Betting is part of the football fun – we should be celebrating it
Getting to see our Lions make it through to the finals of the European Championships was a highlight of my year and a taste of normal life in these strange times.
Like many fans across the UK, as well as the game, I enjoyed betting and having a punt throughout the tournament.
For many people, this is a hobby, a pastime, it’s entertainment that willingly spend our own money on. Having a punt added to the excitement of the Euros.
Watching matches with my daughter and son-in-law is tie we enjoy spending together as a family. When we have a few quid on, it becomes a competition between us and there is plenty of banter and teasing and discussion.
For us, as well as giving us even more to talk about it’s a way of testing our sports knowledge and expertise – or just the hunch that we have about a game. If we win a bit, great – and like the vast majority we bet what we can afford.
We all have our own way of enjoying our sport. Betting was a big part of the fun of Euros and we should be celebrating it.