Gambling, an Irish problem?

gerhard dengler

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Just watching Baz Ashmawy's programme about gambling, and problem gambling in particular in Ireland.

What the programme is discussing is really interesting.

The behaviour of those who problem gamble is fascinating. Theft to support gambling habits, lying to those who they borrow from, addictive behaviour to the extent of going without food and electricity.

One astonishing fact is that Ireland is, per capita, the third biggest gambling nation on the planet.

 


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Baz Ashmawy is a demented pervert whose life aim is to force/encourage the Irish people into having more sex with vegetables

He is mot a reliable source upon which to base an OP

CyP
 

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Just watching Baz Ashmawy's programme about gambling, and problem gambling in particular in Ireland.

What the programme is discussing is really interesting.

The behaviour of those who problem gamble is fascinating. Theft to support gambling habits, lying to those who they borrow from, addictive behaviour to the extent of going without food and electricity.

One astonishing fact is that Ireland is, per capita, the third biggest gambling nation on the planet.

Missed it but will get it now on the RTE + 1 Hour Channel, thank you for the reminder.
 

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Baz Ashmawy is a demented pervert whose life aim is to force/encourage the Irish people into having more sex with vegetables

He is mot a reliable source upon which to base an OP

CyP
:lol:
 

mr_anderson

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Anything to do with the likes of Paddy Power being based here and a number of international gamblers (e.g. USA) having Irish accounts ?
 

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Just watching Baz Ashmawy's programme about gambling, and problem gambling in particular in Ireland.

What the programme is discussing is really interesting.

The behaviour of those who problem gamble is fascinating. Theft to support gambling habits, lying to those who they borrow from, addictive behaviour to the extent of going without food and electricity.

One astonishing fact is that Ireland is, per capita, the third biggest gambling nation on the planet.

Was wondering how long would it be before someone started a thread on this. Having watched programme yet but have little doubt that gambling is at epidemic level in this country. I like the odd flutter myself but it's obvious that gambling industry is literally getting away with murder in this country courtesy of devious PR and zero government intervention. Going to get worse too. Strongly suspect it's making a serious contribution to the suicide epidemic given the manner in which secrecy is cloak that conceals its devastation.
 

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Irish bookies are rip-off merchants.

Everybody knows this.

Well everybody who understands basic stats.

Unfortunately many of the losers who are betting dont know this.

The simple concept of overround is way beyond the average punters comprehension.
 

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Baz Ashmawy is a demented pervert whose life aim is to force/encourage the Irish people into having more sex with vegetables

He is mot a reliable source upon which to base an OP

CyP
Ten to one you are wrong.
 

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Just watching Baz Ashmawy's programme about gambling, and problem gambling in particular in Ireland.

What the programme is discussing is really interesting.

The behaviour of those who problem gamble is fascinating. Theft to support gambling habits, lying to those who they borrow from, addictive behaviour to the extent of going without food and electricity.

One astonishing fact is that Ireland is, per capita, the third biggest gambling nation on the planet.

More bogus statistics. The most compulsive gamblers in the world are the Chinese, but China isn't listed in the table above, which means that this report is not worth the webspace it's written on
 

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Why is it astonishing?
 

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More bogus statistics. The most compulsive gamblers in the world are the Chinese, but China isn't listed in the table above so this report is not worth the webspace its written on
Agreed. Worked in a casino town in the states at one stage. Chinese were off the charts. If the table doesn't include them it's complete BS
 

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Oisin McConville was just on with Claire Byrne talking about Gambling addiction there and he was impressive!
 

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Agreed. Worked in a casino town in the states at one stage. Chinese were off the charts. If the table doesn't include them it's complete BS
I'd say the population of China is way bigger than ours but there mightn't be the same access to bookies.
 

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As a general rule, I have an issue with recovered Alcoholics, Drug Addicts and Compulsive Gamblers and that is that we seem to have to clap our hands and congratulate them for coming back to the land of the living, essentially for becoming 'normal' again!
 

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More bogus statistics. The most compulsive gamblers in the world are the Chinese, but China isn't listed in the table above, which means that this report is not worth the webspace it's written on
The table depicts the quantity of gambling losses per head of population as published by the Economist magazine.

If you read the attached link, which supplies the table referred to in the OP, there is reference to China and the apparent crackdown on gambling in China.

https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-4
 

General Urko

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I heard about 1 in 10 bets actually wins, why aren't gambling and bookies being tackled?
 

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As a general rule, I have an issue with recovered Alcoholics, Drug Addicts and Compulsive Gamblers and that is that we seem to have to clap our hands and congratulate them for coming back to the land of the living, essentially for becoming 'normal' again!
Says the expert on what is "normal"....
 


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