August 22, 2008
What started off as harmless fun and distraction, is starting to spiral into desperate hope. You can see it in their eyes.
The aunties and uncles who queue, buy, scratch, dump and buy again, or strike and use the winnings to buy again and scratch again, right beside the booth window.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "What seems to be a harmless game reminscient of tikam tikam in the past, has become a potential vice... $10 for a ticket may be much more than what one normal punter will buy in a Toto million dollar draw in a row. With no guideline to keep Singapore Pools in check, I wondered how much they had veered away from their own tagline " Play responsibly". If i were to state a more extreme example, it will be akin to dangling a pack of heroin in front of a person who is trying to rid himself of a drug addiction! - grooovylim - "