runs a little book out of the joint

Jeff Jacobs

Senior Member
Telugu
Bartendar shows Frank a person sitting so far:

Bartendar: Skinny Razor. He owns the place.
Frank: Razor?
Bartendar: He shylocks and runs a little book out of the joint.

What's the meaning of "runs a little book out of the joint"?
Source: The Irishman 2019
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    He's a bookie. He takes bets on sports games. Most places in the U.S. it's illegal. I don't know about other countries.

    Where does the story in this book take place?
     
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