My experience is from working in a bookies. But, you must remember that this is one of the worst places to gamble.
The regular customers were almost exclusively lower working class men; white, chinese but with few afro-carribean (in a mostly white/afro-carribean) area.
However, there were a small number of better educated, mostly white, men of varying ages who bet occasionally and big. They were the winners.
The former group are fairly easy to identify as the habitual gamblers - betting fivers on payday, pennies later in the month. The latter group definately knew what they were doing.
But remember; that there are far more online gamblers, bingo players and people who regularly go to racetracks who gamble similarly but represent different social groups. Not to mention the occasional 'night at the dogs', 'flutter on the national' or 'day at the races' type of people who represent another.
Cos they need the money more!!
[QUOTE=L i b]Yeah, you get a lot of that here too. Quite depressing watching old Oriental women playing slot machines at 2am.
You made your post at 2am!
And yes it is.
On the topic though, perhaps middle class people just gamble online. I think we should follow the American route of banning online gambling - not being able to see the money flowing out of their wallet encourages people to gamble more.
if you never lose and are making consistent profit, why don't you up the stakes and make enough money to lead a life of luxury??
They have nothing better to do?