The Christian Institute - Gambling News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:46:39 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:46:39 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Children lured into gambling by social media betting ads https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-lured-into-gambling-by-social-media-betting-ads/ Young people are being drawn into gambling by betting adverts they see on social media, a study has revealed.

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:47:32 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-lured-into-gambling-by-social-media-betting-ads/
‘The bookies always win on betting’s one-way street’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-bookies-always-win-on-bettings-one-way-street/ One of the UK’s best-known betting companies has been fined nearly £6 million over safeguarding failures, but its boss has claimed “the industry is doing well at looking after its customers”.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:10:46 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/the-bookies-always-win-on-bettings-one-way-street/
Complaints about gambling firms skyrocket https://www.christian.org.uk/news/complaints-about-gambling-firms-skyrocket/ The number of complaints made about gambling companies has dramatically risen in the last five years.

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Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:53:00 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/complaints-about-gambling-firms-skyrocket/
Youngest lottery winner: My big win went sour fast https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youngest-lottery-winner-my-big-win-went-sour-fast/ A woman who won nearly £2 million on the National Lottery aged just 16 says she’s happier now the money has gone.

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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:15:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/youngest-lottery-winner-my-big-win-went-sour-fast/
Video game companies face prosecution over child gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gaming-firms-face-prosecution-over-child-gambling-commission-tells-mps/ Video game developers could be prosecuted if they fail to prevent children gambling, MPs have been told.

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Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:41:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gaming-firms-face-prosecution-over-child-gambling-commission-tells-mps/
William Hill to close 700 shops following FOBT crackdown https://www.christian.org.uk/news/william-hill-to-close-700-shops-following-fobt-crackdown/ Gambling firm William Hill is set to close around 700 of its stores following the Government’s clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:11:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/william-hill-to-close-700-shops-following-fobt-crackdown/
£20m worth of fines detailed in new Gambling Commission report https://www.christian.org.uk/news/20m-worth-of-fines-detailed-in-new-gambling-commission-report/ Gambling companies were fined nearly £20 million in the last financial year, but the regulator has acknowledged it still has “much more to do”.

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Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:00:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/20m-worth-of-fines-detailed-in-new-gambling-commission-report/
NHS to launch gambling addiction clinic for young addicts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-to-launch-gambling-addiction-clinic-for-young-addicts/ The NHS is set to launch its first gambling addiction clinic for young people, amid growing concerns that gambling is destroying their mental health.

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Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:13:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-to-launch-gambling-addiction-clinic-for-young-addicts/
Gambling Commission fines firms £4.5m for safeguarding failures https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-fines-firms-4-5m-for-safeguarding-failures/ The Gambling Commission has fined four more betting firms for failing to prevent money laundering and effectively protect problem gamblers.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 13:41:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-fines-firms-4-5m-for-safeguarding-failures/
Major gambling clampdown on the horizon https://www.christian.org.uk/news/major-gambling-clampdown-on-the-horizon/ Gambling firms are set to be hit by tougher regulations as the industry regulator has announced a new three-year strategy to combat problem gambling.

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Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:17:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/major-gambling-clampdown-on-the-horizon/
Betting firm targets 'blocked' problem gambler through sister companies https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-firm-targets-blocked-problem-gambler-through-sister-companies/ A betting firm is under the spotlight for a possible breach of problem gambling rules less than a year after being hit with a six-figure fine for the same issue.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:24:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-firm-targets-blocked-problem-gambler-through-sister-companies/
Children exposed to ads 'normalising' gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-exposed-to-ads-normalising-gambling/ Eight in ten children, some as young as eight, vividly recall seeing gambling advertisements that normalise betting, new research shows.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:21:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-exposed-to-ads-normalising-gambling/
Online gambling firms target children as young as six https://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-gambling-firms-target-children-as-young-as-six/ The UK’s advertising watchdog has found that five gambling firms have been illegally targeting children as young as six with online betting ads.

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 14:28:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-gambling-firms-target-children-as-young-as-six/
Gambling firms pull ‘back-door’ FOBTs following backlash https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firms-pull-back-door-fobts-following-backlash/ New betting shop games have been pulled following accusations the firms were using them to cynically side-step new laws designed to curb problem gambling.

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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:52:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firms-pull-back-door-fobts-following-backlash/
Gambling addicts much more likely to commit suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-addicts-much-more-likely-to-commit-suicide/ People battling gambling addictions are 15 times more likely to commit suicide than those in the general population, a new study has found.

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:04:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-addicts-much-more-likely-to-commit-suicide/
Current gambling regulations 'unfit for digital age' says Labour's Watson https://www.christian.org.uk/news/current-gambling-regulations-unfit-for-digital-age-says-labours-watson/ The Labour party has proposed an overhaul of online gambling law after a recent study revealed that mobile betting has lured an extra 1.6 million new young customers.

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:12:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/current-gambling-regulations-unfit-for-digital-age-says-labours-watson/
Bet365 gives big losers cash to keep gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bet365-gives-big-losers-cash-to-keep-gambling/ Britain’s biggest online betting firm is doling out cash to gamblers with the biggest losses to encourage them to continue betting, a newspaper investigation has revealed.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:14:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bet365-gives-big-losers-cash-to-keep-gambling/
Clampdown on gambling ads ‘must go further’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/clampdown-on-gambling-ads-must-go-further/ Campaigners say new rules regulating gambling advertising do not go far enough.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:27:50 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/clampdown-on-gambling-ads-must-go-further/
Bishop calls for ban on Premier League gambling ads https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-calls-for-ban-on-premier-league-gambling-ads/ A bishop is challenging the Premier League by calling for betting firms’ logos to be banned from football shirts.

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:35:28 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-calls-for-ban-on-premier-league-gambling-ads/
Bishop saddened by ‘generational scandal’ of child gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-saddened-by-generational-scandal-of-child-gambling/ Around 55,000 children are problem gamblers, the Bishop of St Albans has said, in what he has called a “generational scandal”.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:06:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bishop-saddened-by-generational-scandal-of-child-gambling/