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Old 07-07-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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London has it's problems just like the rest of the world's cities. This article, posted today on CityLab, explains a possible reason why the number of gambling places has exploded along London's high streets. It's an interesting read!

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2014...covery/373935/

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Old 07-07-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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You can gamble on the internet, on your mobile phone even and as for off course bookmakers they have been legal for around 50 years, as have Casinos. There is also only so much money that can be gambled and with casino's, bookmakers, bingo halls, pub gambling machines and arcades, the internet/mobile phones and the national lottery the market must be near to saturation point.

I don't see people saying Las Vegas, Atlantic City or numerous other casino/gambling locations in the US should be closed down because people lose money or horse racing should be prevented.

It's the same with alcohol, most people drink responsible it's only a minority who have a problem and this could equally be applied to an array of other things including Marijuana which is currently being tolerated in some parts of the US.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Fast food joints caused an epidemic in health-related issues, but you don't see the government closing down that industry. Look at the junk they feed children in public school cafeterias.

There are more social ills that need addressing than reckless gambling.
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