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The present gambling debate is like kids in a playground

Earlier in the week I was asked to provide an overview of what I didn’t like about an article that appeared in ‘The Times’ entitled ‘Gambling and gambling disorder are two completely different things’, so here goes. “Seven years on from the act becoming law, the strength of MPs’ and peers’ commitment to liberal tolerance…

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Consumers with few rights; it’s not right

Gambling consumers are not regarded or treated as such. Historical attitudes relating to gambling and ‘the gambler’ reveal many negative stories.  These narratives are perfect for the relatively new gambling corporations. Gambling corporations market their industry as entertainment.  They also strongly promote that they provide income, not just for governments, but for other industries, sports…

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Not turning up in sport is despicable

For all of you who’ve played competitive team sports there’s little worse than having a colleague who doesn’t turn up. We’ve all had teammates who’ve had convenient injuries, e.g. in my case, it was whenever my rugby league team was drawn away in the Yorkshire cup at a local Castleford side. It was inevitable; the…

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