Our present project is the production of a high-quality documentary about issues around gambling in the world today. A highly professional and experienced production team is currently engaged in research and planning. The film will centre around the gambling life of Martin Paterson who many of you will recognise as one of the most vocal campaigners demanding urgent and radical reforms to the gambling industry. We’ll also hear from other campaigners and people whose lives have been seriously affected by digital gambling devices. Adding their voices will be academics who specialise in gambling research. There is a new page on this site for the documentary, and we’ll be posting regular updates.
Our previous project which is a case study about fixed odds betting terminals now appears in the Archive. This remains highly relevant. It overviews ongoing sections of interest such as business, parliament, law, lobbying and campaigns, education, addiction and more.
Fiction about Gambling
There aren’t many fictional examinations of gambling and addiction. Here are two published by MacZon Press. The highly rated Scotched is set in Scotland and follows the downfall of a good man addicted to drink and gambling. For those of you who prefer shorter stuff The Big Wheel is a collection of short stories exploring the many forms of addiction, including gambling, in contemporary life. Click on the images for further details.