How to Place a Bet at the Bookies
High Street Betting Shop
Placing a bet with high street UK bookies has never been easier.
Depending on the kind of shop, the betting slip will either be in the form of a two-part slip that produces a carbon receipt or a single slip that is passed through a new system called Bet Capture.
Imagine you want to place a £10 bet on Shergar to win the 3.15 at Ascot. Once inside the bookies, you will encounter numerous different kinds of betting slips for many specific kinds of bet. All we are after, is just a plain blank slip and as you will find, these are by far and away, the most common. They will always be located in most of the dispensers around the shop, but also more than likely, on the counters, on any tables and probably all over the floor as well.
Once you have located a plain slip, there are no rules as to how to fill it in. There are really only two bits of information that needs writing on the slip, and that is the name of our horse 'Shergar' and how much money we want to bet on him. Saying that, if you want to stay on the right side of your local bookies manager, you should also write on the slip the time of the race and where it is.
Writing out a betting slip really should be as easy as telling someone what you intend to bet.
Click on your chosen bookie and you will be taken straight to their site. To open a betting account, simply click on the OPEN AN ACCOUNT link displayed on the home page. As soon as you have completed the simple step-by-step-process to register a new account you are ready to start betting. Make your Selection then select Add to Betting Slip enter your Stake and your bet is processed instantly.
Nearly all UK bookies have telephone betting these days. Placing the same bet over the phone is just as easy provided you have a Credit/Debit card. It is merely a case of telling the operator your bet - "I would like £10 on Shergar in the 3.15 at Ascot, please".
See Also: Bet Types