More than third of betting machine players experience problems with gambling

Research commissioned by Responsible Gaming Trust contrasts with assertions made by bookmakers over the machines Randeep Ramesh, social affairs editor Wednesday 10 December 2014  More than a third of people playing high-speed, high-stakes betting machines experience problems with their gambling, according to industry-funded research released on Wednesday. The study involving 4,000 gamblers, which was commissioned…

Grimsby punter furious about £1k winning bet not being paid armed himself with knife & threatened to smash up Ladbrokes shop in Freeman Street

A FURIOUS punter was so annoyed that a winning £1,000 bet was not paid out that he armed himself with a knife and threatened to smash up a bookmaker’s shop unless he got his money. He was left fuming after the betting shop’s customer services department told him over the telephone that the winnings would…