The Christian Institute - Gambling News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:22:42 +0000 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:22:42 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) ‘Gambling adverts are targeting our children’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-targeting-children/ Online gambling adverts that are encouraging children to start betting at an early age “should be banned”, according to a newspaper columnist.

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:36:35 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-targeting-children/
Sky Bet ordered to pay £1m for ‘letting down’ problem gamblers http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sky-bet-ordered-pay-1m-letting-problem-gamblers/ A high-profile betting company failed to help tens of thousands of people who wanted to stop gambling, it has been revealed.

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:23:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/sky-bet-ordered-pay-1m-letting-problem-gamblers/
Footballer reveals how gambling ruined his career http://www.christian.org.uk/news/footballer-reveals-gambling-ruined-career/ Another former professional football player has opened up about how his career was derailed by a gambling addiction that saw him rack up losses of more than £200,000.

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:00:37 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/footballer-reveals-gambling-ruined-career/
Outrage over ‘cowardly’ cuts to harmful FOBTs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/outrage-cowardly-cuts-harmful-fobts/ The Gambling Commission “chickened out” of decisive action to limit the harmful nature of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), critics have said.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:55:18 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/outrage-cowardly-cuts-harmful-fobts/
Gambling Commission 'bottles' FOBT stake cut http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/ High-stakes betting machines known as Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) should have the maximum bet set “at or below £30”, the Gambling Commission has recommended.

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:11:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/
£6m fine for betting company that failed on social responsibility http://www.christian.org.uk/news/6m-fine-betting-company-failed-social-responsibility/ William Hill has been fined in excess of £6 million for failing to spot money laundering and for breaching social responsibility rules.

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:27:03 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/6m-fine-betting-company-failed-social-responsibility/
High pressure gambling adverts to be banned http://www.christian.org.uk/news/high-pressure-gambling-adverts-banned/ Gambling adverts encouraging people to ‘bet now’ during live football matches will be banned under a new crackdown by the advertising watchdogs.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:10:37 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/high-pressure-gambling-adverts-banned/
PM says maximum stake for FOBTs ‘will be cut’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-says-maximum-stake-fobts-will-cut/ The Prime Minister has said that the maximum stake gamblers can wager on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) will be reduced.

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:17:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-says-maximum-stake-fobts-will-cut/
Former gambling addicts reveal the damage done by FOBTs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gambling-addicts-reveal-damage-done-fobts/ Much criticised gambling machines have again come under fire – this time from The Guardian newspaper.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:30:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gambling-addicts-reveal-damage-done-fobts/
Football clubs 'fuelling gambling among kids' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/football-clubs-fuelling-gambling-among-kids/ Premier League football clubs sponsored by betting firms have been accused of luring children into gambling.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:32:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/football-clubs-fuelling-gambling-among-kids/
Casino-style games on Facebook lure kids into gambling http://www.christian.org.uk/news/casino-style-games-facebook-lure-kids-gambling/ Children are being lured into gambling by slot-machine styled games and apps through Facebook.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:35:09 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/casino-style-games-facebook-lure-kids-gambling/
25,000 children could be problem gamblers http://www.christian.org.uk/news/25000-children-problem-gamblers/ Approximately 25,000 children could be problem gamblers, with a further 36,000 at risk, new research has found.

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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:56:26 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/25000-children-problem-gamblers/
Problem gambling puts more than 200,000 Scots at risk http://www.christian.org.uk/news/problem-gambling-puts-200000-scots-risk/ Over 200,000 Scots have a serious gambling problem or are at risk of having one, according to a new report.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:17:15 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/problem-gambling-puts-200000-scots-risk/
NI striker: ‘Betting mania in football is hurting addicts’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ni-striker-betting-mania-football-hurting-addicts/ Betting is “everywhere” in football, making it hard for gambling addicts to escape its grip, NI international Kyle Lafferty has said.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:18:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ni-striker-betting-mania-football-hurting-addicts/
‘Society the loser from Govts' gambling bets', says columnist http://www.christian.org.uk/news/society-loser-govts-gambling-bets-says-columnist/ State encouragement of gambling is “wicked” and is hugely damaging to society, a prominent columnist has said.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:07:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/society-loser-govts-gambling-bets-says-columnist/
Gamblers want crackdown on devastating FOBTs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gamblers-want-crackdown-devastating-fobts/ Two gamblers have spoken out about their struggles as the Government announced a second review on addictive fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:44:13 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gamblers-want-crackdown-devastating-fobts/
Govt 'dragging its feet' over FOBT stake cut http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-dragging-feet-fobt-stake-cut/ The Government stands accused of ‘squandering an opportunity’ to cut the maximum stake of gambling machines whose addictiveness has seen them likened to crack cocaine.

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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:05:16 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-dragging-feet-fobt-stake-cut/
Gambling ads in 95% of TV football matches http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ads-95-tv-football-matches/ Gambling adverts feature in 95 per cent of advertising breaks during football matches, a BBC investigation has revealed.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:54:06 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ads-95-tv-football-matches/
Tackle crack cocaine of gambling, MP and think-tank urge Government http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tackle-crack-cocaine-gambling-mp-think-tank-urge-government/ Addictive high street gambling machines must be curbed for the sake of vulnerable people, an MP and think tank have said, as pressure mounts on the Government to act.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:39:24 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tackle-crack-cocaine-gambling-mp-think-tank-urge-government/
Former Wales striker Hartson opens up on gambling addiction http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-wales-striker-hartson-opens-gambling-addiction/ Former Wales, Arsenal and Celtic striker John Hartson has spoken out about his struggles with gambling and how he overcame his addiction.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:18:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-wales-striker-hartson-opens-gambling-addiction/