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    Is gambling out of control ?



    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/hea...l/article21524 53.ece


    Some interesting stuff in the Independent .[ Tony O'Reilly's other paper !] . In the same paper there is an editorial arguing for liberalisation PLUS safeguards . My own view is that on-line gambling is doubly addictive mixing internet addiction and gambling addiction possibilities . Fortunately gambling is not much of a problem here or is it ?



    #2
    Horrible dose gambling addiction, as a student i worked in a betting shop for a couple of years and it really is horrible the extent of some peoples addictions, theyd come in early in the day and wouldnt leave until they had lost every penny they had on them. This was a daily occurence, at first it made me sick but you become completely immune to it, now considering these people do those things when your actually handing over hard cash for each bet imagine what theyd be like on the internet where you have no true comprehension of the money your spending, its just a number of the screen, im sure we all know how easy it is to overspend on the net when its only a few clicks. I wouldnt shed a tear if it was banned altogether

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      #3
      €20 says its not.
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        #4


        Originally posted by fitzy73
        €20 says its not.

        Beat me to it !





        Not a gambler myself, but did get a tip once and stopped in Macroom to lay the bet. Went into Cashmans and the place was full (Sunday afternoon !) - it was a sad smelly (pre smoking ban) place. There were kids there also which was the saddest sight of all !
        "I've got lots of potatos that need peeling and manure that needs shovelling" -M. Burns

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          #5
          Hardly, Munster gambledoutrageously last Sunday and still won.

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            #6
            Was reading the Turbine Sunday morning, it tipped Puppy to score the first try for Munster at 20/1. Was kicking myself later. Must take more notice of it's tipster in future.

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              #7


              Have to admit it's changed a lot in Ireland in the last ten years.


              I went back to college last year; when I did my degree in the early-mid 90s, you'd get the odd hard-core fella who'd run off to thebookies toput a few quid on the horses if the Grand National on. Whereas last year I was surrounded by over-tanned kiddos (male and female) in their early twenties who were somehow able to blow a few hundred quid a week on various forms of poker, not to mention online gambling. It was an eye-opener for me, I can tell you. [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]


              For you stole Trevelyan\'s watch, So the young might see....oh, never mind....

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                #8
                having a flutter is one thing but over in england they are building super-casino's and it will be a matter of time before we follow. The arguments for are incredibly weak the fallout from these yokes is obvious.

                frightening

                If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.

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                  #9
                  I love nothing more than a 10 squid each way bet on a Saturday. Just on a a Saturday mind. I've never once played poker, and have no intention of doing so. IMHO, the real problem with gambling nowadays is not in bookies shops, its those thousand upon thousands of people who are up all night in "virtual" gambling casinos blowing their SSIA's away.
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                    #10


                    This is potentially a thread worthy of good debate.


                    Many posters to this site are fairly addicted to it, myself included.


                    Our addiction here is fairly harmless, just time wasted.


                    But if we were all online gambling at Texas Holem Poker for real money can you just imagine the extra buzz from being online AND gambling?


                    A lethal cocktail and as one who has gambled to some degree all my life, and who has also played poker online,I am aware thatonline gambling has swept through this country and in the very near future the downside will become apparent as , IMO, online poker has the capacity to hypnotise and entrap a whole generation of Irish youth.


                    Proof, if proof needed, is the rush to set up online Poker sites by all Bookmakers and the profits generated are huge, as can be seen from Paddy Powers annual accounts.


                    If I had children who gambled online I would be seriously worried.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Dawn Run


                      This is potentially a thread worthy of good debate.


                      Many posters to this site are fairly addicted to it, myself included.


                      Our addiction here is fairly harmless, just time wasted.


                      But if we were all online gambling at Texas Holem Poker for real money can you just imagine the extra buzz from being online AND gambling?


                      A lethal cocktail and as one who has gambled to some degree all my life, and who has also played poker online,I am aware thatonline gambling has swept through this country and in the very near future the downside will become apparent as , IMO, online poker has the capacity to hypnotise and entrap a whole generation of Irish youth.


                      Proof, if proof needed, is the rush to set up online Poker sites by all Bookmakers and the profits generated are huge, as can be seen from Paddy Powers annual accounts.


                      If I had children who gambled online I would be seriously worried.


                      Dawn Run...ever have a flutter on the nags?Your name is a little worrying though I'm sure it has nothing to do with the gee gees and is really a reflection of your connection with nature

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                        #12


                        Dipstick , asI said, I've gambled to some degree all my life and up until last year in Cardiff mygreatest sporting experience was being in Cheltenham for Dawn Run's Gold Cup.


                        Is gambling out of control?


                        YES


                        In Ireland?


                        Definetly YES!

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                          #13
                          Arkle was my favourite as a young lad. I don't really gamble, except with my health, but who doesn't I suppose? I suppose more money available means more gambling and the Irish have an addictive nature. I believe the Chinese are the ultimate gamblers.

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                            #14
                            If Arkle was your favourite your of my vintage, Dipstick, but on a serious note in the very near future a substantial online gambling problem will be recognised in Ireland, particularly among our young, computer literate kids who have never been as short of a few bob as we were growing up.

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                              #15
                              My oldest lad was addicted to WOW ( world of warcraft). Not a gambling game but if he ever takes up gambling I'd be worried. I pulled the plug and he admitted afterwards that he was glad I did so. Yes, I'm maturing nicely.

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