I reguarly have a flutter at the bookies. I only put a couple of quid on though. I think it is quite enjoyable when it's a one off thing, and provides the older generation social interaction. However, when I see a person beg the counter staff for their money back, you wonder if betting shops should be there at all.
I much prefer the greyhounds myself. It's more about the occasion and the enjoyment rather than any money you can win.
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