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Why not pick on vacuum cleaners?

The ‘Association for the Betterment of Bookies’ (AFTBOB) in their latest defence of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has claimed that modern vacuum cleaners (vacs) should face the same scrutiny. An AFTBOB spokesperson said, “Modern vacs have a cocaine like effect on the brain; you never saw this with a Hoover. These modern machines have no…

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News you’re unlikely to hear

Injured Jockeys Fund may benefit from Oddschecker & Racing Post donations Following the ‘Competition and Markets Authority’ announcement on Friday ‘Justice for Punters’ was contacted by ‘Oddschecker’ and the ‘Racing Post’, because they were very, very concerned:  They wanted to make it clear that they disapproved of what bookmakers were claimed to have been doing….

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Should ‘idiots’ be allowed to comment on racing?

Me: “These owners, refusing to provide a product for others to make money on. Scandal.” Response: “Always one idiot.” Albeit an ‘idiot’ I’ve shown an interest in National Hunt racing for over four decades.  It would seem unlikely that an ‘idiot’ would be able to make any constructive suggestions concerning the lack of entries this…

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Man steals jeans after being too afraid to admit bookies splurge to girlfriend – Newmarket Journal

A different way to lose your pants at the bookies A man stole a pair of jeans from a shop in Newmarket after being too afraid to admit to his girlfriend he had spend her money intended for the garment in a bookies. Source: Man steals jeans after being too afraid to admit bookies splurge…

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C4 ‘Morning Line’ blooper

A Channel 4 ‘Morning Line’ presenter fears for their job today after being caught off camera swearing about the closure of Uncle Rupert’s account with FreedomBet. The presenter thought the programme was off air, but 45 of the 55 remaining viewers have filed a complaint about the language used. Read more: https://aboveboredornot.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/c4-morning-line-blooper/  

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