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A lot of gamblers are on benefits

Austerity? What austerity? Just ask the bookmakers. Their premises are a hive of activity. And who are the regular customers? The unemployed who are on benefits.

Two of the leading bookmakers recently declared having made hundreds of millions over the last year and my guess is most of that was from benefit payments.

I have a nephew with a family who are on multiple benefits and he can afford to spend £70 every week on drink and gambling. The system needs to be severely tightened up.


Carryduff, Co Down

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