Definition of bookmaking in English:

bookmaking

noun

  • See bookmaker

    • ‘The company said it wants to move spread betting away from bookmaking and geared toward private investors and small institutions.’
    • ‘There are around 8,200 betting shops in UK so bookmaking is a substantial business, important to the British economy.’
    • ‘One example is bookmaking - punters can now both back and lay horses over the web.’
    • ‘There are about eight bookmaking firms involved, including three or four of the top ones.’
    • ‘Forbes would list some if their core business were not gambling and bookmaking.’

Pronunciation

bookmaking

/ˈbʊkˌmeɪkɪŋ/