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What Is A Local Bookie Really Like? 154 views

Back in the day, I worked fulltime as a clerk for a local bookie for two years; 40+ hours a week during football season and less in the Summer. I was thinking about doing an ask me anything thread here because people seem to have a pretty flawed idea of what bookies are really like. However, I came across these two links when researching and these guys probably summed it all up better than I could.

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/tpwbe/i_use_to_be_a_bookie_out_in_california_ama/

https://sportshandle.com/how-local-bookie-works-operates-myths-reality-interview/


As you can see by my humble record here, bookmaking knowledge and handicapping knowledge is not as correlated as a lot of people would think. I miss having my thumb on what the betting market was up to constantly and I enjoy picking the brains of some of the more knowledgeable handicappers here. If anyone has any other questions, let me know.

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A few were hilarious, others more serious (and they were the ones that didn't pay when you won big). Bottom line is if the bookie has a "good" personality they are usually going to do the right thing when you win big and pay you. If they have sign of sketchy behavior or a weak personality, they are a pimp and you shouldn't be losing your money to their credit system every week.

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