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Seaside casinos feel the squeeze as Brits go online to gamble

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British consumers are switching their business online. They certainly haven’t stopped shopping, but reports of a high street chain closing down are almost weekly news in the UK. The same phenomenon is now affecting the gambling business, as reports from the country’s top seaside resort show that punters want to log on to have a flutter.

Blackpool in Lancashire is a legendary holiday destination, for generations a favourite with working class northerners. And gambling – in bookmakers, casinos, or arcades – was a big part of the experience for lots of visitors.

But now gambling businesses are going under in the town, and experts say that it’s because of gambling legislation and the booming growth of UK online casinos.

The Blackpool Gazette reports on October 1st that the town now only has 55 gambling business. That’s means that 20 have closed their doors since 2010.

Most of these businesses were traditional betting shops according to the Gambling Commission’s figures. They have traditionally been most linked with sports betting (particularly horse racing), but in recent years have found a new life as hosts of fixed offs betting terminals.

These machines, most often themed around the casino game roulette, are controversial. They have been accused of fuelling gambling addiction, and recent legislation has cut the amount that can be bet on them.

Gambling industry representatives reckon the change could mean the closure of as many as 4,000 betting shops by 2020. That, they say, means up to 20,000 jobs could be lost.

While tough conditions for all retail businesses are part of the story behind these feared closures, the gambling business as a whole is booming. But it’s the fact that one third of the £13.9 billion profit the industry made in the year to September 2017 came from online gambling that tells the story.

Gambling charities are worried that it might even be becoming too easy for people to risk large amounts of money too quickly at online sites and they are campaigning for a ban on the use of credit cards at UK online casinos.

There is no doubt that online gambling is now massively visible in UK life. Almost every aspect of its visibility is also controversial.

Nine Premier League sides are sponsored by online gambling sites. In the Championship – England’s second tier of professional soccer – the figure is even higher, with 17 out of the 24 clubs carrying the name of gambling businesses.

It is illegal for these sponsors to advertise to youngsters, so youth-size shirts have to carry other businesses.  The prevalence of adverts for gambling in televised soccer has also attracted the criticism of gambling charities.

The Gambling Commission, which monitors and regulates the UK gambling industry, reports that the sector continues to grow massively and is now the largest sector in the whole UK gambling industry. However, the boom may be slowing, and the industry maturing: “There are questions about whether it has now ended its embryonic growth phase and can maintain the double digit growth it has seen to date.”

Online UK casinos ae the biggest part of the industry online, with betting a close second. Together these two ways of gambling account for 96% of the industry.

So, while the boom in gambling is continuing, the switch from bricks-and-mortar business to online ones will continue to be painful for some communities.

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Things To Consider While Using Horse Racing Rails

Horse racing is a huge form of betting all over the world. Thousands and thousands of dollars are thrown around every day in pursuit of more money and to win races.

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Horse racing is a huge form of betting all over the world. Thousands and thousands of dollars are thrown around every day in pursuit of more money and to win races. The best part about all these is that horse racing is an entertaining sport which is meant for all classes of people. It gives rise to great sportsmanship and is quite popular in many countries all around the globe.

Players along with their trusted horses are trained all year round to compete in horse races all year round. Horse racing is not just about betting though. It’s a sport which is also played as a sport in order to promote goodwill. If you are an organizer of horse races then you should read this article to know that how racing rails are so important for horses to know about the direction and other things.

A horse race has many factors one needs to look into and one of the most important among all is horse racing rails. Horse racing rails are very important not only for the races but for the safety of the horses and riders too. There are many factors regarding horse racing rails which will be discussed soon.

Horse Racing Rails

There are many different types of horse racing rails and each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s first start by discussing the benefits of using horse racing rails why they are important:

  • Direction: Horses need directions when they run. They need to know where the race is heading and that’s where the rails come in. The horses are always trained to follow the rails and in that way, they can follow the correct path and at the same time not collide with the other horses.
  • Education: It is very important for the horses to be educated on a few rules of races. The rails act as a teacher as they guide the horses to where they need to go. They don’t learn this art at once but when they do they become unstoppable.
  • Safety: Safety of the horses and the riders are very important. Plastic horse racing rails are invented for increasing the safety of the horse and rider. Obviously plastic rails have other advantages too but that’s for another day. In case of plastic rails, if the horse collides or falls on it, the rails immediately break into pieces and minimizing damage instantly. It’s a groundbreaking invention in the area of horse racing.
  • Marking The Race Area: The main use of horse racing rails is to mark the race area. The meaning of this line is that the race track is defined by the rails because it is the border of the track.

Things To Consider While Setting Up Rails

These are the things you need to consider when you are settling up horse racing rails for the benefit of the horses, riders and the races:

  1. Safety: Safety of the horses and riders are paramount here. Always use plastic rails to prevent accidental damage.
  2. Interior Area: This means that the area inside of the horse racing rails which means the area apart from the racing area, should always be big and full of grass. This is because colts which are small horses they can run around that place and accustom themselves to the area before they are trained to be racehorses.
  3. Simplicity: The rails should always be easy to put in and easy to remove. They should be movable so that the racetrack can be changed easily without much hindrance.

Horse racing rails are important for a number of reasons which have been discussed before. So, you always need to make sure they are of prime quality and always should be beneficial to the horses.

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How sports help the dog?

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As a dog owner, you must know the importance of physical activities for your dog. They are not only important in term of fun but keeps the dog’s bones strong, boost immune system and metabolism. This is why the dog owners love to play sports with their dogs and dogs love it back more than their owners. As a dog owner, it is also important for you to know that you must take some time from your life on a daily basis and play dog sports with your dog.

There are so many ideas are available when it’s come to the dog sports. For example, you can play dock diving, land mushing with a cart, running, playing with a ball and much more. All of these sports can make your dog busy, help their all muscles to keep active and overall help in the health etc. Other than this, here are some other benefits which you dog enjoys”.

 

Do not forget about proper nutrition when playing sports.

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Exercise:

Dog sports are wonderful for the dogs in term of exercise. Some dog sports required humans to get involved while there are other sports too which can be played by the dogs on their own. Some of the sports like cani cross, joring and agility required a dog owner to be there and play with the dog but if you do not have time, you can leave your dog alone for mashing and agility etc. These all are great sports which take energy and keep the muscles of dog active whole time.

In term of health, these physical activities can help to make your dog healthy, active, provide more energy, makes bones strong and joints more flexible etc.

Stronger bond:

Playing sports with the dog can help in building a stronger bond with the dog owner. But this also depends on the type of sports. If you are allowing your dog to play dog only sports, then this will not benefits at all in bonding. So, in building bonding with the dogs, you must play those sports which required your intention too and some teamwork. A dog sport which has constant communication, physical activities by human and dogs and a bit of trick to perform are ideal to build a strong bond.

Obedience:

Other than stronger bones and bond between you and dong, the dog sports have been a proven exercise to teach your dog reliable obedience. You can also teach many commands to the dogs like stay, come, sit and run etc. These types of commands have been used very often in different dog sports that’s why it makes easy for the dog to remember them.

Competition:

One of the other benefits of dog sports is to motivate your dog to fight back. For a human, the dog sport may be a time pass but dogs play every sport with full passion like humans too. This builds them the sense of competition, motivate them to stand back and much more. This automatically results in more fun for both; human and dog.

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Federer makes history with eighth Wimbledon, 19th major title

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