UK gambling firms saw their shares dive after MPs called for a crackdown on online casinos.
Children are spending hundreds of pounds “chasing their losses” on online video game purchases which offer unknown rewards, according to the children’s commissioner for England.
Two fifths of young people aged 11 to 16 gambled in the past year, according to a report.
Paddy Power and Betfair owner Flutter Entertainment has agreed a merger deal with Canadian rival The Stars Group to create the world’s largest online betting firm with combined annual revenues of £3.8 billion.
Adverts for two betting firms have been banned for being socially irresponsible and encouraging potentially harmful behaviour.
The UK gambling regulator has said it shares concern about loot boxes in video games but warned that the current law makes it hard to define them as gambling.
Fortnite will now show users the contents of paid loot boxes before they purchase them, following long-running comparisons to gambling.
An Aberdeen MSP is lending his support to a social media initiative that aims to raise awareness about the relationship between football and betting.
Video game loot boxes are acting as a gateway to problem gambling, new research has suggested.
An Aberdeen gambling addict who stole parcels from his job as a delivery driver to pay his debts was caught out – after his bosses followed him.
A senior politician has accused the UK Government of “dragging out” the introduction of a measure to help gambling addicts.
A north-east woman whose partner took his own life due to gambling addiction has welcomed new restrictions on roulette machines.
An MSP has pledged support to lower the maximum bet for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to £2.
The partner of a man who took his own life after losing money at an Aberdeen casino said he would still be here if “crack cocaine” roulette machines were banned.
Students should get more help from Aberdeen’s universities to prevent them from becoming hooked on gambling, an MSP has said.
An MSP has called for tougher action on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals after £9 million was made in Aberdeen last year.
A lucky gambler has scooped more than £64,000 at the blackjack table in an Aberdeen casino.
WHEN Scott Campbell woke up, little did he know that within 10 minutes he would be almost £50,000 richer - by gambling from the comfort of his bed.