Every week, millions of Britons will gamble in one way or another, whether its buying a ticket for the weekend lottery or having a plump on an outsider in the 2.30 at Southwell.
You can’t get away from the fact that having a flutter can promise potentially huge financial rewards and get your heart pumping along the way so it is a great group activity - ideal for Stag and Hen parties you could say! So if this sounds like it could be for you, read on.
There are many opportunities to have a punt in the UK, so let's take a look some of the most popular.
Bingo has witnessed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. The old dilapidated Bingo Halls are a thing of the past, and the new plush venues serving food and drink whilst at the same time giving you the chance to win big are again a popular night out. Bingo takes place across the day and gives an ideal opportunity in a safe and secure environment to have fun and a flutter at the same time. There’s bound to be one in your local area, but many of them need you to join (usually free of charge) 24 hours in advance, so make sure that that you save your gambling for inside and not on whether you will be allowed in or not!
Out of the Traps
A night at the dogs is another activity which has grown in popularity in recent times. Traditionally the domain of old men in cloth caps, that image has been completely shed and most now offer you the chance to combine your betting with a 3 course meal with views over the track. Bets are collected from your table so there’s no need to go anywhere near old blokes, and at the end of the evening you can usually celebrate your night with a dance at the in-house disco. Afternoon meetings are also run regularly around the country, so you could head there before moving onto the pubs and clubs if that takes your fancy. Whatever you decide, as the phrase goes, ‘You can’t beat a night at the dogs, unless you’re the bunny that is!’