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Problem Gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit

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Problem Gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit

Thornton, L. (2014). Gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit hounded IN PRISON by bookmakers. Available: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gambler-jailed-fraud-because-habit-4750379. Last accessed 14th Dec 2014.

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A disgraced accountant jailed for fraud after becoming addicted to online gambling was “hounded” by bookmakers trying to tempt him back.  David Bradford, 58, a problem gambler jailed for fraud because of his habit was sent 8,000 emails about gaming offers.  And even while in prison he received 45 texts from betting organisations.  His family, who are calling for tighter control of the industry, said his in-box was crammed with betting offers.  His son Adam, 22, said: “Out of 11,000 emails, three-quarters were from betting companies. He was offered $500 credit with 500 spins of the roulette wheel.

“Their behaviour is ­unacceptable.

“I wrote to David Cameron but did not receive a reply.”

Mr Bradford Snr, who was freed after seven months of a two-year term for stealing £50,000, now faces losing his ­Sheffield home.

The former school governor said: “Once my activity stopped it triggered some sort of prompt to rekindle the flame.”

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