So it’s the World Cup … or as Stephen Colbert calls it ‘The Super Bowl of Football’. But nobody on the news is talking about the actual game.
Real Gambling Review #6: The Cheltenham Festival Q&A
The betting podcast: It’s that time of year. The Cheltenham Festival, the biggest punting week in the world. Should you wear a face mask? Is an ante-post bet a good idea? Is any bet a good idea? Robin and Sean search for answers. Contains salutary lessons.
Real Gambling Review #5: Put away your credit card!
The betting podcast: You’ve got until April 14 to max out your credit card with the bookies – then it’s banned. But is it really so wrong? More pertinently, how are Tranmere doing in the FA Cup? Who will win the Super Bowl? Anything in the Aussie tennis? Robin and Sean dig in on the punting front.
Real Gambling Review #4: To cash out, or not to cash out?
The betting podcast: Always cash out? Or never cash out? Just talk about cashing out, instead of actually cashing out? What is Tranmere’s dilemma, and how rough is the road to the Super Bowl? Robin and Sean start the year as they mean to go on.
Real Gambling Review #3: Doubles, trebles and tragedy
Podcast: Why back one team when you can back two? Or three – or eight? Sean and Robin lurch over the betting landscape, in search of Solihull Moors. And QPR! Racing! NFL (not much)! I’m A Celebrity (recap)! Plus other speculative matters.
Real Gambling Review #2: Get me out of here!
Podcast: Are you a responsible gambler? We are. And there’s no doubt that implies having a bet. By definition. Sean and Robin stagger along the betting path, with: Responsible Gambling Week! Strictly (recap)! The Championship (English)! Racing! I’m A Celebrity! All that guff!
Real Gambling Review #1: The betting life
Podcast: Life’s a gamble, but it’s one of the worst bets around. On all known form, you’re a certainty to lose big in the long run. In this new podcast from MMR, Sean and Robin cover the betting waterfront. Episode 1: Stewards’ enquiry on The Circle! Strictly! Scottish football! Racing! And more.
MMR #28: Can You Beat The Bookies?
Podcast: Is there a golden path to gambling glory? Well, maybe if you put in some hard work – or test the limits of the rules a bit. But you’re never that far from serious damage. Betting veterans Sean and Robin take a punt on the BBC documentary by Lloyd Griffith. Contains questionable advice.
MMR #13: ITV Racing at the Cheltenham Festival: Bet now!
Podcast: Robin and Sean get their betting boots on for the Cheltenham Festival on ITV Racing with Ed Chamberlin, Matt Chapman and all the rest of them. And the bookies’ ads. When the fun stops, should you stop? Contains heavy going.
Politics Live: Peacocks, Lycra and projection
What is this thing with middle-aged men and their obsession with projecting virility?