Tag Archives: Gambleaware

Pavlos Sideris: Reducing online slot stake limits could lead to more problem gambling

Writing for SBCNews, Pavlos Sideris, director at Double Up Media, discusses the effects of stake limits when gambling and the potential side effects of a stake limit being applied to online slots. 2018 saw the reduction of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to maximum stake limits of £2. While this saw a limitation in high-street gambling spend, it’s debatable as to …

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EPIC calls for ‘critical’ UK legislation of loot boxes

EPIC Risk Management has cited an ‘apparent’ convergence between video games and gambling in the form of loot boxes, calling for greater restrictions on the controversial assets.  The gambling harm prevention consultancy organisation has argued in favour of a ban on sales of the products to under-18s as well as improved education for parents and guardians.  Prohibition of loot box …

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University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

The University of Bristol has launched Britain’s ‘first academic research centre’ dedicated to developing ‘multidisciplinary approaches’ examining gambling harm, addiction and social complexities. Launched as The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC), the unit aims to transform research of gambling harms by developing deeper academic resources and evidence-led insights to share learnings with domestic and international stakeholders. The GHRC will operate …

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GambleAware: ASA report ‘encouraging’ but ‘much more to be done’ on betting ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published its report into children’s exposure to age restricted advertising yesterday focussed on gambling and alcohol products,  demonstrating a decline for both. Issuing its own update today, GambleAware has described the findings of the research as ‘encouraging’, but added that children were still exposed to be gambling marketing more than alcohol, and that it would …

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ASA: Children’s exposure to TV gambling ads falls by a quarter over past decade

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a report into children’s exposure to TV gambling and alcohol advertising over the past decade.  According to the authority, the number of gambling ads seen by young people has fallen from an average of three per week in 2010 to 2.2 per week in 2021, with exposure to such commercials relative to adults …

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W2 launches new affordability tool ahead of Gambling Act review expectations

Regulatory compliance services provider W2 has developed an ‘Affordability for Gambling Tool’, designed to have a minimal impact on the customer journey for betting firms.  Addressing an expected requirement for enhanced affordability as a result of the 2005 Gambling Act review, the company states its product has been built to create a ‘clear picture’ without being overly intrusive.  The tool …

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GambleAware lauds ‘Big Four’ donations but decries ‘inconsistent approach’

GambleAware has published its list of corporate donors for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022, revealing that the ‘Big Four’ group of UK operators generated 89% of all contributions. The responsible and safer gambling organisation updated that Entain, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill all made donations in the millions, with total industry contributions to GambleAware reaching £34.7 million. The continued …

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Brigid Simmonds: Statutory RET levy threatens the development of the UK’s mature treatment support network   

Brigid Simmonds (OBE), Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the government against radically alerting UK gambling’s RET (research, education and treatment) duties ahead of the of publication of the White Paper on industry reforms.  Writing an open editorial on Conservative Home, the central news source of the Conservative Party, Simmonds acknowledged that emotions had surpassed evidence …

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GambleAware reiterates calls for mandatory gambling harm levy

GambleAware has repeated its calls for the introduction of a mandatory levy to support gambling harm prevention and treatment, ahead of the publication of the Gambling Act review White Paper. The problem gambling prevention organisation has argued for a levy of 1% as a licensing condition for betting firms wishing to operate in the UK, something which the group claims …

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GambleAware Comms Chief welcomes CAP betting marketing clampdown

The decision by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) to prohibit featuring of high profile sports figures in betting marketing campaigns has been welcomed by GambleAware’s Chief Communications Officer. Writing for marketing news site Campaign, Alexia Clifford – who also serves as Director of Marketing for Public Health England – argued that advertising and marketing regulations have failed to keep …

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