We live in an age where spending £20 on various scratch cards and lottery tickets which have a minimal chance of a decent (if any) return is this section of society's best chance of bettering itself. Boy, isn't that sad.
Bookmakers across Britain are joining forces to combat the scourge of problem gambling, or so the script goes at least. The formation of the P3 Group is seen by more cynical observers as just the latest, desperate attempt by the bookies to stave off a growing avalanche of pressure to better police the gambling industry.
Bookmakers are upping the odds that a royal baby could be born this weekend, as rumours abound on social media sites over
Luckily for Edward Snowden, the fugitive ex-CIA analyst whose snooping leaks have rocked the United States, there are no
The big betting race of the day is the Wokingham Handicap and the short-list is particularly long with Nocturn, Royal Rock, Palace Moon and the selection Rex Imperator (4.25) who has always promised to win a big one and can finally fulfil his potential.
The opening race of Royal Ascot 2013 sees, arguably, the most versatile horse in the world Animal Kingdom (2.30) make his British debut on what is likely to be his final start before he embarks on a career at stud; nice work if you can get it.
Seabass very nearly made history last year when finishing third for jockey Katie Walsh and she must have every chance again this year with the shorter trip a plus for a horse whose stamina gave way at the elbow last year. Ireland haven't won the big race since Silver Birch in 2007 but they have a very strong hand this year.
BetVictor are betting ¼ odds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 places on the John Smith's Grand National the greatest horserace in the world. Here are my thoughts on the race and potential runners at this stage.
Britain is on track to suffer the coldest March day for 27 years, forecasters have said. The unseasonably cold weather left
Anyone planning a trip to the seaside over the Easter bank holiday might want to think again. Because far from being bathed