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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 must be asked. This week a significant football gambling company has entered administration; you won’t find them on any High Street, and you would be […]

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Features

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 rely on technology for entertainment and fulfilment. These factors have bred the perfect environment for online gambling addictions to develop, as reflected in the number […]

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Sport

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. It was revealed a number of days ago that the English Football Association had a deal in place with seven betting companies, allowing their websites […]

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News

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 released by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee found that loot boxes, which often allow gamers to spend real money for the chance of […]

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Off The Ball Sport

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 – my ability to quote dozens of adverts stems only from my slightly obsessive watching of football on the television. From Sky Bet’s ‘Request a Bet,’ […]