Online gambler, 25, was 'groomed' with £400 casino bonus hours before he took his own life - The Us Posts
Friday 29th May 2020
AN online gambler who lost £119,000 in five days was "groomed" with a £400 casino bonus hours before he took his life. Engineer Chris Bruney, 25, g
Alan Pardew leaves Dutch club ADO Den Haag after just four months in charge and days after giving up survival bonus Mystery Lotto player from Kent just days away from losing £1million prize having matched five balls and bonus ball Sky TV customers are getting a blockbuster bonus on their televisions this week
AN online gambler who lost £119,000 in five days was "groomed" with a £400 casino bonus hours before he took his life.
Engineer Chris Bruney, 25, got VIP status despite his cards being refused.
Chris Bruney was 'groomed' with a £400 casino bonus hours before he took his own life[/caption]
Bets firm PT Entertainment Services did no checks, says the Gambling Commision.
But it surrendered its licence and avoided a £3.5million fine.
Relatives of Chris, from Sheffield, feel "betrayed".
In a statement, the family said: "We found the courage to start this investigation and our trust has been betrayed.
"We want answers as to how the Gambling Commission allowed the company to close down before there were regulatory actions.
Chris got VIP status despite his cards being refused[/caption]
MOST READ IN UK NEWS
UP FOR THE SUP!
Inside the post-lockdown Wetherspoons that shows future of Britain's pubs
MAP THE SPREAD
18 councils in Britain have not yet seen coronavirus death peak
LOO GOT TO BE KIDDING
Woman shares bathroom selfie... before spotting something very rude
IN AND FLOUT
One in seven Brits have flouted lockdown rules for haircuts, poker games & sex
Man, 29, charged with murder of missing girl, 16, found dead in Hampshire woods
Amir Khan breaks lockdown rules AGAIN to reunite with parents after 3-year feud
"We want Playtech to pay the proper fine of £3.5m and for individuals to be held to account."
PT's parent firm Playtech has vowed to pay the sum to bet addiction charities.
Charity Gambling with Lives said Chris had been "groomed by VIP schemes to gamble intensively despite showing clear indications of gambling disorder".
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society - from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others... You're Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858 Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393 Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41 Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123 Movember, www.uk.movember.com
GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]