Jane Clifton: the PM’s proposal to SkyCity

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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28th April, 2012
It’s funny the way we say we’re “having a flutter”, as if merrily waving goodbye to a few dollars prettily borne aloft on a gentle breeze. In reality, each week we feed millions of dollars into a great dark maw and rejoice that, once in a blue moon, someone like Trevor of Te Kauwhata gets a tiny portion of those outgoings. The gambling industry is founded on the most curious of commercial transactions. The odds of a win are so infinitesimal, in reality we are paying for what we would otherwise get in the ordinary course of a day for free: our own outlandish daydreams, and a shot ...

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