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Re: Gambling

From The Sun's link above:

In a report released last year in November, six per cent of 11 to 15-year-olds have betted online using funds from their parents’ accounts

Where are the parents/guardians while this is happening?

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Re: Gambling

@Mav Parents most probably be online gambling too  Shocked

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Gambling is a tax on stupidity! I would like to see it banned but.the government gets a considerable tax rakeoff that they won't do that. It's also a regressive tax on the working class for middle class benefits when you see what the lottery fund pays for!

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Re: Gambling

Yep @PeterLoftus on the subject and gambling and stupidity:

I think gambling websites have to ask if you're over 18 or over with a Yes/No option by law.

So if you say No it won't let you in, but if you say Yes it will.

I don't think you need to have turned 18 to understand the terms of "lying" and "Yes". Roll_eyes

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Re: Gambling

Participating in the National Lottery is optional. Paying tax tends to be unavoidable. 

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Re: Gambling

The two phases that Camelot (aka Lotto) use which make me laugh is:

"Play Lotto" - errm well that just means going to your local supermarket/corner shop and paying £1, oh scrap that £2 now and losing (generally). Not my definition of playing something. Got even better when they doubled the price and upped the number of balls from 49 to 59. to increase the odds of winning.

"Anyone can be a winner on Lotto" - isn't that the whole point in buying a ticket in the first place?

I don't know which advertising agency Camelot use, but even I think I could do a better job than that.