The Grand National takes place this weekend and it led me to think about what the race might look like after the government is done with its new legislation. The Grand National is the nation’s race. Millions of people have a bet on the big race and…Read more
"Like thousands of other people in this country, I enjoy a punt on many of the sports that I watch on TV or am lucky enough to attend and I want to protect my right to do so.””
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.
Tim has written 4 posts
As someone who enjoys a regular punt, whether it's placing an accumulator on the football or a quick bet on the snooker, I’m very familiar with the various platforms you can use. One of the things I always notice is the safer gambling advertisements.…Read more