Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also betting office)
An establishment licensed to handle bets on races and other events.
- ‘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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