Jack Ritchie death: gambling addiction began as teenager, inquest hears

English teacher who took his own life in 2017 began using fixed-odds betting terminals while in the sixth form

A 24-year-old English teacher developed a chronic gambling addiction that started with betting small amounts on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) when he was in the sixth form, an inquest into his death has heard.

Jack Ritchie, a Hull university history graduate, took his own life while teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam, in November 2017.

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