at Smartgambler are honored to
receive occasional torrents of abuse from apoplectically
outraged pedlars whose systems have been questioned
on this site. Normally we just archive them in case
the consumer authorities ever need to refer to them,
or in case they become persistently annoying or threatening.
we get a well reasoned and sensible letter which convinces
us that the dubious product or system in question is
the result of the seller being misinformed rather than
dishonest and in rare cases we remove a reference from
the site because of not wanting to hurt people who are
not dishonest, just wrong. Politeness, genuine contact
details and a reasoned argument are the sort of criteria
we look for in making such a decision.
the other hand there are the idiots. A polite reply
asking the identity of the writer before addressing
the points raised is of course met with silence. We
had one such letter recently from someone defending
the Syndicate Club, an organisation which provokes
some unflattering references on the internet from
sources unrelated to us, including the following.
postscript: The following links no longer work, but
are left here for the sake of completeness. No doubt
search engines would still shed light on the matter
latter link has the following rather embarrassing text
on it's front page.
Why do people play Oz Lotto with The Syndicate Club?
tickets in Saturday Lotto @ 46cents = $18.40
40 tickets in Tuesday oz Lotto @ $1.13 = $45.20
45 tickets in Thursday PowerBall @ $0.57 = $25.65
Syndicate Cost for 25 members
25 @ $12.50 = $312.50
who's laughing all the way to the bank with their
$223.25 profit per syndicate of 25 'mugs'?
especially wanting to buy into this particular brawl,
it does seem a rather valid point they're making.
recently we received another almost incomprehensible
e-mail from someone offering no identification which
seemed to be saying that the Syndicate Club had been
'completely cleared' by a recent government investigation,
but failing to provide any documentation to that effect.
I was tempted to write back saying that an even more
recent unidentified investigation by an unnamed consumer
affairs organisation had found them to be dubious,
without of course providing any documentation to support
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