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Lockdown 'leads gamblers from sports bets to riskier choices'

Lockdown 'leads gamblers from sports bets to riskier choices'

Gambling website 888 Holdings sees increased online casino activity amid coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGamblers are switching from wagers on sport to
Betfred owner linked to firm that advises people struggling with high debt

Betfred owner linked to firm that advises people struggling with high debt

Campaigners raise fresh concerns about Done family business after Guardian reveals interest in gambling addiction counselling Betfred owners make millions from treating gambling addictsFred Done, one
Gambling watchdog plans to ban online credit card bets

Gambling watchdog plans to ban online credit card bets

Rising concern for vulnerable customers prompts potential move by Gambling CommissionThe gambling industry watchdog is preparing to ban bookmakers from taking credit card deposits for betting online,
Gambling trade bodies plan to merge to create powerful lobby group

Gambling trade bodies plan to merge to create powerful lobby group

Tougher regulation by politicians leads to betting industry shakeupGambling companies are planning to set up a new trade body to lobby politicians as the prospect of tougher regulation of the industry
Tom Watson: Labour would ban gambling with credit cards

Tom Watson: Labour would ban gambling with credit cards

Deputy leader says crackdown on betting industry necessary to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’Labour would ban the use of credit cards to place bets, affecting billions of pounds of transactions a year, as
UK bookies beware: US will look after its own in betting revolution

UK bookies beware: US will look after its own in betting revolution

Legalisation of sports betting in US should be greeted with caution by UK operatorsThe estimate that $150bn-worth (£110bn) of sports bets are placed illegally in the US every year may be exaggerated
May faces Commons defeat over fixed-odds betting terminals

May faces Commons defeat over fixed-odds betting terminals

Group of Tory MPs want stakes slashed from £100 to £2 in spite of lobbying campaign by bookmakersTheresa May risks a defeat in the House of Commons unless the government slashes stakes on fixed-odds
Ban credit cards for online gambling, says government review

Ban credit cards for online gambling, says government review

Levy on firms for addiction treatment among gambling regulation adviceA ban on using credit cards for online gambling and a mandatory levy on gambling firms to fund addiction treatment are among
Can councils stop bookmakers’ push into poor areas? Don’t bet on it | Nell Lewis

Can councils stop bookmakers’ push into poor areas? Don’t bet on it | Nell Lewis

Local authorities feel powerless to prevent the rise of betting shops and fixed odds machines, even when they refuse planning permissionIn the runup to Christmas, Bradford’s imposing city centre is