Why did one of the world’s largest betting shops open in Belfast?

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Conor Johnston (@ConorJohnstonNI) asks Gary Toal of Toals Bookmakers why one of the biggest betting shops to be found anywhere outside the sports books of America was opened in Belfast, discovers a surprising twist in the history of betting shops in Northern Ireland and hears the view that the absence of legal Sunday betting here is a mystery to the modern punter…

The launch in March of one of the largest betting shops in existence in the form of the 7,600 square foot Toals shop at High Street in Belfast, could have caused a few raised eyebrows among anyone who has been reading GB newspapers and watching BBC One’s Britain at the Bookies.

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