Gambling

High Stakes Battle for High Street Bookies

Seth Freedman | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Seth Freedman

Bookmakers across Britain are joining forces to combat the scourge of problem gambling, or so the script goes at least. The formation of the P3 Group is seen by more cynical observers as just the latest, desperate attempt by the bookies to stave off a growing avalanche of pressure to better police the gambling industry.

Is Facebook Inviting Trouble By Expanding Its Betting Operations?

Reno Charlton | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, social networking giant Facebook has become a truly global phenomenon. Many of us now use the site on a daily basis for networking with friends, updating statuses, uploading photos, and general entertainment. However, the social network has made it clear that it wants to branch out into other areas...

It Could Be You... But What if it Isn't?

Dale Bilson | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Sitting on the train, contemplating how to spend my Euro Millions winnings ahead of 2013's biggest jackpot of £157m this week, my usual pre-draw euphoria was replaced by an unfamiliar and frightening realisation: that not only my dream purchases, but even some things I take for granted, could be at risk if I didn't win.

UK's Online Gambling Industry Breaks £2 Billion Barrier

Reno Charlton | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, online gambling has become an increasingly popular and common form of entertainment, with many people joining up to online casino, ...

Rise and Fall of Amusement Arcades: Dens of Iniquity or Harmless Fun?

John Osborne | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Osborne

There are others who say that arcades are the perfect antidote to gambling and that they have positive effects on the psyche of children, who go in there at a young age to grab a stuffed Eeyore on the claw machine. At an early age the noises of the arcade and an understanding of winning and losing become indoctrinated into the brain.

Is Matched Betting the Answer to Student Prayers?

Owen Burek | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

If you put some time aside to really understand matched betting, and get it right, there are a good number of people out there in these forums proving that they have been making the equivalent of £30 an hour, tax free. And apparently they haven't been arrested, so I thought I'd give it a go for myself (with a healthy dose of scepticism).

Who Has Already Banned Google Glass?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech

They haven't even been released to the public yet, but already the potential of Google Glass to help those of a more dishonest nature is being quashed...

Payday Loans and Gambling: Protecting the Poor from Themselves

Dave Clements | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK
Dave Clements

Like Citizens Advice the Money Advice Trust that runs the Debtline has called for the OFT to intervene where these companies are not sticking to 'responsible lending' practices.

High-Tech Casino Scammers Net £22 Million Haul

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech

A casino's high-tech security cameras were accessed by a team of scammers who carried out a heist worth £22 million. The opulent Crown Casino in M...

Charlie Thomas

Betting On A Bright Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Victor Chandler has a reputation as a gentleman bookie – a traditional charmer whose business is more caring about its punters than some of the othe...

Charlie Thomas

Britain's Love Of Gambling Makes William Hill A Good Bet

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Despite money being tight, it appears the British public still loves to place a bet, after William Hill, Britain's largest bookmaker, said its operati...

Masked Robber Dies In Botched Raid On Ladbrokes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK

A masked armed robber collapsed and died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookies. The man, in his 50s, was believed to be we...

When Online Poker Becomes the Day Job

Gary Gowers | Posted 26.03.2013 | Home
Gary Gowers

I was already aware that traditional poker was played by professionals - there are Poker World Tours for heaven's sake - but for a bloke to earn something akin to $4 million for a few hours play was almost too much for my small brain to process.

The Crusade Against Slot Machines Is Motored By Old-Fashioned Victorian Paternalism

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Moral crusades against gambling are nothing new. There have always been social reformers, religious folk and promoters of good manners who have found themselves more shocked by the moral slovenliness of the poor than by the existence of poverty itself.

The Day I Owned a Horse - Harness Racing on Prince Edward Island

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Sport
Ben Whitmarsh

The first time the elegant hoof of the equine world came hurtling into my life was back in 1987. The Grand National was on the BBC and the name 'Maori Venture' caught my attention.

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. ...

And the Lord Said: Odds of 1-2 for the Bishop of Durham

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mathew Strowbridge

Justin Welby is yet to be announced as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, yet his appointment is already in risk of being overshadowed by a supposed gambling ring in one of London's wealthiest neighbourhoods.

Korea: Casino Addiction

Colin Pattinson | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

Many South Koreans believe that they are innately disposed to fall into addiction. They are very wary after many tales of famous celebrities succumbing to the pitfalls of addiction. The country has a tough stance on drugs and is very cautious in making available anything they deem addictive to its inhabitants.

Rongai Park Casino

Dan Griffin | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

The people of Rongai need their diversions. The monotony of the fields, the doldrums of village life every so often require some recreational respite. And that is just what Rongai Park Casino has to offer.

Health Lottery Ad Banned For Misleading Customers About Jackpot Prize

Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

The Health Lottery, an enterprise run by media mogul Richard Desmond, has been told to cease an advertising campaign which misleadingly implied multip...

Charlie Thomas

Why Do We Gamble In A Recession?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Last week, Adrian and Gillian Bayford won £148m on the EuroMillions, making the mild mannered couple from Suffolk richer than icons like Tom Jones an...

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee's Report: a Bet Worth Taking?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

The cross-party Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has now published its much anticipated report examining the way in which gambling is and should be regulated in the UK, under the title, The Gambling Act 2005: A Bet Worth Taking?

Gambling Laws: Sensible Reform, Not a Free-for-All

Malcolm Moss | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Politics
Malcolm Moss

The Labour leader's comments are not surprising. No-one is proposing there should be lots more casinos - including the House of Commons committee to which he was responding, and certainly not the casino industry.

Dicey? Casino Rules Should Be Relaxed, Say MPs

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

Strict rules which prevent the spread of casinos and high-stake gambling machines should be relaxed, MPs said today. Local councils should be allow...

Trading - The Facts!

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK
Zaheer Anwari

With the current economical climate in the dire situation that it is in, people are increasingly looking into other avenues to generate an income. This may be to supplement a salary that one is earning which usually barely allows ends to meet, or for the more inventive and entrepreneurial amongst us, to find ways to totally beat the rat race.