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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Last year the government decided to cut the maximum stake on FOBTs, the gaming machines found in betting shops, to PS2 from PS100, describing them as a "social blight".
The bookies' body added that a PS2 stake would mean a gambler could only bet PS6 a minute on a FOBT in a betting shop, whereas it is currently possible to spend up to PS48 per minute in adult gaming centres and service stations and PS24 a minute in pubs - venues which do not have the safeguards found in betting shops.
B3 games have a maximum stake of PS2 whilst B2 games have a maximum stake of PS100 - until now Critics point out it is possible to lose large amounts of money and claim the machines have a causal role in problem gambling The gambling industry says there is no evidence of a link and the decision to reduce the stake to PS2, will put betting shops and jobs at risk
The five have all now been issued with ban notices, stopping them from entering any betting shops in the city centre.
"Betting shops have been transformed into mini high street casinos and the bookies have targeted these machines at areas of high unemployment, drug use and deprivation.
There will also be extra attention focused on betting shops by officers to help provide reassurance and deter criminals.
A Knowsley council report says people lost PS4.5m 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.
According to a police report, members of the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) raided a betting shop in Nicosia on Friday night, and spotted seven computers and four electrical switches, which were collected as evidence.
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...