Definition of sportsbook in English:


Pronunciation /ˈspôrtsˌbo͝ok/ /ˈspɔrtsˌbʊk/


  • An establishment that takes bets on sporting events and pays out winnings.

    ‘the sportsbook offers a comprehensive selection of wagers’
    • ‘they are charged with setting up an illegal sportsbook and taking World Cup bets’
    • ‘While they offer both a sportsbook and a casino, in my opinion their forte is the former.’
    • ‘It is the only sportsbook licensed in not two first world jurisdictions.’
    • ‘The successful sportsbook will offer the widest range of bets possible, while allowing the traditional customer to place his or her standard bet quickly and easily.’
    • ‘The betting options in the sportsbook incorporate a very wide range of international sporting events including football, baseball, boxing, tennis, and rugby — to name a few.’
    • ‘The biggest advantage of the UK sportsbook is the regulatory environment.’
    • ‘This is going to be a huge week of sharp plays, and if more of these road teams cover than do the home sides, it could be a brutal week to be a sportsbook.’
    • ‘The first step is finding a sportsbook with a long history of serving customers with little to no complaints.’
    • ‘The company beat analysts' full year forecasts due to tackling its cost base issues, and introducing more of a traditional sportsbook.’
    • ‘It established a series of industry firsts, including the first sportsbook to accept single match bets across the board.’
    • ‘He is being looked at as a favourite by almost every sportsbook and pundit around the continent.’