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Gambling firms given ‘call to action’ over consumer welfare

Image copyright Reuters Gambling firms have been given a “call to action” over their attitude to consumer welfare in a new report published by the Gambling Commission. The report highlights the ways in which companies…

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Halifax gambling addict stole grandmother’s life savings

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Darren Gledhill was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for 28 months A gambling addict who stole more than £430,000 from his grandmother to fund his habit has been…


What do punters think of new gambling rules?

Image caption “Who’s got £100 every 20 seconds?” Toni Wilkinson said, backing the new rules “Twenty seconds on those FOBTs and your wages are gone… it’s like a drug”. Stand on the corner of one…


Sky Bet fined £1m by Gambling Commission

Image copyright Getty Images Sky Bet has been fined £1m for failing to protect vulnerable customers, the Gambling Commission has said. It did not prevent problem gamblers who had self-excluded from its websites from betting,…


Gambling watchdog considers credit card ban

Image copyright PA The Gambling Commission is considering banning the use of credit cards in online betting. The regulator’s report into how to make online gambling safer said consumers “should not gamble with money that…



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