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Dr Mark Griffiths on UK Gambling: ‘We aren’t unique. But we’re relaxed and tolerant.’



Sam Miranda sat down with Professor of Gambling Studies at Nottingham Trent University and co-founder of GamCare Dr Mark Griffiths to discuss the British gambling industry. Topics ranged from casino culture to operator responsibilities. Casino Life’s Sam Miranda has the scoop…

By Dr Mark Griffiths’ own admission, his path into gambling-related academia was ‘boring’. He was given three options for his PhD – gynaecological psychology, face processing and gambling.

The industry is eternally grateful he chose the latter – in a 27-year career, Dr Griffiths has emerged as Britain’s chief gambling authority, with his personal blog recently surpassing one million unique visitors. A chartered psychologist by vocation, his impressive oeuvre spans slot and video game addiction, adolescent gaming and socially responsible gambling. Dr Griffiths juggles media commitments – he pens regular columns in The Sun ...

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