Bookmakers Trade Fair 2013
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Chris Pitt

Inside Toals Belfast

Toals Bookmakers

Toals’ Belfast shop It’s big, it’s very big; at 7,600 square feet – 7,588 to be precise – it’s the largest betting shop in the UK....

Arkle statue overlooking Bambury shop

Bambury Bookmakers

This is Arkle country. The town of Ashbourne, Co. Meath, sits just a couple of miles north-west of Kilsallaghan, where Tom Dreaper trained the gr...

SP Racing's Sean Payne

SP Racing a bit of Leicester in Wales

It feels a touch incongruous to observe the fox’s head from Leicester City FC’s logo woven into the sign above a mid-Wales bookmaker’s shop...

Dee-jaying at The Clarence, Dover Street, London in 1972

Jockeypedia

Chris Pitt meets the founder of a unique website THE AD FREE, no log-in required, Jockeypedia website celebrates its second birthday in June. ...

Bet-Bet-Bet  Adam and Rob Prior

Bet bet bet 24/7: all the benefits of the internet on the high street

There’s a betting shop in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, bearing an unusual trading name: bet bet bet 24/7, giving rise to visions of round-t...

The Sporting Life headline from March 1965

“Discrimination” claim bookmakers

Chris Pitt looks back 50 years to the fourth levy scheme... The fourth annual levy period, due to commence on April 1, 1965, had been agreed at ...

Only 260 did not pay

“Shocking smear on the whole profession”

Chris Pitt looks back 50 years to a row between bookmakers and the Levy Board... The third annual report of the Levy Board was published on Mond...

LilesBet's Richard Liles

Richard Liles of Liles Bet

There’s a retail estate in Middleton on the southern section of Leeds’ ring road. It’s typical of its kind, home to a branch of Iceland, Au...

ABETA Betty Coke Bottles

A BET A

A Bet A had advertised they’d be showcasing six additional bet management systems at the Trade Fair, including Tote Express direct integration ...

Shelia Modley, Miss Betting Shop 1964

Miss Betting Shop reflects on her title

Sheila Modley has recently retired from the small, century-old family business that is McGaffigans, located in the Lancashire coastal town of Bol...