Social Responsibility

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GamCare calls for wider recognition of gambling-related financial harms

GamCare has urged its treatment support and wider stakeholders to raise further awareness of ‘gambling-related financial harm’ (GRFH) as the UK enters its autumn months as COVID-19 restrictions are enforced across the country. Year-on-year, GamCare reports that around 70% of callers to its National Gambling Helpline will reference a level of gambling debt or financial hardship caused by gambling. GRFH has …

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PPF to promote Gamstop services in new partnership

The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has secured a new partnership with national multi-operator self-exclusion service Gamstop. Through the new partnership, PPF will raise awareness of the self-exclusion platform across its website and social channels – ensuring that both consumers and athletes know how to access Gamstop services should they need it. Simon Taylor, chief executive of the PPF, commented: “Professional …

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North East teachers undergo YGAM safeguarding training

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will continue to deliver training on problem gambling after securing a new agreement with Sunderland-based teacher recruitment agency AK Teaching. Through this new partnership, YGAM will focus on delivering training to schools and teachers in the North East before advancing its National Education Programme even further in the region. Jonathan Greener, Branch …

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GamCare teams up with financial services to launch safer gambling toolkit

GamCare has launched a new toolkit for financial institutions, gambling businesses and debt advice agencies across the UK to offer further support for customers experiencing gambling-related harms. Available for free on the GamCare website, the toolkit will feature tailored materials on banking, debt advice and gambling treatment sectors, as well as gambling businesses. Anna Hemmings, CEO at GamCare, commented: “People …

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YGAM and Leeds United Foundation team up for problem gambling education

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with the Leeds United Foundation to educate and safeguard young people across Yorkshire on safe gaming and gambling-related harms. The new partnership will aim to help teach and inform young people, teachers and parents about the risks associated with intensive gaming and gambling harms, as well as information on safeguarding …

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YGAM’s Student Hub receives NUS endorsement

Following the launch of its Student Hub resource earlier this week, the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has received the backing of the National Union of Students (NUS). The resource, which was ‘developed by students for students’, will help prevent students from experiencing gambling-related harm by providing them with information and support. The website will feature interactive elements …

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GamCare targets business awareness for Safer Gambling Week 

GamCare has announced that it will offer UK businesses access to free online training and briefing sessions during Safer Gambling Week 2020, which is scheduled for 19-25 November. The charity opens its online training modules to businesses supporting Safer Gambling Week’s objective of ‘stimulating open conversations about safer gambling’. GamCare states that it seeks to break down social barriers in …

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GamCare publishes parental guidance on Gaming Safety

GamCare has published new guidance on ‘Gaming Safety’ in response to parental concerns over the ‘blurring lines between gaming and gambling’ within digital environments.  The charity has provided its recommendation to parents, having consulted research undertaken by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough, with regards to changing gaming experiences ‘specifically around the purchase of loot box incentives’. GamCare acknowledged that …

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YGAM delivers problem gambling support with ‘Student Hub’

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will raise awareness of gaming and gambling-related harm among students with the launch of its new Student Hub. The resource, which was ‘developed by students for students’, will help prevent students from experiencing harm by providing them with information and support. Pete Woodward, Head of Delivery for University and Student Engagement at …

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Lord Foster takes charge of ‘Peers for Gambling Reform’ group

A group of peers within the House of Lords will undertake a review of gambling industry safeguards, duties and customer protections, seeking to inform the government about urgent changes to gambling regulation. ‘Peers for Gambling Reform’ (PGR) will be Chaired by Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat). Vice Chairs of the Group will include Lord Smith of Hindhead (Conservative), Baroness …

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