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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 ...

The Safer Online Gambling Group (SOGG) announces breakthrough partnership with GVC Holdings, owners of Ladbrokes and Coral

The Safer Online Gambling Group (SOGG) is to partner with betting and gaming operator group, GVC Holdings – owners of Ladbrokes and Coral – as part of GVC’s Changing for the Bettor campaign. The campaign aims to tackle ‘the issues of gambling related harm head-on”. Founded earlier this year by father and son team, David and Adam Bradford, as a non-profit, SOGG ...