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The small amount that I am prepared to lose when gambling is around the cost of two pints of beer on a weekly basis. Not a lot in anyone’s book – and I believe I get good value for the money I am prepared to spend.”

I’m Ken from Newcastle.

I am a family man. My life is all about by wife, my grown-up kids and my wonderful Bassett Hound Henry.

My wife and I both work long hours, in my case for a library at a leading university.

In my rare moments of free time, betting on sports or sometimes the online games is how I relax and also meet people – some people like going to the pub, I like chatting on bingo! Sports betting is also a great family pastime as we love to watch the sport together with a little bet to make things more exciting.

Through the Players’ Panel, I want people to see that gamblers – and there are a lot of us out there – are usually normal sensible people!

Ken smiling Blog posts

What responsible gambling means to me: Ken

The news of potential blanket restrictions being placed by the government on all those who enjoy putting a bet really worries me. In my spare time, I like having a small bet and spending time with my family. After long hours of working in a…

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Ken in his garden Blog posts

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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Ken in his garden Blog posts

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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