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dr . atkins
17 Jun 17 22:01
Date Joined: 07 Jan 07
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over 150 shops look like closing
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Report starship June 17, 2017 10:11 PM BST
and if the FOBTS get restricted to £2 a spin,
a lot more will close
Report go racing June 17, 2017 10:24 PM BST
..oh what a shame, worse now than before the merger if that was possible. Would say they were 1 and 2 a few years ago and by default another useless outfit Hills have moved up the pecking order. Would love them evil machines to be limited to 2 quid but what then happens to our product?....don't buy the scare stories they are banding about but they just about cover exes over the counter without them. The lack of dog and horse punters left in the offices is scary. Youngsters only wanna bet on football and they are betting more and more on there phones so bags imo is on dodgy ground......bad greedy clueless management has led to this, recovery would be very doubtful!
Report garryc June 17, 2017 10:27 PM BST
the number of shops closing is high because they where opening too many just to get more fobt in the shops,the sooner they ban them we might get a bet on
Report dr . atkins June 17, 2017 10:28 PM BST
a rumour at mo but from a good source that ladbrokes coral group would look at getting rid of 2 greyhound tracks if an offer came in that was too good to turn down
Report garryc June 17, 2017 10:30 PM BST
if they get rid of hove the games more or less  dead
Report dr . atkins June 17, 2017 10:32 PM BST
i hear hills are making another pay cut to their staff in january next year so a manager who was running a grade one shop are going to lose between 10,000 and 11,000 at the end of the year plus going to get another pay cut again at the end of january
Report dr . atkins June 17, 2017 10:33 PM BST
that's the latest from the betting shop daily
Report go racing June 17, 2017 10:36 PM BST
Fantastic track Hove....odds on to go then with the clueless twats in charge. Shame The lord (not Dave) and Ackerman don't run it.....then you would have something to be proud of!
Report pompey rat June 17, 2017 11:44 PM BST
Hove will be going for a long time to come.
Report sparrow June 18, 2017 6:46 AM BST
The times they are a changing................................
Report HILLIAN June 18, 2017 7:46 AM BST
Hove could be a gold mine if properly run and marketed better,even though the city of Brighton and Hove has been overrun with students and champagne socialists.
Needs jazzing up, it's just so colourless there now compared to 40 years ago.
Saying that though it was very busy when I went three sundays back, the potential IS still there.
Report go racing June 18, 2017 10:15 AM BST
What makes you say that POMPEY? it protected or something?
Report SlippyBlue June 18, 2017 6:31 PM BST
My local Corals closed last year, I had been going in there for 35 years when it was originally an independant before Corals took it over. Many oldtimers that I knew I'll hardly ever see them again Sad
Report casemoney June 18, 2017 8:35 PM BST
Mega Bet bought the Lads shop up here ,Stan James I believe ..
Report ronnie rails June 19, 2017 5:02 PM BST
dr a
8 years ago the shares were 242 I have 8000 of them I said if the shares went to 250  I would sell for 20k look at them today
the shops are desperate no punters no cash is anybody concerned not a thing is said
how the big big chiefs are not saying what the hell is going on amazes me
all we get is get them on connect so we will have even less punters in the shop
lbo rip
Report casemoney June 19, 2017 7:37 PM BST
The shop game is Finnish Ron but you dont need me to tell you that  ,Get certain areas where you will still get a Local crowd in  but not alot....
Report Yahoo June 19, 2017 8:54 PM BST
more likely to employ someone with a costa coffee working background than one with old school betting knowledge now for any upper management roles now.
Report casemoney June 19, 2017 9:21 PM BST
Sad so true
Report dr . atkins July 3, 2017 5:02 PM BST
looks like over 200 now just getting rid of staff at short notice
Report TheGoddess July 3, 2017 6:41 PM BST
More to follow DR shop game is cattled

Anything where the lease is about to expire is 80% certain to go.
Report ronnie rails July 3, 2017 7:33 PM BST
the goddess
you are correct about the leases
as don mclean sang bye bye
Report Ravage Again July 3, 2017 8:01 PM BST
Pity as laddies still take a decent bet

Wish all betfred and powers would shut overnight but are run by gutless folks
Report Dav_vin03 July 3, 2017 10:18 PM BST

is your shop for the chop?
Report ronnie rails July 4, 2017 5:22 PM BST
dav no
but I am up for failing think 21
so as don mclean sang it could be bye bye
Report SlippyBlue July 4, 2017 7:04 PM BST
Oh no Ronnie Sad, I just hope that given your impeccable shop service over many years that will stand you in good stead. Best of luck mate.
The think 21 is ridiculous when you just know someone is over 25 at least but you are expected to I.D. them. All the suits seem to want to do is catch people out to justify their existence. True story mate, two years ago I was asked for I.D. in Tescos when I was buying some wine, I was 48 at the time! The people in the queue behind me started laughing when I said to the cashier "should have gone to Specsavers love"! Good luck at the hearing R.R.
Report BARROWBOY July 5, 2017 12:08 PM BST
is that a sackable offence first time round ronnie ?
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