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.
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STIGMA: tell your story
Feeling trapped in compulsive gambling, intense pressures, despair. And as bad as anything, STIGMA. The way the world judges you. Bad, weak, waster. And your shame and isolation. We’re developing a project focusing upon stigma and gambling disorder. We’d love to hear your own views and experiences. A few lines, an article, it’s up to you. You can stay anonymous. Your words may help someone understand that they’re not alone, that their pain is shared, and maybe how the stigma can be dealt with so that recovery can begin. See here for more details. And thank you.