# How A Bookmaker Works

## Video: How A Bookmaker Works

Ordinary people who are not connected with the gambling business often do not quite understand the principle of the bookmaker's work. How do organizations that accept bets on the outcome of events make a profit, how the win rate is calculated, and whether people are being deceived here.

## Instructions

### Step 1

A bookmaker is an organization that accepts bets on sports or other events. If the outcome of the event ended in favor of the player, then he receives a win, otherwise the money remains in the office.

### Step 2

The main task of bookmakers is a thorough analysis of the upcoming sporting event, competent determination of odds and identification of favorites. It turns out that in different offices the coefficients may differ. This gives players more opportunities to find a better option for themselves.

### Step 3

The sum of the probabilities at the bookmaker's office will never be 100%. As a rule, it is about 115%. This 15% is the bookmaker's profit. It is already included in the coefficient from the very beginning.

### Step 4

Bookmakers use several methods to determine the probability of the outcome of an event. Some of them are based on the mathematical theory of probability, on statistical indicators, and some on the opinion of experts. The combination of these methods helps the bookmaker to achieve the most accurate predictions about a particular event.

### Step 5

Unfortunately, in the world of modern sports, match-fixing is not so rare. Only a limited number of people know the outcome of such an event in advance. Some sports teams are in cahoots with bookmakers. Knowing in advance the outcome of the event, the bookmaker calculates the odds in such a way that it makes a huge profit for itself.

### Step 6

Bookmakers always prefer to overestimate the favorite of the upcoming event. They calculate the chances of winning and add about 15-20% to the probability of the favorite. This percentage will change as bets come in, thereby increasing the bookmaker's profit.

### Step 7

"Express bets" bring substantial profits to bookmakers. The player makes a prediction for several events at once. As a rule, the odds for this type of bet are very high. In case of victory, the player can get a solid win at minimal cost, however, the chances of winning are negligible.

### Step 8

Bookmakers have a lot of different tricks at their disposal, which ensures them the opportunity to always have a stable income. Even if the event does not develop as predicted, the bookmaker always has the opportunity to adjust the odds in order to ultimately make its profit.

### Step 9

A reputable bookmaker must have an appropriate license to engage in this type of activity.