boroughonian wrote:Well actually, as a person that uses bookmakers almost daily, I have seen little to no evidence to back up your claim that they seem to be magnets for "other" (Freudian slip?) criminal activities, perhaps I don't know what to look for, though I think I would notice prostitution in a betting shop.
I won £900+ last year for a £3 stake, it was fun!
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:boroughonian wrote:Have there been any studies on the social impact of these betting shops on "poor" people?
There is an element of preying in the betting industry, isn't there.
jimfearnley wrote:Very weak argument. Replace "gambling" by any other activity that you deem to be non-essential, and the same "logic" applies.This isn't to assume that all people experiencing gambling-related harm are on low incomes, but by definition the same amount of expenditure on gambling taken from lower incomes will have a greater negative effect.
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