EDITORIAL: Improve living standards of South Florida’s seniors

first_imgAnother political season has descended upon Florida. In South Florida candidates are actively campaigning for a variety of federal, state, county, and city offices. Every candidate hopes voters will select him or her in the August 28 primary elections to advance to the November 6 general elections ballot.While the candidates promise to provide several benefits to voters, making them contented citizens, they should be aware the needs of most voters are basically simple. They need jobs, and be able to feed, clothe, house, educate, provide healthcare, for themselves and their families living in safe communities, free of debt, especially in their senior years. Most of the candidates say they intend to  provide these benefits, but in recent election cycles when one assess the campaign promises few candidates seem to plan on solving challenges faced by senior citizens in the community.Recently, local TV reports featured a female senior citizen whose sole monthly income is some $900.  After paying her rent/mortgage and utility she’s left with a few dollars for food and other necessities.Gillum cites need to help seniorsIt was refreshing, and with some hope, that Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democratic candidate seeking to succeed Rick Scott as Florida’s first African-American governor, drew attention to the plight of seniors while campaigning in Miami Grdens last week.Fittingly, Gillum told supporters at a campaign stop, “Seniors should be able to retire with dignity and not have to choose one expense over the other – a meal over a prescription or housing rent.”Dire situationThe plight of senior citizens, over age 65, is particularly dire in South Florida’s Caribbean American community. Most of these first-generation individuals came to the US approaching, or in their middle years (30 to 45 years). Their early years as migrants were spent settling in jobs, acquiring assets like houses, and not much, if anything, was allocated to retirement benefits.Seniors strapped with mortgages A recent study conducted among South Florida’s immigrant community indicated the majority (59 percent) of retires are still burdened with mortgages on houses they purchased between ages 42 to 46. It was also indicated that the majority of these immigrant homeowners, including Caribbean Americans contracted 30-year mortgages. This means these homeowners would be strapped with mortgage payments at age 72 to 76, well into their senior years. Moreover, compounding this problem, is many middle-age homeowners extended the mortgage years by taking out home-equity loans. It’s not unheard of for seniors in their late 70s and 80s to be burdened with huge mortgage paymentsThe decision for aging individuals to assume long-term mortgages is unwise. But, few listen to wise advice when their dream is to own a home. Neither, do lenders restrict loans to younger borrowers.Dependency on Social SecurityWithin the Caribbean community there’s a significant percentage of retired residents who no longer earn incomes previously accustomed to. Most of these people depend entirely on Social Security benefits, which average in most cases, less than 50 percent of their previous  incomes. Those who were fortunate to acquire retirement plans may not be as pressured financially in their senior years, but these individuals are the minority.There are several situations, as alluded to by Gillum, where seniors who contributed to the American economy in various careers, are having genuine financial difficulties finding funds for life’s basic inescapable necessities because their retirement earnings are insufficient. Most of these people are on Medicare, as well as Social Security, but their limited income can only stretch so far.Small increase in Social Security benefitsSocial Security benefits have increased by an average of only 2.5 percent in recent years. And, interestingly, whenever an increase is granted, invariably Medicare payments, normally deducted from Social Security benefits, also increase and absorb the SS increase. The government uses a formula to increase Social Security payments based on the annual national cost of living (COL) index. This index has remained relatively low, as the economy rebounds. It has been argued persistently that tagging Social Security increases to the COL index is unfair to seniors since their incomes have contracted, enhancing their COL. Several politicians campaigning for Congress have promised significant increase in SS benefits. But these were promises soon forgotten.Others seeking seats in the Florida Legislature have also promised to seek legislation to provide new benefits to seniors. Mainly, these also have been empty promises.IntolerableIt’s intolerable for a large percentage of Americans to be living at, or below, subsistence levels in their senior years. Those seeking to represent seniors at federal and state levels must be alert to the dire needs of this community. They must be committed to take action to alleviate the community’s financial plight, statewide and nationally.  This issue is no less important than immigration reform, jobs, affordable healthcare and education.last_img read more

NPBL Wrap: Rivers Hoopers Extend Lead; Kwara Falcons Stumble On The Road

first_imgAtlantic Conference leaders Rivers Hoopers extended their lead at the top of the table with an 81-74 points win in overtime on Saturday against Delta Force in Asaba.The KingsMen who had already booked a place in this seasons conference 6 playoffs, received a scare from seventh-place Delta Force, the game ending 68-68 after the fourth quarter.Kudos to Delta Force who rallied back to win the last quarter, taking the game into overtime. Rivers Hoopers won the first quarter 25-6, second quarter 40-19, third quarter 52-39, the fourth quarter ending in a 68-68 tie.Rivers Hoopers Forward, Ikechukwu Benjamin scored 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Emmanuel Akhimen of Delta Force finished the game with a double-double scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds.In Ibadan, Second-place Kwara Falcons experienced a setback as they aim to improve their position on the conference table, when they lost on the road against fifth-place Oluyole Warriors 78-62 on Saturday.The Coach Adewunmi Aderemi team won the first half, after comfortably winning the first quarter but took their foot off the pedal eventually losing the game.Kwara Falcons, who won the first quarter 12-20 and second quarter 40-39. Oluyole Warriors, proved to be giant killers rallying back to win the third and fourth quarters 62-52, 78-62.Forward, David Godwin recorded the highest point tally in the game, netting 17-points for Kwara Falcons, Aribiyu Sunday of Oluyole Warriors contributing a team high 16 points. Relatedlast_img read more

CAF Champions League Resumes With Epic Quarterfinal Matches

first_imgMamelodi Sundowns is a South African football club based in Pretoria. They are the current CAF Champions League holders and 2016 CAF Club of the Year.Domestically, Sundowns have won the league title a record (7) times and hold the joint record of three National Football League Championships. They are the only South African team to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup. Key player – Sibusiso Vilakazi (Midfielder) Union Sportive Médina d’Alger popularly referred to as USM Alger. The club founded in 1937 is based in the city of Algiers.In 2015, they finished as Runner-up in the CAF Champions League. Key Player – Oussama Darfalou (Forward) Al-Ahli Sports Club, known as Al Ahli Tripoli is a Libyan football club based in Tripoli and the second most successful Libyan club in history, having won 12 Libyan Premier League titles, six Libyan Football Cups and a Libyan Super Cup.On the continent, they’ve recently become frequent campaigners notably in the CAF Champions League. Key player – Mohamed Al Ghannudi (Forward) The Étoile Sportive du Sahel, a sports club from Sousse in Tunisia is considered to be one of the best from that part of Africa.They won the CAF Champions League in 2007, finished Runners-up in 2004 and 2005. Key player – Rami Bedoui (Defender) The CAF Champions League takes center stage this weekend as eight teams left standing off the 55 who started the journey battle for a place in the semi-final.Profile of the (8) teams:Clube Ferroviário da Beira is a Mozambican football club based in Beira; the Estádio do Ferroviário serves as their home stadium. The team gained prime support mostly as a result of being Colonial Champions in 1974.On the continent, they have been competitive since 1994 when they made it to the second round of the African Cup Winners’ Cup. Also, they recorded appearances in the CAF Confederation Cup. Key player – Chelito Omar (Midfielder) Wydad Casablanca is a Moroccan sports club based in Casablanca, Morocco. The team is well known in Africa by its fans called ‘Winners’ – The rivalry with neighbors Raja makes the derby between Raja and Wydad one of the most popular derbies in world football.On the continent, they’ve achieved a level of success as winner of the CAF Champions League in 1992, and Runner-up in 2011. Key player – Fabrice N’Guessi Ondama (Striker)center_img Espérance Sportive de Tunis is a sports club based in Tunis, Tunisia. The Stade El Menzah is the club’s home stadium. They’ve made 13 appearances in the CAF Champions League from 1999 till date – emerging champions in 1994 and 2011. Key player – Taha Yassine Khenissi (Forward) Fixtures:16 Sep: Ferroviario Da Beira vs Union Sportive Médina d’Alger16 Sep: Al Ahly Cairo vs Esperance Tunis17 Sep: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Wydad AC Casablanca17 Sep: Al-Ahli Tripoli vs ES SahelTop Scorers:Saladin Said (Saint George) – 7 GoalsMuaid Ellafi (Al-Ahli Tripoli)- 6 goals Al Ahly Sporting Club is an Egyptian sports club based in Cairo, Egypt. They are tagged as “the club of the century” for the record number of trophies won across board – a record 39 national titles, 36 national cups and 9 national super cups.On the continent, The club has 8 CAF Champions League titles, 1 CAF Confederation Cup title, 6 CAF Super Cup titles and 4 African Cup Winners’ Cup titles.Internationally, Al Ahly has won the Bronze medal in FIFA Club World Cup 2006. Key player – Amr Gamal (Striker) Relatedlast_img read more

Copa Del Rey Watch: Madrid Survive Fuenlabrada Scare; Leganes And Malaga Experience Contrasting Fortunes

first_imgReal Madrid have qualified for the Round of 16 but they had to do it the hard way after the European champions suffered a scare against Segunda B side Fuenlabrada in their Spanish Copa Del Rey last 32 second leg clash.The visitors took a 1-0 first half lead courtesy Luis Milla’s strike to pull the aggregate score back to 2-1 as goals from Marco Asensio (penalty) and Lucas Vazquez (penalty) had earlier given Real Madrid a 2-0 lead in the first leg.Fuenlabrada held on till the 63rd minute before two Borja Mayoral goals in seven minutes gave a second string Madrid team a 2-1 lead on the night however the lowly team didn’t go down without a fight and they deservedly equalised through Portilla to earn a respectable 2-2 draw against their continental city rivals at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu on Tuesday and a 4-2 aggregate loss over two legs.The other two Spanish La Liga sides in action on Tuesday, Leganes and Malaga, experienced contrasting fortunes after respective aggregate scoreline against lower oppositions.Leganes defeated Real Valladolid 1-0 at home courtesy Tito’s 34th minute strike to secure a 3-1 aggregate win thereby qualifying for the Round of 16.Malaga, on the other hand, have been eliminated after they drew 1-1 with Numancia at home to fall to a 3-2 aggregate loss to their less fancied opponents.RelatedSpanish Copa Del Rey Latest: Vazquez Double Takes Madrid Into Quarters; Leganes And Alaves Are Also ThroughJanuary 11, 2018In “Europe”Lowly Leganes Stun Real Madrid Out Of Copa Del ReyJanuary 25, 2018In “Europe”Copa Del Rey Recap: Sevilla Beat Giantkillers Leganes To Book Final SpotFebruary 8, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Phil Ivey relaunches Crockfords ‘edge sorting’ trial with UK Supreme Court

first_img StumbleUpon Genting Interactive appoints Alison Brincat as new affiliate marketing lead October 1, 2018 Related Articles UKGC fines Park Lane Club operator £1.8m for multiple AML & SR failings September 11, 2019 Share Poker legend Phil Ivey has relaunched legal proceedings against Genting Casino’s Crockfords Club Mayfair property seeking to reclaim £7.7 of winnings plus legal costs.Ivey’s original dispute with the casino stretches back to 2012 when the American poker player won vast sums of money playing Punto Barco, a form of Baccarat.At the time Ivey used a card reading technique known as ‘edge sorting’, to gain an advantage on the casino dealers.Crockfords Club deemed Ivey’s play to be against its house rules and refused to pay his winnings, the casino would simply return Ivey’s £1 million wagered.In 2014, Ivey sued Crockfords Club in a UK landmark trail with his representatives stating that edge sorting was no form of cheating and that the casino still held an advantage on the odds of the game.However, a UK Civil Court ruled against Ivey’s defence, stating that his strategy had ‘Circumvented the premise of the game and therefore was not liable for the ‘winnings’.Ivey would seek to overturn the decision, filing the lawsuit with the Supreme Court, taking his case to the highest court of appeal for UK law. Last November Ivey won the right for his lawsuit to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.The court case will see Ivey represented by Richard Spearman QC, who argues that his client had ‘no legitimate advantage’ on the game of Punto Barco, and did not cheat in the fundamentals of how the game is played.What is Edge Sorting GentingBet strengthens European presence with Spanish licence application January 28, 2019 Submit Sharelast_img read more

Betsson AB to launch Spanish market sportsbook property with BetConstruct

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Submit Andrea Rossi – BetssonStockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed that it will expand its presence within the regulated Spanish online gambling market, launching a new sportsbook property with industry platform and technology supplier BetConstruct.Confirming the agreement, Betsson management detailed that it would move to integrate a full-suite BetConstruct sportsbook solution for its Spanish market entry, combining the product with its existing igaming provisions.The multi-market online gambling group did not disclose whether its Spanish entry would be serviced by one of its flagship sports betting properties (Betsafe, Betsson, Nordicbets) or whether it will choose to create a new ‘Spain-focused’ brand.Commenting on the partnership Andrea Rossi, Betsson Managing Director for Southern Europe & Latin America said: “We are happy to be partnering with BetConstruct for our new sportsbook venture in Spain.“BetConstruct is already integrated with our existing technology provider in this market. We have confidence in the product and its functionality. With BetConstruct we will shorten our time to the market and they will help us deliver on our entry plans.”Kristina Hambardzumyan – BetConstructThe Betsson partnership sees BetConstruct expand its footprint as a platform and software supplier for the burgeoning Spanish online betting market. BetConstruct has secured Spanish lead supplier partnerships with ijeugo.es and PASTÓN España“We are thrilled to seal a partnership with Betsson group to provide our state-of- the-art Sportsbook to their new venture in Spain. Betsson group is known as a company providing to its customers the best products in the industry and choosing BetConstruct as sportsbook provider for the Spanish market emphasises their good taste in gaming,” said Kristina Hambardzumyan, BetConstruct’s Regional Director in Malta. Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more

Esports Integrity Coalition widens international scope

first_img Parimatch combats esports corruption with ESIC membership February 20, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Cyber.bet tackles esports corruption joining ESIC June 17, 2020 The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has announced the addition of three new members to the organisation, as it reinforces its position as a global body dedicated to combating all forms of corruption and cheating in the world of esports.The first member, Geem, is a digital esports platform based in Dubai. Geem is positioned to provide daily online competitions to the largely untapped, burgeoning esports community in the Middle East.The second, UMG, is a rapidly growing esports platform, matchmaker and tournament organiser linking players of every level across a range of games.Meanwhile LVP is a Spanish tournament organiser and gaming platform.Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome all our new members to the Esports Integrity Coalition. Each one is doing something remarkable in their country or with exciting new technologies and we can’t wait to work with them to continue keeping the world of esports free from corruption, match manipulation, betting fraud and doping.”Geem Founder Charles Wright added: “One of our first moves after curating GEEM, before we had even launched our platform or hosted a tournament, was to join ESIC. We have a staunch outlook on creating a credible and safe environment for esports growth in the MENA Region. As we pivot and scale the platform, ESIC’s mission will remain at the core of all our offerings. The Middle East region is one to watch out for!.” UMG CEO Dave Antony said: “All of us at UMG believe in having the highest level of standards for ourselves, our products, and our gaming community. Joining the ESIC solidifies our commitment to our community and partners that we are making every effort to keep our gaming space fair and safe for all gamers everywhere, online and at live events.” Sergi Mesonero, Head of Institutional Relations at LVP, said: “The LVP enters the Esports Integrity Coalition with great pride and a greater sense of responsibility. As the engine that has powered the Spanish esports ecosystem since 2011, at the LVP we aim for competitions 100% free of manipulation and fraud, true to the values that have governed us from the very beginning: sportsmanship and fair play.”last_img read more

Scott Longley – A short history of gambling shirt sponsorship in football (part 2)

first_imgShare Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Big Betting Balagan podcast set for live SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital show August 27, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Scott Longley Speaking to industry stakeholders, Scott Longley details the ‘high-water mark’ of betting shirt sponsorship in football. As leadership is pressured to deliver a better ROI on football marketing, what does the future hold for the sector’s relationship with the beautiful game…____________________SBOBET has claims to being perhaps the most far-sighted sponsor to have ever appeared on the front of an English Premier League shirt. Eight years after it took over as the lead sponsor at West Ham United after its previous sponsor XL Holidays went bust, gambling companies made up 50 percent of all the top sponsors for the EPL and a majority of them are Asian-focused.This season that percentage dropped slightly to 45 percent. Bournemouth remains with Mansion (or M88 as it says on the shirt); Burnley still has Dafabet; Crystal Palace has ManBetX having also had Mansion in 2016/17; Everton remains with Sportpesa; Huddersfield has OpeSports; Stoke City remains with bet365 (and now has the stadium name as well as the shirt); Swansea City has swapped BetEast in 16/17 for LeTou; Watford has moved from 138.com to retail financial trader FXpro; and West Ham still has Betway (despite recent publicity).The clear implication of the names mentioned here is that despite what will now be a certain familiarity (certainly for long-standing sponsors such as Mansion and Dafabet), as none of these are front-line UK-facing brands.“I think it’s right to say we were early to market if not first to market,” says Bill Mummery, executive direct at Celton Manx, the Isle of Man based subsidiary of SBOBET.“WHU had just lost their shirt sponsor mid-season, we were about to go live under our IOM licence and it was a good opportunity for a big bang launch. What perhaps was misunderstood was that we weren’t looking to steal market share in UK but rather use the quality of the Premier League and its global television footprint to reach our more core markets.”In other words, SBOBET had solved the dilemma of being unable to measure the CPAs associated with shirt sponsorships by ignoring the issue altogether and very much looking at the bigger (TV) picture. Harry Lang, the founder of brand-building and integrated marketing consultancy Brand Architects who is currently working with Genting to support their casino and sports betting brands says the Asian bookies and the global EPL audience was a match made in heaven.“In China, it’s incredibly hard to get a gaming brand known, and tens of millions tune in and bet on the football every week so the Asian handicap books have a very different set of sums to consider when compared to a UK sportsbook or casino,” he says.“The EPL was hugely popular in the far east, the Asian football betting market is massive and someone cleverly worked out that sponsorship was a way to get brands in front of eyeballs every week. When the average bet size is what it is in Asia, the telephone numbers asked by EPL clubs to whack a logo on a shirt start to look quite affordable.”After the gold rushWhether the past two seasons end up being a high-water mark for gambling shirt sponsorships and the English Premier League is debatable. As can be judged from the new names that have appeared on the front of some shirts this season, there would appear to be no end of appetite.The financial side would appear to still work for both sides although as Lee Richardson, founder and chief executive at Gaming Economics. “I think the body knowledge of marketing-investment returns from shirt-sponsorship undertaken by betting brands is now well-established, and lessons have definitely been learned, sometimes the hard way,” he says.Lang is more sceptical. “I suppose there is a cliche associated with it but I’d bet a decent amount that for every one deal that would be considered a commercial success for the operator there are at least three that aren’t,” he says.Mummery believes there are other pressures which are telling, particularly in terms of the tax and regulatory burdens in the UK. “If there are two certainties for our industry over the next decade these costs will only increase, operating margins are not growing in line with costs and so there will come a point where marketing including affiliates will have to be constrained,” he says.“My sense is that we may well see a reduction in gross spend. EPL sponsorship is a significant cost and has to be done in a committed manner to be successful.”As with the fracturing of the TV audience for football, the ways to market for gambling operator are varied. As Harry Lang concludes, “when a CEO asks them what ROI (the marketing team are) getting at the end of each year I’d reckon most of them are quite glad they put their £5m into PPC, TV and affiliates rather than the front of Hal Robson-Kanu’s shirt.”_________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018 – 20-23 March, Stamford Bridge, London) conference. Click on the below banner for more information…last_img read more

Mintbet freshens marketing approach

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Bristol Rovers Football Club has revealed that online betting company, Mintbet, will feature as the Club’s brand new back of shirt sponsor for the upcoming League 1 season. As one of the fastest growing new online betting companies Mintbet has expressed delight at securing a deal to be the official back of shirt sponsor with Bristol Rovers. The Mintbet team are supporting Bristol Rovers all the way in pursuits on and off the pitch for the upcoming Sky Bet League One season.Mintbet Founder Thomas McBride commented on the new sponsorship venture for the group: “Mintbet is a brand built on responsible gambling and focussed on offering value odds and excellent service for UK sports bettors. We have supported the shirt sponsorship at Bristol Rovers to engage on a deeper level with local audiences and promote our new online brand in a wider UK market. “We are thrilled to be working with an established football club who have a community of engaged fans and look forward to bringing Mintbet to local audiences as a trusted online betting partner.”Owen Lyle, Marketing Director for Mintbet added: “We hope this is the start of a great working relationship together between Mintbet and Bristol Rovers and we wish the club every success for the upcoming season.“Bristol Rovers are a long-standing football club with a loyal and passionate fan base, and we see the partnership as a great fit for our UK brand. We aim to engage with the large fan base and community surrounding the club.” Tom Gorringe, Commercial Director of Bristol Rovers F.C stated: “We are delighted to welcome Mintbet to our growing list of partners for the upcoming season.“Mintbet’s commitment to the club and our vision has enabled us to continue to develop our partnership portfolio to support our on-field ambitions for the coming campaign and beyond.”As part of their agreement, Mintbet will have their logo on the back of all first team adult replica home and away shirts for the 18/19 season.The deal marks the continued expansion of Bristol Rovers sports betting sponsorship portfolio, after it also revealed a record deal, unveiling Football INDEX as the its new front of shirt sponsor for the 18/19 season. ASA brandish red card to Football Index ads August 21, 2019 QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share Football Index selects beBettor to lead customer affordability demands July 30, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

GambleAware launches high impact ‘Bet Regret’ campaign

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 GambleAware has announced the launch of its latest gambling-harm awareness campaign – ‘Bet Regret’ – aiming to raise public awareness of betting triggers and impulsive behaviours.Seeking maximum impact, the Bet Regret campaign will be launched during Sky Sports’ broadcast of Manchester United vs Liverpool FC on Sunday 24th February, a match which is expected to generate the highest TV audience for the 2018/19 Premier League football season.Bet Regret is the first GambleAware campaign developed under the guidance of London agency M&C Saatchi, who in 2018 were appointed to lead the charity’s new messaging and creative direction on safer gambling.Updating the media, GambleAware details that Bet Regret’s lead message targets an audience estimated at 2.4 million men aged 16-34, who gamble regularly on sport, mainly through online verticals.In its campaign mandate, GambleAware states that it aims to drive consumer betting self-reflection, combined with wider recognition of gambling-harm warning signs for friends and family to recognise.  Mims Davies – DCMSMims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said: “This ground-breaking joint campaign will make people think hard about their betting habits, assist to remove the stigma around gambling addiction and give people more courage to say they need help.“It is crucial that we both focus on prevention as well as cure and this campaign will help to educate people to recognise risky play. I am determined to deliver more collaborative work to help to change behaviours to reduce the threat of problem gambling.”In 2018, GambleAware established the Safer Gambling Board, made up of representatives from Public Health England, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the London South Bank University Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research and GambleAware.Research and input of the board and its stakeholders has been used to develop, design and deliver the campaign, based on best practice in public health education.Professor Sian Griffiths – GambleAware BoardThe Board has overseen the campaign throughout its development. Professor Sian Griffiths, Chair of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board, GambleAware Trustee and Deputy Chair, Public Health England (interim) said:“The Bet Regret campaign is about raising awareness of behaviours that people might not always recognise as impulsive or risky, such as betting when drunk, bored or chasing losses. We want people to identify with the campaign, realise they too have those kick-yourself moments when betting and reflect on their behaviours, thus preventing future ill-considered bets which are so often the pathway towards harm.”last_img read more