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betting shop Line breaks: bet|ting shop

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also betting office)

Definition of betting shop in English:


An establishment licensed to handle bets on races and other events.
Example sentences
  • ‘I was the school bookmaker, worked in betting shops and racecourses,’ he says.
  • UK bookmakers, casinos and betting shops make billions of pounds every year.
  • There are around 8,200 betting shops in UK so bookmaking is a substantial business, important to the British economy.
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