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Ivan Toney and Football’s gambling problem

On January 20, all eyes were on Brentford’s Ivan Toney as he took to the pitch against Nottingham Forest. But as he helped his team to a crucial 3-2 victory,…

Football Index administration highlights need for gambling reform

Gambling horror stories are hardly newsworthy – for many of us, these self-induced nightmares are merely a coming of age experience. However, when the failing entity is the bookmaker, questions…

Vices and Viruses

Covid’s effect on young people with gambling addictions Life for many has changed, considerably. Staying at home has replaced work, travel and socialising. Furloughing and joblessness has led people to…

Gambling links highlight Football Association’s hypocrisy

In a sport which has never sought to hide its links to the gambling industry, the events of this week may just be the straw that broke the FA’s back.…

Video game ‘loot box’ ban: an attempt to stop student gambling

In order to curb gambling addiction in students and young people, MPs have called for the widespread regulation of video games, which includes banning their sale to children. A report…

Gambling issues raised in sport once again as Sturridge is investigated

Despite never having placed a bet in my life, I have an astonishing knowledge of bookie’s advertising campaigns. This is not some odd pass-time that I am admitting to –…