A search to find Scotland’s best community bookie has been launched. Around 1000 shops are eligible to take part in the competition which will judge entries on their fundraising and voluntary activity, their commitment to responsible gambling and support for older and socially isolated people.

Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) Scotland spokesman Donald Morrison said: “Betting shops are very much part of their local community. Many of our 5,000 staff are active in their community, raising funds or volunteering for local charities and, for many people, our shops have become a social hub where they can meet friends and bet in a safe, friendly environment.”

The winner will be crowned at a reception in the Scottish Parliament in June.

To enter for find out more, visit the ABB Scotland website.

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