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Bookmaking

  • By: James H. Gadberry
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Bookmaking, the practice of setting odds and taking and paying off bets, has been a part of society since ancient times. This entry contains a social history of bookmaking in the United States and England. Often considered deviant, as well as ...

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