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The government is not listening

Andy 2

It is a shame that the newly published Gambling Act Review has shown that the government is not listening to responsible gamblers. More restrictive and intrusive checks on people who gamble responsibly show that our opinions have been ignored.

Why should the government get to decide how much is too much to bet on the football? How does that justify them checking every penny I have on my account?

The majority of the people who gamble are, like me, responsible and in full control of our own personal finances. Being able to participate in the horse racing or football matches I watch through having a bet has been a huge part of my social life.

Why would the government want to make it so difficult for me to enjoy my life? 

What the government should have done is not only think about the vulnerable people but also listen to responsible gamblers’ views and take them seriously!

About the Author

Andy 2


I'm Andy and I live in Ossett Wakefield. I have been married for 23 years and have 2 children.

I work for a local family run business which is a 10 minute walk from where I live, and have worked there 24 years starting at the bottom of the ladder and progressed through the company to now being their production manager.

Throughout the lockdown with people isolating and ordering more things online we have been extremely busy and sometimes it can be very stressful so I look forward to going home and watching horse racing and football on TV. I love having a small wager on the horses and get great satisfaction when I have picked the winning horse.