I think it's a bit harsh and is probably going on a lot more, just with better hidden accounts. The only 2 bets that he had influence over were the one that he bet he'd score first and one where he bet samaras wouldn't score first. When you see the amounts staked I don't think it's that bad. 15000 bets over 10 years. Average stake £150, so that's £225,000 in 10 years which, considering his wages, isn't that much.