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Coinslot - BBC gambling insurance media watch

Gambling with life and death through the ag...

Mar 26, 2017Comments off

This week, the BBC are asking a very interesting question: why is there a perceived moral difference between gambling and insurance?   According to BBC

Coinslot - Wetherspoon Tim Martin budget

Wetherspoon’s Tim Martin: “A budget...

Mar 20, 2017Comments off

Wetherspoons chief executive, Tim Martin, took the opportunity granted by the release of the pubco’s financial results to give his, less than positive, thoughts on

Coinslot FOBT Triennial Review criticism

GambleAware report sparks new criticism of ...

Mar 20, 2017Comments off

Media Watch investigates the latest criticism of FOBTs following a Guardian report on seven gamblers losing more than £10,000 in a day.   Last week,

Coinslot - Clacton Pier Hammer auction

Clacton Pier amusements set to go under ham...

Mar 19, 2017Comments off

Over 12 coin-operated amusements from Clacton Pier, including Postman Pat, Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse rides, will go under the hammer at auction.   This

Coinslot - Clacton Pier X Factor

Historic Clacton Pier hosts X Factor auditi...

Mar 16, 2017Comments off

This week saw the renowned Clacton Pier in Tendring host open auditions for the hit ITV television show, The X Factor.   “Could the winner

Coinslot - UDC Green Monster Drop Chaos Michael

Green identifies UDC’s redeeming features

Mar 13, 2017Comments off

Redemption is booming, if UDC’s order book is anything to go by, as Michael Green lays out what machines are the most popular with operators.

Coinslot - Gambling ads Verne Troyer Media Watch

Are gambling industry ads unfairly targeted...

Mar 10, 2017No Comments

Media Watch investigates claims that ads for gambling companies are scrutinised unfairly by regulators.   In the media this week, Gambling Insider asks if the

Coinslot - Trance slot machine player Daily Mail

Can you really enter a slot machine trance ...

Mar 09, 2017No Comments

Media Watch explores claims by the Daily Mail which propose that gamblers enter a “slot machine zone” trance whilst playing.   The Daily Mail has

Coinslot - Supermodel Lara Stone Bingo London

International supermodel calls ‘bingo’ ...

Mar 05, 2017No Comments

Media Watch engages in some detective work to reveal the London bingo hotspot which may be frequented by supermodel Lara Stone.   This week brings

Coinslot - Claw machine Korea MediaWatch

Jack of all trades, master of the claw mach...

Mar 02, 2017No Comments

This week MediaWatch investigates the perils of being too good at arcade machines as the claw machine gains popularity again.   Could the spectre of

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