• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Crowd at racecourse pan to bookmakers taking bets
    0.05

    2.
    SCU Bookmakers tote board
    0.10

    3.
    SCU Two girls pondering whether to bet or not
    0.12

    4.
    CU/PAN Woman places bet pan to bookmaker and board
    0.20

    5.
    SV Bookmaker takes bets
    0.30

    6.
    GV Bookmakers and tick tack men
    0.32

    7.
    GV/PAN Busy street scene to bookmakers shop in Stephey
    0.38

    8.
    SV Sign on window 'agents wanted turf accountant'
    0.42

    9.
    CU Sign 'new accounts'
    0.45

    10.
    SV Man takes bets over phone, second man records bets on log
    0.48

    11.
    CU/PAN Man takes sets on phone
    1.00

    12.
    CU Man writes on result board
    1.05

    13.
    CU Ditto
    1.10

    14.
    CU/PAN Ticker tape machine with race results coming in
    1.20

    15.
    GV/PAN to betting shop in Fleet Street
    1.27

    16.
    SV Sign 'betting office'
    1.30

    17.
    CU Client studies form in paper and writes bet
    1.49

    18.
    SV Client hands bet to clerk
    1.53

    19.
    CU Clerk time stamps bet and gives receipt to client
    2.05

    20.
    GV Client leaves betting shop
    2.09

    21.
    SV Bets are passes through cubby hole and recorded
    2.17



    Initials BA/V/AW/RP



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEXC6CEUM6IH29VAQJUFYMIHV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXC6CEUM6IH29VAQJUFYMIHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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