The Christian Institute - Gambling News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:40:15 +0000 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:40:15 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
BA pulls ad after complaints it 'glamorised' gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ba-pulls-ad-after-complaints-it-glamorised-gambling/ British Airways (BA) has withdrawn a television ad featuring holidaymakers appearing to make easy money from gambling.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:28:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ba-pulls-ad-after-complaints-it-glamorised-gambling/
Campaigners call to make gambling a public health issue https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-call-to-make-gambling-a-public-health-issue/ Campaigners for stronger betting regulations have called for gambling to be made a public health issue.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:53:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-call-to-make-gambling-a-public-health-issue/
Gambling ad ban must go further to protect children, critics say https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ad-ban-must-go-further-to-protect-children-critics-say/ Children will still be bombarded with gambling ads during live TV sporting events even after a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ad ban is introduced.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:02:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ad-ban-must-go-further-to-protect-children-critics-say/
High street bookmakers allow under-age gambling on addictive betting machines https://www.christian.org.uk/news/high-street-bookmakers-allow-under-age-gambling-on-addictive-betting-machines/ High street betting shops are allowing children to gamble unchallenged, a newspaper investigation has revealed.

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Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:58:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/high-street-bookmakers-allow-under-age-gambling-on-addictive-betting-machines/
Ladbrokes pays £1m to buy silence of gambling addict's victims https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ladbrokes-pays-1m-to-buy-silence-of-gambling-addicts-victims/ Gambling company Ladbrokes paid almost £1m to the victims of a problem gambler who stole their money to fuel his addiction.

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Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:21:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ladbrokes-pays-1m-to-buy-silence-of-gambling-addicts-victims/
TV's Dragons take moral stand against gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tvs-dragons-take-moral-stand-against-gambling/ Stars of BBC’s Dragons’ Den have turned down an investment opportunity because of their ‘moral concerns’ about problem gambling.

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Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:58:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tvs-dragons-take-moral-stand-against-gambling/
Gambling companies agree to limitations on TV adverts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-companies-agree-to-limitations-on-tv-adverts/ Gambling companies have agreed to a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on television advertising during live sporting events.

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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:14:04 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-companies-agree-to-limitations-on-tv-adverts/
Online betting companies fined £14m over failures https://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-betting-companies-fined-14m-over-failures/ The Gambling Commission have fined online betting firms £14m in an attempt to crackdown on serious problems in the industry.

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:12:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/online-betting-companies-fined-14m-over-failures/
Gambling ads 'fuelling addiction in young people' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ads-fuelling-addiction-in-young-people/ The Gambling Commission has warned the betting industry that its advertising is putting young people at serious risk of addiction.

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Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:25:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-ads-fuelling-addiction-in-young-people/
Unrestricted online gambling ‘even more dangerous than FOBTs’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/unrestricted-online-gambling-even-more-dangerous-than-fobts/ Online casino games with no maximum bets provide a dangerous alternative to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) for gambling addicts, a charity has said.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:07:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/unrestricted-online-gambling-even-more-dangerous-than-fobts/
Tory rebels force Govt to bring forward FOBT cuts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tory-rebels-force-govt-bring-forward-fobt-cuts/ The Government has bowed to pressure and agreed to bring forward cuts to the maximum stakes on addictive betting machines from October 2019 to April.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:27:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tory-rebels-force-govt-bring-forward-fobt-cuts/
Calls to gambling helplines up by 30 per cent https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-gambling-helplines-30-per-cent/ The number of problem gamblers contacting helplines in the UK has increased by 30 per cent over the past five years.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:59:31 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/calls-gambling-helplines-30-per-cent/
Children speak up about being bombarded by gambling ads https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-speak-bombarded-gambling-ads/ Year eleven pupils from St Joseph’s School in Salisbury have spoken up about being bombarded by gambling ads.

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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:45:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-speak-bombarded-gambling-ads/
Minister resigns amid fury over delay to FOBT cuts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-furious-delay-fobt-cuts/ Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has resigned in protest at the Treasury’s controversial decision to delay gambling reforms until October 2019.

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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:41:05 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-furious-delay-fobt-cuts/