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Tony Adams identifies gambling as biggest cause of concern for new gen footballers

Former Arsenal Captain and Sporting Chance founder Tony Adams has identified problem gambling as the biggest addiction concern for the current and next generations of football players. Speaking on Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast for the The Telegraph, the ex-player outlined his view that gambling poses a bigger addiction threat to football players than drugs and alcohol. Based on his …

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UKGC: BAME gamblers more at risk of harm but community research remains limited 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further insights on the gambling behaviours of ‘BAME – black and minority ethnic’ communities. BAME analysis was gathered from a 2020 survey of 4,000 adults (aged +16), that included 473 interviews with BAME respondents. On gambling participation BAME respondents revealed that they were significantly less likely to gamble – as the survey reported …

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Ladbrokes Amplify backs British talent returning to live shows  

Ladbrokes has launched the live shows of its ‘Amplify’ campaign, bringing live music experiences to football audiences across the UK.  Amplify sees Ladbrokes continue its work with #WeMakeEvents, helping UK live music and entertainment venues return to business following more than a year under lockdown orders.   The first Ladbrokes Amplify show will see Liverpool indie rising stars Red Rum Club …

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YGAM seeks new CEO as founder Lee Willows departs charity

Lee Willows has ended his seven-year tenure as Founder and Chief Executive of YGAM – The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust. This morning YGAM issued a statement confirming that Willows would be leaving the charity at the end of the month. A former teacher, Willows founded YGAM in 2014 with lived experience partners Anne and Keith Evans, establishing the …

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EveryMatrix takes a stand against deforestation of the Carpathian Mountains 

EveryMatrix has become a patron of the Foundation Conservation Carpathia, helping the environmental non-profit protect the Carpathian Mountains against deforestation and to create a wilderness reserve located in Romania.  Announcing its latest CSR commitment, EveryMatrix has donated €50,000 to the Foundation, which leads the environmental restoration and wildlife protection of the Carpathian Mountains – Europe’s second-largest mountain range covering the …

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GambleAware widens data-sharing pool with Consumer Data Research Centre

GambleAware has made its 2019 and 2020 data records on UK treatment and support of gambling harms available through the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The decision sees GambleAware promote a ‘policy of open data’ to the wider research community and continue to diversify the range of academic stakeholders engaged in scrutinising the impact of gambling harms. Moving forward, GambleAware’s …

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Betano boosts Portuguese CSR duties by joining the Sporting Foundation

Betano has significantly expanded its Portuguese markets CSR commitments after becoming a principal partner of the Sporting Foundation – the charitable arm of Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon). This summer, Betano – the flagship, pan-European sportsbook brand of Kaizen Gaming – became the principal sponsor of Sporting Lisbon. Undertaking its biggest Portuguese market sponsorship commitment, Betano pledged to support …

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EPIC launches Pro Sport Advisory to place gambling harms at the forefront of elite sports agenda  

EPIC Risk Management has unveiled the first members of its ‘Pro Sport Advisory Board’ which has been established to safeguard and raise awareness of gambling harm’s threat to elite sports. The nine-person board is composed of diverse members who each provide expertise in pro-sports, gambling, addiction, sports integrity, athlete welfare and the lived experience of gambling harms. Board members will …

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Former Entain Director Reynolds joins GAMSTOP leadership

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GAMSTOP has announced an expansion of its senior leadership team, having appointed Simon Reynolds as a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme. The responsible gambling awareness organisation has expressed confidence in the ‘knowledge and experience’ of safe betting policies and procedures due to his 30 years’ of cross-sector experience in the industry. The new hire’s former positions include …

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Paul Merson’s BBC documentary to place gambling addiction in the public spotlight

The subject of problem gambling returns to UK primetime terrestrial TV screens, as BBC One will air tonight its “Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me” (9 pm) programme.  The documentary will recount the former footballer’s latest relapse into gambling addiction, triggered by the anxieties of COVID-19’s national lockdown, in which Merson has admitted to losing his entire earnings and life …

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