Should the Gambling industry give funds to addictions support services?
‘Can we not go to the root of the problem rather than just medicalising it, talking about dependency and being addicted to the metaphor of addiction.’
James Woudhuysen reacts to the NHS cutting gambling industry funds from addiction clinics.
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23 thoughts on “Gambling: Should the industry give funds to support NHS addiction services?”
Do Gambling companies not already pay tax?
Should brewers and distillers have to pay for all the carnage alcohol does?
Gambling should be banned if majority of players end up broke! Why not ban gambling?!
people should keep their hands in their own pockets and stop trying to steal what other people have.
The betting industry pays taxes – any more questions ?
Another rude nutcase wheeled out to spout shite.
Ruining people's lives and no government will do anything about it. If a publican was following alcoholics around 24/7 they would be stopped quick enough, but these parasitic gambling sites are in vulnerable people's pockets 24hrs a day and that's ok
Not at all
The National Covid Service could be given a trillion quid a year and they'd still burn through it, then ask for more.
In the same way that credit providers are required by law to assess someone's affordability and credibility before lending them money, I think gambling houses should be legally compelled to do the same. Gambling houses should be held financially accountable if they encourage people to gamble who haven't demonstrated they can afford it and have good credit. Gambling would be the preserve of the financially responsible. A simple and elegant solution that is highly unlikely to be implemented due to the large sums of money involved around lobbying between gambling houses and law-makers.
No bookie or casino has ever gone into the streets and dragged people into their establishments. Is personal responsibility no longer a thing?
You could give the no health service all the money in the world and it would still be a massive failure 🏴
What is yhis lady smoking
Target the gambling companies
Therapy for this
Therapy for that
Why does the NHS need to service thick people. NHS is for ill people.
If they want to give their money away that's their money .free country.
is it starmers double
Absolutely spot on. They create the proplems so they should pay to fix them.
I think addicts should be ignored and blocked from using the NHS, and shunned by society in general.
After all, it’s a choice to take drugs, and choices have consequences – just like choosing not to have an experimental substance injected into your body.
I can't see why not. About time the gambling industry pay for their harm.
Why should it ? Don't no one have any self control anymore! Tell you what let's charge bridge builder's cos people keep jumping of them , Muppets.
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