Gambling

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

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.07.2016 | 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 26.07.2016 | 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 08.07.2016 | 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 09.06.2016 | 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 15.04.2016 | 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 11.04.2016 | 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 06.04.2016 | 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 01.03.2016 | 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 17.02.2016 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 ...

Advert Banned For 'Tasteless Joke' About Child Slaves

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Britain's advertising watchdog has banned an "offensive" online gambling advert for likening an embattled Premier League manager to a child slave in t...

Chancers: The Weird World of Professional Gambling

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK
Jak Hutchcraft

Once upon a time the word 'gambler' might have made you think of sweaty, grey-faced men in trackie-bottoms glaring vacuously at fruit machines or screaming at horses on the TV. But gambling is so ubiquitous in Britain today that any stigmatisms it had may be becoming something of the past.

How Mobile Games Became Evil (and Crap)

Thorsten Rauser | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thorsten Rauser

When Apple recently announced that apps generated approximately $14billion in revenue in 2014 ($10billion of which was paid out to developers), they did not mention that the biggest single chunk of that money came from exploiting players with obvious gambling problems.

Banned Health Lottery Advert Tried To Convince People To Spend £320

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

A Health Lottery TV advert has been banned after a watchdog said it could cause "financial, social or emotional harm" by encouraging viewers to sign u...

'Playing Poker Has Paid Off My Tuition Fees Three Times Over'

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet Harry Lodge, the Exeter student who’s earned enough cash playing poker to pay off his tuition fees three times over. The third year Economic...

Student Places £2 Bet At Ladbrokes, Wins £1m

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A masters student was taken slightly by surprise after her £2 bet at her local Ladbrokes turned into a £1m windfall. Thailand-born Jirtchaya Klon...

Louise Ridley

Turns Out It's Fine To Call Farage And Clegg 'Mass Debators'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A Paddy Power advert showing Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage with suggestive facial expressions and the words "WHO'S THE BEST MASS DEBATER?” has escaped...

What Are The Odds Of That? Worst Anti-Gambling Advert Ever Really Backfires

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

It was, ironically, a bit of a gamble. An anti-gambling poster campaign and TV advert saw a young boy called Andy telling his horrified friends that h...

Are You A Shopaholic or Is It Parkinson's?

Elaine Benton | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

My husband really lucked out in one respect when we married, for he never had to worry about me over using his credit card on big spending sprees. I never enjoyed shopping and quite frankly found it a chore, culminating in me often wearing the same old outfits year in year out.

Gambling With Your Security

David Emm | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Gambling no longer takes place only among the glittering lights of Las Vegas or in dingy betting shops smelling of stale beer and disappointment. There are now thousands of websites devoted to the pastime... But just like in the real-world, there exist scammers who prey on unsuspecting gamblers.

Gambling Is a Losers Game

Nick Clements | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

Since the inception of the National Lottery gambling has rapidly become acceptable and part of our everyday lifestyle. This has spawned a multimillion pound industry, very cleverly dividing us into gender gambling, woman using bingo, men betting on sport.

Is Football Experiencing a Crisis of Moral Responsibility?

Hamish Mackay | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

Is this really what football has been reduced to? A means of peddling crap we don't need, laundering the reputations of morally questionable companies and encouraging us to gamble away what little money we have left at the end of it all?

Britain 'Among Most Tolerant' Of Homosexuality

Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

Fewer than a fifth of people in the UK think homosexuality is "morally unacceptable", the sixth lowest of any country to take part in new research on ...