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What can you do this summer instead of watching football?

You don’t have to visit NetBet Sport, to see that the biggest summer of football is well underway. England fans are everywhere and there is never a more exciting time to put down a bet on any of our football markets. There are bets for nearly every possible outcome in every single match.

But what if all you want to do is lock yourself away from it all until it’s over? What a waste of a summer, am I right?

If football isn’t your thing, there’s no reason to switch off entirely as there’s still a world of possibilities out there among the endless England flags. With just a little effort, you can while away the summer without even thinking about football.

Alternative TV

The TV guide might look like there’s nothing but football this summer but there is hope for all of us who just want to come home in the evening and catch up with the latest show. A careful look through the TV listings is you’ll need to be able to create an alternative night in for yourself.

Season 3 of BBC2’s Versailles is well underway for the summer and just happens to be on during England vs Tunisia for people who prefer corsets and ruffled shirts over football strips.

Poldark is back for its 4th season just in time to tempt viewers away from the biggest event in any sporting calendar. Aiden Turner is certainly the man to do that!

And as the football gets interesting in Russia, we’ll be watching the last episode of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 on Channel 4. The drama of Gilead is sure to match whatever showdown is happening on the pitch.

If you are watching TV during the tournament, you’ll need the perfect thing to distract you when the adverts begin and remind you of what you’re trying to forget. So, put the TV on mute and head to NetBet Casino’s ‘As Seen on TV’ section to find the best slots for a night in. Hang out with the kids in Beverly Hills 90210 where you can enjoy a 5-reel slot packed full of special features. Random features could see you paying both ways or receiving Free Spins from the girls or the boys. The girls will plant a kiss on up to 5 random symbols, while the boys throw an American football, to make them wilds.

Find your people

There’s nothing like surrounding yourself with like-minded friends and doing literally anything other than watching the football. See what’s on in your local area that coincides with the biggest matches and you might find something specifically geared towards football widows, young and old, male and female. There are spa days, nights out and special events up and down the UK where there won’t even be a mere mention of the football while you’re having fun.

NetBet has the perfect slot to play while you’re getting ready and waiting for your turn with the hairdryer. With Glam or Sham, you can spin on 40 paylines while 2 ladies with 2 very different styles battle it out to be the fashion queen in a Free Spins bonus like no other. Before heading out, you’ll have to make sure the girls are ready with The Perfect Outfit bonus round.

Beat the crowds

Take advantage of the big games by having a stress-free day out somewhere else. Shopping centres up and down the UK will be quieter, that fancy hairdresser will be able to fit you in and the queues at theme parks will be much shorter.

And of course, there’s never been a better time to go to the cinema than when England is playing, so check the fixtures list and book tickets for the hottest summer releases. The horror movie that has everyone talking, Hereditary, and the much-anticipated Ocean’s 8 both come out in the first few days of the tournament and are expected to be critical favourites in 2018.

The big films keep on coming with big action titles, The First Purge and Sicario 2: Soldado. Both are sequels to franchises with huge fan followings so a little thing like the biggest football event in the world won’t keep them from missing it.

You might still catch the last few screenings of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and get into the mood during the previews with NetBet’s Jurassic World slot. Feel like you are right in the middle of the blockbuster reboot with all your favourite characters and special features that award you multipliers, consecutive wins and a brush with raptors!

Get outside

This summer is set to be a scorcher, so it makes no sense staying indoors when there’s so much to do outside. This is the time of year that’s full of festivals, open-air theatres and the Great British outdoors is at its best in these summer months. Swap stuffy living rooms and crowded pubs for green, open spaces full of fresh air. If you want to stay sporty, you could always get your other football-phobic mates together and have a game of rounders, cricket or frisbee. The parks will have the most space during any England game, just remember your sun cream and have fun!

Alternative Sport

Just because it’s a big summer of football, doesn’t mean there aren’t other sports to root for. Cheer on your favourites in tennis, cycling, F1 and golf, all of which have world-class competitions happening in the next few weeks. There might not be a better opportunity to lay your picnic blanket down on Henman Hill for another four years! You will be able to bet on all these sports markets with NetBet Sport, throughout the entire world football tournament.


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