betting shop


Definition of betting shop

: a shop where bets are taken

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Sick race horses have given British betting shops a kick. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "A $300 Million Dose of Horse Flu," 7 Feb. 2019 Computers began showing up in his betting shop in the early 1980s, Mr. Roxborough said. New York Times, "When Sports Betting Is Legal, the Value of Game Data Soars," 2 July 2018 FOBTs are the primary source of income for betting shops, generating £1.8bn a year. The Economist, "Business this week," 17 May 2018 Two days later, another teenager and a burglary suspect were fatally stabbed and a man was beaten to death in what appeared to have been a late-night brawl outside a betting shop. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "London Confronts a Spate of Murders, With Most Victims Killed by Knives," 7 Apr. 2018 Of those areas with more than 30 betting shops, more than three-quarters have above-average rates of child poverty. The Christian Science Monitor, "A lesson for states that expand gambling," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of betting shop

1832, in the meaning defined above

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