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Old 11-08-2018, 12:19 PM
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You paint a pretty bleak picture, but if these people are to be considered victims, then they are the victims of their own stupidity, yes gambling firms exploit this to the max but is it not a one way street, where the punter is blameless.

As Cloudy said there is a difference between gambling and betting, the gambler will bet on anything whether he has knowledge or not hence betting on virtual racing, playing slots in their online casinos, picking outsiders for no other reason than chasing a return etc, someone who bets strategically will only bet when he has a view on something and also has a degree of knowledge of the event, this does not guarantee he will win but it gives him a far better chance than the idiot who may as well be throwing darts at a dartboard with a blindfold on, as opposed to the person who bets on his sporting knowledge, of course there are people who think they know more than they actually do, but c'est la vie.
I agree with what you say BUT you speak about a very small minority the majority are targetted with free bets and the sad fellas imho are the fellas that bet on 'virtual sports'.As with what cloudy says,everybody thinks they're betting strategically to begin with but only a small % have the constraint to not go chasing or hold onto their winnings until the 'next good thing comes along'.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:02 PM
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I agree with what you say BUT you speak about a very small minority the majority are targetted with free bets and the sad fellas imho are the fellas that bet on 'virtual sports'.As with what cloudy says,everybody thinks they're betting strategically to begin with but only a small % have the constraint to not go chasing or hold onto their winnings until the 'next good thing comes along'.
That's fair enough. Not throwing away your cash certainly takes discipline but is totally doable at the same time.
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Old 27-10-2018, 10:04 AM
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https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gam...75860?mode=amp

"Bookmaking industry has a strong grip on sport and it will not let go without a fight"
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Old 27-10-2018, 10:16 AM
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Bookies suspended betting yesterday on waterford v limerick as 93%
of bets went on limerick, waterford won,
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Old 27-10-2018, 10:48 AM
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Bookies suspended betting yesterday on waterford v limerick as 93%
of bets went on limerick, waterford won,
So what does that signify? 😕
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Old 27-10-2018, 11:35 AM
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Football Focus has a segment now on gambling addiction.
Looks like clubs are very open nowadays for support.
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Old 27-10-2018, 01:12 PM
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I recently had a conversation with a PP cashier who told me a story about a punter who got very abusive towards her for not dealing with him,whilst she already was dealing with a customer.He verbally abused her and said that he'd report her.Anyways i said he must have been losing money as his form was so bad,but she said he normally behaves that way.I asked if she would know when someone is losing a lot and she began by telling me about this guy that regularly pops in to do his bets and he put a couple of thousand each time on a bet and wait for it......'VIRTUAL CASINO'.I kid you not.She said hes a lovely fella and she feels so sorry for him.When they're watching him from behind the counter he starts scratching his neck when hes gambling and actually draws blood from his neck.This fella is in his early 40s she said.Very sad.The manager is the only staff member that can ask a punter to 'stop gambling' or give them advice or information for 'help'.This has NEVER been done by anyone.....makes you think doesn't it???
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