I suggest that providing information and education about gambling should go further. It should be taught in schools as part of the maths curriculum. Gambling is, after all, entwined with probability theory. Schools offer education on sex and drugs, so educating pupils about gambling would be a useful addition to their preparation for life.
After all, the whole country is starting to resemble a vast casino, with the general population bombarded from all directions with opportunities to gamble at horrifically unrealistic odds. How many of your lottery-ticket- buying readers appreciate, for example, that if they bought pounds 100 worth of tickets a week, they could expect to pick up a jackpot once every 2,700 years?
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