Should bookmakers do more to help problem gamblers?

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  1. Scott says:

    It’s a frickin joke in my opinion. It’s the same situation in clubs in NSW where I worked for many years. They make you go and take a course in “the responsible conduct of gaming” (which by the way is a non fail course-another rort) and there is not a thing you can do about anyone that is putting their rent money and kids lunch money thru the poker machines unless they self exclude. Complete and utter waste of time. Who are the wankers that come up with these idiotic schemes? The same wankers that let the bookmakers and casinos run all over anybody with an edge. It’s fucking bullshit!!
    Rant over…thanks for your time

  2. Rex says:

    They do very little to help problem gamblers…but they aren’t a gambling support group. Your assessment is 100% correct. They are a business, in it to make as much money as humanly possible. So for the same reason if you back a few movers or find a rort you get the chop.
    The responsibility, as always lies with regulators.
    Obviously what is being done is deemed to be enough by them and obviously it isn’t.

    The corps can hardly be getting their Customer Service department to be calling blokes that have lost $200 in $5 trifectas the night before betting on the dogs until 2am and “accusing” them of being an addict. Again…what would this do for business?

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