bumpkin 21:48 18 Apr 2013

Hi, I would like to know your opinions on gambling as a whole. A lottery ticket, an afternoon in the bookies, a trip to Vegas, online betting sites, anything you wish to post.

  Macscouse 22:06 18 Apr 2013

I'd rather spend my money on a holiday for me, and not one for the Bookie.

  bumpkin 22:14 18 Apr 2013

Macscouse, to Las Vegas or Monte Carlo.

  bumpkin 22:35 18 Apr 2013

Jock1e, If you could beat the bookies they would not be there, maybe just this once though.

  Forum Editor 22:36 18 Apr 2013

Gambling, in one form or another, has been around for thousands of years. It will continue to be around for as long as there are human beings on the planet.

It's a fact of life, an aspect of human nature.

  bumpkin 23:00 18 Apr 2013

FE I agree entirely, I am asking for peoples views on it at the present time.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:00 18 Apr 2013

Humans gamble everything all the time. As a race we are on a winning streak as there are so many of us.

In the long run will we beat the odds - unlikely there is too much against us.

Individuals also gamble constantly, with our health for instance - with what we eat - how we cross the road - the sports we do etc.

Wouldn't it be a boring world if we played it safe all the time.

As for gambling money - how you seen how many casino and bingo adverts there are at the moment?

The whole finance industry seems to be one big gamble :0)

  Woolwell 23:13 18 Apr 2013

I think that there is currently too much tv advertising for gambling. Ray Winstone's adverts are highly irritating. The worry is that many of these ads are aimed at young men making it easy for them to gamble. The ads play down the risks and entice them in using online methods and apps. Gambling can be addictive and can ruin lives.

  bumpkin 23:27 18 Apr 2013

Not what I was expecting but very interesting replies.

  Quickbeam 00:10 19 Apr 2013

Regular gamblers always like to tell us of the £100, the £500 and the £1000 wins they pick. But they always conveniently forget to tell us how many losing £10 bets they make that add up to more than they win...

  Quickbeam 00:12 19 Apr 2013

And money is too hard to earn to throw it away to the bookies.

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