NHS opens a youth-oriented gambling clinic

The National Health Service is prepared to open doors for underaged gamblers to help fight addiction, The Guardian reports. Why is this necessary and what the clinic is going to do? Read on to find out. The problem with gambling in the UK Gambling is a fun activity and millions enjoy it. From placing a bet while watching a game in a pub to taking part in a poker tournament, gambling gives people the thrill they lack in their daily

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The UK’s gambling giants start giving more

The country’s largest gambling companies show that they’re capable of being virtuous without government intrusion, BBC reports. They now plan to give as much as £100 million per year for charitable causes. Learn why do they do it in this article. The problem with gambling in the UK In the UK, gambling is legal, including online gambling. However, this doesn’t make the market safe for punters. Surely, it makes the share of rogue casinos very minimal, but the dangers of

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Ireland is one step closer towards the Gambling Bill

Ireland has a rocky relationship with gambling. Now, it has made yet another step towards market regulation. Follow the article to learn what’s happening with gambling in Ireland. The gambling laws in Ireland Ireland is one of the most gambling nations, yet it has poorly defined laws. The law that regulates gambling now is over 60 years old. Many Irish people believe it needs updating to make it work in 2019. There are sure a lot of gambling problems that

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UK Labour’s Tom Watson says all casinos should reapply for a license

The Labour party has another go at the casino industry. Tom Watson now says all online casinos should apply for licenses. Why? Let’s find out. What Tom Watson says Here’s what Tom Watson has to say about casinos. More than a third of them are failing customers, the MP believes. Multiple investigations show that top-performing casinos are not serving their customers best. This is why Watson believes all online casinos should apply for a license once more. This will allow

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Ladbrokes is rigging the game, Sunday Mail says

One of the largest gambling companies in the UK, Ladbrokes, is accused of cheating. How can this be, and what did the culprit do? Let’s find out. The era of personalized experiences The trend of the day is personalization. Back in the 1950s businesses tried to find one-size-fits-all solutions. Now, it just doesn’t cut it for the customers. This is why you see Netflix offering personalized recommendations to users. It goes all the way down to showing thumbnails based on

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A BMJ study says the UK needs a tax on gambling

A study published in the British Medical Journal says the UK has to implement a new form of a levy on the gambling industry, The Guardian reports. What’s wrong with all the taxes it’s paying already? Let’s find out. The gambling problem There are plenty of problems with gambling in the UK. For starters, there are over 550,000 people addicted to gambling, and only one NHS clinic dedicated to the issue. The numbers of minors addicted to gambling is also

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Gambling companies do not promote safe play, research says

Recently, there’s been a huge drive to promote safe gambling for everyone. Many big betting companies like Bet365 officially said they’re going to make their advertisement less harmful, especially for the children. New research from Northumbria University says companies’ Twitter pages do not stand up to the scrutiny. Here’s why. The research A group of researchers from Northumbria University took a look at Twitter accounts of the UK’s largest companies. They have seen over 8,000 tweets during the two weeks

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UK watchdog program results

The joint investigation of Competition & Markets Authority and the Gambling Commission is over. The two regulatory bodies have published an open letter with the results, and they are promising. Here’s what the investigation was about and how the results benefit you. CMA meets the Gambling Commission Competition & Markets Authority oversees the market in the UK to ensure all participants are acting fairly. It blocks mergers and prevents cartels from appearing on the market. It also makes sure customers

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The UK wants to ban credit cards from the gambling industry

The Labour party strikes again. MPs from this political organization are well known for their attacks on gambling, and this time is not an exception. This time, however, their idea has support in the parliament. Is it a good initiative? Let’s find out. The problems with gambling in the UK The gambling industry in the UK is far from being perfect. Recently it was struck by numerous scandals that shook up the society and led politicians who wanted to tighten

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Portugal is slapping taxes on gambling

Portugal has legalized all the drugs, and the situation seems to be working in favour of the Portuguese in that respect. However, it’s not all well with the legalization of gambling in the country. It is legal, but right now the government is planning to introduce a tax that may just kill the industry or jumpstart it, Calvin Ayre reports. Here’s what this means for the Portuguese gamblers and for you. The bad legalization Legalization of anything is great until

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