The Christian Institute - Gambling News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gambling The latest gambling news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:20:03 +0000 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:20:03 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) CofE, MPs, Peer and bookie all back gambling advert ban https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cofe-mps-peer-bookie-back-gambling-advert-ban/ An alliance of politicians from across several parties have united to call on the Government to crack down on the gambling industry.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:54:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cofe-mps-peer-bookie-back-gambling-advert-ban/
Labour wants to ban betting adverts during live sport https://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-wants-ban-betting-adverts-live-sport/ Problem gambling is a “hidden epidemic” that must be treated as a public health emergency, Labour says, as it unveiled measures to tackle the issue.

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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:32:56 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/labour-wants-ban-betting-adverts-live-sport/
‘Premier League clubs must help tackle gambling addiction’: NHS head https://www.christian.org.uk/news/premier-league-clubs-must-help-tackle-gambling-addiction-nhs-head/ Premier League football clubs which promote betting companies need to do more to tackle gambling addiction, the head of NHS England has said.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:30:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/premier-league-clubs-must-help-tackle-gambling-addiction-nhs-head/
‘Bet £4,000 a month and get invites to top sporting events’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bet-4000-month-get-invites-top-sporting-events/ Gamblers who bet huge sums of money are being rewarded with invitations to major sporting events and holidays, it has been revealed.

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Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:55:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bet-4000-month-get-invites-top-sporting-events/
Ex-betting supremo: Kids think gambling is normal because of constant ads https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-betting-supremo-kids-think-gambling-normal-constant-ads/ A businessman who founded a major gambling company now says betting is being normalised to children because of a “bombardment of advertising”.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:43:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-betting-supremo-kids-think-gambling-normal-constant-ads/
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/