The Association of British Bookmakers is proud to be working with Crimestoppers.
Our work on the Safe Bet Alliance has helped reduce robberies at betting shops significantly over the last two years – in fact the number of robberies has fallen by 60% in that time.
Our members operate 7,000 high street betting shops across the country, attracting eight million customers a year, as they enjoy the excitement of a sporting event by having a flutter with their friends. We want our customers to be able to place their bets in a safe environment, and our staff to be able to serve them in a safe environment. The Safe Bet Alliance was the first set of national guidelines for the industry setting out measures for reducing robberies and we were pleased to see the scheme win a Home Office Tilley Award in 2011.