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Gambling advertising rolls

By johnboy 13 May 2009 42

There’s little in this world a Government likes as much as running an ad campaign.

Lunches are bought for them. Easy decisions are made. Egos are stroked as the media barfs out the chosen messages on command.

Importantly friendships are made which are very handy when election time rolls around.

Public good? I’m sorry… what’s that?

Katy Gallagher yesterday announced that she was getting tough with problem gambling and running some TV ads for the last four saddos still watching commercial TV.

If your grasp of basic maths and probability is so poor that you play poker machines then there’s a website from which you can get a pamphlet.

Interestingly the pamphlets have names like “Take control”, “How to set your own limits”, and “Friends and family can help”.

Nothing so simple as “Stop wasting your money on games of chance you can never win”.

Would that be anything to do with the Labor party in the ACT being beholden to the poker machines revenue of their Labor Clubs?

Brendan Smyth is shouting about the double standards.

What’s Your opinion?


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Clown Killer 4:39 pm 14 May 09

We all travel our own roads tra. I guess that we’ll have to agree to what we believe is common ground and disagree elsewhere.

tra 4:28 pm 14 May 09

CK – truly apologise for ignorance. hope you take apology. however as someone too with experience, it didn’t really resound with compassion – your original post anyway. the “stupidity of gambling” phrase is what the issue is here, rather than it being a dumb person, which was what you initially said. the person i know is not dumb, knew and still knows the odds but i would never say to them they are dumb or they did it because they were dumb, it’s got nothing to do with lack of honesty, but separating the behaviour from the person. otherwise it’s not healthy and the person can never be truly healed. and that’s from experience and the person doesn’t do it anymore, has no major financial problems anymore….but still struggles with it…and is not dumb..

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