Erin-Marie Gallagher

Gordon Moody Association: Seeking a positive response to gambling harm

In part two of a series on gambling harm, Paul Dent (pictured) – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – takes a look at why certain groups within society may be more reluctant to reach out for help in tackling their problem gambling habits and how GMA will be supporting women, LGBT and the BAME communities. There is …

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EGBA – Operators must ensure highest responsibility standards as Europe returns to lockdown

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reaffirmed its commitment to safer online gambling and responsible advertising by ‘outlining essential measures which gambling companies should rigorously apply to protect their customers’. With the support of 15 online gambling associations, the EGBA stated that the renewed commitment comes at a time when more European countries are facing further COVID-19 related …

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GambleAware opens tender on the creation of a lived experience network

GambleAware has today released an invitation to tender for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms’. Establishing its new project initiative, GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network which represents all people affected by gambling harms and the experience of addiction.  The charity maintains that ‘there is no single, inclusive network …

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Sporting Chance urges further action to tackle problem gambling

More needs to be done to tackle the ‘serious public health issue’ posed by problem gambling, according to Sporting Chance clinic after stating that almost half of its clients are afflicted by gambling-related harm. Of its clients being treated for problem gambling, the charity told BBC Sport that 60% of its patients are current professionals with cases eclipsing those treated …

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ASA upholds Bonus Accumulator advert complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld three complaints submitted against Profit Accumulator, which is trading as Bonus Accumulator, after a complainant suggested that the advert was ‘socially irresponsible’. The advert was featured in a paid-for Facebook post and on the company’s website. The former, which was seen on 9 June 2020, featured a video explaining how Bonus Accumulator’s service …

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France Galop outlines COVID recovery strategy

France Galop, the governing body of French horse racing, has set out its new multi-year strategy which outlines measures to support the industry’s recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic. Confirming the roll out of its ‘relaunch project’, which will run for four years, France Galop will focus on ensuring that all race meetings can go ahead by increasing the number …

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IMG ARENA inks Misli streaming partnership

Sports betting service and content hub IMG ARENA has agreed to provide its streaming services to Turkish operator Misli.com after the duo inked a new partnership. Misli is one of a limited number of regulated online sports betting operators in Turkey, having been licensed by the state’s Spor Toto Teşkilat Başkanlığı. Under the terms of the new partnership, Misli’s customers …

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Neil McArthur: Finance industry has a key role to play in player protection

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the UK finance industry to join a ‘multi-sector collaborative approach’ to tackle gambling-related harms, stating that ‘there is always more that can be done’ to protect vulnerable customers. Building on the previous efforts to ban gambling with credit cards, the UKGC CEO addressed the ‘important role’ that …

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BGC: Merseyside closures ‘hugely disappointing’ 

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has expressed its disappointment over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisions to close betting shops, casinos and adult gaming centres across Merseyside. During an address to the nation last night, Johnson outlined a new nationwide three tier system to combat the rising spread of COVID-19, which is expected to come into force from tomorrow.  Responding …

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BHA calls for evidence-based approach to betting shop closures

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has called upon the government to make a ‘fully evidence-based decision’ on potential betting shop closures and to consider the financial ramification that such measures can have on the betting and racing industry. Speaking ahead of announcements due to be made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening, the BHA has issued a statement which …

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