UK Gambling

The Media's Role In Our Gambling Epidemic

Grant Feller | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK
Grant Feller

The media - print, advertising, marketing - has an enormous role to play in reporting how gambling affects the fabric of society and real people's lives. But it must do so in a transparent way and look to itself if it wants to uncover the truth, rather than just attack digital media.

It's Time To Wage War On The Betting Shops And Mini Casinos That Blight Our High Streets

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Wayne Hemingway

Lets all start making protestations to our local councils now as there are signs that some councils are starting to understand the issue with nine London boroughs making plans to restrict a proliferation of bookies in their Local Plan. The horse has bolted (excuse the pun ) but we can make politicians listen if we continue to shout loud.

Labour's Jo Stevens Delivers PMQs Burn To Theresa May Over 'Reckless Gambling'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s Jo Stevens delivered a ruthless burn to Theresa May during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the new Parliament. The Cardiff Centra...

The Dark Side To Football That Deeply Disturbs Me

Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

It's Saturday, late afternoon and I'm watching the football. Everton are playing Swansea. The latter team's players are all in white and winning 1-0 against their rivals. But all of this doesn't matter. It's the words stamped across each player's chest that has my attention.

Betting Charges: My Statement

Joey Barton | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport
Joey Barton

Throughout my career I am someone who has made mistakes and owned up to those mistakes and tried to learn from them. I intend to do that here. I accept that this is one more mess I got into because of my own behaviour. This episode has brought home to me that just as I had to face up to the need to get help to deal with alcohol abuse, and with anger, so now I need to get help for my issues with gambling, and I will do so.

Two More Horses Die At Cheltenham Festival

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Two more horses have died at the Cheltenham Festival, bringing this year’s number of fatalities to three. Toe The Line and Hadrian’s Approach died...

Has Football Lost Its Sense Of Humour After The Sutton Pie Controversy?

David Alexander | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Sport
David Alexander

Shaw's mistake may have had no greater agenda - and on the surface appears to be a fun publicity stunt - but anything that brings the integrity of sport into question must be stamped out. Sutton brought in a PR and Communications agency to help them after they were drawn against Arsenal - but having secured Sun Bets as a sponsor, everyone at the club should have been reminded of the rules surrounding gambling.

The Secret To Parenting An Adult Problem Child

Stephen Wisner | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Wisner

On Christmas Eve, I will join my parents for a night of fun, laughter, and joy. But this cheerful atmosphere sharply contrasts the mood of the family gathering seven years earlier. On that day, my father informed me that a parent is only as happy as his saddest child. My response was, "Well then, you're screwed." I was 23 years old and had surpassed a previous low to hit rock bottom...

An Etiquette Guide To Fun Casinos: How Not To Be A Nob At Your Christmas Party

Samantha Rea | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Rea

As December rolls round, so do work Christmas parties, and the sort of behaviour that should see you having a stern word with yourself. No, I don't ca...

Thousands Of National Lottery Accounts Have Been Hacked

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

Thousands of National Lottery accounts may have been hacked, reports its operator Camelot. In a statement on its website, the operator said that it ha...

Gentle Greyhounds Forced To Race During Fireworks & Thousands Unaccounted For Each Year

Sophie Hurst | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Hurst

I wrote a previous blog about how rescuing a greyhound will benefit your mental and physical health. The breed is generally gentle, kind and unaggress...

The Waugh Zone October 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, October 25… 1) USING THE B-DAY It’s airport expansion D-Day. The Cabinet sub-committee meets ...

Betting Machines Likened To 'Crack Cocaine' Face Government Review

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Betting machines likened to the “crack cocaine of gambling” face being hamstrung as the Government announced a long-awaited review into casino-lik...

Need Your Online Fix? Part 2: Are Young People at Greater Risk From Gambling Addiction?

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tayana Simons

The relative newness of this type of 'gateway' into gambling means that it is difficult to prove any link at this stage. With more games and apps being produced by the minute,it is clear that awareness from the gambling industry will be key to regulation, and therefore protection of young people in the future.

What Can Brands Learn From the Design of Casinos?

Richard Shotton | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK
Richard Shotton

Which company has the most successful in-store customer experience? Apple, with its beautifully minimalist stores? John Lewis, with their renowned cu...

Need Your Online Fix? Four Growing Internet Based Addictions

Tayana Simons | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Tech
Tayana Simons

Data leaks, trolling, cyber bullying, dark webs and hacking scandals have been just a few of the big stories to hit the press over the past decade, but there is also an equally worrying issue affecting an increasingly number of internet users, particularly in the younger generations; addiction. And it comes in many different forms

Looking Forward to Meeting the Queen

Adam Bradford | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

I think there will only be one time in my life that I can say I will be able to meet the Queen in person and that time is now.

Poker Player Jailed For 'Sleight Of Hand' That Won Him Nearly £60,000

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

A gambler who won almost £60,000 by using “sleight of hand” in a single game of poker has been jailed for four months for cheating. Russian Val...

Changing Tables at Casino Royale...

Declan Curran | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Declan Curran

For now though, if you're into buying, renovating, developing or even just daydreaming about property, a handy lesson is this: don't be afraid to take some risks. Sometimes it's worth the gamble.

Betting on The Grand National Was More Fun for Clueless People

Sophie Alderson | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Everyone's betting on the Grand National and nobody knows what they're doing. That's how Saturday 9th played out amongst my friends.

New Gambling Measures Side-step the Problem

Adam Bradford | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

Many of you will know that my family suffered a heartbreaking tragedy when my father's gambling bombshell hit. Almost exactly two years ago, my fath...

We need to talk about gambling and its effects on society

Adam Bradford | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

Today marks the launch of Gambling Awareness Month. One entire month that I am going to dedicate to raising awareness of the problems that gambling can cause for individuals and their families.

Dormant Money Is a Safe Bet

Ronnie Cowan | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Ronnie Cowan

The ease with which someone can place a bet today is staggering. You don't have to leave the comfort of your home to place a bet these days. The bookmakers all have state of the art betting applications (apps) which at a tap of a button can allow a punter to place a bet on any number of outcomes on nearly any sporting or cultural event, such as the Oscars or Mercury Music Prize.

The Queue at the Kiosk

Kylie Barton | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

We live in an age where spending £20 on various scratch cards and lottery tickets which have a minimal chance of a decent (if any) return is this section of society's best chance of bettering itself. Boy, isn't that sad.

This Soldier Will Use His Improbable Betting Fortune To Help His Ailing Father

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

Many of us have placed bets on the off chance of winning a few pounds. But when Jon Heywood, a 27-year-old soldier from Cheshire, decided to place ...