Oddsmaker (Linemaker) – The Operator In Charge of Setting the Betting Odds


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Last Updated: May 31, 2022


he oddsmaker, or linemaker, is an operator that creates the opening lines for the bets. This individual or team is responsible for drafting betting odds on all markets and also updating them when necessary, for example, during live betting situations.

The oddsmaker is a key part of every sportsbook. This is because this operator has the challenging task of creating odds that would attract approximately the same amount of action on each side of the betting line.

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