The Gambling Commission reveals betting on online slot machines increased by 25% during the pandemic.
Britain knows it has a gambling problem. One mother wants to know why nobody is talking about its links with suicide after her son's death.
Society doesn’t see gambling in the same way as other addictions, but it needs to
Amongst the positivity and optimism for our football team, I am really worried for the volume of gambling adverts on television
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.
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'
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.
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
Many of you will know that my family suffered a heartbreaking tragedy when my father's gambling bombshell hit. Almost exactly
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.