Bookies prove they are up on ID checks

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An Ilkeston bookmakers has been successful in protecting young people from the potential harmful effects of gambling.

Leading independent ID auditors visited every William Hill shop in the UK with undercover teens.

Results show that they were challenged for ID on 91.5 per cent of visits to the bookmaker’s Ilkeston outlet in Market Place, which is above the company’s national average.

Andrew Lyman, of William Hill, said: “We are delighted by the latest findings, but will not be sitting back and resting on our laurels. The staff in Ilkeston are doing a very effective job in identifying possible underage visitors to our shops.”