bookmaker

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bookmaker

a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters
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Opposite Paddy's shop was another betting shop owned by a man called Louis Jenkins, who was a back street bookmaker in Bargate Street before betting shops were opened.
More and more people - especially women - are coming into betting shops, which is nice to see and makes a lovely change.
Local MP Stephen Timms, the shadow employment minister, told Thames Magistrates Court last week that gambling addiction "destroys people's lives", while the court examined a log of crime reports that mentioned betting shops to ascertain if they played a part in the incidents.
5m in the borough's betting shops between April, 2011, and March, 2012, the latest figures available.
The initiative, launched in July, allows people with a gambling problem to call a confidential helpline to request to be refused service at any of 36 participating betting shops in Glasgow city centre.
SHOCK Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Norton's Coin was not the most appropriate choice to open a new South Wales betting shop.
The firm was reacting to the news that betting shops, along with payday lenders, have been put in their own planning classes under an order coming into effect on April 15.
Two people broke in a betting shop on Sunday, stole e1/49,000 and injured the owner in the process, police said.
AN expert on addiction claims that the best place a gambling addict can be is a betting shop - and her words have been backed by Hills, Ladbrokes, Corals.
Shocking figures reveal it has the highest density of trading betting shops outside of London.
Northumberland County Council and South Tyneside Council have joined with 61 other councils across the country to demand the Government changes the planning law to stop the spread of betting shops.
He added that the only guaranteed route to preventing more betting shops would be new laws at a Government level.