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How can we make gambling better, or worse?

Depends how you look at it.

According to Tv Tonight, Victorians with a TAB gambling account will soon be able to place bets through their pay-television remote control by April.

With Austar already showing racing on their service, this is bad bad bad.

There are a lot of problem gamblers in this country. There is a scheme in Australia that can have you barred from certain pubs and clubs if you know you’re going to have a problem with betting or you have in the past. If you’re noticed by the staff, you’ll be asked to leave. This is all up to you, however. You have to opt yourself into it.

As you may know, addiction is never that easy. Keeping you away from the TAB machine or the pokies can help, but having it in the comfort of your TV, with an easy to access interface is a bad idea.

I can’t see anything positive here. Gambling should be kept out of the lounge room, apart from stupid bets that are made with drunk mates that you never pay back anyway šŸ˜›


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