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February 2020
News > Society

Northern Ireland consultation on helping problem gamblers

A consultation has been launched in Northern Ireland on new proposals which may help problem gamblers. The consultation was launched by the Department of Communities (DoC) and will remain open until 21 February. It covers a wide array of issues, such as tighter regulation around casinos and online gambling, as well as better research,…

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September 2019
News > Society

Gambling fine is ‘small change’, claims CARE

Ladbrokes Coral’s £5.9m fine for failing anti-money laundering measures is ‘small change’ to a major bookie, Christian advocacy group CARE has claimed. Last month, the betting company was hit with the fine over failures to adequately protect vulnerable gamblers and for failing anti-money laundering measures. However, James Mildred, communications manager for CARE, commented, ‘The…

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August 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Taking a gamble

How many times has it happened over the past few weeks? I’m accosted by a smiling lady as I leave the supermarket. ‘Hi, we’re raising funds for the local hospital. Would you like to buy a lottery ticket?’ One of the neighbours’ children is standing on the doorstep looking hopeful. ‘We’ve got a raffle…

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December 2018
News > Society

Society – Children complain about gambling ads bombardment

Highschool children in Salisbury have spoken out about being bombarded with gambling ads. St Joseph’s School has been helping its older pupils to understand the methods gambling companies use to get and keep customers. 15-year-old Bryn, from St Joseph’s, recalled seeing a gambling ad where a James Bond-style character was shown to be gambling…

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October 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Betting shops dodge advertising ban

Gambling companies have been side-stepping a ban on advertising to children by sponsoring football teams, Christian charity group CARE has warned. In a statement, it said gambling advertising has effectively dodged a ruling to protect under-age children from seeing gambling adverts by sponsoring football clubs and putting their logos on team shirts. Research carried…

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May 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Gambling stakes

Government recommendations to reduce the maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have not gone far enough to tackle problem gambling, a charity has warned. In March, the Gambling Commission recommended the maximum stake on FOBTs should be set at £30 or less. But campaigners believe it should be reduced to £2 — the…

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September 2000
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Where does your money go?

When the last British Government introduced the National Lottery, they promised that this money would be used as extra funding for good causes and would not in any way replace their commitments. Very soon they broke this promise, and the Department for the Environment used Lottery funds for causes that had already been promised…

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