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Problem gambling is a huge issue

A 23 year olds life in tatters, 2 years in prison, friends and family devastated – problem gambling is a huge issue A GAMBLING addict who stole more than £230,000 from a telecoms firm has been jailed for two years.  Bradford Crown Court heard today how Joshua Walwyn, 23, abused his position of trust in […] Read more

Head teacher addicted to online gambling

Head teacher addicted to online gambling     Mail Online. (2007). Head teacher addicted to online gambling hangs himself after house is repossessed A head teacher who lived a “Walter Mitty” lifestyle hanged himself after racking up thousands of pounds of debt gambling on the internet, an inquest heard. John Reilly, 39, worked as the head […] Read more

EPIC launch problem gambling accreditation

EPIC launch problem gambling accreditation EPIC – the leading problem gambling consultancy in the UK and Ireland, launched its problem gambling accreditation scheme in September 2014 and we are well on track to award the first of these by the end of December 2014. The EPIC accreditation is awarded to organisations who are fulfilling their […] Read more

EPIC presents problem gambling prevention and education to PPFplayers

EPIC presents problem gambling prevention and education to PPFplayers Eleanor Oldroyd presents a special program looking at the issue of gambling addiction amongst professional sports people. Featuring stories from those who have battled addiction and look at what is being done to tackle the problems associated with gambling addiction. Joining Elly are former Arsenal, Celtic and […] Read more

Age UK worker stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction

Age UK worker stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction Nichol, S. (2014). Age UK worker, who stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction, spared jail. Available: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/age-uk-worker-who-stole-8325783. Last accessed 23rd Dec 2014. Mark Roberts, of North Shields, admitted three counts of fraud and two counts of theft in North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court. […] Read more