Bettor Goes Crazy, Smashes Bookmakers TVs

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A gambling addict is accused of going “out of his mind” after losing, then proceeding to smash TV sets in the bookmaking shops.

From the Herald:

Warren Burke (39) "exploded" with anger and caused €2,500 worth of damage when he threw stools at TV screens and a betting machine, Dublin District Court was told.

He also frightened staff by climbing on a counter and warning he would be "waiting for them".

Burke did admit to criminal damage, public drunkenness and abusive insulting behavior with four separate incidents reported.

More from the Herald:

The father-of-three was gambling at the Ladbrokes shop on Camden Street last May when he picked up a stool and threw it at a betting machine, causing €1,000 worth of damage.

A month later, he returned to the same shop and pulled a 42-inch flat-screen TV off the wall.

This destroyed the TV and part of the cabling, causing €1,090 worth of damage.

Burk would later Threaten staff at a Paddy Power bookmaking shop after losing.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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