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07 Jun 21 09:07
Date Joined: 23 Aug 02
| Topic/replies: 17,669 | Blogger: ashleigh's blog
7-30pm tonight on ch 4, Ruth Davidson investigates the dangerous relationship between football and gambling.
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Report Autocue June 7, 2021 9:54 AM BST
The UK has a dangerous relationship with gambling. Advertising should be banned.
Report irishone June 7, 2021 10:51 AM BST
Just lay england to win the euros
Then you will be able to pay privately to treat the  addiction
Report ericster June 7, 2021 11:58 AM BST
There [was] a time when I would have made a point of watching this but really, what [is] "the point"?

Not sure how to put this:
One person's pleasure is someone else's pain.
Winners/losers/profit/loss etc.
There really are ... no free-lunches.
Somebody, somewhere, picks up the tab.
Always there is an account to settle.

Gambling/booze/smoking, all of which we are all entitled indulge freely, and why not?

And here's the rub, some simply do not know when to stop.

What's that caption we see/hear so often?
"When the fun stops....."?
Yeah whatever.

Just one more bet, drink, ciggie, one more spin of the wheel, whatever, but by then it's too late.
Damage done.

My brother has a saying, "they can't help it, they're only people".

The only answer would be to ban the lot.

Isn't gonna happen is it.


Life eh? Plain
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 7, 2021 12:15 PM BST
People are encouraged to bet on football as
it makes it more fun...

That kind of advertising needs
to be booted.

Advertising works, they know what they
are doing.
Report ericster June 7, 2021 12:17 PM BST
I totally agree yhth.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 7, 2021 12:23 PM BST
I like a bet on football, adverts
really should be forced to stick
to facts.

Maybe the bookies should be
forced to tell folk if they
are good at betting they wont
be allowed to bet, but if they
are mugs then they can bet as
much as they like.
Report ericster June 7, 2021 12:29 PM BST
Yeah, and cut out the glamour.
Report duffy June 7, 2021 1:30 PM BST
Will we see, football's drug addiction or football's alcohol addiction following on??
Report mecca June 7, 2021 2:38 PM BST
I don't agree with it... but gambling, especially on line... is something that they CAN clamp down on..

Can't see how they can clamp down on illegal drug addiction or alcohol.. whilst we still have cash
Report duffy June 7, 2021 5:12 PM BST
If we could see a break down of restricted accounts I would not be at all surprised if it came to pass that a large proportion were from sports bettors that are being unfairly targeted with a lot of the casino players being left alone.

With the affordability checks officially being kicked into the long grass it gives the books carte blanche to allegedly look like they are taking the initiative to start implementing it without too many eyes on what type of bettor who is being restricted and who isn't.

I would like to see a disclosure in % terms of just what proportion of sports bettors as opposed to casino players have been restricted.

It should be heavily weighted toward casino players but I reckon it wouldn't be.
Report LoyalHoncho June 7, 2021 7:53 PM BST
The brainless baroness overstates everything and thus nothing she says can ever be trusted as authentic.
Report LoyalHoncho June 7, 2021 7:55 PM BST
irish - Laugh
Wrighty is bricking it and imagining the worst already.  lmao.
Report antony_27 June 7, 2021 8:02 PM BST
Banging on about how harmful football gambling can be so I guess that betting on horses,dogs, golf, rugby, cricket, snooker etc. is all perfectly ok?
Report hong kong fooey June 7, 2021 9:41 PM BST
People who bet on football alone are very unlikely to have their accounts restricted. But with all the profit the bookies make
from footy and casinos they can afford to close any  horse racing accounts that are not losing enough, or showing a profit.
Report roache June 7, 2021 9:48 PM BST
Its funny how they never see the national lottery and all its adverts as gambling and until recently allowing 16 year olds to legally partake Shocked
Report SontaranStratagem June 7, 2021 11:29 PM BST
I'm getting sick of their sad dismantling of our gambling rights

I was not against them removing the reverse withdrawal option, even though that presents problems long term, it was nice to have the temptation

But they've just about finished of the casino game and now its sports betting it that's their next target

When do people break these bas*ards legs?

Its getting pathetic now
Report wolf3011 June 7, 2021 11:31 PM BST
A bunch of posters on a gambling forum talking about the perils of gambling- I have visions of a greenhouse and a large stone about to be launched
Report SontaranStratagem June 7, 2021 11:34 PM BST

Jun 7, 2021 -- 2:02PM, antony_27 wrote:

Banging on about how harmful football gambling can be so I guess that betting on horses,dogs, golf, rugby, cricket, snooker etc. is all perfectly ok?

They are going after sports betting now

I don't think its going to be much longer before we see violence in this country, and the utter cretins that have continued to push all the agendas in this country better fooking scarper and quick

We've now got issues in this country with casino players using VPNS to get around this bonus buying game on slots, its causing more harm than good with the banning of them because the casinos will accept them and then rip them off if they ever win big on them as VPNs are banned in their terms and conditions ffs

Plus its creating a massive advantage to the players abroad that can simply buy the bonus whilst a mug from this country sits there hours trying to "grind one"

Well done to the fooking idiots that think this s*it up, everything they touch turns to s*it, has done for years but they continue to touch everything ffs

Report shiny new shoes please June 7, 2021 11:51 PM BST
Comedy gold Love
Soon little Gamble here won’t be able to get a nickel for his grandma."joker
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