Paddy Power Are Exploiting Some of London’s Most Impoverished Communities

Posted on October 10, 2013 by admin
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Apparently, there was a time when betting shops weren’t the eternal roundabouts of despair and futility that they are today. At one point, they supposedly resembled something more celebratory – like the stands at the races without all the fascinators and more emphysema. Racing pundit, reality star and redundant misogynist John McCririck remembers the day bookies were first legalised in 1961: “It was glorious bedlam, packed out with punters shouting their horses home,” he recalled a few years ago. “The place was filled with cigarette smoke, but that day a breeze of fresh air wafted into the lives of British punters.”

Read the full article in The Vice online