‘I should be able to back the Lionesses with a bet!’
What a week it was watching the Lionesses bring it home for the first time since 1966 last Sunday! The wave of national pride when the final whistle blew was immense.
My girlfriend and I followed every match leading up to the final. From watching Georgia Stanway's stunning extra-time strike against Spain in the quarter finals to the thrashing defeat of Sweden in the semis. I enjoyed every minute of it.
As someone who regularly enjoys placing a bet on the footie, the Women’s Euros final was no exception. Which is why I am concerned about rumours of maximum stakes or monthly limits being set by the government on betting.
Placing a small stake on the football is a huge part of the enjoyment of the game for me. It makes you feel more invested and like you are a part of the game. Much more thrilling.
I think the government needs to consider the responsible gambler when thinking about new rules. Some of them might even have put a small bet on the game themselves. Taking that casual enjoyment out of responsible people’s lives just doesn’t seem right to me.