A year of responsible gambling

2017 has been a year of real progress in our effort to promote responsible gambling in shops, and in the wider community. The following timeline captures some of the work we’ve supported over the past year. We know there’s more to do, so 2018 will see us continue our activity with new tools to help our trained staff monitor customer behaviour and help those at risk.

Take a look at ABB's Review of our Year >

The Safer Bet

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your local high street bookie? With contributions from shop staff, retail and business experts and the voluntary sector, this short video highlights the substantial contribution betting shops have made in Scotland, creating jobs and investment, providing community support and promoting responsible gambling. It's what makes them the safer bet.

Championing Scotland's Bookmakers

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) is the leading trade association for betting shop operators on Britain's high streets. ABB Scotland represents the interests of the industry in Scotland. We aim to give a voice to the 5,000 people in Scotland who work in our industry. Our members include major national operators as well as smaller independent businesses, many of them family run. Large or small, all of our members share the same commitment to responsible gambling.


Supporting Jobs & Economic Development

  • Customers in Scotland

  • Number of employees in Scotland

  • Economic Contribution

  • Average rates bill for each shop in Scotland

  • Contribution to Scottish Sport

Our Members

ABB Scotland represents some of Scotland's biggest and best known bookmakers including Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power and Scotbet, as well as a host of smaller, independent bookmakers, many of them family run over many decades.

Together they welcome 650,000 customers a year across Scotland and work with ABB Scotland to promote safe and responsible gambling.


ABB Scotland e-bulletin

ABB Scotland produces a quarterly e-bulletin where you can keep up to date with our latest news, responsible gambling initiatives and opinion columns. The e-bulletin is available to individuals and organisations with an interest in the betting industry. To join our mailing list, simply enter your address below.

View our latest e-bulletin >