Thelifeofabookmakerismuchmoredangerousthanitletsofftobe,morehazardousinsomeplacesthanothersandparticularlysointheWestofScotland。

Asrecentasthe3rdofJanuary,2012,severalbookmakershavebeenrobbedinmultipleareas,anincreaseon2011’srobberystatisticsinparticularlocationsaccordingtoStrathclydePolice。

WhilstitseemsthatitisbecomingmoreofaproblemparticularlyinScotland,itisnotlimitedtojustthisonecountry。

EnglandhashadsuccessinloweringcrimeinLondonthroughtheSafeBetAlliance,whichsawincreasedstaff,on-sitesecurityandlessavailablecash,thereforeloweringtheincentiveforrobbery。

LabourMSPJohnParkhascalledforanindustry-widesummittotacklethisloomingissueofcrimeagainstbookmakers。

Ifearthisworryingriseisaresultofministerstakingtheireyeofftheball。

Thesefiguresareastarkreminderofwhatbettingshopstaffarestillfacing。

Itisnotonandwemustmakeitourmissiontorootitout。

Butthisisntjustaboutwhatpoliticiansorthepolicecandoitisabsolutelyvitalthatthebettingshopcompaniesdoeverythingtheycantoprotectworkersintheirrespectivepremises。

Hestated。

ItwasparticularlynotedbyMrParkthatthefigurescontrastedwithLondon’sfigureswhichshoweda46%dropinbettingshopviolentoffencesfrom2010to2011。

Bookmakerrobberiesinparticularhavebeentoutedasaseriousproblemwhichhasbeendealtwithinmanyways,especiallyinScotland。

Mostefficiently,acampaignlaunchedin2008helpedtogreatlyreducethenumberofcrimes,butwashoweverdiscontinued。

Thesuccessofthepreviouscampaignhassparkedcallsforonetobere-instatedfor2012。

DespitethestatisticsthatsuggesttheriseinrobberiesinWestScotlandbyStrathclydePolice,somearearguingagainstit,claimingthattheyhavebeenfalsifiedandthatthereisnoincreaseincrime。

“Wehaven’tseenanyincrease。

Welaunchedaseriesofinitiativesin2010afteranoverviewofoursecurityanditseemsthattheyhavehadapositiveimpactbecausewesucceededinbuckingthetrendinScotland。

”StatedacompanyofficialtotheBBC。

Asaresultinthispersontopersoncrime,moreandmoreaffiliatesaretakenadvantageofotherintermediariesandplacingmoreoftheirtrustinonlinecasinosandsportsbookservices。

Thelureoftheonlineindustryisslowlygainingagripontheworldofgamblingandoffersareprisetothisincreasingactofrobberyagainstbookmakers。

Ratherthanriskingthesafetyofthemoneyinvestedaswellasthatofthebookmaker,moreandmorearelookingtoonlinesourcesunderthepremiseofsecurity。

Whilstthisisaseeminglypositivesolution,thereisstillsomeapprehensionfortheonlinemarketduetotheeverexpandingnetworkofhackersandsophisticationintechnologyandtheabilityforindividualstoscamonline。

Significantprogressisyettoshowitshead,buttheScottishProtectionCampaignlookssettomakeanappearancethisyearinanefforttocombatthecrime。