What have you been gambling on during Coronavirus quarantine?

Discussion in 'General Bitcoin Gambling Discussion' started by 4TheWin, May 27, 2020.

  1. 4TheWin

    4TheWin Member

    Before the corona virus I did most of my gambling on US and UK sports so I haven't placed a wager in 2 months. Have you guys quit sports betting during quarantine or are there still sports tournaments and leagues happening that I don't know about?
  2. Gooch

    Gooch Member

    I remember during the lockdowns reading that gambling had skyrocketed in the United Kingdom. The major bookmakers and casinos there like Ladbrokes and Bet365 were reporting record profits. There were reports that online gambling activity increased during the lockdown, as people spent more time at home and had limited options for entertainment.

    According to a report by the UK Gambling Commission, online gambling participation increased during the lockdown, with 2.7% of online gamblers reporting that they had started gambling online for the first time during the lockdown. The report also found that online slots were the most popular form of online gambling during the lockdown, followed by casino games and sports betting.

    I really feel sorry for people who may have turned to gambling as a way to cope with stress, boredom, or financial difficulties. The UK Gambling Commission urged online gambling operators to take steps to protect vulnerable customers and ensure that gambling is conducted in a safe and responsible manner but that is impossible to do when many gamblers can play anonymously using cryptocurrency sportsbooks or casinos. If Paddy Power or William Hill try to stop them, they'll just move to offshore getting companies.

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