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01 May 21 07:06
Date Joined: 23 Aug 02
| Topic/replies: 17,519 | Blogger: ashleigh's blog
The legalisation of betting shops started.
fred done fears for the future of betting shops unless they modernise.
freds solution to attract young people is have eSports and to put small bars in the shops.
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Report Brian May 1, 2021 9:12 AM BST
A terrible day for me. As a 12 year old I had been used to going into the illegal shops without a problem. Once legalised that stopped though a friendly bookie let me go in during the mornings (before racing) only.
Report Ramruma May 1, 2021 9:21 AM BST
According to the RP's Fred piece, there will be a big feature in Sunday's paper, "exploring what the future holds for betting shops".
Report The Management May 1, 2021 10:46 AM BST
Says he wants to see people betting against each other with him being the middleman and holding the stakes.

I can't help thinking he has been made aware of BF's cash cow - the X-matcher. Probably thinks he too can offer 1.02 & 6.00 in a 2 horse race.
Report The Pies May 1, 2021 11:35 AM BST
Remember when I was in Australia in late 90's a lot of bars would have TAB offices attached to them. Even further back a local working men's club where my dad went had a sub office of a local independent bookie in a shed in the garden of the pub. Think it's an idea worth trying if legislation allows.
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