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13 May 2013
Pharmacy? No - its a Betting Shop

Betting shop opens at Waunceirch
After looking like a garage door for over two years a unit at the Waunceirch shopping centre has become a betting shop, opening on 8th May 2013.

Over 1.600 residents signed a petition for a pharmacy - something thought to be much needed in the area, but the lease for the empty unit was taken up by the Ladbrokes Group.

The company was founded by Messrs Schwind and Pendleton in 1886 as commission agents for horses trained at Ladbroke Hall in Worcestershire. The name Ladbrokes was adopted in 1902 when a partner and operations moved to London

Overall the largest betting company in the UK and largest retail bookmaker in the world, Ladbrokes owns over 2,400 retail betting shops divided between the UK and Ireland, with more shops in Spain and Belgium. It also operates several online gambling websites offering sportsbook, poker, casino, games, bingo and backgammon. Ladbrokes uses the OpenBet system from Orbis Technology.

One of our photographers was invited inside on the day it opened and found the layout very attractive as can be seen from the photographs below.


The view inside as you walk through the entrance door

At the far end of the shop there is the service counter


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