- a licensed bookmaking establishment that takes off-track bets on horse races.
Origin of betting shop
First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples of betting shop
But it is not easy to enter a betting-shop, and avoid rubbing against some clinging matter.
Pass a betting-shop when you will, you are sure to find an immense crowd collected outside it.
- (in Britain) a licensed bookmaker's premises not on a racecourse
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