Saturday February 22, 2020

Hacketts Bookmakers liquidated with loss of 35 jobs

Retail bookies goes under after 50 years, swamped by 24-hour online gambling

21st June, 2016
Racing punters no longer restricted in access to gambling. Pic: Getty

The directors of Hacketts Bookmakers have placed the business in liquidation and the directors have signalled their deep regret at the move.

Originally founded by Cyril and Monica Hackett over 50 years ago, the family business expanded from its midland base up to a peak of 65 shops nationwide, with a turnover of €134m and employing over 160 staff.

The business has struggled in recent years due to several factors.

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