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Hannah Walker: ‘Gambling addiction has nothing to do with someone’s character’

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Hannah Walker first noticed her partner liked to gamble when they would go to the pub together: he would make a beeline for the fruit machine, while she’d play quizzes and card games on itbox machines. “But he’d stay ...

Gambling firms in Great Britain to face tougher rules on preventing harm

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The Gambling Commission is to lay down tougher rules for the industry in Great Britain after becoming exasperated by the ongoing failure of online casinos and bookmakers to protect vulnerable people and addicts. In 'n ...

Gambling addiction could be nine times higher than industry claims

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Gambling addiction rates may be nine times higher than the betting industry claims, according to a landmark study that found 1.4 million people are being harmed by their own gambling, while a further 1.5 million are a...

Only a public health approach can tackle the harm done by gambling

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Jou hoofartikel (14 Maart) helpfully argues that it is time the government recognised the public harm that gambling does. It refers to the recent appeal from senior doctors that there should be a statutory levy on the ...

Top NHS clinicians call for ‘addiction levy’ on gambling industry

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The gambling industry should pay a new multimillion-pound statutory “addiction levy” to fund the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm, the most senior NHS clinicians treating gambling addiction have said....

The NFL doesn’t want players gambling but is happy to gorge on the proceeds

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Maandag, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley was suspended for a full season for wagering on NFL games. The league’s investigation, which found that Ridley made the bets while he was away from the team to co...

Jack Ritchie: coroner condemns ‘woefully inadequate’ care for gambling addict

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A coroner has described as “woefully inadequate” the information and treatment available for a 24-year-old problem gambler who took his own life in Vietnam. David Urpeth, the Sheffield coroner, on Friday delivered a n...

Gambling addiction ‘destroyed’ son, father tells Sheffield inquest

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The father of a young teacher who killed himself after experiencing years of gambling problems has told an inquest that the addiction “destroyed” his son. Jack Ritchie died in Hanoi, Vietnam, bejaardes 24. His parents, Cha...

Jack Ritchie death: gambling addiction began as teenager, ondersoek hoor

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A 24-year-old English teacher developed a chronic gambling addiction that started with betting small amounts on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) when he was in the sixth form, an inquest into his dea...

What gambling firms don’t want you to know – and how they keep you hooked

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Each year, British punters lose more than £11bn to the gambling industry, equivalent to nearly £164 for every man, woman and child in the UK. This money-spinning national love affair with betting owes much to the libe...

Campaigners take three-day march in push to end football’s gambling habit

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A lot started to make sense for Peter Keogh in the aftermath of the suicide of his son, Lewis. The 2am requests for an online game of Scrabble, byvoorbeeld, in the months leading up to his death. Lewis, wat in gesterf het 20...

Gambling killed my husband . We must stop this predatory industry claiming more lives

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Hierdie keer verlede jaar, my husband Luke and I had everything we wanted: mekaar, a lovely house and two wonderful children. Three months later, this life was shattered. Aan 22 April 2021, my wonderful partner took his ...

Thousands of student gambling addicts ‘spending £30 a week on habit’

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Thousands of student gambling addicts are spending an average of £30 a week on betting, racking up debts and missing out on university life to fund their habit, research has found. In a survey of 2,000 studente, 80% s ...

Gambling firm that coaxed older people to bet thousands will escape sanctions

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An online gambling firm that contacted older people and persuaded them to bet tens of thousands of pounds on lottery results is to escape sanctions, despite a damning regulatory investigation into its practices. IMME ...

Gambling companies feed on addiction and misery. Why are MPs helping them?

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The Blair government’s 2005 liberalisation of gambling laws was intended to be a two-sided deal. Regulation of gambling firms would be overhauled and liberalised, and in return they would operate as businesses within ...

Gambling firms among heaviest radio advertisers during school run

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Gambling companies are among the heaviest advertisers on radio during “school run” hours when millions of children are in the car, according to research that prompted warnings about their exposure to promotions for th...

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