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now wheres that switch!!!
11 Apr 21 22:13
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So no live pics, no chairs and 15 mins per customer.. the point of them being open is what exactly..?
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Report Blencathra April 12, 2021 12:03 AM BST
not allowed in more than twice ,, only 2 fobts
Report Blencathra April 12, 2021 12:04 AM BST
no more than 8 in at any 1 time ,

may aswell wait extra 5 weeks
Report ItsMeSwaddle April 12, 2021 12:08 AM BST
Anyone like lingering in these places?

The virtual nonsense is enough to help me make the trip as quick as possible and try to avoid it altogether.
Report Nebs April 12, 2021 12:40 AM BST
All they will take are lucky 15s and speculative accrs. Turnover down, profit up.
Report casemoney April 12, 2021 1:37 AM BST
The BIG REOPENING , the salesman  pushing 49s and the Irish lotto .
Report stattman April 12, 2021 5:45 AM BST
Hopefully it will stop people coming to me to put bets on on-line .I put over £70 on the National for people alone .
Report elisjohn April 12, 2021 6:23 AM BST
15 mins per customer, if i try and get £50 win on trump 5/2 for world snooker, theyd be more than 15 mins trying to get through to ho for permission to lay it
Report BennyBinion1 April 12, 2021 8:09 AM BST
But you can walk around a big supermarket for 6 hours or how long u want.

Have a coffee.
Have a gossip with people you know.
Touch and do what u want with the goods on sale.

Crazy times....
Report Richie_Burnett April 12, 2021 8:25 AM BST
You need an extra mask to withstand the acrid stench of the other puntersCry
Report penzance April 12, 2021 8:30 AM BST
try not to use any chewed up pens.
Use surgical gloves when writing bets out.
Keep safe.
Report hulk23 April 12, 2021 12:07 PM BST
no live pics, no chairs and 15 mins per customer..

so no chairs then ...
Report dukeofpuke April 12, 2021 12:25 PM BST

Apr 12, 2021 -- 6:07AM, hulk23 wrote:


no live pics, no chairs and 15 mins per customer.. so no chairs then ...


does that include wheelchairs

Report raffingora April 12, 2021 12:43 PM BST
Wonder if they will be wiping down the machines after each person uses them ..........it would be the safe and caring thing to do .........but  there bookies ..... so remote !!!!!!!!!!!
Report acey deucy April 12, 2021 12:50 PM BST
no more than 8 in at any 1 time??....Fack me i have never seen more than three people in a betting shop for the last five Years.
Report hulk23 April 12, 2021 1:22 PM BST
its 8 in total across all shops acey. hth.
Report feedthepony April 12, 2021 1:22 PM BST
In the last 5 years or so I've only ever used tham as they are handy places to pop in for a dump when out and about

Chuck a quid on the fav in the next dogs race, get yourself the key to the bogs and then enjoy laying a nice log.

Pop out afterwards and usually see the dog got beat, but a quid well spent.
Report hulk23 April 12, 2021 1:24 PM BST
wouldn't go near the bogs in a bookie with a hazmat suit on ...
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 April 12, 2021 1:25 PM BST
I'm agree with hulk
Report feedthepony April 12, 2021 1:27 PM BST
better than the public alternatives hulk.

you're not going to see a dudes length pop through a hole in the cubicle in billy hills
Report hulk23 April 12, 2021 1:31 PM BST
was in a bookie couple years ago.  stag party came in, presumably just to use the bog.  couple of them went in, straight back out again, looked sick, all piled out the door.  was either the state they were in or rico was sitting in there talking garbage, i never checked.
Report ItsMeSwaddle April 12, 2021 1:48 PM BST

Apr 12, 2021 -- 7:22AM, feedthepony wrote:


In the last 5 years or so I've only ever used tham as they are handy places to pop in for a dump when out and aboutChuck a quid on the fav in the next dogs race, get yourself the key to the bogs and then enjoy laying a nice log.Pop out afterwards and usually see the dog got beat, but a quid well spent.


Cool

Report Regbutler April 12, 2021 9:59 PM BST
Went into my local baldy shop this evening...
Staff said can't believe how quiet it had been all day...
I said to get used to it, shops on their way out, unfortunately
Put on a footy bet, nobody else in shop betting over the counter
Just 2 people on machine, max 15 minutes, yeah right
Report haywarj April 12, 2021 10:09 PM BST
I was told they close at 8 pm
Report Regbutler April 12, 2021 11:15 PM BST
Yes, 8pm close at the moment
Comparisons with situation at other shops, supermarkets etc, as stated earlier are valid, imo
Spend all morning in the shops, spend all afternoon outside a pub...
Report jamee1 April 12, 2021 11:55 PM BST
Many moons ago I used to clean a bookies several nights a week after closing, including the bogs. They weren't as bad as you might think, although there was one bloke who ALWAYS insisted on using the ladies/disabled loo and for whatever reason always managed to piss all over the seat. Still, he's most probably dead now.
Report casemoney April 13, 2021 12:04 AM BST
you're not going to see a dudes length pop through a hole in the cubicle in billy hills  Laugh
Report acey deucy April 13, 2021 1:53 PM BST
You sound disappointed case.Grin
Report screaming from beneaththewaves April 13, 2021 2:06 PM BST
They chew the pens instead.
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 April 13, 2021 2:15 PM BST
Feedthepony spending too much time on Clapham Common!
Report second again April 13, 2021 4:22 PM BST
I spoke to a couple of betting shop staff this morning.They thought the restrictions would make many shops close.No live pictures are a big concern. The main worry was having to tell someone chasing on the machines that they have to leave the shop after 15 minutes.All shop staff have my sympathy.
Report geoff m April 13, 2021 4:26 PM BST
@ least 25 % of current shops will go by the way side in next couple of years
Report hulk23 April 13, 2021 4:29 PM BST
been cherry picking their customers for years so sympathy with the staff but certainly not the management.
Report SlippyBlue April 13, 2021 4:55 PM BST
5 years ago there were 17 betting shops within a 3 mile radius of my gaff, I would expect 4 or maybe 5 will be opened again. The rest are just boarded up with zero chance of them being resurrected.
Report hulk23 April 13, 2021 5:04 PM BST
the online model means they can track every bet you do.  much easier to weed out the shrewdies & absolutely no need for a shop.
Report Manoleeds April 13, 2021 5:24 PM BST
No live pics ? So you can't stand there with your phone hoping the feed is faster than on screen ?
Report slickster April 13, 2021 5:38 PM BST
So very soon even someone who they consider clued up won't be able to get more than 2 quid on. Desperate stuff. We need to save the shops.
Report FOYLESWAR April 13, 2021 5:50 PM BST
my son manages a billys and behind the counter  he has a switch that turns the lights on and off in the bog , ,if a difficult (****)customer asks for the key to the toilet he waits for him to get in the khazi ,its pitch black in there with the light off ,then turns down the commentary to hear the khoont banging about trying to locate the light switch , often the khoonts come out with pish all over there trousers after being blacked out mid slash LaughLaugh
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