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A bookmaker, bookie, or turf accountant is an organization or a person that accepts and pays off bets on sporting and other events at agreed-upon odds.

Contents, history edit, the first bookmaker, Ogden, stood.

1, range of events edit, bookmakers in many countries focus on accepting bets on professional sports, especially horse racing and association football (soccer).

However, a wider range of bets, including on political elections, awards ceremonies such as the.

Oscars, and novelty bets are accepted by bookmakers in some countries.

Operational procedures edit, main article: Mathematics of bookmaking, by "adjusting the odds" in their favour (paying out amounts using odds that are less than what they determined to be the true odds) or by having a point spread, bookmakers.

2, when a large bet comes in, a bookmaker may also try to lay off the risk by buying bets from other bookmakers.

Bookmakers do not generally attempt to make money from the bets themselves but rather by acting as market makers and profiting from the event regardless of the outcome.

Their working methods are similar to those of an actuary, who does a similar balancing of financial outcomes of events for the assurance and insurance industries.

Legality edit Depending on the country, bookmaking may be legal or illegal and is often regulated.

In the United Kingdom, since, bookmaking has been legal and has even been a small contributor to the British economy, with a recent explosion of interest with regard to the international gaming sector industry.

However, gambling debts were unenforceable under British law until Gambling Act 2005 was passed.

Many bookmakers are members of ibas, an industry organisation used to settle disputes.

Bookmaking is generally illegal in the United States, with Nevada being an exception due to the influence of Las Vegas.

In May 2018, a United States Supreme Court ruling struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which prevented individual states from legalising bookmaking.
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