I have paid Cash for a new car or TV etc, I always paid cash and was never asked nor would I tell where the money came from, it was none of their damn business, Why should a bookie be any different?? Christ if I wanted to back a horse and the bookie wanted proof of where I got the money the race would be over by the time all the paper work was done, it is just an attempt to demonise Bookies and gamblers by people with no grasp of what Gambling even is, for a start Pokies/Lotto/Lottery etc is not gambling, gambling is where you actually have a chance of winning, with the aforementioned "gambling" activities the chances are so negligible as to not even exist.....that is like saying burning your money is gambling
For the sake of credibility they should separate the different forms of gambling and not lot them all in together
Second the one thing all Problem gamblers have in common is obvious .....they are ALL (100%) losers,
i,e, if 2 people do exactly the same thing, they spend all their money and time Gambling but one is a winner and the other is a loser....why aren't they both considered Problem gamblers?? because Losing is the problem, not gambling!!
People have used other peoples money for fast cars, wine women and song etc, since Adam wore short pants........but they are just crooks, the fast cars, wine women and song don't get blamed, do they?
The truth is, it isn't gambling that is their problem....their problem is that they are no good at it.....and they are too stupid to figure that out.....no doubt they have a problem and no doubt they need help and I would have no problem with the Gambling industry offering a helping hand.....but taking the blame for someone being lazy, greedy and stupid, calling a spade and spade cos that's what they all are.....for mine that is a stretch