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Lofty disdain won't save Planet Earth

Gambling virtually destroyed the world. Perhaps now it can help save what's left of it, writes Declan Lynch

Published 25/07/2010 | 05:00

YOU can now save the world by playing poker. There's a new online bookmaker called Green Bet, which intends to raise large amounts of money for renewable energy projects and for charities associated with "the environment" in general.

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It seems like an excellent idea, which means that it has almost no chance of succeeding.

The managing director of Green Bet, Andrew Bullen, put it like this: "Supporting green causes has become synonymous with suffering, restraint, personal sacrifice. I want to move away from this and show people simple, painless ways of helping."

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