When Do Betting Shops Open?

Most people wake up, rush to get coffee and maybe catch the latest headlines before heading off to work. However, for those who enjoy betting, there is another option: they can go to the betting shop and place their bets before work starts.

The question is: when do the betting shops open? Fortunately, we can provide some answers to this question. Based on the official opening hours for betting shops around Europe, we’ve put together a map to show when you can place bets in your area:


One of the most useful features of this map is that you can hover over any country and see the corresponding hours for betting shops there. For example, if you’re in Germany and want to place a bet, you’ll see that most of the betting shops there are closed on Sundays and public holidays (except for certain islands).

You can also see that the opening hours for the majority of Europe’s betting shops are between 10 am and 6 pm on weekdays, and that many of them close at noon or close on Saturdays and Sundays. Although some exceptions apply (for example, the UK’s betting shops which are open 24/7), this is still the general pattern around Europe.

Additional Resources

If you want to learn more, you can click on any of the countries on our map and be taken to a page with more information about the hours of operation for betting shops in that country. You can also find the hours of operation for specific betting shops in the same country on that page. For example, you can learn that the UK’s Ladbrokes betting shop is open 24/7, or that the France’s BetOnSports shop opens at 9 am on Saturdays.

Key Takeaways

If you’re wondering when you can place a bet in your area, our map can answer this question. Not only that, but it can also provide you with the official opening hours for betting shops in the area. This is particularly useful for those who are based in other countries, as it means they don’t have to worry about missing the shop’s opening hours due to the time difference (e.g., UK betting shops close at noon on Saturdays, so if you’re based in Ireland, you might not be able to place a bet before 1 pm on Saturdays).

In summary, the map provides a quick overview of when you can place bets in your area. More information can be found at the links provided below.