Alert me about debates like this. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth, and to have secured this debate. While at university and for a period afterwards, I worked as a bookmaker. I am loth to interrupt the hon. Gentleman, but if he declares an interest, the rules require him to be more explicit about his entry. The same applies to others who may make such declarations.
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Bettors and bookmakers enjoyed their busiest weekend since the coronavirus pandemic halted the sports world in mid-March, with UFC leading the way and golf and NASCAR attracting higher-than-normal betting interest at some U. Most casinos and racetracks with physical sportsbooks remain closed in the U. As more sports begin to trickle back to action, betting interest is picking up as well. At Caesars Sportsbook in Nevada, the first two weeks of May have generated as much betting as the entire month of April. UFC and Korean baseball have been two of the most popular sports in recent weeks at Caesars Sportsbook.
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The safety of workers in betting offices has become a cause of concern, according to one TD, with some robberies taking place in these shops across the country in the last three years. The frequency of robberies in betting offices, with well over annually, shows that there is a very clear onus on employers to ensure that staff have high levels of safety and protection, and the practice of single-manning shops should not be used in Ireland. It is simply too dangerous for staff. One employee at a betting office, who has experienced an armed robbery told TheJournal.
If you were to walk down your high street today then you may be confused at the mixed messages the betting industry are giving you. Self regulation at its best. On January 5 th I started a thread on the GRASP Gambling Reform and Society Perception forum in which I posted every article I found on violence and robberies that have been reported in betting shops — it has 14 articles in less than 20 days and is not pleasant reading. I fear that not only are there more articles to be found, but that many more incidences go unreported. During a few exchanges on Twitter in which I invited him to comment for this article and received no reply he confirmed that shops will single man — except for high risk shops.