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    • 29
      Apr

    A Few Thoughts on: The Goldsmiths Report, FOBTs & the New Code of Conduct.

      In the last few weeks I have been invited to participate in two landmark events in the life of the gambling industry; the introduction of the new betting shop Code of Conduct introduced by the ABB and the launch …

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    • 02
      Apr

    Gender Issues in Gambling

    Currently I am still recovering from speaking at the Gender Issues in Gambling Conference at the strikingly beautiful Hohenheim University, Stuttgart. It was not that the conference itself was hard to endure; in fact it was thoroughly interesting, encouraging and …

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    • 27
      Mar

    Choosing the Company to Keep in Recovery

    Whether they considered themselves to gamble for fun or were negotiating the obstacle strew path of recovery from gambling addiction the 10th -13th March 2014 was a week likely to be highlighted in the physical or mental calendar every gambler; …

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    • 12
      Mar

    My Week of FOBT Talk.

    Well, so much for my best intention to blog every week… it seems to have gone skipping along full of the joys of our early spring along with my other intention; to avoid eating chocolate during the working week. I …

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    • 26
      Feb

    Writing Gambling Addiction & Recovery.

    Almost four months since I posted on my blog…  I return feeling a little ashamed, guilty at having let down myself by breaking my commitment to writing and letting down those to whom I have made the commitment to write …

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    • 28
      Oct

    Highs & Lows:The Drugs Of ‘Love’ & Gambling Addiction.

    I was listening to Alanis Morissette ‘Head Over Feet’ on You Tube last night. At the end of the song, which was a live performance version, Alanis shared how she wrote the song at a time when she first discovered …

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    • 10
      Oct

    Smart Phone and Online Gambling Addiction Increase for 18-35s

    BBC Newsbeat focused today on figures produced by GamCare, a leading UK treatment service for problem gambling. Their statistics showed that 60 percent of calls to their national helpline in the past twelve months had been from 18 -35 year …

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    • 08
      Sep

    Too Much Information!

    Flicking through “Vogue” magazine this morning, discussing it with my Italian house guest ( I know! Just another glamorous, cosmopolitan  Sunday morning in my house… I could easily dispel that particular illusion with too much information! ) I was attempting …

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    • 26
      Jul

    What are Little Girls Made of ? Sugar and Spice and All That’s Nice…?

     Should write this? It now seems a little outdated, referring to Wimbledon, even the memory of which which is now fast becoming lost in the haze of summer heat. The summer heat is actually one reason for this post being …

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    • 06
      Jul

    Mansion Dreams…

    Today was a  very rare gloriously sunny- and dare I say actually hot! – day in England. So much so that I had ventured out to buy a pair of garden shears and a stiff broom to tidy the garden …

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