Yes, it’s not something I’m proud of… I have no love for horseracing. I find it a brutal and unneccessary “sport”.
But, having never placed a bet in my life, and being able to withdraw £20 for free on one of the gambling sites I go to, I decided to try with £10.
The reason I’ve chose the Grand National is that online gambling sites are currently suckering in novices like me, by easily exlaining how to make a bet, and often with great deals (although all the deals are for new users, and I’m already signed up with all of them due to slots/casino/bingo).
So… £10 added to a bookmaker, I split it into four bets, £1.25 on each horse, but going for the “even match”… which truthfully although having read about it, I still go no idea what really means… although I think that means I win a little if the horse places in the top four. Chosing this option takes each bet up to £2.50. So, £10 spread over 4 horses.
I will not be wathing the race. If one of the horses gets hurt, and chances are they will, I will be sobbing for hours. However, I have learnt that placing a bet online isn’t as confusing as I envisioned, and this might be something I’ll consider for things like Snooker or Football. 😀
Hmmm… talking of confusing though, yesterday the other half asked me to take the custard out of the larder, no problem, I know what custard is. But holding said custard, I asked “How do you want your hustard?”. And spotting that I hadn’t actually said custard, but something made up instead, I quickly corrected myself and asked “Mustard, I mean. How do you want you mustard?” He then claimed there was no reason for him to want mustard, and I kept insiting whether he wanted it hot or cold. *sigh* In the end I got really annoyed, as he was the blooming idiot that had asked for it in the first place! Eventually it dawned on me it wasn’t called mustard at all. Doc seems to still be on for Monday (albeit if no worse it probably be Tuesday due to other half’s work). Ack.
And here’s a pic of a sweet little pony, spared from any dangerous horseracing for entertainment.