For a deeper dive into the issues of problem gambling, listen in to our inspiring and educational podcasts.

New Red Card Podcast — the Negative Harm of Problem Gambling

ProFormance Pathways Director, Harry O’Riordan has joined the Red Card Gambling Support team and has collaborated with our CEO, Tony Kelly, in the production of this eye-opening and powerful podcast on the negative harm of problem gambling.

Tony and Harry share their journeys through gambling addiction, touching on the various aspects of gambling harm that they both suffered. The podcast is both tragic, but also inspiring: Tony and Harry’s stories prove that there is always hope, and that we are all capable of coming out the other side and recovering to live a healthy and sustainable life.

In this podcast, both Tony and Harry are transparent and honest in their accounts. It is important we continue to raise awareness of this mental health disorder so we can help others to be more confident in opening up and talking about gambling harms they or their loved ones may have suffered.

Watch the interview on YouTube:

Kicking Out Gambling Addiction Podcast - with Hannah Dyson

In this podcast Hannah Dyson talks to Tony Kelly about what drives him to educate young people and adults on the dangers of gambling and how he turned his life around to lead the battle against gambling addiction. In this webinar we will discuss Tony’s personal journey including recovery tools and will explore Tony’s current work with Red Card and why it is important to educate young people and adults on the dangers of gambling.

Watch this interview on YouTube:

Gambling Addiction and Me Podcast - with Men Are Nuts

Men Are Nuts is a podcast about mental health in society: the causes, the effects, the remedies. Let’s bring men together to talk, as you never know we might just save a life.

This episode features ex Stoke City star, Tony Kelly. Tony had the world at his feet and played alongside some of the biggest names in British football. He also played for former England World Cup winner Alan Ball at Stoke City. Tony takes us through a journey of his young life playing semi pro to then signing a pro contract. Being a young man with time and money on his hands, he started to mix with the older pros and that’s when he started to gamble. With no one to turn to and money readily available Tony’s career which was on the up started to take a downward spiral. Tony talks openly about his thoughts at the time, his bond with his twin, close family ties, and how he overcame his gambling addiction. He has written a book, Red Card: the soccer star who gambled away a glittering career.

He has now set up Red Card Gambling Support Project.

That Tony Kelly Episode Podcast - with All Bets Are Off

Tony Kelly talks to Ryan, host of All Bets Are Off, about his journey, forming Red Card Consultancy, and his work in educating the young. Tony also offers his thoughts as a member of the Gambling Commission’s  experts by experience group.

Safetonet Podcast - with Neil Fairbrother

In this SafeguardingPodcast with Tony Kelly, we discuss his life as a professional footballer, THAT goal, how his gambling addiction impacted his game and his book Red Card! A Bet You Can Win. We also discus the campaigning work he’s doing with Kelly’s Red Card Gambling Support Project CIC to help young footballers, the Gambling Act and whether it’s fit for purpose and the two big asks Tony wants implemented to safeguard children in particular from gambling addiction.

Knockin' Doorz Down Podcast - Jason and Mike

Tony Kelly, founder of Red Card Gambling Support Project, was invited to share his story on gambling addiction and professional football with hosts Jason and Mikey from Knockin’ Doorz Down podcast team in USA. This podcast was extremely well received and is available on Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms.

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Against All the Odds Podcast - with Mimi Novic

Tony Kelly was invited to share his story with Mimi Novic, who is an award-winning novelist and writer. This podcast is both inspirational and uplifting and gives hope to all those who are suffering from overcoming adversity and trauma. A fascinating account of one man’s battles through gambling addiction, but who came out the other side and triumphed.

Red Card Podcast - CEO Tony Kelly talks to the Red Card team

In today’s episode, Red Card CEO Tony Kelly spoke with Harry, Ben and Terry from the Red Card team on the upcoming gambling regulation review and what we are hoping to see reviewed, including how gambling is advertised and how bookmakers are placing their shops in areas with a high level of minority groups, clearly targeting that audience. The team also discuss gambling harm, including their own lived experience, as well as the effect it can cause on others. Red Card aims to reduce the number of people that fall victim to this destructive addiction by raising awareness of the risks and the devastating impact it can have on the gambler, their friends, and their families.

Watch the podcast on YouTube:

Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) Podcast

On 6th June, 2022, Red Card Gambling Awareness partnered with CAHN to bring an enlightening discussion about gambling.

Read more about the event on our news item.