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We all love a bet on the Grand National

The Grand National is the most famous horserace of them all, watched by over half a billion people around the world. Every year I am proud beyond words that this all happens at my home course, less than four miles from my house.

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Freedom to enjoy a free bet

There has been a lot of talk lately about the public being taken for fools. I don’t think that’s totally true, but as a gambler it’s hard not to feel patronised and underestimated by the people in power.

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Online games are social and fun

Challenging the stereotypes of online betting and gaming is so important especially as the government is looking at the laws on betting over the next few months. I write these posts because I want the people who make the decisions to really…

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Handing over payslips to have a punt? I don’t think so!

In the next few months the government will be deciding the future of betting in the UK as it announces its plans for new laws and regulations. For those of us who love a bet – and who see it is part of the lifeblood of sport in this country – this is…

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Say "No!" to a National Register of Gamblers

The government is interfering and prying into our lives more and more. Our freedom to spend our time and money how we like is under threat from the political elite who think their job is to protect us from ourselves.

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UK racecourses tour

I’ve always had an interest in horseracing from childhood. However, the older I’ve become, the deeper I’ve fallen in love with the sport. My horseracing adoration is complex, as there are more layers to it than an onion.

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Elizabeth Blog posts

Don't take the fun out of gambling

As a community of gamblers we need to see that it’s not just our freedom to bet that is under threat, it is the fun of it too. I think a big risk is that the future of betting is being decided by politicians and regulators who don’t bet themselves…

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Betting is my bit of fun

People bet for different reasons. For me betting is my main outlet for rest and relaxation. I have a very busy life. I do a lot for my family and my Basset Hound Henry. Betting is my enjoyment.

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