betting shop


: a shop where bets are taken

Examples of betting shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They must be placed by telephone call or at a venue, such as a bar, casino or betting shop, which is a storefront where people can place bets. Alex Russell, The Conversation, 3 Feb. 2023 DraftKings shares recovered after falling as much as 11 percent early Friday when the sports-betting shop reported third-quarter sales that missed Wall Street estimates, due in part to unfavorable NFL game outcomes., 5 Nov. 2021 Several betting shops around the country list the Texans as the favorite to win the AFC South. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, 9 Sep. 2019 Sick race horses have given British betting shops a kick. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2019 FOBTs are the primary source of income for betting shops, generating £1.8bn a year. The Economist, 17 May 2018 Computers began showing up in his betting shop in the early 1980s, Mr. Roxborough said. New York Times, 2 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of betting shop was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Betting shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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