2 thoughts on “Anti-gambling campaigners load the dice against fun”

  1. Posted 15/03/2021 at 12:21 | Permalink

    If people are jobless they shouldn’t be gambling anyway. It’s really a shame that the concept of personal liberty comes down to gambling on the internet. However, on a strictly anecdotal basis, my family and I lived in upstate New York for a number of years and there are a number of so-called ‘Indian casinos’ which are those established on Native American reservations in the region and frequented by the non-Native American population from far and wide. The one casino that I have been in in the city of Niagara on the US side of the falls is a very nice and seemingly well-run facility. However, the gambling customers -at least on that day – appeared to be what I would politely call ‘losers’. Despite the glossy ads with happy well-groomed people inviting one and all to have ‘fun, fun, fun’ I saw shabby-looking, hollow-eyed gamblers listlessly hoping for their ‘big win’ to lift them out of their current state. Not pretty.

  2. Posted 20/03/2021 at 08:31 | Permalink

    Absolute rubbish that repeatedly argues against itself.

    “This is not to be downplayed.

    However,” I am going to spend the rest of this article downplaying it and not proposing any solutions.

    “Customers are given the option to self-exclude, set deposit limits, set playing times, and opt out of receiving inducements, such as free bets. Sure, addicts might ignore these…”

    Yes, that’s the point. Ignorable solutions are worthless.

    If it’s ‘fun’ why does money need to be involved at all?

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