Couldn't agree more, you go past bookies late in the evening and it's empty except for people playing these machines, looking spaced out. One fella near me was £800 up. by the time he left he was skint, all in the space of an hour.
I don't mind a bet on the horses or the dogs, they're living animals, good to watch. I could never see the point of that virtual racing either, another con.
When I was at school lads used to memorise the reels on the fruit machines, if you think that computer controlled betting gives you a fair crack at the whip, you must be deluded.