Sheffield family ‘betrayed’ over gambling death case BBC News · May 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm The family of a gambler who killed himself after losing £30,000 say they feel “betrayed” following an investigation into his death. Chris Bruney, 25, died after being given VIP status by a gambling firm that did not check he could afford it. The Gambling Commission (GC) said PT Entertainment Services could have faced a fine of at least £3.5m. But it did not have to pay out after surrendering its operating licence during the inquiry, the GC said. Parent company Playtech has pledged to donate £5m to charities over the next five years as part of a strategy to promote better online health.