Even the NHS is warning about gaming’s loot boxes

The video game monetisation strategy termed 'loot boxes' have come under fire from gamers and mental health organisations alike, but rarely from an organisation as well-known or respected as Britain's NHS. Claire Murdoch, the mental health director of the NHS, has called for the practice to be banned over concerns that it sets up children [...]

By |2021-03-01T17:08:56+11:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Gambling, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Number of Child Gamblers Quadruples in Just Two Years

The Gambling Commission study suggests that 450,000 children aged 11 to 16 bet regularly, more than those who have taken drugs, smoked or drunk alcohol. Bets with friends, slot machines, and scratchcards, were most popular. A campaigner on the issue, Bishop of St Albans Right Reverend Alan Smith, called it a "generational scandal". "Today's findings [...]

By |2021-03-01T17:08:14+11:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Gambling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too Many Ways For Children To Be Groomed For Betting And Gambling

“It’s high time we looked seriously at the many ways in which children are being groomed for betting and gambling” says Prof Elizabeth Handsley, President of the Australian Council on Children and the Media . Children who watch sport on TV, particularly at weekends,  alone or with their families, will see many betting ads.  They [...]