A few weeks ago, we discussed whether it was OK for someone in the media to accept work from a bookmaker. We talked about the increasing “gamblification” of football and asked whose responsibility it is to regulate the industry and help people who have become addicted.
Lots of you got in touch – including someone who’s overcome a serious addiction and is still dealing with the consequences of it – but is helping others who have found themselves in the same situation.
On this pod we speak to him, the Guardian’s gambling expert, and the chair of the Betting and Gaming Council to find out what each of them think is right, and wrong, with the industry.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this episode, the following resources are available:
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