betting shop

noun

Definition of betting shop

British
: a shop where bets are taken

Examples of betting shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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. BostonGlobe.com, 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 Sick race horses have given British betting shops a kick. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2019 Computers began showing up in his betting shop in the early 1980s, Mr. Roxborough said. New York Times, 2 July 2018 FOBTs are the primary source of income for betting shops, generating £1.8bn a year. The Economist, 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, 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of betting shop

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of betting shop was in 1832

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Last Updated

8 Nov 2021

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“Betting shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betting%20shop. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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