There's somebody in our faction spùnks all his hard earned cash in the bookies. Millions he's lost. But you'd know this, since you're also in the faction.I Have a £1 accumulator on the football every Saturday, and a £1 e/w on the National. That's the sum total of my gambling (done from an app on my phone - I never go in a bookies).
Sometimes I win/cash out, sometimes I don't - It's just a bit of fun.
And that's the problem, as the adverts say - "when the fun stops, stop." Some people don't / can't get that. No amount of tightening the regulations will change what is happening out there, the toothpaste can't be squeezed back in.