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Offline Belker

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Re: Bargain?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2019, 10:03:17 AM »
Small shops can do well, our smallest shop had many Crooks and Crannies and undisclosed corners, the big punters loved it as they could count their cash in private, see both the 'Board' and the sporting life racecard from their hidden area and make their bets without anyone seeing anything. And all the work was "Under the Counter".

....... any regular had what was called an "Under the counter" account, they would present their bet as £2 on whatever, but the meaning of £2 was actually £20 but the Tax was paid on only the £2 but the full £20 would be paid upfront fer the bet and the .40 pence Tax on the seemingly £2 bet would be waived by the Bookie.

The small shop would do well to do even half of the dockets of what a usual shop would do, but when it came to takings, it could easily Double any other regular shop.

Obviousely not a true story.

Offline The Liffey Lip

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Re: Bargain?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2019, 10:26:37 AM »
I remember looking fer 'Terry Rodgers' on the tinternet a few years back and seeing that they had gone online as '10' something or other ?  Do they still have any shops in Dublin ?

Dont think So .Harry Barry kept one until Gay Byrnes Accountand dropped dead .Shop only dobe about 60 dockets a day but held 8or 10K

How many old plates did he have?........several anyway.

Offline john m

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Re: Bargain?
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2019, 10:32:18 AM »
Terry had most of the plates took them as payment for debt then rented them backto the original  owner .Old mate of mine handed over the contents of a workshop to his bookie to clear a wager ,then rented it back until the debt was paid off with interest .

 The publican that owned the Greyhound in Blanch accumalated many a field to pay off bar bills .He would get you to sign over the field then rent it back family would only find out when you died and the will was read .

 


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