Beating an addiction isn’t easy. For Jack Symons, gambling was his vice. Overcoming his addiction led to him founding a revolutionary app, Gamban. Here’s his business story.
Christmas is a time for reflection. At Real Business, we ask, is the gambling industry an example of business innovation or a mortal sin? And can SMEs learn anything from them?
With a looming Brexit and a Conservative party that appears to be loosing votes by the minute, the upcoming general election is one of the most talked about in recent times.
With the value of bets placed via mobile devices expected to reach £66bn by 2018, we talked with the CEO of a company set on educating gamblers so as to reduce the risk of them loosing their money.
Millions of people around the country hope their dreams come true when they play the National Lottery. They're exactly the type of people who two brothers want to amaze with their social gaming and online lottery venture Geonomics.
It’s a phrase that is normally associated with bad media headlines and political controversy, but for former graphic designer Chris Holbrook, “Post Code Lottery” has been very good news.
The launch of an incubator focused on online gambling startups has coincided with the news that bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfair are planning a possible merger to become a global giant.
A 23-year-old trader at energy and financial brokerage Marex Spectron was challenged by his peers to eat eight quarter pounders from McDonald's within an hour, which resulted in him being violently sick, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Gaming business Geonomics, in this year's Everline Future 50, was launched when one half of the co-founding siblings had a flutter on the lottery back when he was 18, recognising the process of playing was old-fashioned and sensing an opportunity to regenerate the game for digital-savvy millennials.
British betting business Ladbrokes witnessed revenue growth of nearly 4 per cent during 2014, but saw its profits dented by an £8m hit after Boxing Day football fixtures went the wrong way.
Robin Bennett visits extraordinary people who have made money in unusual ways. Like Steve, whose genius led him to write an algorithm that allows him to exploit a dangerous industry: gambling.