The gambling watchdog has urged people to “sit up and listen” after a study suggested the number of children classed as having a problem has quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years.
The Government has U-turned over plans to delay a cut to the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, after a revolt that saw a minister resign.
Fairer Gambling Campaigner Matt Zarb-Cousin has said that the proposal to reduce the amount people are able to stake on fixed-odds betting machines stops them losing their “whole rent in one session”.
Adam Bradford has said that his family “was destroyed” by gambling after his dad went to prison after hiding a gambling addiction for 30 years.
The founder of Gambling Watch UK has claimed gambling in Britain is "out of control", comparing the size of the problem to "the use of illicit drugs".
Carleen Wilkins stold victim's bank card and withdrew hundreds of pounds every single day for more than a year
Iain Corby, from the Gambling Association, explains that all forms of betting can lead to addiction, and offers advice on where to go for help if a hobby is becoming a habit…
Matt Zarb-Cousins told listeners how his addiction nearly destroyed his life