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off 7 Jun 2015, 12:47 by JJON Editors

All bets are "off"   U 16.1274-81: While the other was reading it on page two Boom (to give him for the nonce his new misnomer) whiled away a ... There is no doubt that the abbreviation “Off”, or “Off.”, is short for “offered”. Bookmakers would both take bets at specific odds, and also offer odds on the horses. Stephen ...

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Lynam 28 Nov 2013, 13:23 by JJON Editors

Popping into Lynam’s   U 10.504-20 : At the Dolphin they halted to allow the ambulance car to gallop past them for Jervis street. - This way, he said, walking ... severe restrictions on the practice: betting was essentially only legal on racecourses or (through bookmakers or their ‘commission agents’) on credit. It was illegal to hand over cash – in the ...

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tissues 29 Nov 2013, 12:54 by JJON Editors

Racing expresses and sporting tissues     D 6.48+: No one knew how he [Lenehan] achieved the stern task of living, but his name was vaguely associated with racing tissues .   U ... a telegraph office or printer to circulated immediately to subscribers. The subscribers might be bookmakers, clubs, or private individuals. Even if pigeons were not involved, the light paper delivered to ...

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