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1. One that edits, prints, publishes, or binds books.
2. One who accepts and pays off bets, as on a horserace. Also called bookie.

book′mak′ing n.
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[ˈbʊkmeɪkɪŋ] Napuestas fpl, correduría f de apuestas
a bookmaking firmuna casa de apuestas
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Their modest old brown cloth binding had long been a quiet warrant of quality in the literature it covered, and now this splendid blossom of the bookmaking art, as it seemed, was fitly employed to convey the sweetness and richness of the loveliest poetry that I thought the world had yet known.
BETTING, GAMING, LOTTERIES AND AMUSEMENTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1985 (ARTICLE 23(1), SCHEDULE 5, PARAS 1 AND 7) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF A BOOKMAKING OFFICE LICENCE PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT OF ARDS COUNTY COURT DIVISION OF ARDS TAKE NOTICE that Value.Bet Limited having its registered office at 15 Finaghy Road North, Belfast intend to apply to the Magistrates' Court sitting at Regent Street, Newtownards, on the Sixteenth day of November 2018 commencing at 10.30 am for the Transfer to it of a Bookmaking Office Licence at present held by Patrick Joseph Smith of 12 Osborne Park, Bangor, Co Down and Michael Vincent Smith of 21 Osborne Park, Bangor, Co Down in respect of premises at 61 Castle Street, Comber, Co Down.
Ryan Holmes said: "My dad had been involved in bookmaking and greyhound racing his whole adult life.
He's conducting bookmaking workshops, art demonstrations, storytime, an artist talk and book signings at the library through Saturday.
The group said rivals "abandoned bookmaking principles" at Cheltenham, offering bets at levels that did not make business sense.
AROUND 650 jobs are to be cut at the newly formed bookmaking giant Paddy Power Betfair.
ABOUT 650 jobs are to be cut at the newly-formed bookmaking giant Paddy Power Betfair.
SCULPTURAL BOOKMAKING Students of all ages can get into the act of sculptural bookmaking.
MPs Torobai Zulpukarov (SDPK) and Mairambek Rasulov (Ar Namys) initiated the amendments to the certain legislative acts prohibiting bookmaking offices and betting houses as gambling facilities in which bets are made on specific outcomes that are not known in advance.
28 June 2012 a[euro]" British bookmaker William Hill Plc (LON:WMH) said today it had closed the previously announced acquisitions of US betting firms American Wagering Inc (OTCBB:BETM), or AWI, and Brandywine Bookmaking LLC along with the Cal Neva business of Sierra Developments Co.
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