betting shop

noun
a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track
Hypernyms: ↑shop, ↑store

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Brit.
a licensed bookmaking establishment that takes off-track bets on horse races.
[1850-55]

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betting shop noun
Premises, not on a racecourse, licensed for the placing of bets and payment of winnings
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Main Entry:bet

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betting shop UK US noun [countable] [singular betting shop plural betting shops] british
a place where you can bet money on something, for example the results of a horse race
Thesaurus: gambling games and places where gambling takes placehyponym horse racing and other horse riding competitionshyponym

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betting shop,
British. a licensed establishment for off-track betting.

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ˈbetting shop [betting shop betting shops] noun (BrE)
a shop where you can bet on horse races and other competitions

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • betting shop — betting shops N COUNT A betting shop is a place where people can go to bet on something such as a horse race. [BRIT] Syn: bookie s …   English dictionary

  • betting shop — betting .shop n a place in Britain where people go to place ↑bets on the results of races, competitions etc = ↑bookmaker s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • betting shop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms betting shop : singular betting shop plural betting shops British a place where you can bet money on something, for example the results of a horse race …   English dictionary

  • betting shop — noun Date: 1852 British a shop where bets are taken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • betting shop — /ˈbɛtɪŋ ˌʃɒp/ (say beting .shop) noun a licensed bookmaking establishment that takes off course bets on horseraces, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • betting shop — Brit. a licensed bookmaking establishment that takes off track bets on horse races. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • betting shop — noun the premises of a bookmaker, where people may place bets, watch horse races etc on television, and collect their winnings …   Wiktionary

  • betting shops —    Betting shops appear on every British high street. The following companies operate shops: Ladbrokes (1,906 shops), William Hill, owned by Grand Metropolitan (1,510), Coral Racing, owned by Bass (833) and Stanley Racing (564). Fears of monopoly …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • shop — I n. store 1) to manage, operate a shop 2) an antique shop; barbershop (esp. AE), barber s shop (BE); bookshop; butcher (AE), butcher s (BE); chemist s (BE); duty free; gift; novelty; pastry shop; sweetshop (BE); thrift; toy shop 3) a draper s… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • betting — n. 1 gambling by risking money on an unpredictable outcome. 2 the odds offered in this. Phrases and idioms: betting shop Brit. a bookmaker s shop or office. what s the betting? colloq. it is likely or to be expected (what s the betting he ll be… …   Useful english dictionary

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