The government is not listening
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!