Gambling Addiction

Gambling addict who lost £1 million calls for better protection of vulnerable players

Posted on October 30, 2017 by admin

A former British Army officer who lost almost £1 million through gambling believes the Government has “a lot more to do” to protect players.

Read and watch the full piece back on ITV News.

Gambling addict who spent more than £1 million on habit calls for tougher Government regulation

Posted on October 27, 2017 by admin

More regulation of the gambling industry is needed, a gambling addict who lost his son, his wife and his home due to his thousands of pounds per week habit, has told ITV News.

Tony Franklin’s warning comes ahead of the Government’s long-awaited review into the controversial industry.

Read the full story and watch the video report on ITV News.

Sunday Times forces Gambling Commission to act – CFFG

Posted on October 23, 2017 by admin

Removing free-plays and uniformity of the ID verification on deposit and withdrawal are two recommendations in the Fairer Gambling submission to the DCMS review. (more…)

The Rising Number of Gambling Adverts

Posted on October 23, 2017 by admin

The Victoria Derbyshire Show looks into the rising number of gambling adverts, shown to be in 95% of live matches. The piece sees comment from Campaign Spokesman Matt Zarb-Cousin.

Watch the pieces back at 16-31 minutes and 1 hr 19-30 minutes on iPlayer.

Gambling adverts ‘in 95% of TV matches’

Posted on October 23, 2017 by admin

Some 95% of TV advertising breaks during live UK football matches feature at least one gambling advert, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.

One in five of the commercials broadcast across 25 matches were for betting firms, rising to more than one in three in some games.

Read the full story on BBC Online.

Scotland’s poorest punters more likely to bet on fixed odds machines than wealthiest

Posted on October 22, 2017 by admin

Gamblers in Scotland’s most deprived estates are twice as likely to bet on high-stakes slot machines as those in the country’s wealthiest areas.

The figures have led to renewed calls from Labour politicians and campaigners for the Scottish Government to halt the spread of fixed odds betting terminals.

Read the full story in The Daily Record.

Regulators order gambling companies to remove ads

Posted on October 22, 2017 by admin

Regulators have told gambling companies to remove advertisements from their websites that might appeal to children, in a move to try and curb youngsters’ interest in betting.

Read the full story in The Financial Times.

Gambling operators are not remotely responsible – says CFFG

Posted on October 10, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling have made recommendations to ensure that children are not being tempted to gamble. (more…)

Gambling remains a hidden addiction because ‘healthcare staff lack training’

Posted on October 9, 2017 by admin

Gambling is often described as a hidden addiction. Yet there are an estimated 400,000 problem gamblers in the UK. Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, consultant psychiatrist at the National Problem Gambling Clinic – the only one of its kind in the UK – says that a lack of training among healthcare professionals could partly be to blame for the problem flying under the radar.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Cartoons lure kids to online gambling

Posted on October 8, 2017 by admin

Some of Britain’s biggest gambling operators are targeting children with their favourite cartoon and storybook characters in online betting games, an investigation by The Sunday Times reveals.

Read the full story in The Times.