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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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BETTING shop numbers have fallen for the fourth year running according to the latest industry statistics, with the Association of British Bookmakers claiming the pace of closures is set to accelerate.
MIKE STEVENS asks why the city council can't just ban outright the gaming terminals inside betting shops (Eyes shut to problem, ECHO, March 3)?
Police arrested the 22-year-old betting shop manager and the 44-year-old owner and held them for questioning.
He highlighted a recent report which revealed that about PS450million was gambled at betting shops in Birmingham's most deprived areas - leading to dire consequences for vulnerable residents.
It's large because it has to accommodate sizeable betting terminals which would be too big for the traditional betting shop.
There was more than one member of staff in the betting shop which is in the busy town centre area.
I doubt if anyone locked out of a betting shop is going to make a beeline for a church service because there's nothing else to do.
Nicholas Remon (40), of Warstones Gardens, Warstones, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty at Stafford Crown Court to three charges of theft from Steve Lilley Racing, when he worked at the company's betting shop in Windmill Bank, Wombourne, Staffordshire.
And you can win even more so check with your local betting shop.
More and more people are popping into their local Ladbrokes betting shop, and many of these new faces are women.
Vicky Knight, who works for Jenningsbet, said: "We're talking about a 98 per cent reduction in the stakes, but we have lots of adults who want to stake PS20 or PS30 and that is an appropriate level in a highly regulated environment like a betting shop."
COUNCIL leaders have called for new powers to tackle the "blight" of betting shops spreading across high streets.