Early morning racing? Gambling really has gone to the dogs

Excesses of under-regulated gambling industry a ticking time-bomb for society

Greyhounds in action at Shelbourne Park. The bet’s the thing, which is why dogs in Kilkenny can be a market in Kolkata. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Greyhounds in action at Shelbourne Park. The bet’s the thing, which is why dogs in Kilkenny can be a market in Kolkata. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Who gets their sporting jollies watching greyhound racing at half-eight in the morning?

Presumably not a section of society preoccupied with their five-a-day, although that could be just lazy stereotyping. But whoever they are, they’re out there, and they’re gambling.

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