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Thread: Paddy Powers should be jailed not the poor mug punter

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    Default Paddy Powers should be jailed not the poor mug punter

    I see a poor lad from Carlow got a 4 year custodial sentence for defrauding An Post of 1.7m. He lost it all to Paddy Powers. PPs semmingly feted and dined the poor lad inviting him to corporate events as he robbed to feed his addiction.

    No doubt there are many other ruined lives due to the gambling epedimic in this state.

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    Did paddy power make him rob the money?

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    About time somebody raised the issue of gambling addiction in this country.

    The greatest farce of all is that there are radio shows sponsored by gambling firms which offer "charity bets".

    Needless to say, I don't think any of the money goes to Gamblers Anonymous.

    Some presenters seem to have charity bets following them around from one show to the next, and even from one radio station to the next. Fascinating really.

    Anyway we had a collection of gamblers running the country for a while.

    How did that work out ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Should the post office get their money back?
    "You think thats bad,theres one lunatic that posts on there 40-50 times a day..He's alone..in bad company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by james toney View Post
    Should the post office get their money back?
    It's odd on they won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timfinnegan View Post
    I see a poor lad from Carlow got a 4 year custodial sentence for defrauding An Post of €1.7m. He lost it all to Paddy Powers. PPs semmingly feted and dined the poor lad inviting him to corporate events as he robbed to feed his addiction.

    No doubt there are many other ruined lives due to the gambling epedimic in this state.
    Former post office manager jailed for

    He was an addict but he wasn't insane. He had a choice. He could have asked for help to combat his addiction.

    What he did is terrible for anyone to do but the fact that he was a post office manager makes the crime even worse because he was in a position of trust.

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    I would like to see all bookmakers closed down and all gambling internet sites barred. This is done in many countries where punters are only allowed bet on course with the state regulated tote.

    Why can't we have this in the state. I've no doubt it'sbecause of the many vested interests and large brown envelopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yayo View Post
    Did paddy power make him rob the money?
    No, they didn't.

    In fact they didn't seem to care that a post office worker was able to place bets of 40,000 on
    Norwegian soccer and have a turnover of 10million on an account.

    I'd say this guy is the tip of the iceberg and I thought the sentence on him was harsh considering
    there was a clear addiction there and he had no previous convictions.
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timfinnegan View Post
    I would like to see all bookmakers closed down and all gambling internet sites barred. This is done in many countries where punters are only allowed bet on course with the state regulated tote.

    Why can't we have this in the state. I've no doubt it'sbecause of the many vested interests and large brown envelopes.
    I bet this won't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james toney View Post
    Should the post office get their money back?
    Normally the refusal to return stolen goods is theft in itself, isn't it? Does this apply to cash?

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