The next to arrive in the town centre is a new Ladbrokes but why when both it and other bookies have multiple outlets nearby?
It seems each betting shop is allowed just four lucrative automatic betting machines. If a bookie wants more they have to open another shop.
Since for many people a bookie is basically a way of wasting money, it might be better to limit the number of bookies in a town instead. Odds on that are pretty short though.