager

  • race course bookmaker

  • on course bookmaker

  • off course bookmaker

  • betting clerk

  • stadium bookmaker

  • senior bookmaker

  • on-course bookmaker

  • bookmaker clerk

  • head bookmaker

  • off-course bookmaker

  • turf accountant

Regulatory aspect

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