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Billy Liddell
02 May 22 17:53
Date Joined: 28 Aug 05
| Topic/replies: 5,033 | Blogger: Billy Liddell's blog
Isn't it like throwing money out of their store room window, wouldn't they be better donating the money to their local food bank.

What do they achieve by giving prize money to the winner of a horse race..
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Report cacique May 2, 2022 5:58 PM BST
perhaps the CEO likes horse racing?
Some of them have an ego.....

Why does Ryanair Sponsor races at Cheltenham>.. same difference.
Report differentdrum May 2, 2022 5:58 PM BST
I remember asking why a Trade Union would sponsor a raceday at Doncaster?
Report tyred May 2, 2022 6:00 PM BST
it's for advertising purposes, not many people know about Poundland.
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 May 2, 2022 6:00 PM BST
So all the well to do horsey folk get to know there are shops where everything is a quid.

Perhaps they should change to GuineaLand!
Report Billy Liddell May 2, 2022 6:09 PM BST
I thought the same Differentdrum, I always thought the same with The Potato company. Maybe The Ryanair owner thinks he is putting something back into horse racing after winning The Grand National and other big races.
Report SlippyBlue May 2, 2022 6:11 PM BST
I've never actually seen a Poundland shop let alone been in one.
Am I missing out on good bargains?
Report Billy Liddell May 2, 2022 6:24 PM BST
SlippyBlue, Silicone and painters calk and The Anti Wrinkle Cream workd a treat..

WE have a Poundworld, Poundland, Betfred, William Hill and a Paddy Power within spitting distance..
Report Ramruma May 2, 2022 6:49 PM BST
Take important clients or suppliers to the races.
Staff incentives: take (say) the top shelf stacker from each store (or top manager in each region).

Or maybe the big cheese just fancies a day at the races.
Report mitolo May 2, 2022 8:20 PM BST
i was at exeter one day and most of the card was sponsored by unison, the trade union. i was incredulous and totted up how much it cost. at least 25k. after id had a few i went looking for their box and barged in demanding to know how many binmen had been invited. amazingly, none. just the trade union reps having a jolly at their members expense.

before i was launched out the door i also queried why one of the race titles was; 'unison supporting the cuba solidarity campaign'. there are no unions in cuba, and even asking for one will get you locked up.
Report impossible123 May 3, 2022 9:13 AM BST
Poundland is ok. I'd go in for their mouthwash, batchelor dry noodles (if cheap); dove soap; tea light candles and descaler. I'd even pop into Farmfood for bargains eg Magnum ice-cream, raw king prawns. But, watch their chocolates on discount - the use-by-date is very short. I think their sponsorship in horseracing is to promote and try to elevate their brand. I'd have them anyday than a bookie sponsorship; bookies are scumbags of horseracing.

Not familiar at all with Poundworld, Betfred or Paddy Power. I do not think I've ever been into a Paddy Power because they welched on a freebet promotion post depositing more than a decade ago.
Report cardifffc May 3, 2022 10:16 AM BST
impossible123...the way you pick horses i can see why you need to shop in poundlandLaughLaugh
Report impossible123 May 3, 2022 7:49 PM BST
I'm proud of that. If one can get the same branded stuff eg Oral B mouthwash, Dove soap, etc - no generic - why buy from Boots, etc? I'll only buy stuff I'm familiar with. I also shop in M&S, Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado - both online with discount vouchers for special offers eg Sockeye salmon and duck breasts.

Horse punting is merely a hobby courtesy of Shergar. I used to frequent greyhound tracks until Haringay and Wembley were no longer courtesy of Yankee Express.

I can get on with most bookies because I play the long game eg not too heavy with any, certainly no run-of-the-mill daily races, but prestigious/Group/Graded races. I'll remain until bookies become forensic turf accountants - they're getting there. Then elsewhere - legal or not - otherwise, give it up totally, if necessary. It's no big deal.

Bookies are scumbags, and I'll give up the game in exchange for them to be closely policed and monitored. The introduction of Accountability Checks is a step forward - if bookies do not twist it to their advantage. I'm all for a radical change in the present Betting and Gaming Act to rein in the bookies to prevent a further rise in problem gamblers esp amongst the young and vulnerable in the future.
Report differentdrum May 3, 2022 8:20 PM BST
Why are accountability checks a step forward? If you are going to set the bar as low as £100/month then they are an intrusion for the vast majority. Why make life so difficult for those who have no problem with gambling? Bookmakers have no issues weeding out their problem gamblers ie. those who win too much, so why isn't it possible to pinpoint those who lose too much without inflicting pain on the rest? Surely this should be about what you are losing, not what you are staking?
Report impossible123 May 3, 2022 8:58 PM BST
The bookies are twisting the argument of AC to suit themselves. Even if £100 max per month introduced I think a fair chunk of recreation punters will not be affected - I will not. But, I think £100 max could be with a single bookie only. How many accounts does one have with bookies? Multiple.
Report differentdrum May 4, 2022 11:41 AM BST
I follow the sport reasonably closely, and only bet small amounts, but I doubt I would think of myself as a recreation punter. Are you saying anyway who doesn't make a living from the sport is a recreation punter? If so masses will be affected by a £100 limit. You may start off with plenty of accounts, but if you win, even short term, it is very easy to lose them. I do the vast amount of my betting with one firm. There are certain months in the year when many people are going to bet more than usual. How would you account for that?
Report barstool May 4, 2022 12:26 PM BST
There is a "Anything under a tenner" shop in Southport, maybe they will think of sponsering a race at Aintree.

Bought a pair of trainers there and still have em. £9.99 puts Nike to shame.
Report impossible123 May 4, 2022 7:45 PM BST
I'm a recreational punter who hates losing. As I mainly do Group or Graded races which are few and far between AC of £100 per month limit is acceptable to me. Of course £100 per bookie will be better as I'd play one against another.

But, if bookies twist AC to refuse a bet, restrict or close accounts then this needs to be reported to the Gambling Commission. Ideally, what I'd like to see most of all is a radical change in the approach, scrutiny and granting of betting and gaming licences ie one for traditional sports eg horseracing, tennis, etc, and another for slots and gaming eg casino games - they cannot be operated under one licence.
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