Inernational News

Here you will find the latest International News about Gambling. If you would like to comment on any of our gambling related news items or would like to pledge your support to Gambling Watch UK, please get in touch via the contact page.

Latest International News

Ireland to ban FOBT machines

Thursday 12 September 2013

The Irish Government has made clear its intention to make Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) illegal in its new gambling legislation. In July it published its Gambling Control Bill 2013 in which it clearly states (on page 53) that no...

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Important New Book about Machine Gambling

Thursday 02 May 2013

Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll (2012, Princeton University Press). This important book is based on research which the author, an anthropologist and associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, conducted during several extended...

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Public Health and Gambling: Lessons from New Zealand

Thursday 04 October 2012

Public Health and Gambling: Lessons from New Zealand Peter Adams, of the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, has been one of the most consistent and determined campaigners over the years for recognition of...

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4th International Gambling Conference 2012

Monday 05 March 2012

I have just come back from attending this excellent conference held in Auckland, New Zealand. I jumped at the invitation to speak there, despite the long journey, because this conference has a reputation for being probably the best for someone...

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Why Gambling Watch UK is needed?

Opportunities for gambling in Britain have increased very considerably in the last 20 years and were given further encouragement with the passing of the 2005 Gambling Act. The latest British Gambling Prevalence Survey, carried out in 2009/10, found that between one third and one half a million British adults experienced a gambling problem in the previous 12 months.
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Our Mission and Aims

Gambling Watch UK is an organisation, independent of Government or the gambling industry, which exists to question the present policy of support for the expansion of gambling in the UK and to propose alternative policies which would have the effect of preventing such expansion, which it's members believe is harmful from a public health perspective ...
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