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    My friend got me to open several betting accounts for him. Won thousands and was swiftly banned from each of them.
    I had a gambling problem and lost thousands. I wasn’t banned.


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      I saw a program on the gambling industry in Las Vegas - bit of an eye opener, some of the tricks the casinos use like not having clocks and making booze freely available to punters I knew but some of the other tricks of the trade were new to me. And the high tech methods used, like face recognition software, to ensure successful gamblers are virtually banned from any casino on the Strip. Seems they are only too happy to take your money but are really not too happy to let you win it back. As a very infrequent social gambler what annoyed me about LV when I went there was the fact that the roulette wheel has a 0 and a 00 which is not the case in the UK - just another way in which the odds are stacked against the punter. The industry definitely needs more regulation and safeguards put in place - but I can't see it happening in the near future
      No clocks, no natural light, oxygen pumped in, free drinks.......did a day trip from LV that required catching a bus at 6am. Wandered through the casino to the bus meeting point about 5.45am and it was busy......wouldnít have otherwise known what time of day it was.
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      Nice friend
      He didnít know about it. Nobody did at the time.


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      There would be no advertising. No readily available outlet to gamble in the form of a high street shop or online website.

      Not sure how the consequences could possibly be worse. Only there would be considerably fewer people gambling, which would be a massive positive.
      gambling ot legalised for a reason, (mainly increased revenue i guess)
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      No they don't. Customers need to be adults and take responsibility and not bleat when they lose.
      Never understood the need to gamble as itís seems no small time gambler wins in the long run.


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      Donít they have auto shuffling machines now ?
      I donít know, Iíve only been to casinoís about three times in my life (as as social with mates or colleagues) and never spent £1.
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      The OP seems to have a very simplistic view on life. It stands to reason that the companies involved in the industry should take some responsibility – they might not be actually putting the money down, but they are facilitating it and get people hooked with clever marketing. That's why they make so much money – make it look glamorous and keep the punters coming back.

      A bit like supermarkets who FLOOD the shelves with unhealthy and fattening food in the lead up to Christmas and Easter and then once they're over, they restock the same shelves with products to help people lose weight! Human, nature, power of advertising, weakness, call it what you like, but these companies know exactly what they are doing. It's all a game, with only those in the industry being the only winners.
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      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49284169

      How about taking some personal responsibility........Bookies don't make you bet........
      If only they would have thought of that
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      Be an adult and resist. Simple. If you cant it aint the bookies fault.
      Addiction donít really work like that
      Thereís no resistance no matter how strong the desire to stop
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      Quote Originally Posted by clockend1983 View Post
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      Addiction don’t really work like that
      There’s no resistance no matter how strong the desire to stop
      Correct. It is another example of " because it does not happen to me, it does not exist " Same as depression, anxiety and all manner of issues with people denying it's existance becuase they do not experience it themselves
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