betting shop

betting shop
'betting .shop
a place in Britain where people go to place ↑bets on the results of races, competitions etc
= ↑bookmaker's

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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 — noun a licensed bookmaker s shop that is not at the race track • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑shop …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …  

  • 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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