In Britain, betting shops become legal on May 1st, and these new establishments are now appearing in many parts of London, and other towns and cities.
GV Crowd at racecourse pan to bookmakers taking bets
SCU Bookmakers tote board
SCU Two girls pondering whether to bet or not
CU/PAN Woman places bet pan to bookmaker and board
SV Bookmaker takes bets
GV Bookmakers and tick tack men
GV/PAN Busy street scene to bookmakers shop in Stephey
SV Sign on window 'agents wanted turf accountant'
CU Sign 'new accounts'
SV Man takes bets over phone, second man records bets on log
CU/PAN Man takes sets on phone
CU Man writes on result board
CU/PAN Ticker tape machine with race results coming in
GV/PAN to betting shop in Fleet Street
SV Sign 'betting office'
CU Client studies form in paper and writes bet
SV Client hands bet to clerk
CU Clerk time stamps bet and gives receipt to client
GV Client leaves betting shop
SV Bets are passes through cubby hole and recorded
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Background: In Britain, betting shops become legal on May 1st, and these new establishments are now appearing in many parts of London, and other towns and cities. Previously, off-course bets have been made by telephone, or, illegally, with bookies' agents in the street and at bookies' offices.
At the betting shops, dealing mostly with horse-race gambling, clients will make their bet, and then be given a receipt showing the time of the transaction.