Are you a lottery dupe?

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Bonefishblues » 4 Nov 2018, 6:38pm

Debs wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Who are the controlling hands behind the conspiracy?


We should be told.

Politicians legislate the way for big bumper win gambling, but their "controlling hands" could be controlled by strings pulled by a shadowy league of backroom oligarchs.

Do you have any ideas who the shadowy league comprises? Or is it more around political lobbying, which I do understand?

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Bonefishblues » 4 Nov 2018, 6:41pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Debs for Empress!

I would settle for a million max, the media like to cook up hysteria over rollovers and big jackpots, that is the problem :?

Remember when the lottery was introduced under the Major regierme, there was a lot of criticism

It would be fun to win much more and be the new Bill Gates but I would prefer a quiet life

I used to play it decades ago, helped keep me going, won 30 pounds once I think

Lottery jackpots, other than the truly exceptional don't merit a mention by the media, and haven't for decades, never mind their cooking up hysteria. What have you been reading?

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Debs » 4 Nov 2018, 7:00pm

Bonefishblues wrote: Do you have any ideas who the shadowy league comprises?


Does anyone know (?) don't forget they are a shadowy League,
and powerfully wealthy,
and they hang around in backrooms.

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Bonefishblues » 4 Nov 2018, 7:06pm

Debs wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote: Do you have any ideas who the shadowy league comprises?


Does anyone know (?) don't forget they are a shadowy League,
and powerfully wealthy,
and they hang around in backrooms.

You seem very certain about their existence, hence the question.

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 4 Nov 2018, 8:02pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Debs for Empress!

I would settle for a million max, the media like to cook up hysteria over rollovers and big jackpots, that is the problem :?

Remember when the lottery was introduced under the Major regierme, there was a lot of criticism

It would be fun to win much more and be the new Bill Gates but I would prefer a quiet life

I used to play it decades ago, helped keep me going, won 30 pounds once I think

Lottery jackpots, other than the truly exceptional don't merit a mention by the media, and haven't for decades, never mind their cooking up hysteria. What have you been reading?

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby 661-Pete » 4 Nov 2018, 8:09pm

Jackpots, eh? Not my scene, but I note that amongst the DVDs on our shelves is one of Jack Rosenthal's TV drama Spend Spend Spend - which is based on the dismal and depressing true-life story of a family of Football Pools winners back in the 1960s. Perhaps I should stick it in the player and watch it again. Indeed, perhaps it should be required viewing for anyone who's dithering about Lotto'ing....
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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby 661-Pete » 12 Nov 2018, 8:36am

And a further development:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ted-report
So it now emerges that the Gov's decision to delay the clampdown on gambling machines was based on a wholly discredited reported commissioned by the gambling industry...

So the decision was to protect "between 15,000 and 21,000 jobs" was it? Gambling industry jobs before addicts' lives and livelihoods?

Well ... by a similar argument, should the Gov ease back from any clampdown on dealing in heroin, crack cocaine, fentanyl, spice, etc. etc.? On the grounds that this could cost "between 15,000 and 21,000" drug pushers' jobs?

How more corrupt has this Gov. got to get, before people stand up and say, enough is enough? :evil:
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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Nov 2018, 8:58am

One can argue about the numbers, but here's the scoop. Rightly or wrongly, these machines represent the difference between many shops staying open or not. There simply is no fat left to trim. Single manning is now norm, not the exception. Traditional over the counter betting has been in steady decline for many years.

To make a comparison with drug pushers is to diminish the argument being put forward.

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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby 661-Pete » 12 Nov 2018, 9:07am

I would reply to that, it makes people take notice of the argument! If anyone feels offended, sorry! Sometimes a stark comparison is the only way...
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Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Nov 2018, 9:27am

Stark vs wholly inappropriate are different things though, no matter how passionately one feels about the subject matter.

Presumably you might also on occasion feel some regret about how the tabloid newspapers sensationalise serious matters?