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Bonkers Blog June 2013

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17 June (Part 3) - Undesirable elements

CraskeNewham council lost its court battle today to stop its 84th betting shop opening. News reports said that there were more than 20 gambling dens in Green Street alone. When I was a lad Green Street was a nice place to shop; but I digress.

Several news reports carried the story of how high stakes gambling machines attract “undesirable elements” and the ITV report was particularly good. To illustrate it they showed this picture; must have been one of their stock images because the report didn’t mention the name of the players or that Craske is PR man for the betting industry.

Click for ITV video report. 1 m. 25 secs. is the place to look.


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