Gone to the dogs
|Dienstag, 17. Juni 2008|
|Kids are gambling their communion money away at a top greyhound track just hours after receiving the Holy Sacrament, these shock pictures reveal.
These youngsters, aged between seven and eight, were photographed by undercover campaigners at a recent race night at Shelbourne Park.
Many of the boys and girls are still wearing their communion outfits as they queue to bet and listen for the experts’ naps.
Astonishingly, there is now law preventing kids from having a flutter on the State-owned bookmaker Tote.
One bookmaker said: “There are strict laws against children going into a betting shop and rightly so. But the Government gets the money from the Tote so they don’t seem to mind where it comes from. If a bookmaker took money from a child there would be ructions.”