An increasing amount of evidence suggests that young adults and even minors are easily able to bet online despite a variety of industry safeguards.
A group of public health experts have accused the gambling industry of employing Big Tobacco's tactics in an attempt to steer the public debate.
For decades, almost every boozer had a quizzy – now they’re harder to find than a cheap pint.
In virtual sports betting, the house edge is insane, there’s even more stigma and the racing never stops.
A URL on the license plates of 800,000 Maryland cars now redirects to an online casino based in the Philippines.
Harm reduction advocates and gambling researchers have been quick to condemn the shift.
“If state governments genuinely care about tackling the harms of gambling, there is a swathe of other measures that could be taken that don’t rely on facial surveillance.”
The #TwitchStopGambling hashtag has caught on after streamers like Pokimane and Hasan Piker discovered that a fellow streamer suffers from a gambling addiction.
Financial catastrophe is now only a few clicks away, a problem that is showing quiet signs of becoming a crisis. "I can't just get rid of my phone," one problem gambler says.
During economic hardship, people tend to gamble more rather than less. When you add addictive betting products into the equation, it spells disaster.
Malta, the EU’s smallest member state, is home to one of the world’s greatest gambling booms since Las Vegas in the 1960s.