Broadstairs branch of William Hill opens doors for the final time

William Hill in Broadstairs shuts today.

Bookmaker William Hill in Broadstairs has opened its doors for the final time today (September 29).

The branch in the high street is one of 700 stores across the country being shut by the betting giant.

The move follows the government’s decision in April to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.

Since then, the bookmaker has seen a significant fall in gaming machine revenues.

In July, bosses announced their intention to shut hundreds of stores, putting 4,500 jobs at risk, with branches being shut before the end of the year.

The Broadstairs branch has signs in the window bidding farewell to its customers and offering a £5 free bet to anyone in there today.

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  1. The real reason they failed as a business, they relied on rigged slot machines rather than being proper bookmakers who encouraged punters who wanted to bet on horse racing rather than treat them as non desirables because they occasionally won.

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