Online Gambling

Online Gaming: Balancing Speed And Security

David Emm | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

With decision-making clearly faltering due to this growing 'obsession', now is the time to outline these threats and consider a safer way of online gaming. We would recommend the following to avoid opening yourself up to security attacks while in 'gaming mode'

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.

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

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...

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.

Chinese Couple Sell Children For Games

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

A Chinese couple are awaiting trial after they reportedly sold both their newborn children to child traffickers in order to pay for in-app purchases f...

Government Bill Ignores Gibraltar Excellence and Puts Consumers at Risk

Peter Howitt | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Howitt

The Gambling Licensing Bill, fast approaching its final stages, plans to change online gambling licensing laws and if passed will undermine the excellent protection afforded to UK customers by Gibraltar and its online gambling operators, who currently supply the majority of UK consumer online gambling transactions.

Take a Chance on Me

Lee Mannion | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Lee Mannion

Although the rise of virtual poker websites has been very apparent, it's now possible to have a go on the pokies online. Given the concerns about this type of gambling, the surprise is that the information about your chances is almost brutally blunt.

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...

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.

Charlie Thomas

Has The Shine Come Off Online Gambling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

Has the shine come off online gaming? One leading company in the field, Sportingbet, has been hit by £46 million of losses in the last financial y...

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?