The Christian Institute - Gambling News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:06:51 +0000 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:06:51 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
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.

Keep on reading: Almost £100 spent per day by problem gamblers online, new report finds

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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/