Sunday, January 13, 2013

Betting shops, banks, they're all the same apparently

Two shocks today

1. I found myself agreeing with Harriet Harman
2. Discovering that betting shops are considered a 'financial service'

How on earth is giving people the chance to gamble a service?

1 comment:

  1. Well it definitely provides people with a service - there is a demand and the betting shops serve that demand.

    But to label them as financial service providers sounds ridiculous. But then so does regarding mega-casinos as good for society.

    As with many things, it's a balance between giving people their potentially dangerous fun, and controlling what they can do for their own good.