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Meet Players’ Panel Member: Tim


I'm Tim, I’m a semi-retired businessman and I live in Towcester with my wife.

I do various types of gambling but I’m most interested in betting with an edge, which requires research, and a bit of practice, to find those higher probability bets. Being semi-retired means I have more time to go into detail, and it can be quite thrilling when you find those better odds and offers!

I joined the Players’ Panel because I want to show that responsible gambling can be, and is, a normal part of everyday life. It’s something that I do carefully for enjoyment and I’m sure there are plenty of people who do the same as me and I don’t see any problem with that. Like most people, I want to maintain my freedom to gamble responsibly and believe the government should listen to our side of the story if it is considering any new rules.

About the Author



I'm Tim, a semi-retired businessman from Towcester in Northamptonshire. 

Being part-retired means now I have much more time to do the things enjoy, like watching sports. My main sporting interests lie in horse and greyhound racing, with the odd foray into the world of athletics and snooker too. All these events I'm pleased to say offer punting opportunities. By managing my betting spend within a set monthly budget, I adopt similar disciplines to placing a wager as I do to my business ventures and only ever spend what I can afford.

From purchasing a scratch card in the local shop, placing a bet with a bookmaker at a racecourse, entering a sweepstake in the office, or buying a bingo card at a local social club. All are defined as gambling and for that reason I consider myself a responsible gambler!

I became a member of the Players’ Panel in the hope of bringing attention to the other side of the debate on betting and gaming, the side of responsible gamblers.