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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    It is difficult to see how allowing FOBTs is in the national interest.
    And to think we nearly had super casinos too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    It is difficult to see how allowing FOBTs is in the national interest.
    It isn't.

    It causes violence including injury and death in the betting shops who are staffed by one person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    If you require a gambler to deposit say £1000 then you are going to put that gambling website out of business. I would imagine the only gamblers to deposit 1k are the desperate ones, the casual player will simply go elsewhere. ...
    Ah, that's why I mentioned that a few "one off" bets (not subject to the deposit) would be allowed, precisely so casual "Grand National" betters would not be excluded.

    But I agree my proposal probably wouldn't really be very effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    It is difficult to see how allowing FOBTs is in the national interest.
    Relieving fools of their money quicker, so it's back in circulation and perhaps put to more productive use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    And to think we nearly had super casinos too.
    FOBTs on every down-at-heel high street has a much worse impact, I would guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Relieving fools of their money quicker, so it's back in circulation and perhaps put to more productive use?
    You lack the intellectual capacity to pull off a sneering metropolitan élite pose.
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    My dad used to tell me: you'll never see a rich gambler. And mostly we all know that's true.

    But the government won't ban or discourage gambling, for the same reason it doesn't ban smoking altogether. If anyone believes the government gives a sh1t about broken homes or crime or anything bad linked to gambling, then I'm sorry to say they are mistaken. The only thing the government cares about is tax receipts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    It is difficult to see how allowing FOBTs is in the national interest.
    It isn't. I gamble when stressed and to be honest have had a gambling problem since I was 15 growing up around arcades in a sea side resort.

    I had to self exclude myself from some online sites recently as after a bottle of wine I was making some horrendous bets / losses. I recently did a quick mental calculation and I've probably lost 250-300k minimum over the last 25 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    FOBTs on every down-at-heel high street has a much worse impact, I would guess.
    Quite probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    It isn't. I gamble when stressed and to be honest have had a gambling problem since I was 15 growing up around arcades in a sea side resort.

    I had to self exclude myself from some online sites recently as after a bottle of wine I was making some horrendous bets / losses. I recently did a quick mental calculation and I've probably lost 250-300k minimum over the last 25 years.
    I bet you it's more than that.
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