Casino-style Gambling as a Social Ill, The Guardian
This series of pieces in news story, video and data blog format which exposed how bookmakers have targeted poorer areas with high speed, high stakes gambling machines. The Guardian’s revelations about violence, money laundering and problem gambling associated with these terminals put the issue on the government’s agenda, forcing ministers to act.
England’s poorest bet £13bn on gambling machines – 2/28/2014, The Guardian David Cameron set to announce crackdown on gambling machines – 4/6/2014, The Guardian More than third of betting machine players experience problems with gambling – 12/10/2014, The Guardian
FOBTs: ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’ – video – 4/6/2014, The Guardian