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Why don't they sell scratch cards in betting shops?

#1  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 6:51 pm

Gambling innit? :dunno:
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#2  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:02 pm

I wonder if they sell them in loss Vegas....
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#3  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 28, 2018 7:09 pm

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#4  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:10 pm

Bet365: UK's best-paid boss sees pay rise to £265m

I'm sure she deserves every penny :wince:
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#5  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:11 pm

This thread isn't ready for you SAM.
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#6  Postby BlackBart » Nov 28, 2018 7:19 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:Next topic: should I buy a blue laundry bag or a green one? This, and other pointless tripe, coming soon!


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#7  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:21 pm

They're mad for those scratchcards round here, and they're invariably below the "poverty line" - does my nut.
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#8  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:22 pm

Most would never dream of setting foot inside a booky's (spelling?), I might add.
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#9  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:26 pm

It's called "secondary poverty" as defined by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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#10  Postby Thommo » Nov 28, 2018 7:34 pm

Bookies, if you want the spelling.

I'm not sure why you're suggesting that it's abnormal for shops owned and run by a company who supplies their own products not to sell the products of their direct competitor as well though. If you go into the Apple store would you expect them to sell you an android phone?
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#11  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:38 pm

They're in pretty well every newsagent and supermarket Thommo. Youth gambling has quadrupled in the last two years, perhaps largely because they're ubiquitously on offer in respectable establishments (not bookies; the place where mum buys the groceries). Gambling is A ok! Buy a scratchcard along with your free-range eggs!
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#12  Postby Thommo » Nov 28, 2018 7:44 pm

Keep It Real wrote:They're in pretty well every newsagent and supermarket Thommo.


So are android phones, and yet they don't sell them in the Apple store.

Why pay staff and rent costs to sell someone else's product that directly competes with your own? You posted this in the economics forum and there's a standard, obvious economic answer - you will only do it if it maximises your own profits. In the case of selling someone else's directly competing product it won't. Selling your own gambles sees all the revenue come to you. Selling someone else's is virtually worthless. That makes the net opportunity cost too great.
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#13  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:47 pm

I feel scratchcards are destigmatised because they're sold in Sainsbury's, and not all economists adhere to free-market thinking.
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#14  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:53 pm

Thommo wrote:They're in pretty well every newsagent and supermarket Thommo.


They sell android phones in newsagents'?
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#15  Postby Thommo » Nov 28, 2018 7:54 pm

You know what, that's my fault for giving a sensible answer.

As you were.
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#16  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 7:55 pm

die die die/joke.
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#17  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 28, 2018 8:39 pm

Thommo wrote:You know what, that's my fault for giving a sensible answer.

As you were.

So blue or green?
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#18  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 8:42 pm

Which colour means society not being thick as fuck?
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#19  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 28, 2018 8:44 pm

Keep It Real wrote:Which colour means society not being thick as fuck?

We only do laundry because we are zombies, forever chasing the status quo.
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#20  Postby Keep It Real » Nov 28, 2018 8:46 pm

I'm just off over the road to buy a scratchcatd.....
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