Fool’s gold

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UPFRONT -

Re “Loaded dice” (Oct 3- 4): Aus­tralia seems to have this in­sa­tiable ap­petite to gamble. It is al­most worn like a badge of hon­our, whether it is Lotto, Keno, scratch-its, raf­fles, sports bet­ting or poker ma­chines. All gam­blers boast of their wins but the re­al­ity is most lose more than they win as the dice are in fact loaded. All we can hope for is that the pro­jected “gam­bling tax” at least equates to the cost to so­ci­ety as a whole, so we have some way to mop up the mess that has ben­e­fit­ted the few and cost so many.

Jack Joseph­sen, Lo­gan­holme

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