When Singapore legalized casinos back in 2005, it also established a National Council on Problem Gambling to produce educational messages about the devastation gambling addiction can cause to lives and families. Leading up to the World Cup, the Council released a heartbreaking PSA to discourage football fans from betting on the event.

As John Oliver points out, it might have worked, too, if it weren't for one teeny little detail. This could have been avoided if the writers had followed the World Cup odds a bit more closely, but I'm given to understand they're not big gamblers.

The ad has since been rewritten to make sports betting seem less awesome.


[H/T Reddit]