Monday, December 23, 2019

Gambling Harm Unawareness Weeks

I passed a betting shop a few weeks ago and saw a notice that said it was Gambling Harm Awareness Week. I just googled it and it says "The week is designed to encourage community discussions about why gambling harm matters. Harm from gambling isn't just about losing money."

All well and good, but Gambling Harm Awareness Week suggests that there are 51 unawareness weeks in the year where a gambler can do what he or she wants in blissful ignorance.

Maybe that is a bit harsh, but a betting shop advertising to be aware of the damage that gambling can cause? Come on!

Meanwhile, my bank interleaved a little graphic on my phone app to warn me about gambling. I don't gamble, but logic says there must be a lot of bank customers who gamble or the bank would not put out such a warning.

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