Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tag: Daily Mail

No new copper coins minted in 2018 re-opens debate into currency’s future

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Last year marked the first time in years that the Treasury opted not to mint new copper coins, despite assurances to business that their long-term future..

FOBT stake leak branded “fake news” by Tracey Crouch

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It took sport and civil society minister Tracey Crouch little over 12 hours to dismiss reports that Philip Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer, was attempting to “shelve” a review of FOBT maximum stakes.   Last Saturday DCMS minister Tracey Crouch tweeted “fake news” to a report the day previous that the chancellor of the exchequer had blocked efforts to reduce the...

Can you really enter a slot machine trance whilst playing?

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Media Watch explores claims by the Daily Mail which propose that gamblers enter a “slot machine zone” trance whilst playing.   The Daily Mail has published details of a report which argues that certain slot machine players enter a trance while playing. Gamblers who feel like they enter into a ‘trance’ while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems,...

Analysis controversy over fraudulent Lottery claim

Media Watch delves into the current controversy over lottery fraud in this week’s column.   The Gambling Commission has come in for criticism over its handling of a fraudulent National Lottery win, courtesy of the Daily Mail. A Gambling Commission report into a £2.5million jackpot scooped by a convicted rapist found there was evidence the claim was likely to be fraudulent. Edward Putman...

It’s the end of the world as bingo knows it

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Mediawatch delves into a spot of bingo-powered doomsday predictions. This week finds a warning from the Daily Mail warning you to be careful about where you get your bingo. The leader of the defunct Agape doomsday cult is raising funds through a Swiss bingo scheme to fund operations in Fiji, it has been revealed. Cult leader Rocco Leo fled to Fiji after...