Posted on April 11, 2017
Customer had to kick bookies door down after employee collapses
Tragedy hit a bookies in Birkenhead when customers spent five minutes breaking their way into a branch of Ladbrokes after realising a member of staff had suffered a heart attack.
The customers managed to administer CPR and call an ambulance but the staff member sadly passed away later that evening.
The incident has called into question the staffing protocol of Ladbrokes as the member of staff in question was the only one on duty at the time.
Posted on March 10, 2017
Parents who lost beloved son tell how ‘gambling is a killer’
At age 34, their son Lewis took his own life following a prolonged gambling addiction. It is only three years later that Pete and Sadie Keogh have been able to talk openly about it as they share the message that for some, gambling isn’t a harmless one off.
Posted on February 20, 2017
Gamblers urged to take part in Flutter-Free February
Those who gamble in Wales are being encouraged to pledge to stop gambling for the duration of February. The Campaign aims to not only raise awareness of the emotional and financial problems gambling can cause, but to help addicted gamblers, vulnerable at-risk gamblers and gamblers in general. If gamblers cannot take a month off then it suggests to them that gambling may have a stronger hold on them than they realise. However, for those that can manage the full month, the gambling hiatus provides them with many positives on their time and finances.
Posted on January 5, 2017
FOBTs – A year in review
It’s been another busy year for the Campaign and with the recent announcement of the DCMS review of FOBTs this winter, the battle against FOBTs is now at fever pitch.
Over the past 12 months, FOBTs have been making headlines, ruining lives and the topic of many heated debates amongst UK MPs.
Posted on November 18, 2016
UK government calls for evidence on gaming machines
The DCMS has now confirmed rumours of a long-awaited “Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures” with the announcement of a call for evidence. Tracey Crouch made a written statement to the House detailing that the DCMS had published a terms of reference and call for evidence.