The Christian Institute - Gambling News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:31:05 +0000 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:31:05 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Gambling firms luring children with cartoon games http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firms-luring-children-cartoon-games/ Online gambling companies are under investigation for targeting children and encouraging them to gamble from an early age.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:43:02 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firms-luring-children-cartoon-games/
'Bookie staff blind to problem gambling' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bookie-staff-blind-problem-gambling/ Betting shop staff see problem gambling measures as “pointless” and “futile”, an alarming new report reveals.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:29:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bookie-staff-blind-problem-gambling/
Dramatic surge in online gambling addicts http://www.christian.org.uk/news/dramatic-surge-online-gambling-addicts/ The number of remote gambling addicts who have been seen by an NHS clinic has risen rapidly in a four-year period, according to troubling new figures.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:13:20 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/dramatic-surge-online-gambling-addicts/
International footballer speaks out on his gambling addiction http://www.christian.org.uk/news/international-footballer-speaks-gambling-addiction/ A footballer has shared his experience of betting addiction in the hope that his public stance helps others.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:09:00 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/international-footballer-speaks-gambling-addiction/
‘You won’t need ethics to work here’, says gambling company http://www.christian.org.uk/news/wont-need-ethics-work-says-gambling-company/ A moral compass was unnecessary to work at a gambling company, a former industry worker has revealed.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:22:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/wont-need-ethics-work-says-gambling-company/
Bookmakers slammed for targeting vulnerable and students http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bookmakers-slammed-targeting-vulnerable-students/ Major bookmakers have been warned after targeting vulnerable people with “fake news” stories which claim gambling can fix major life problems.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:44:07 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bookmakers-slammed-targeting-vulnerable-students/
Betting industry deliberately targeting the poor http://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-industry-deliberately-targeting-poor/ The betting industry is explicitly targeting people on lower incomes and ex-gamblers, it has emerged.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:25:16 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-industry-deliberately-targeting-poor/
Almost £100 spent per day by problem gamblers online, new report finds http://www.christian.org.uk/news/almost-100-spent-per-day-problem-gamblers-online-new-report-finds/ People with a serious gambling problem place up to 90 bets online every day, according to an alarming new report.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:38:46 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/almost-100-spent-per-day-problem-gamblers-online-new-report-finds/
Record fine for gambling company that let addicts carry on betting http://www.christian.org.uk/news/record-fine-gambling-company-let-addicts-carry-betting/ An online bookmaker has been hit with a record fine of nearly £8 million after it failed to block users who wanted to stop gambling.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:39:52 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/record-fine-gambling-company-let-addicts-carry-betting/
Former gambling addict warns of threat from FOBTs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gambling-addict-warns-threat-fobts/ A former gambling addict has spoken out about the harmful nature of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and called on the Government to take action against the machines.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:08:18 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gambling-addict-warns-threat-fobts/
Problem gambling up 50 per cent in three years, report shows http://www.christian.org.uk/news/problem-gambling-50-per-cent-three-years-report-shows/ The number of people in Britain with a serious gambling problem rose from 280,000 to 430,000 between 2012 and 2015.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:15:56 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/problem-gambling-50-per-cent-three-years-report-shows/
Surge in gambling advertising putting children at risk http://www.christian.org.uk/news/surge-gambling-advertising-putting-children-risk/ A dramatic rise in gambling advertising is encouraging children to bet, leading figures have warned.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:54:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/surge-gambling-advertising-putting-children-risk/
‘Online gambling cost me £12,000 in one night’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-gambling-cost-12000-one-night/ Addicts have spoken out against online gambling and called for a system “which gets in the way of people’s gambling before they break the bank”.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:15:22 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-gambling-cost-12000-one-night/
‘Government must act to curb damaging impact of FOBTs’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/government-must-act-curb-damaging-impact-fobts/ The Government has been urged to take action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) by a former Cabinet Minister.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:48:36 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/government-must-act-curb-damaging-impact-fobts/
Govt should take action to tackle online gambling http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-take-action-tackle-online-gambling/ The Government should act to curb the excesses of the online gambling industry, a former Prime Minister’s speechwriter has said.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:19:05 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-take-action-tackle-online-gambling/
One million self-imposed bans for gambling addicts http://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-million-self-imposed-bans-gambling-addicts/ The number of people excluding themselves from gambling websites to stop themselves betting has risen dramatically in the last four years.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:17:45 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-million-self-imposed-bans-gambling-addicts/
FA ends sponsorship deals with gambling firms http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fa-ends-sponsorship-deals-gambling-firms/ The Football Association yesterday announced it has ended its sponsorship deals with betting companies.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:21 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/fa-ends-sponsorship-deals-gambling-firms/
Bookmakers exposing teenagers to gambling through video games http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bookmakers-exposing-teenagers-gambling-video-games/ Betting companies in the Republic of Ireland have been criticised for drawing children into gambling by taking bets on video games.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:34:33 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bookmakers-exposing-teenagers-gambling-video-games/
Whistleblower accuses Ladbrokes of undermining efforts to control problem gambling http://www.christian.org.uk/news/whistleblower-accuses-ladbrokes-undermining-efforts-control-problem-gambling/ The UK’s biggest bookmaker is putting profits before the protection of gamblers, according to a former employee.

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:01:25 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/whistleblower-accuses-ladbrokes-undermining-efforts-control-problem-gambling/