What do you do when you're not horsing around? You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have a love for horse racing, the sport of kings. Perhaps your focus on racing is on the flat or jumps, or a particular horse, jockey or trainer.  That’s the beauty of racing really in that it’s such a spectacle with so many aspects to it and such a rich history that there are points of interest, left, right and centre for fans. Of course it’s been a bit of a rocky time for racing of late, and sport in general, with the real down point being the cancellation of the 2020 Grand National (though thankfully that’s unlikely to happen this year). Of course covid-19 hit many areas of life though, which is one reason why I opted to play on the best online casino site rather in a bricks and mortar equivalent.

So you’ve guessed it, when horse racing is on the back burner for me I can often be found having a gamble on one of my favourite casino games (either online or offline). Prior to life being put on lockdown (and hopefully once again in the near future!) I could often be found in our local casino which rather conveniently is at a seaside so is a pleasing combination of sun, sea and … casinos.  I tend to, along with my brothers who I go there with, gravitate to the roulette wheel. It’s just always been that way really, and I can think of far worse options than such an iconic casino game. When I’m not playing ‘offline’ – if that’s what we’re calling the real world now –  I’m checking out new casinos online. It’s a very competitive environment where sign up bonuses, free spins and the like are available to all, along with of course your favourite casino games, such as poker, slots and more.

So now you’ve heard which gambling related activity aside from horse racing piques my interest. How about you? When you’re not having a flutter on the nags what is your alternative? Watching and betting on your favourite football team? Day trading (not ‘betting as much, but essentially not dissimilar)? Or like me, time at the casino?  Do let us know!

Lockdown Birthday Blues! Not one to typically make a big deal of birthday’s , this year my inclination to keep it quite was in fact taken out of my hands anyway. This never-ending lockdown we’ve found ourselves in made the decision for me, which is quite amusing in a strange kind of way. It led to me actually thinking that I should have made a bigger deal about it all of those years I had the opportunity to. Still, rather than celebrate now I’ve mentally logged the occasion, and in a kind of ‘In the Future when all’s well’ way have put together a plan to go to the races with family and friends when the world isn’t quite so out of sorts!

It’s funny how lockdown and a world on pause has altered our behaviour. Now instead of bricks and mortar establishments we’re all heading to the safety and convenience of the best online casinos and the like. And who can forget the madness of the Grand National being cancelled last year and replaced with a virtual version! Whereas this works perfectly with a casino, the idea of cheering on a virtual horse compared to rooting for one you’ve followed for its entire career just doesn’t really cut it! I would have preferred to watch the event without a crowd. I expect Tiger Roll’s owners – eyeing up a record three Grand Nations in a row will have shared that sentiment.

I was chatting to a friend who moved to Canada recently, ironically as we played best online slots canada, and he informed me that restrictions aren’t quite so bad there right now, so it’s an unusual and worrying time where we’re all living in parallel worlds. I’d like to think / hope that a few months down the road we’ll have crowds back on race courses (unfortunately I suspect too late for this years Cheltenham Festival and Grand National) and a little more of a sense of normality. Lord knows that’s what we will need sometime soon. So as I blow out my birthday cake candle (that’s not to suggest that this is my first birthday!), my wish is that the year eventually heads towards a welcome sense of normality for all! Fingers crossed!