Betting machines in book makers which let punters bet hundreds of pounds every minute are to be banned if Labour wins the next election.I'm sure there are problems with gamblers not knowing when to stop, it's the same with any pastime or enjoyment, we see it with people who like a drink and get violent, sports fans, union activists, politicians etc. Some people just don't know when to stop.
Ed Miliband said he would pass a new law giving councils the power to ban so-called Fixed Odds Betting Terminals if he is Prime Minister after 2015.
The Labour leader said the terminals, which allow punters to bet £300 a minute or £18,000 an hour, were turning bookies into “mini casinos”.
Mr Miliband said the machines were being targeted in poorer areas, which people could ill-afford heavy losses on the machines.
The problems start when idiots like the current leftards in the Labour party or the self righteous Daily Mailer's of the Tories decide that 'something must be done' and their solution is not to apply specific solutions to a problem but always to opt for the blanket ban. So they penalise the person who spends a little time playing a slot machine and not a fortune to save us all from those who do. In a similar manner they ban ordinary folks from having a drink outside a pub in the summer rather than go after those causing a problem. They'll hike the price of alcohol through the roof and penalise all rather than simply use existing laws to round up drunken troublemakers. They then panic when counterfeit (cheap) booze suddenly comes onto the market because the real stuff is too expensive. They banned smoking in pubs and hid the results of a survey which told the world passive smoking actually does not increase your chances of getting cancer.
Bansturbation or taxation is all these people know and use the foolish to force their views on everyone else and it's all about power and control to those trying to treat adults like children with their 'we know best' attitudes which more often than not have unforeseen consequences which shows that they definitely don't know best.
The list of people we're going to have to hang in order to bring sanity back to this country grows ever longer.