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How my son went from gamer to compulsive gambler

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BBC report highlighting the links between online gaming and online gambling

The Telegraph explores the amount of money spent on loot boxes

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British children spending £270m a year on mobile game ‘loot boxes' and in-app purchases

GamFam Chief Executive interviewed on Talk Radio

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Go to the fourth 30 minute section and listen from 6 minutes 40 seconds and hear the interview with the GamFam CEO on the Alexis Conran show

Inquest to consider state's role in gambling addict's suicide

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The government could be held liable for a gambling addict's suicide after a coroner ruled that his inquest could consider whether the state failed in its duty to protect him.

MPs call for loot boxes to be banned for children

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In-game spending should be regulated by gambling laws and so-called loot boxes banned entirely for children, MPs say.

Listen to our trustee Carolyn Harris MP discuss the issue of loot boxes

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Gaming companies should be subject to the polluter pays principle if they are encouraging young people to gamble.

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Prince Harry speaks out

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Prince Harry says that the game Fortnite was 'created to addict'.



FOBT bookmakers accused of cheating

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New high-stakes games pop up after the government reduce stakes from £100 to £2  

Gambling firms adverts banned

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Watchdog finds 23 ads from five firms were shown to avatars that mimicked the browsing behaviour of under-18s 

Loot Boxes

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George Proud from County Durham, a keen online gamer, spent nearly £700 in a month opening loot boxes as he progressed through a game. 

A study - gambling addiction

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 A gambling addiction is a progressive addiction that can have many negative psychological, physical, and social repercussions. 

Ladbrokes offer payment

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Ladbrokes wooed problem gambler - then paid victims £1m.  The bookmaker agreed to payments in return for a pledge not to inform watchdog.