UK gambling bosses see their personal wealth increase by £4.9bn

The bosses of the UK’s gambling giants have added up to £4.9billion to their personal wealth after the pandemic sparked a boom in online betting. Millions of punters around the world have logged on to British online casinos to bet while stuck at home in lockdowns. The trend has turbocharged UK gambling stocks, sending them … Read more

Money launderer who set up illegal BAR with TVs and gambling machines is ordered to pay back £63,000

Last orders: Money launderer who set up £35,000 illegal PUB complete with TVs, gambling machines and a pool table in his garden is told to pay back £63,000 or face a year behind bars Jamie Blake, 38, was caught after police search his North Shields home for drugs Total of 13 unlicensed gambling and gaming … Read more

Money launderer who set up illegal BAR with TVs and gambling machines is ordered to pay back £63,000

Last orders: Money launderer who set up £35,000 illegal PUB complete with TVs, gambling machines and a pool table in his garden is told to pay back £63,000 or face a year behind bars Jamie Blake, 38, was caught after police search his North Shields home for drugs Total of 13 unlicensed gambling and gaming … Read more

Charity run by Bet365 gambling tycoon Denise Coates is accused of ‘sitting on millions’ in donations

A charitable foundation run by Britain’s highest-paid boss Bet365 exec Denise Coates is ‘sitting on’ millions in donations – but has funded a number of eclectic projects including an art exhibition, a gymnastics centre and research on genetic links to heart disease. The Denise Coates Foundation was created in August 2012 by the tycoon, who … Read more

Teacher who had £250K debt due to gambling addiction turns life around

A teacher whose gambling addiction saw him rack up £250,000 of debt and once bet and lose £50,000 on a single horse at Cheltenham has turned his life around after hitting rock bottom and wanting to end it all. Patrick Foster, 33, of Oxford, started betting casually with friends at Durham University, but it spiralled out … Read more

Teacher who had £250K debt due to gambling addiction turns life around

A teacher whose gambling addiction saw him rack up £250,000 of debt and once bet and lose £50,000 on a single horse at Cheltenham has turned his life around after hitting rock bottom and wanting to end it all. Patrick Foster, 33, of Oxford, started betting casually with friends at Durham University, but it spiralled out … Read more

Gambling watchdog chief steps down after just two years

Gambling watchdog chief steps down after just two years amid major review of the industry’s practices Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur has resigned from his role Comes during middle of Government review to protect vulnerable gamblers McArthur was promoted to chief executive of the commission in April 2018 By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:27 … Read more

Thousands of fans left furious after share prices on gambling platform Football Index CRASHED

A number of users on Football Index, a virtual gambling platform, have lost ‘life-altering’ amounts of money, ranging in the thousands, after jaw-dropping share price crashes on the site, Sportsmail has been told.  The self-styled ‘real money virtual stock market’ announced that users would be given 28 days’ notice of a large reduction in dividend … Read more

Thousands of Football Index customers left furious after share prices on gambling platform crash

A number of users on Football Index, a virtual gambling platform, have lost ‘life-altering’ amounts of money, ranging in the thousands, after jaw-dropping share price crashes on the site, Sportsmail has been told.  The self-styled ‘real money virtual stock market’ announced that users would be given 28 days’ notice of a large reduction in dividend … Read more

Johnson ‘asked ministers to review gambling laws after Downing Street party with Tory donor’

Boris Johnson ‘asked ministers to review gambling laws after Downing Street party with Tory donor and Health Lottery owner Richard Desmond’, private letters reveal Letters show Johnson told Desmond his Health Lottery was ‘hugely impressive’ PM said he had tasked ministers with reviewing gambling laws which limit society lotteries, run for good causes, to £500,000 … Read more