The Christian Institute - Gambling News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:09:21 +0000 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:09:21 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 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/
Outrage over ‘cowardly’ cuts to harmful FOBTs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/outrage-cowardly-cuts-harmful-fobts/ The Gambling Commission “chickened out” of decisive action to limit the harmful nature of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), critics have said.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:55:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/outrage-cowardly-cuts-harmful-fobts/
Gambling Commission 'bottles' FOBT stake cut https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/ High-stakes betting machines known as Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) should have the maximum bet set “at or below £30”, the Gambling Commission has recommended.

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:11:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling-commission-bottles-fobt-stake-cut/
£6m fine for betting company that failed on social responsibility https://www.christian.org.uk/news/6m-fine-betting-company-failed-social-responsibility/ William Hill has been fined in excess of £6 million for failing to spot money laundering and for breaching social responsibility rules.

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:27:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/6m-fine-betting-company-failed-social-responsibility/
High pressure gambling adverts to be banned https://www.christian.org.uk/news/high-pressure-gambling-adverts-banned/ Gambling adverts encouraging people to ‘bet now’ during live football matches will be banned under a new crackdown by the advertising watchdogs.

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:10:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/high-pressure-gambling-adverts-banned/
PM says maximum stake for FOBTs ‘will be cut’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-says-maximum-stake-fobts-will-cut/ The Prime Minister has said that the maximum stake gamblers can wager on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) will be reduced.

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:17:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-says-maximum-stake-fobts-will-cut/
Former gambling addicts reveal the damage done by FOBTs https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gambling-addicts-reveal-damage-done-fobts/ Much criticised gambling machines have again come under fire – this time from The Guardian newspaper.

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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:30:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-gambling-addicts-reveal-damage-done-fobts/
Football clubs 'fuelling gambling among kids' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/football-clubs-fuelling-gambling-among-kids/ Premier League football clubs sponsored by betting firms have been accused of luring children into gambling.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:32:48 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/football-clubs-fuelling-gambling-among-kids/
Casino-style games on Facebook lure kids into gambling https://www.christian.org.uk/news/casino-style-games-facebook-lure-kids-gambling/ Children are being lured into gambling by slot-machine styled games and apps through Facebook.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:35:09 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/casino-style-games-facebook-lure-kids-gambling/