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The Gambling Options Available to Those In and Around Redditch

Redditch Editorial 2nd Oct, 2023   0

A trip to the races or a casino can be enjoyable for many reasons. Firstly, it’s a great social occasion with lots of fun to be had. There’s entertainment provided to complete the experience.

This type of trip also provides the chance of claiming a win or two. While there are no guarantees, this prospect adds an extra level of excitement as long as players keep within their limits. So what are the gambling options for those based in and around the Redditch area?

Fun on Four Legs

Horse racing and greyhound racing can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With horse racing, it’s an ancient sport with man and animal in harmony as they look to negotiate the track ahead of their competitors.

Greyhound racing has also been around for a lengthy period of time, and both options can provide a good day out. Greyhound racing has a tendency to be run in the evenings, while the majority of horse races are run in daylight hours. In both cases, there is the option to place a small wager, or the action can simply be watched for the fun element.

In and around Redditch there is some choice for both sports, although there will be an element of travelling involved. For horse racing, there are three courses that are within easy driving or public

transport range. Warwick, Worcester and Stratford On Avon all have a busy schedule of racing throughout the calendar year.

Greyhound racing involves more travelling with the nearest course located at Perry Barr. While there are some miles to negotiate in both cases, a day at the racing is well worth it.

Casino Competition

A night at the casino halls provides a wide range of playing options. There are classic card and table games such as blackjack, roulette and poker, plus a host of slot machines.

In the modern day, there is competition from online operators, but many still prefer a night out at a physical casino. There are advantages and downsides to each one. Online casinos certainly provide an element of convenience that the bricks and mortar establishments can’t match. All you need to do is login to your device and start playing.

While many online casino brands have also introduced live areas and chat rooms, they still struggle to match their physical counterparts for a social experience. There is an added thrill to a casino hall, but the online operators score highly in other areas. Along with that element of convenience, there is simply more choice as digital brands are not limited by physical floor space.

In and around Redditch there are options for visiting casino halls out in the physical world. Kingsheath and Bromsgrove are other locations. As for online casino play, hundreds of operators are available to players all over the UK.

Play Your Cards Right

Bingo was considered to be something of a national pastime during its heyday of the 1970s and 1980s. Physical bingo halls existed in most large towns, but this is another sector that has come under threat from online operators.

Most digital casinos now have a section for bingo, while other online operators have set up businesses dedicated to this particular game. Once again, online bingo has an advantage in a number of areas. There is more choice with a host of different numbered cards and themed games. Convenience is another element with no travelling involved in terms of finding your nearest local bingo hall.

Bricks and mortar halls continue to win in regards to the social element. A night out at the bingo is a great way to spend an evening with a group of friends, and that’s something that online operators have yet to match.

Those looking for a night out in the Redditch area will find that there is a host of halls located in and around Birmingham. This is fairly typical of the scene at the moment: Many bingo halls in smaller towns have been forced to close, but there is still a good choice in the larger cities.

Coastal areas also offer a wider choice. In landlocked Redditch, this isn’t such an easy option, but those who are taking a trip to some of Britain’s larger coastal resorts should be able to find a selection of bingo halls. Top locations include Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, Southend and more.

While there is some travelling required in order to access these locations, each one will be worthwhile in terms of the end result. For those that are having a wager on bingo, casino games, greyhounds or horses, nothing is certain, but great entertainment is guaranteed.

With good transport links in place, each destination on this list is well within reach. With just a little advanced planning involved, a perfect social occasion awaits.


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