Campaigners Adam Bradford (26) and David Bradford (63), from the Safer Online Gambling Group, have today expressed mixed reaction at Labour moves to bring about a Gambling Ombudsman.
The policy announcement, which is being made by Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson today, has been dumbed down as ‘interesting’ but ‘not substantial enough to protect vulnerable gamblers.’
David Bradford hid his online gambling addiction from his family, eventually stealing 53,000 GBP from his employers, remortgaging the family home and running up 500,000 GBP in debts on an addiction which lasted over 30 years. David and his son Adam have been campaigning since David’s prison time in 2014 to bring about stricter gambling regulations and more support for addicts.
Today Adam Bradford said: “Tom Watson’s plans make sense. There is nobody out there supporting and fighting for the interests of gambling addicts and their families. That is what groups like ours hope...