SG Gaming is one of the companies that manufactured hardware and software for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). It has been criticised for its design of gambling-style games available on Facebook to people under 18. Playtech’s designs include software used by FOBTs. … [Read more...] about Gambling watchdog under fire over betting firms’ role in addiction task force
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Films about the US-Mexican border Crime and politics It was director Steven Soderbergh who rang in the era of drug war films 17 years ago. In "Traffic," he portrays the complex relationship between the police, drug gangs, politicians and authorities - whose ties to each other are all inextricably interwoven across the border. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump orders National Guard to US-Mexico border
We want to hear your expectations for the tournament this year. Will England kick on after some impressive performances in the World Cup or will the Saracens scandal affect their players? Will Ireland recover after a disastrous showing in Japan? Are you excited, cautiously optimistic or fearing the worst? … [Read more...] about Six Nations 2020: how will your team perform this year?
Piano-driven ballads dominate the songwriting category, including Taylor Swift’s only big nomination. Lover is such classic American songcraft, though Lewis Capaldi’s powerful Someone Like You is the best of these ballads and it would be a British win to remember. Eilish is streets ahead in terms of songwriting innovation and should win for that “Duh!” alone. But, while Truth Hurts’ most famous lyric (“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch”) may have been plagiarised and its British author later added to the credits, Lizzo has this sewn up. The lyrics are hilarious, and it is a massively successful example of that new school of songwriting where a single melody is repeated over and over until the brainwashed public is involuntarily chanting it and then clawing hopelessly at their faces. … [Read more...] about Grammys 2020: who will win the big categories – and who should
At the time, not knowing where to go, I reached out to my GP and was referred to GamCare. Through them I accessed therapy and support that helped me make positive changes to my life. I was able to view my situation from a different perspective, and to understand the aspects of my life that made gambling so attractive. I can now recognise what might trigger me to want to gamble, so I can make a healthier choice for me and my family. … [Read more...] about The rising tide of female gamblers need help. I know, I lost my home and job