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Billericay Town FC raises awareness of safer gambling with new partnerships

Billericay Town FC raises awareness of safer gambling with new partnerships

Billericay Town FC has committed to raising awareness of safer gambling initiatives after confirming its new partnership collective with the Big Step, Gambling with Lives, GamFan, RecoverMe, GamBan, and the All Bets Are Off podcast. From 27 November until 4 December, the National League South team will ‘signpost fans and followers to groups that assist with gambling addiction such as …

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Inside Edge: Man City ‘too short’ for the title and the impact of fans on home advantage

fans - Chelsea’s Mason Mount is consoled by Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane after his missed penalty in the shoot out leads to them losing the Carabao Cup fourth round match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

With confirmation that a limited number of fans will be able to return to live sporting events across parts of England, it looks like we could soon be enjoying that matchday experience once more. Nick Haynes from Form Labs explains why the lack of fans has also been a detriment to the home team advantage. We’re already a quarter of …

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GamCare forms research collaboration on gambling vulnerabilities

GamCare has formed a new collaboration with City University and research agencies LAB and Ignition House to better understand online gambling behaviours and vulnerabilities. Launching its project, GamCare stated that deeper research is required in order to identify potential indicators of vulnerability and harms of people engaging in online gambling. The project has been split into two phases, with GamCare …

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EPIC integrates RecoverMe app into education programmes

EPIC integrates RecoverMe app into education programmes

Gambling-harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has entered a new agreement with RecoverMe, a mobile health app that aims to empower individuals to manage a gambling addiction from their pocket. Through the partnership, EPIC will use the app to support the delivery of its educational programmes which support individuals who may be at risk or already suffering from a gambling …

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Rank completes phase one of Stride migrations

Rank Group Plc has migrated ‘Bella Casino’ onto its proprietary operating platform, thereby completing the first stage of the technology integration of its acquired Stride Gaming assets.  The LSE gambling group underlined progress on the key technology directive of merging Stride Gaming’s multi-brand UK online casino and bingo portfolio with its proprietary systems to expand its ‘Rank Interactive’ business unit.    …

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Trustly Scan N Play: Dethroning the cash king, by Samuel Barrett

Scan N Play

2020 has been a big year for Trustly, as my colleague Ciaran O’Malley recently shared with the readers on SBC News. In addition to debuting a new logo and brand identity, this year saw the launch of Scan N Play – a revolutionary cashless solution for land-based casinos and retail gaming shops. With instant player verification, instant deposits and instant …

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ARC waives on-course bookie fees until 2021

ARC waives on-course bookie fees until 2021

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has made a commitment to bring life back to the betting ring by waiving the fees for all on-course bookmakers for the remainder of 2020. The pledge follows the government’s announcement that spectators will be allowed to return to live sporting events in tier one and two areas from 2 December.  On-course bookmakers have been hit …

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GamCare highlights work of LCGS in new report

GamCare highlights work of LCGS in new report

A year on from launching the Leeds Community Gambling Service (LCGS), GamCare has published a new report which tracks the work and progress the service has carried out. The LCGS is formed by GamCare working alongside the NHS Northern Gambling Service and NECA, securing direct funding by GambleAware and supported by Leeds City Council. The service helps identify, screen, and …

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BHA – UK Racing is well prepared for spectators safest return

UK racing will maintain the tightest control on spectators reattending its racetrack and hospitality venues, following the government’s announcement that it will lift lockdown restrictions across England from 3 December. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) welcomed the decision by the government to allow ‘limited crowds’ to return to tier-1 and tier-2 sporting venues, having been in lockdown since 1 June. …

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GambleAware seeks concrete findings on GB treatment survey

GambleAware has commissioned YouGov to complete a second survey on ‘GB Treatment and Support Demands’, after deciding upon the need for a methodology review.    The charity’s second YouGov survey is, therefore, focused on the demand for treatment support services, and the barriers which might impede vulnerable customers from seeking help. The 2020 survey has been increased to 18,000 UK …

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