Record numbers of gamblers complained to the industry regulator last year, new figures show.
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.
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.
The ring-a-ding-ding of slot machines is set to return to a city centre street for the first time in more than a decade.
Fortnite will now show users the contents of paid loot boxes before they purchase them, following long-running comparisons to gambling.
Video game loot boxes are acting as a gateway to problem gambling, new research has suggested.
The sound of slot machines could be making a comeback to a city centre street if councillors approve plans for a new arcade.
A man has been jailed for more than three years after he turned to heroin dealing because of a massive gambling debt.
A bookies worker in Dundee and Forfar has admitted a gambling scam which netted him more than £40,000.
Dundee University Students Association (DUSA) has removed all gambling machines from its students’ union.
A gambling addict has admitted stealing thousands of pounds worth of scratch cards from thesupermarket where he worked.
A football fan has scooped an incredible £20k after placing a £3 bet.
Dundonians lost almost £9 million on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) at bookies in just two years, the Tele can reveal.
A Dundee shop customer has become a millionaire — after scooping a huge prize on a scratchard.
Thousands of customer accounts on the National Lottery website may have been compromised.