Shane Jones continues his conflicted jihad against Lotto this morning, though he is veiling it as an attack on Countdown.
He is seriously conflicted out in this matter though with his missus working for SkyCity and SkyCity providing his week day accommodation.
If a glass of milk and a photo opportunity was grounds for resignation because one’s spouse is a director of a company then how much more inappropriate is it for someone to be lobbying against a director competitor of the employer of your spouse?
Labour MP Shane Jones is calling for an end to big Lotto jackpots after attacking supermarket giant Countdown for selling tickets at the checkout counter.
Jones said selling Lotto tickets at the checkout was like putting a poker machine at every counter but worse, because people could pay for the tickets with their credit cards.
“What do you buy? Weetbix, orange or a big fat Wednesday?” he asked.
He believed there should be an immediate review of the Gambling Act that should include a look at the size of the Lotto jackpot, because a $30 million or $40m jackpot was too high. Â Read more »