Following the new measures imposed by Boris Johnson on March 23rd. The Director of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has revealed that all races across the UK are off. And this for a minimum of 28 days. The GBGB had initially planned to move all races behind closed doors earlier this week. And yet the latest announcement which strongly re-enforces the importance of social distancing means that Mark Bird, MD of the GBGB had to review his contingency plan. “It’s the responsible thing to do” admitted Bird in a recent press release. But he further added that he’d appreciate more clarification from Downing Street with regards to what is “work or gathering”. After all, the current situation will have ramifications across all industries including the gambling one.
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Without a doubt, with the races going to the dogs nowadays bookmakers are keen to offer alternatives. For example, 32Red offers very good odds on Fairview in South Africa. They also enable punters to wager on the Russia Liga Pro, Russian Masters and Ice hockey games. Then there are, of course, eSports which isn’t too affected by the current situation. There still 4 tournaments on the book, Dota 2, FIFA Pro league, League of Legends (LOL) LCK and LOL LPL.
Lastly, virtual race games are also good alternatives for those who are looking to experience the thrill of the track from the comfort of their homes. Playtech sure has a few games in its portfolio like a ritual car, dog and horse races. And NetEnt also has Scudamore’s Super Stakes which pays tribute to horse racing.
Now, for those who’ll give virtual sports ago for the first time. It’s important to know that the results of these games are still based on a random number generator. So there no guarantees to win. Plus, the action of virtual games is sometimes a lot faster than traditional races. So, consider enabling the responsible gambling limits to your account. This way, you’ll be sure that gambling always remains 100% enjoyable.