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Monday, January 07, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

Watching the film Jurassic World on television over Christmas in a stupor of mulled cider, mince pies and Quality Street, it seemed a barely credible plot that someone would choose to create a dinosaur like the Indominus Rex which is so perfectly designed to put their entire venture at risk. But then, in a moment of Christmas clarity as startling as the arrival of Marley’s ghost, it became apparent that the UK gambling sector is doing just that.  Read More

Thursday, December 13, 2018, by Lorien Pilling

Denise Coates, founder of Bet365, paid herself GBP 265m last year.  Good for her, I say. But accolades were few and far between as the news broke. The Guardian called it “obscene” and in the same article quoted Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Party Leader, who said Coates’ “eye-watering pay package” was “irresponsible and excessive”.  Read More

Thursday, December 13, 2018, by Lorien Pilling

Gambling is not the only sector which find itself out of favour with government at present. Irwin Stelzer used his recent American Account column in The Sunday Times to write about the US technology giants.  Read More