Ladbrokes and Coral to close hundreds of shops as gamblers move online

Ladbrokes and Coral to close hundreds of shops after gamblers move online in lockdown By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 4 March 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 4 March 2021 Ladbrokes and Coral will close hundreds of bookies this year after gamblers flocked online during the pandemic. Owner Entain said it … Read more

As the number of female problem gamblers in Britain tops 75,000, four victims share their stories

Sitting at work, Tamsin Elliot placed another £10 on the online casino game lighting up the smartphone screen under her desk. Adrenaline surged as she netted £50. Excitement subsided, however, when a subsequent bet wiped out most of her winnings. She continued in £10 increments, losing more than she won, her sole thought that this … Read more

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic 

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic Record £614million lost by gamblers in December, £71mil more than in October  Industry is now coming under fire with accusations they’re cashing in on Covid’ Figures show 2.1million played online slots and casino games in December By Daily … Read more

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic 

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic Record £614million lost by gamblers in December, £71mil more than in October  Industry is now coming under fire with accusations they’re cashing in on Covid’ Figures show 2.1million played online slots and casino games in December By Daily … Read more

32Red makes £48m a YEAR from gamblers who are considered to be at a ‘high risk’ of addiction 

Betting giant 32Red makes £48m a YEAR from gamblers who are considered to be at a ‘high risk’ of addiction Kindred admitted making £48million a year from gamblers at risk of addiction  32Red and Unibet owner found £1 of each £23 lost came from potential addicts The Swedish-based bookmaker is first to reveal figures putting … Read more

32Red makes £48m a YEAR from gamblers who are considered to be at a ‘high risk’ of addiction 

Betting giant 32Red makes £48m a YEAR from gamblers who are considered to be at a ‘high risk’ of addiction Kindred admitted making £48million a year from gamblers at risk of addiction  32Red and Unibet owner found £1 of each £23 lost came from potential addicts The Swedish-based bookmaker is first to reveal figures putting … Read more

Young people NINE times more likely to attempt suicide if they are problem gamblers, study finds 

Young people are NINE times more likely to attempt suicide if they are problem gamblers, study finds University of Glasgow study found link between young gamblers and suicide Suicide nine times more likely among people aged 16-24 with gambling problem Of 3,500 people, one third of young men who attempted suicide were gamblers For confidential support, call … Read more

MPs brand decision to allow gamblers to continue betting thousands a minute online ‘appaling’ 

Online casino curbs that still let punters lose £2k a minute: MPs brand decision to allow gamblers to continue betting thousands a minute online ‘appalling’ MPs have announced measures to tackle addictive web-based gambling sites  The Gambling Commission suggested the rate of bet placing be slowed down  Campaigners say regulator had failed to limit the … Read more

Problem gamblers, shopaholics and compulsive eaters could be CURED by zapping brains

Problem gamblers, shopaholics and compulsive eaters could have their brains ‘re-tuned’ by zapping them with electricity, study suggests The non-invasive technique involves placing electrodes on a patient’s scalp The electrodes deliver currents at specific frequencies to ‘re-tune’ brainwaves During tests, the technique reduced obsessive-compulsive behaviours for up to 3 months, with largest improvements in those … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Lockdown led 1 in 5 problem gamblers to bet MORE

Boredom during national lockdown drove one in five problem gamblers to bet even MORE, YouGov poll reveals One in five problem gamblers increased their activity during national lockdown  Among the group, 52 per cent said they increases gambling to ‘relieve boredom’  Survey also found gamblers aged 18-34 also reported an increase in gambling By Bhvishya … Read more