I expect there would be little disagreement that Britain’s most recognized racehorse owner is the Head of State. I have often wondered whether the Queen has a punt on the races where her horses are running.
I do not like gambling because I don’t like losing money and it saddens me to hear that a majority of people who have had a really big win on Gold Lotto or its equivalent end up not just broke, but actually bankrupt.
I have observed alcoholism, drug addiction and problem gambling at close quarters throughout my lifetime and the saddest of these three is the last.
At its worst gambling is a mental illness and those afflicted need our help as much as cancer sufferers do.