Definition: Your local hometown bookie who offers limited wagering options and limited betting advantages. Often barroom bookies offer no reduced juice and no deposit bonuses. For those bettors who have yet to embrace online sportsbooks, a single barroom bookie is often their only gambling option. Typically a bettor's action is on credit with a barroom bookie, and the private betting is illegal in the U.S.
Example: Frank decided to explore using an online sportsbook because he has grown tired of the high juice and bad attitude of his barroom bookie.
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