bookmaking

bookmaking
Formerly the collection of sheets of paper or other substances on which entries could be made, either written or printed. The term now commonly denotes the taking and recording or registering of bets or wagers on any trial or contest of speed, skill or power of endurance or selling pools. An operation which involves both the placing of bets and the paying off or collection of debts. State v. Gould, 123 N.J.Super. 444, 303 A.2d 591, 592

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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