Tag Archives: Anna Hemmings

GamCare warns of ‘imminent need’ to address gambling harm among under-18s

GamCare has argued there is an ‘imminent need’ to discuss gambling-related harm among young people, with more than 7 in 10 (71.5%) calls to the National Gambling Helpline from under-18s being from those directly experiencing an issue with gambling These calls came from young people struggling with a gambling-related issue personally, as opposed to 20% expressing concern about a friend …

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GamCare links with Samaritans in suicide-awareness partnership

National gambling support charity GamCare has partnered with suicide prevention group Samaritans, to develop a new range of awareness raising training materials for betting and gaming operators. The training tools will focus on developing awareness of gambling-related suicide and assist betting company staff with enhancing the skills and confidence needed to support at-risk customers. GamCare also emphasised that 11% of …

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GamCare revamps its Corporate Standard on operator duties

GamCare has called on industry incumbents to adopt its newly revised ‘Safer Gambling Standard’ (2021 revision) with regards to operating their social responsibility duties and corporate conduct. The problem gambling treatment support charity has revised its corporate standard to better review the policies, procedures, systems and controls of licensed UK gambling operators. GamCare’s revised requirements cover 10 critical areas, deemed …

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GamCare to expand specialised support for the Criminal Justice System

GamCare is ready to undertake a critical project in relation to improving problem gambling treatment support across the UK’s penal systems.  The Charity has secured two-years funding to scale up the delivery of its ‘Nationwide Programme’, in which it plans to expand treatment and the pathways to support, made available within the UK Criminal Justice System (CJS). GamCare has long …

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GamCare’s lived experience feedback highlights problem gambling’s ‘support gap’

GamCare, the charity operating the National Gambling Helpline, has stated that research and feedback from ‘lived experience’ must lead UK gambling’s much-needed reforms.  The charity has published the findings from a survey conducted on 343 of its ‘service users’ for the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  The survey focused on its users’ experience with licensed operators and …

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55,000 women register to self-exclude via GAMSTOP

GAMSTOP, the UK-based independent self-exclusion provider, has announced that more than 55,000 women have registered to self-exclude from all gambling sites. According to fellow responsible gambling operator GamCare, the number of women experiencing gambling problems is increasing at double the rate of men, but only 1% contact the National Gambling Helpline for assistance. Passing the 50,000 bench mark in registrations …

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GamCare and YGAM exceed first year educational targets

Prominent responsible gambling charities YGAM and GamCare have exceeded the first year targets for the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme. The joint initiative – supported by the Betting and Gaming Council – has been launched in all regions of England and Wales and has expanded education and support services for young people in Northern Ireland, whilst both organisations work …

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HSBC announces extension of gambling block feature to 72 hours

HSBC UK has confirmed that the cooling off period for its gambling block feature has been extended from 24 hours to 72 hours. The announcement follows the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) revelation that there has been a month-on-month increase of 29% in gross gambling yield (GGY) and a 7% increase in active accounts. Maxine Pritchard, Head of Financial Inclusion and …

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GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop team up for TalkBanStop launch

Three responsible gaming awareness organisations – GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop – have joined together to launch a 12 month pilot, starting today. The pilot, known as TalkBanStop, will offer free tools to support problem gamblers in managing their betting behaviours, with the aim of helping those struggling over the Christmas period. Support will be provided via trained advisors available on …

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YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will deliver its education and support programme across Northern Ireland with the support of GamCare. The new initiative will primarily focus on safeguarding future generations from gambling and gaming related harms, building on the initiative which YGAM – with the backing of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has previously rolled out …

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