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Our industry employs over 43,000 people across the UK

Bookies are part of our communities

They contribute £1billion in tax, staff play a vital role in local charities and they increase footfall on the high street.

Bookies are the best place to gamble

Gambling is a social experience, there are lots of gaming options and staff are trained to spot issues early and help.

“It’s the regulars who make the job. I’ll make a cup of tea and we have a good catch up. I’m rooting for them to win.”

Store Manager, Paddy Power

Stories from the community

November 25, 2016

At William Hill…

It has been a busy few weeks at William Hill, with staff and customers alike doing all they can to support the Back Your Local Bookie campaign. Now into our second week of action, William Hill regulars are working hard to spread the word. Staff have been busy encouraging customers to sign the in-shop petition, or […]

November 14, 2016

Betting and sport, a history to be proud of

  Look at sporting events like the horse races, football matches or the greyhounds and pick any decade, there has always been a market for placing wagers. We celebrated this long and mutually beneficial association at the Conservative Party Conference last month, with a reception to mark the relationship between the high street betting industry […]

November 10, 2016

Alex Chalk MP visits Ladbrokes to congratulate John Page on his 30 year service

  Ladbrokes on Cheltenham High Street welcomed a special VIP guest on Saturday. Alex Chalk, Conservative MP for Cheltenham, popped in to congratulate John Page on his 30 years of service to the industry. Staff and customers alike joined him in thanking John for his extraordinary dedication over the course of his career. It was […]

November 7, 2016

Make your voice heard – sign the petition

We have achieved lift-off with our campaign to support bookies! So far, hundreds of people have pledged to back their local bookie, signing our petition in droves. This is a fantastic success. This week has seen a huge organisational drive, so thank you everyone for all your hard work. Posters and flyers are now displayed […]

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