Betting shops are a type of brick and mortar establishment where you can place bets on various sporting events. They are a common sight in high streets across the UK.
Despite the rise of online gambling, betting shops are still widely used by many people around the world. They offer a wide range of sports-based betting markets, live casino tables and excellent promotional offers, plus they have many convenient features such as Cash Out and Bet Builder.
The history of betting shops has seen them grow significantly over the years. During the 1960s, Ladbrokes and William Hill established large chains that helped to break down the taboo associated with betting.
These companies fought to change the perception of betting as an activity that is purely for the wealthy. They also introduced more socially acceptable environments for customers, such as comfortable seating, air conditioning and toilets.
As a result of these changes, the quality and popularity of betting grew rapidly. This was mainly due to the fact that these companies were able to appeal to a more working class crowd, as well as to the wider public.
In fact, research has shown that betting shop companies cluster in less affluent areas (Jones, Hillier, & Turner, 1994). For example, in Walworth Road in traditionally less-affluent south London, seven bookies from five chains compete on a few hundred metres of road. tomorrow