high roller, croupier, stakeholder, turf accountant, card sharp, gambler, card shark, bookie.
Without that patient and painful schooling, I shouldn't have got where I now am; probably I'd still be blacking boots, or sheet- writing for some bookmaker,
or clerking it for some broker.
Or Mrs. Falchion or the bookmaker.
Then Ashton came to see her at her own house, but when her father learned that the young man who had been calling upon her was a bookmaker
he told him he could not associate with his daughter.