Gambling Addiction

Success in Life and Business Rule #1: Learn From Mistakes

Jack Kershaw | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

In 2014 of course it is not really politically acceptable to assume that it was me that made a mistake. It is always someone else's fault; the bank mis-sold the endowment policy, the credit card company mis-sold the payment protection insurance, the council should have stopped me building on a flood plain, MacDonald's is to blame for my obesity and so on.

The Pernicious Gambling Machines Ruining the Lives of Our Society's Poorest

Tom Watson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Watson

Twenty seconds. That's all it takes to spin a digital roulette wheel. Twenty seconds and you're on the road to financial ruin, relationship breakdown and despair. These pernicious machines are destroying the lives of the poorest in society. Gamblers can bet £100 per stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) whereas fruit machines have a limit of only £2. When you're on the minimum wage, £100 is a lot to lose. These high stakes make FOBTs a major source of profit for the industry and it's why I want their use curbed. Many addiction charities and MPs agree... Imagine my disbelief then to discover the Government won't act.

Father-Of-Two Awarded £160,000 After Parkinson's Drug 'Turned Him Into A Gay Sex & Gambling Addict'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

A man has been awarded £160,000 in compensation after a drug he took to treat Parkinson's disease turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict. ...

Gambling Kills!

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Out of all the addictions, gambling is the one that results in the most suicides. "It's a disease that kills" says Dr Timothy Fong, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, "25% of gamblers who have entered treatment have tried to kill themselves."