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Gambling addict who lost £70,000 calls for more support for women

Image copyright ITV Image caption Kelly Field, left, shared her experience with the makers of Sheridan Smith’s Cleaning Up A woman who built up debts of £70,000 by betting online is calling for more support…

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Gambling addiction: Flaws exposed in online self-exclusion scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gambling addicts can self-exclude themselves from online betting sites The head of a scheme designed to help problem gamblers says she is “deeply concerned” after an investigation found people…


Amateur team Headingley adopt gambling addiction charity as shirt sponsor

Gambling With Lives became Headingley’s new shirt sponsor after the winner of a club raffle gifted the prize to charity Amateur side Headingley AFC believe they are about to become the first English club with…


Norfolk finance director and gambling addict stole £1m from firm

Image caption Steve Girling admitted stealing more than £1m from his employer, Premier Education Group, between 2014 and 2017 A finance director who stole more than £1m from his employer to fund a luxury lifestyle…


Gambling firms agree ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban

Britain’s biggest gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” television advertising ban. The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), which includes Bet365, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power, has struck a deal to stop adverts during live sports…


Online gambling firms fined and barred in crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has fined three firms…


Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns

Image copyright Getty Images Only 10% of pubs intervene to stop children gambling on their premises, the Gambling Commission has found. The watchdog said it had found a “concerning” number of pubs where youngsters used…


Gambling addiction clinic set to serve north of England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new NHS service based in Leeds is to start in 2019 An NHS clinic for gambling addiction, the only one outside London, is set to be based in…


Help available to prevent gambling problems, says John Hartson

John Hartson played for Celtic for five years and remains a regular attendee at Scottish matches John Hartson believes the “tools” are in place to prevent gambling habits becoming unhealthy addictions. Former Celtic and Wales…


Calls to National Gambling Helpline up 30%

Image caption Nearly 30,000 people called the National Gambling Hotline in 2017-18 Calls to a UK-wide helpline from people battling gambling addictions have risen by more than 30% over five years. New figures from the…


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