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S3 EP6: Relapse
Please note that this episode contains discussions around sensitive topics such as suicidal ideation and substance abuse.
The purpose of today’s show is to try and inspire those that may be amid a relapse, struggling to overcome a blip, and/or for those of us that may be fearful of a regression. To help us in this quest we welcomed two disordered gamblers in recovery, both with very different stories to tell.
Part 1: Richie Paxton
Part 2: Stephen Gillatt
S3 EP5: Gambling In Journalism, Media & Advertising
Should the press hold the gambling industry to a higher standard of account? Do sports desks need to have an honest reflection on their relationship with the gambling industry? New Statesman journalist Rohan Banjeree gives his views on this and more in our Gambling In Journalism, Media & Advertising podcast.
In the second half of the show, we welcome the founder of Underdog Sports Marketing, Ged Colleypriest. Having previously headed up the sponsorship department at talkSPORT Ged's company Underdog Sports Marketing works with sports clubs and brands with a view to creating more sustainable sponsorship and advertising strategies as opposed to being reliant on revenue from the gambling industry. Today he shares his experiences with us.
S3 EP4: Social Casinos & Loot Boxes
Two topics that we had yet to discuss in any great detail until today are social casinos and loot boxes. In this episode we welcome Indira Tondu who, having had no interest in gambling previous, innocently wanted to learn how to play poker and downloaded a mobile phone application. The New Yorker went on to lose $200,000 in three years on virtual chips that had no real money value.
Later in the show we are joined by Jonathan Peniket who became addicted to purchasing FIFA packs following some challenges in his personal life. Jonathan now works for EPIC Risk Management as an Online Gaming and Esports Consultant.
S3 EP3: Gambling In Football
As many of our listeners will know, we absolutely love our football here on the All Bets Are Off podcast, and a series really wouldn't be a series without having at least one episode that centres around gambling in our nations number one sport.
In today’s show, we welcome John Peel (Director at Lewes FC) and Nick Hutt (co-owner of Billericay Town) to talk about gambling in football. We were keen to draw upon John and Nick’s experiences in non-league football and how the betting industry impacts clubs - directly and indirectly - lower down the pyramid.
We hope that this discussion can play a small part in football reverting to type and being as beautiful as it once was, free of betting logos emblazoned on everything. Long live the beautiful game... without betting sponsorship, promotion and advertising.
S3 EP2: Gambling & The Chinese Community
In this episode, we delve deeper into gambling within Chinese culture with experts from Hong Kong and San Fransisco. Join us as we talk through the gambling harm risk-factors and vulnerabilities of the Chinese community, including gaps in research and recommendations on how things can be improved.
Part 1: Dr Edward Kwan was the first specialist certified gambling counsellor in Hong Kong SAR, China and has been helping people and family troubled by gambling disorder since 1996. In the programme, we touch upon a number of subject including his research on The Impact of Problem Gambling on the Female Spouses of Male Chinese Gamblers in Hong Kong (click here to view).
Part 2: Kent Woo has served the Asian American community for more than 30 years, the last 20 as the executive director of NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, a San Francisco-based public-private-community partnership of more than 30 health and human service organisations.
S3 EP1: Online Slots - Addiction By Design
It's the moment you've all been waiting for... we're back! Season three of the All Bets Are Off podcast is here and returning to your ear drums each week for the next few months. We start with an episode that centres specifically around addiction to online slot machines.
Part 1: In the first half of the show, host Ryan Pitcher welcomes Scott Russell who, like Ryan, quickly became fixated with online slots. Their experiences are commented on by Dr. Luke Clark (Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Gambling Research at the University of British Columbia).
Part 2: We welcome Josh from slot slots streaming platform Fruity Slots to find out what it's like to be a UK-based slot streamer, especially with the upcoming review of the Gambling Act, and what challenges that this may bring.
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