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#190795
4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
at William Hill; I blame Brexit - for everything.
 
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#190797
Randall

Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
It's not because of Brexit. It's because of regulation in the market.

www.bbc.com/news/business-48868335?SThisFB

[William Hill] said the move followed the government's decision in April to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2. Since then, the company added, it had seen "a significant fall" in gaming machine revenues.



Meanwhile, de-regulation in other markets provides business opportunities elsewhere.


UK betting companies, including William Hill, have been making significant investments in the US after the country's Supreme Court decided to overturn a federal ban on sports betting.

William Hill has an online operation in New Jersey and is working on plans to move into six other states.

Last month, the company announced an agreement with a Native American tribe in New Mexico to provide betting services ready for the start of the American football season.
 
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#190805
Green Man

Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Losing these shops won't actually a bad thing for the high streets. Personally I do my all betting online saves me queuing. And I don't have to go near irate losers who blame the poor cashier for losing.
 
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#190809
Barney

Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
You obviously haven't been in a High Street betting shop recently. All human life is there - and tea and coffee are readily available.

Randall is right though. Gaming machines were the betting shops' golden geese.

Even though each shop can only have 4 machines, many of them had people (sitting on stools) in front of them all day.

Hence the shops open early and close late - to give punters the opportunity to gamble. Notwithstanding that normal sport/racing has ceased.

Undoubtedly, the massive/government imposed reduction in the wager allowed - has dramatically reduced profitability.


 
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#190815
Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I wont miss the drongoes who congregate outside the betting shop smoking dope and drinking Special brew.
 
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#190817
Barney

Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Yes, we despise dysacullia, dyslexia, homelessness - and those who have few options.

People smoking, drinking and gambling -
sitting outside a betting shop - are beneath contempt, and obnoxious.

It shouldn't be allowed - what a waste of space these men and women are: Were they dragged up?


Maybe. But it's why - every week - a few of us help out in a shelter, where the stories would bring tears to your ears.

Apart from a modest financial donation, all we give is a smile of understanding. The most important people - those running the shelters, virtually unpaid, frequently apologise.


For pleading and asking so often on the phone - 'could you please come in; we have an awful case here'.

'you could help, I think'



 
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#190819
Green Man

Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
I wont miss the drongoes who congregate outside the betting shop smoking dope and drinking Special brew.

Sounds like all the CEX stores also.
 
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#190828
Re:4500 jobs lost 3 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Barney wrote:
Yes, we despise dysacullia, dyslexia, homelessness - and those who have few options.

People smoking, drinking and gambling -
sitting outside a betting shop - are beneath contempt, and obnoxious.

It shouldn't be allowed - what a waste of space these men and women are: Were they dragged up?


Maybe. But it's why - every week - a few of us help out in a shelter, where the stories would bring tears to your ears.

Apart from a modest financial donation, all we give is a smile of understanding. The most important people - those running the shelters, virtually unpaid, frequently apologise.


For pleading and asking so often on the phone - 'could you please come in; we have an awful case here'.

'you could help, I think'





Barney, I am fully aware of the problems of the people who sit outside my betting shop, (and homeless people, which is why I have helped them in some capacity or other for forty bloody years!)

I am also aware that hanging around outside betting shops is a shit way to live, and I am happy to help. And sometimes do.
I do not "despise" these people (you need to brush up on your mind reading skills)

But whatever your situation, it is NOT OK to smoke weed in the streets or sell it to youngsters, it is NOT OK to buy booze for kids and place bets for them, and it is NOT OK to get so drunk that you are abusive to other people trying to use the area.
Excusing appalling behaviour doesn't help people in the long run.
 
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