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Campaigners hail ban of gambling in video games

Media Contact: Adam Bradford, tel: 07950 313113, adam@saferonlinegambling.org, Rodney Levine-Boateng at 100 Acres Media tel: 07578 639284, rodney@100acres.com Today MPs have argued that so-called ‘loot boxes’ in video games for children should be regulated under gambling law and banned from children. The feature, which allows players to stake real ...

Young people losing millions to addictive gaming – REPORT

Today, a survey by the Safer Online Gambling Group exposes Britain’s hidden epidemic of young people spending millions of pounds every year on in-app purchases and video game add-ons. The survey estimates that young people and families could be losing over £270m each year through so called ‘loot boxes’ which offer the chance to gain greater players or upgrades in ...

STATEMENT: William Hill betting shops closures

Stories have been flooding into us of William Hill workers left bereft by the sudden announcement of job losses. I will always stand on the side of protecting gambling addicts as that is what the Safer Online Gambling Group exists to do. However, as a clarifying statement, we are sad to hear of these job losses and wished William Hill had the foresight to sustain ...

COMMENT: Labour’s Gambling Ombudsman leaves out addicts in the short term

Media Contact: Adam Bradford, Safer Online Gambling Group, tel: 07950 313113 / e-mail: adam.bradford@me.com Campaigners Adam Bradford (26) and David Bradford (63), from the Safer Online Gambling Group, have today expressed mixed reaction at Labour moves to bring about a Gambling Ombudsman.The policy announcement, which is being made by Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom ...

£2 Fixed Odds Betting Terminals stake comes into force

On Monday, all 32,000 Fixed Odds Betting Terminals across the country will have their stakes slashed from £100 to £2, after a review by DCMS last year found that the machines caused problems for punters who in some cases ended up getting into serious debt through addictive gambling. Adam Bradford, 26, is the co-founder of the Safer Online Gambling Group. Adam has ...

Adam Bradford and his father David expose holes in online gambling self-exclusion scheme

As part of an undercover BBC investigation, Adam Bradford worked with BBC 5Live Investigates to uncover holes in the gambling industry’s online self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP. The campaign led to political acclaim, a commitment by the industry regulator to put things right and a heavy media focus on gambling addiction and applause across social media. The ...