With daily routines now a thing of the past and the lives, and work habits, of many taking a dramatic shift, CasinoBeats is taking a few minutes out to enjoy a few of the brighter, quirky and touching moments that social media has served up in the last week.

So if you like a good lucky story, fancy a giggle or two or simply need any kind of sporting fix to get over the wave of cancellations, we hope the below satisfies those cravings.

Birthday celebrations

Where else could we start than with a story that has captured the hearts of many this week week. Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran, originally aimed to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. With more than 850,000 donations counted, the £17m barrier was subsequently toppled

The spirit of charity isn’t restrictive during these difficult however, as this example from the US shows.

You’re on camera

During these times of working remotely I’m sure many of us have become quite adept at navigating the numerous difficulties that can crop up while being on those all important calls. Remember though, if you turn that camera on it DOES need turning off too.

The sporting section

During the short time of compiling social highlights sporting action has been central theme throughout, so much so that we’ve decided to allocate a whole section.

Level up

Australian rugby international Quade Cooper, currently training in isolation in Brisbane, shared the following clip as he currently ponders his next move. Any potential suitors lured?

Cheap labour

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a different idea to keep his eye on the ball with the NFL currently one of many global sports to have hit the pause button.


Talent comes in many shapes and sizes, something the following example teaches.

Challenge accepted

Many stay at home sporting challenges have been issued during the last few weeks, with the BBC’s ‘Golf at Home’ providing plenty of responses.

Prank wars

Former NBA superstar and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant shows how to prank a cameraman during this throwback.