Around 4,500 jobs are at risk at bookmaker William Hill after it announced plans to axe 700 betting shops across the UK.
Five of the UK’s biggest gambling companies have committed to a series of measures to address problem gambling, including a major increase in funding for addiction, following government pressure.
Betting companies in the UK have paid out £19.6 million in penalties over the course of a year for failing to protect problem gamblers and stop money launderers.
Betting firms could be taxed to pay for addiction treatment, the head of the NHS has warned, as he launched a new service to help children with gambling problems.
Four separate gambling ads have been banned after the firms failed to ensure they were targeted away from children.
Online gambling firm 888 Holdings has cheered an “encouraging” start to the year after UK revenues surged by nearly a fifth.
Four online casino firms will pay a total of £4.5 million for failing to keep customers safe from gambling harm and prevent money laundering.
A compulsory levy on the gambling industry is needed to address the “vastly underestimated” harm it is causing to society, according to academics.
Gambling firms are not doing enough to promote safe betting on Twitter amid the “sheer scale” of their marketing, according to researchers.
Betting firms, health bodies and charities are to unite for the first time under a three-year strategy to make “much faster” progress with cutting gambling-related harm.
The owner of Britain’s biggest gambling firm Ladbrokes has called for a ban for all betting adverts during TV sports broadcasts.
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.