Gambling

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.

PHOTOS: London Police Trick Con Men With Double Decker Bus

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

Police in London staged a cunning operation on Thursday, using a London bus to sneak up on Westminster Bridge con artists unawares. Undercover offi...

Police Seek Punter Who Lashed Out after Losing Bet

SWNS | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

Police are seeking a furious punter who punched a woman cashier in the face after losing a bet. The gambler flipped when the assistant behind the d...

William Hill Boss Bags £1.2m Despite Shareholder Revolt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

The UK's largest bookmaker William Hill signalled today that its boss will still get a £1.2 million pay-to-stay bonus, despite a major rebuke from sh...

UKIPT PokerStars Tournament Update

Victoria Coren | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Victoria Coren

Well, I didn't win a bean at the UKIPT Nottingham tournament but - as predicted - I had a great time. It just had a terrific atmosphere.

The Rise of the Poker Tournament

Victoria Coren | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Sport
Victoria Coren

Until the UK and Ireland Poker Tour was launched, the game of poker had got a bit samey for me. As a member of Team PokerStars Pro, I was travelling the world playing high-level tournaments where everyone seemed to be the same: young, male, clever, mathematical, dressed in sports gear, wearing iPods and talking about statistics.

The $640 Million Lottery Vs. Happiness

Sammy Sultan | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sammy Sultan

Today I was asked whether, given the choice, I would plug myself into a machine that guaranteed happiness for the rest of my life.

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."

Stable Lad Wins A Million - And Is Ordered Back To Work

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

A stable lad who won £1 million in a Cheltenham accumulator bet was brought back to earth today - when he was ordered back to work. Conor Murphy p...

Chavs Beware! Paddy Power Claims First Scalps At Cheltenham

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

Bookmaker Paddy Power claimed its first chav scalps today, just one day into the Cheltenham Festival. Hot on the heels of its controversial Chav T...