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Gambling apps: a super casino in your pocket

Gambling apps: a super casino in your pocket

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Getty ImagesIt was the offer from the gambling company which he is convinced started his addiction. If he deposited up to £300, they'd match it.James - not his real name - says: "That was basically the initial hook that got me into slot machines."Gambling on the internet and particularly on smartphones, using apps, you in effect have a super casino in your pocket."I've never actually been in a physical bookmaker's shop."In three months, James went from gambling a hundred pounds a month to five thousand pounds in a day. When he finally stopped, he was 80 thousand pounds in debt."For a time it ruined my life - up until the point that I was seriously considering suicide. Basically, I had ruined myself financially"Personal dataJames wanted to understand his relationship with the gambling compa...
Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays

Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays

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ReutersA theme park dedicated to Nintendo's famous Super Mario World has opened in Japan, nearly a year after it was originally due to welcome guests.Super Nintendo World - which cost about $ 0.5bn ($ 0.36bn) to build - was meant to open last summer but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Initially only Japanese visitors can go amid international travel bans.For Nintendo, it represents part of a move from games firm to entertainment company.ReutersAt first the park will take half of the visitors it can accommodate to comply with social-distancing measures. Visitors will need to wear masks in most areas.The park is modelled on levels in Nintendo's Mario games, the first of which was released in 1985 and followed the adventures of a plumber and his brotherThe franchise went on to sell mo...
Super Bowl 2021: Tom Brady wins seventh title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl 2021: Tom Brady wins seventh title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs

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Tom Brady steered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a comfortable 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to extend his record for Super Bowl wins to seven.In his first season after a glittering 20-year spell with the New England Patriots, the evergreen quarterback helped Tampa Bay become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium.And despite facing Kansas City and their dynamic young quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who came in as favourites, Brady threw three touchdown passes to prevent the Chiefs becoming the first back-to-back NFL champions since Brady and the Patriots in the 2004 season.At 43 years and 188 days, Brady became the oldest player to play in the biggest game in US sport, extending his record for Super Bowl appearances to 10 and joining Peyton Manning as the only quart...
Get the NFL’s No 1 QB Patrick Mahomes at 20/1 to throw ONE touchdown – and more Super Bowl betting offers

Get the NFL’s No 1 QB Patrick Mahomes at 20/1 to throw ONE touchdown – and more Super Bowl betting offers

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NFL, Falcons’ Grady Jarrett sending young fan to Super Bowl after tragedy

NFL, Falcons’ Grady Jarrett sending young fan to Super Bowl after tragedy

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Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons star defensive lineman Grady Jarrett is partnering with the NFL to send a young Falcons fan who lost three family members in a house fire last month to Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Jarrett surprised the young fan, 12-year-old Taeden Johnson, on a Zoom call with two tickets to this year's championship game in Tampa, Fla. It will be the first NFL game for Johnson, who also received encouraging words from Jarrett during the call. Advertisement Johnson escaped the fire in his family's mobile home in Athens, Ga., on Jan. 27 and ran to a neighbor's home to contact emergency responders. According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Johnson tried to re-enter the mobile home to save his family, but his mother, grandmother and little sister died in the blaze. Jarrett and the Falcons...