Some highlights from my journalistic career..
The Guardian – Why politicians hedge their bets when it comes to gambling in Britain
Intro: So we are now living in “betting shop Britain”. Last night’s Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 has focused minds on the sight of more bookmakers on the high street, and the seeming explosion of quick-play, high-stake slot machines known as fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Confronted with stories of people losing everything on FOBTs, Harriet Harman, the former Labour minister who led the liberalisation, said she had made a “mistake”.
So why did MPs from all three parties suggest last month that betting shops should be allowed even more FOBTs? As bizarre as it may sound, some MPs feel they missed a golden opportunity to recognise gambling as legitimate entertainment back in 2005.
My GamblingCompliance articles.
Bio: Daniel joined GamblingCompliance’s London office as a journalist in 2010. In that time he has focused on the regulatory developments in the gambling industry, with a close eye on the ever-shifting European regulatory landscape. A graduate of English Literature at Oxford University, Daniel has maintained his links with the university and has written on UK politics for Oxford University Press. He also has a first class Journalism Masters from Kingston University and has written for the Daily Express, The Guardian, spoken to BBC News and written for trade publications, Press Gazette and The Drinks Business.
News articles for The Drinks Business trade magazine website.