Betting giant William Hill has refused to confirm if any branches in Tayside and Fife have been earmarked for closure.
The company is to close 119 stores across the UK as it said it does not think customers will come back in the same numbers as before the pandemic.
Hills have shops across Courier Country. Dundee branches in Lochee High Street, Strathmartine Road, Buttars Loan, Seagate as well as Broughty Ferry; King Edward Street in Perth, Arbroath High Street and three locations in Fife – Cupar, Glenrothes and Dunfermline.
The company closed several branches last year including Dundee’s Whitehall Street.
A spokesman for the company said a list would not be available but advised “if it hasn’t reopened after lockdown then it won’t reopen”.
Only about 12 people are likely to lose their jobs of the approximately 200 to 250 employees who work in the shops at risk.
It leaves William Hill with around 1,440 betting shops across the UK where it has 7,000 staff.
The firm said: “We are now very comfortable with the scale and performance of our retail estate; we think we have got the balance right.
“But we will always look at performance as leases are up for renewal. This is just part of normal business practice.”
William Hill said its betting shops had seen encouraging progress last month as they opened again last week after months of lockdown.
“The business has traded well since mainstream sport resumed and our UK shops have re-opened and we are encouraged by the early indications,” the firm said in a statement to shareholders.
Meanwhile its online arm has kept up its strong momentum, and made “good progress” in the UK in July after a “robust” first half of the year, it said.
The company swung to a pre-tax profit of £141 million in the first half of the year, a swing from a loss of £63m. Revenue was £554m, down by a third.
However, when stripping out some factors, the company’s adjusted pre-tax loss £4.2 million from a £50.8m profit the year before.
William Hill’s online operations had “produced a solid outcome with limited sports content”.
Chief executive Ulrik Bengtsson said the company would repay the funds it has received for furloughing workers.
He said: “I am delighted with William Hill’s performance in these extraordinary times.
“Our team has been remarkable, supporting each other and our customers throughout the pandemic, and I would like to thank them for their continuing efforts.
“The furlough scheme provided welcome and timely support, and meant we could protect the jobs of our 7,000 UK retail colleagues.
“Therefore, given the strength of our recovery post-lockdown, we have decided to repay the furlough funds.”