We’re seeing a growing number of sporting events announcing dates for their return with some having been underway once again for a number of weeks, for others some dates are still tentative but there are plenty of opportunities for punters to get involved once again – many are even running additional events to compensate for the lack of attendance or to cover lost time missed by the past two to three months of downtime within these sports.
NASCAR has been broadcast for a number of weeks now as a few successful events had taken place to great success, and although there had been some adjustments to be made it has seemingly went very well – the next big motorsport to return is within Formula 1 as July had been outlined for the Austrian grand prix. The start of the season could be particularly interesting for fans as a number of changes have been made to support the new season and to even the playing field, the most recent of which that has been suggested could be within a reverse grid start – but this had been met with some criticism.
Another punter favourite is close to seeing a wider return following the last event being held in Cheltenham in March – the next big race can be found at the Ascot which will be running with additional races to compensate for the lack of fans in attendance, other races have already been taking place in France and Germany, but these have been restricted to national riders only, with the Ascot being the first international race to be held.
The easiest choice can be found within European football too as events have been taking place for a number of weeks now kicking off with the Bundesliga in Germany – the other big leagues starting off in the UK, Italy, and Spain are all set to begin within the next few weeks in an effort to prepare for the new season in September, this has led to an increased schedule as fitting as many games in as possible in a short period of time is essential to this goal.
For punters within the UK, you may need to find an alternative service for betting. In April it had been made mandatory for all operators within the UK to register with the Gamstop initiative, aimed at reducing problem gamblers, this had also happened at the same time in which credit card gambling had also been banned. There are a growing number of betting sites not using gamstop available, these are typically registered outside of the UK in countries such as Malta but follow many of the same safety regulations, but without the credit card ban and gamstop requirement. Many brick and mortar locations are also preparing to reopen too as businesses within the country have been given permission to reopen on June 15th providing an offline option for those looking to avoid the initiative and credit card ban too.