The Christian Institute - Gambling News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:49:40 +0000 Sun, 22 Jul 2018 12:49:40 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Gambling adverts need tackling following World Cup deluge https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-need-tackling-following-world-cup-deluge/ Football fans were bombarded by gambling advertising at the World Cup, with casino and betting adverts taking up 17 per cent of ITV’s ad breaks.

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:25:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-need-tackling-following-world-cup-deluge/
Govt needs to act quickly to stop ‘FOBT misery’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-needs-act-quickly-stop-fobt-misery/ Peers have called on the Government to move more quickly in tackling addictive betting machines.

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:10:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-needs-act-quickly-stop-fobt-misery/
Councils slam delay to crackdown on addictive betting machines https://www.christian.org.uk/news/councils-slam-delay-crackdown-addictive-betting-machines/ Gamblers will lose an extra £3.6 billion if the Government continues to drag its feet over a crackdown on addictive betting machines, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:04:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/councils-slam-delay-crackdown-addictive-betting-machines/
Video game betting lures 450k teens into gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/video-game-betting-lures-450k-teens-gambling/ Almost 450,000 teenagers are thought to have engaged in online casino-style gambling, having been lured through video games.

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Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:49:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/video-game-betting-lures-450k-teens-gambling/
Children being bombarded by gambling advertising https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-bombarded-gambling-advertising/ Gambling risks becoming ‘normalised’ in the minds of many children because of the constant flow of advertisements, according to Government advisers.

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Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:18:43 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-bombarded-gambling-advertising/
William Hill encouraging staff ‘to milk’ addictive betting machines 'cash-cow' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/william-hill-encouraging-staff-milk-addictive-betting-machines-cash-cow/ William Hill has been criticised for encouraging staff to remind customers that they can still bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:20:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/william-hill-encouraging-staff-milk-addictive-betting-machines-cash-cow/
Online casino fined millions for 'encouraging at-risk gambler' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-casino-fined-millions-encouraging-risk-gambler/ An online casino has been handed a £2 million penalty for offering financial incentives to a punter who showed numerous signs of problem gambling.

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:15:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-casino-fined-millions-encouraging-risk-gambler/
Dismay at two-year wait before Govt cracks down on addictive betting machines https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dismay-two-year-wait-govt-cracks-addictive-betting-machines/ Campaigners say it is “totally unacceptable” and “inexcusable” that the Government is dragging its feet over a crackdown on addictive betting machines.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:24:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dismay-two-year-wait-govt-cracks-addictive-betting-machines/
Betting company pledges £50,000+ to LGBT causes in World Cup stunt https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-company-pledges-50000-lgbt-causes-world-cup-stunt/ A betting company will give tens of thousands of pounds during the football World Cup to back LGBT issues.

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:18:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-company-pledges-50000-lgbt-causes-world-cup-stunt/
Fears gambling ads will bombard youth during World Cup https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fears-gambling-ads-will-bombard-youth-world-cup/ The Government has been advised to crack down on gambling adverts amid fears young people will be lured into gambling during the football World Cup.

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:25:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fears-gambling-ads-will-bombard-youth-world-cup/
‘Gambling adverts should have addiction warnings’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-addiction-warnings/ Gambling adverts should feature health warnings like tobacco, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers say.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:42:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-addiction-warnings/
‘FOBT cuts must be start of wider gambling reform’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fobt-cuts-must-start-wider-gambling-reform/ The Government’s cut to the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has been welcomed by campaigners, but they say more still needs to be done.

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Tue, 22 May 2018 15:45:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/fobt-cuts-must-start-wider-gambling-reform/
Gambling firm that failed thousands of customers is fined https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firm-failed-thousands-customers-fined/ Another betting company has been fined after misleading consumers and letting down vulnerable gamblers.

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Fri, 18 May 2018 10:17:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-firm-failed-thousands-customers-fined/
Victory for campaigners as Govt cuts addictive betting machines https://www.christian.org.uk/news/victory-campaigners-govt-cuts-addictive-betting-machines/ Campaigners against addictive gambling machines are celebrating a Government crackdown on the “social blight” of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

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Thu, 17 May 2018 12:14:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/victory-campaigners-govt-cuts-addictive-betting-machines/
‘Theresa May has moral duty to cut FOBT stakes’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/theresa-may-moral-duty-cut-fobt-stakes/ The Government has a “moral duty” to reduce the maximum stake on betting machines, Peers and MPs have said.

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Tue, 15 May 2018 15:08:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/theresa-may-moral-duty-cut-fobt-stakes/
Betting bosses plead with Govt not to curb their FOBTs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-bosses-plead-govt-not-curb-fobts/ Gambling companies claim a crackdown on addictive betting machines will have a “catastrophic” effect, in a letter urging the Government to back a softer option.

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Fri, 04 May 2018 14:57:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/betting-bosses-plead-govt-not-curb-fobts/
Final push for £2 FOBT stake as Treasury ‘drops opposition’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/final-push-2-fobt-stake-treasury-drops-opposition/ MPs are making a final demand for the Government to cut the maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting terminals to £2, after the Treasury reportedly dropped its opposition.

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:33:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/final-push-2-fobt-stake-treasury-drops-opposition/
‘Gambling adverts are targeting our children’ https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-adverts-targeting-children/
Sky Bet ordered to pay £1m for ‘letting down’ problem gamblers https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sky-bet-ordered-pay-1m-letting-problem-gamblers/
Footballer reveals how gambling ruined his career https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/footballer-reveals-gambling-ruined-career/