Crime linked to gambling is a huge problem. In fact some police forces have complained about the increase in call-outs to betting shops. This often concerns violence linked to fixed odds betting terminals. This is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ though and sadly people are going to prison every week due to their gambling problems. For one moment, just think of the cost to society of this and, of course, in your taxes.
In this section of the website we aim to outline media coverage of this problem and other harm that gambling can lead to, e.g. family breakup, loss of the family home, loss of job, even suicide. Yes, even suicide, as research tells us that the suicide rate for problem gamblers is higher than for any other form of addiction, e.g. illegal drugs. Simply click on the link below called ‘Crime’.
NB: Before you do, don’t forget that these are the same companies who won’t take £5 and £10 bets off other people, because it has been deemed that they may win.
Once again, the regulators seem to think this type of extreme treatment of customers is ‘open and fair’. How about you?
Click on the link below to read the daily stories about crime related to gambling that is occurring.