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GambleAware research highlights treatment inefficiencies tackling social dynamics

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GambleAware has called for the continued development of education programmes to increase awareness of problem gambling after new research showed 46% of those with gambling disorder have not accessed treatment or support. The charity’s ‘Treatment Needs and Gap Analysis’ report, carried out by a group of researchers including the National Centre for Social Research, also found that 27% of gamblers …

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UKGC warns of white label conduct following FSB failings 

White-label services have come under further regulatory scrutiny as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered FSB to pay £600,000 after the regulator identified responsibility failings attached to the management of its ‘subsidiary licensed’ partners.  Conducting an investigation, the UKGC found that FSB white label partners had breached industry standards on customer interactions, AML deficiencies, inappropriate advertising, self-exclusion protocols and …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know…

As I write this, I am greatly looking forward to moderating the “Brand Control – Working with Affiliates” panel session during the “Digital Marketing Day” of the ground-breaking SBC Digital Summit. This will be a highly topical session because, looking back on what has happened in gaming regulatory terms since the commencement of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK and …

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CAP sanctions esports marketing review in response to GambleAware concerns

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has started research assessing the dynamics attached to betting-related esports marketing across UK advertising channels. Updating industry and esports stakeholders, CAP explained that its research is being undertaken in response to safer gambling charity GambleAware’s recent publication on esports betting advertising being promoted through social media verticals. The standards agency explained that ‘comprehensive work’ …

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GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20

GambleAware has revealed that donations to the charity have surpassed its £10 million minimum target for the first time. Publishing the full list of donations received between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, it revealed that gambling operators and suppliers had made £10.05 million in voluntary donations to the charity, which is not inclusive of money received through regulatory …

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GambleAware calls for collaboration to expand National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has called for ‘continued collaboration’ between the industry, treatment providers, healthcare agencies and local authorities to ensure ‘the success and expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service’. In an open letter in response to the House of Lords Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee, the charity clarified the overall structure of the organisation and addressed any …

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GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling

Research commissioned by industry charity GambleAware has led to a number of recommendations as to how operators can reduce the risk of gambling-related harms. The programme of research was conducted by two separate consortia, led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. The research found that ‘regular exposure to gambling promotions can change …

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UK Schools to introduce Gambling curriculum for September 2020 

UK Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that the Department of Education (DoE) will roll-out a new compulsory curriculum to educate teenagers on gambling harms and debt-related matters.    The gambling curriculum will be implemented from next September across UK secondary schools, forming part of the compulsory ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic’ (PSHE) education programme. The PSHE programme, spearheaded by the DoE, …

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GambleAware raises awareness of National Gambling Treatment Service with new campaign

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed the launch of its new campaign which will focus upon raising awareness of treatment options available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. The campaign is set to feature across digital media platforms, radio, pubs, motorway service stations, in GP surgeries and health publications throughout February and March. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “It is …

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The FSA launches ‘safer gambling hubs’ in support of BeGambleAware

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has strengthened its commitment to GambleAware’s leading ‘BeGambleAware’ campaign after confirming that it will launch ‘safer gambling hubs’ to create safe educational environments for football fans across the UK. Promoting safer gambling engagements, the FSA hubs will maintain a number of free materials for football fans and club stakeholders to download. The hubs form part …

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