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Mims Davies: DCMS – Industry must show ‘accountability for business’ in 2019

Speaking at this morning’s ‘GambleAware Conference’  – Mims Davies, the UK’s new Minister for Sports & Civil Society shared her first reflections on the various challenges facing the gambling sector. Davies brands 2018 as a ‘progressive year of policy developments’, despite UK-licensed operators garnering negative headlines for multiple compliance failures on social responsibility, gambling-harm protections, player due diligence and interactions. Overseeing …

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Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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GambleAware seeks open discussion on football & betting launching #CanWeHaveOurBallBack

Presenting its latest social media initiative – #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, industry charity GambleAware seeks to encourage public discussion related to football’s relationship with betting. #CanWeHaveOurBallBack comes off the back of recent financial analysis by GambleAware and industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners which details that ‘80% of marketing spend by gambling companies is focused on online verticals’. Leading the social campaign, Marc Etches, Chief …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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Marc Etches – Independence move sees GambleAware secure its new guiding vision

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Speaking exclusively to SBC, Marc Etches Chief Executive of GambleAware details the crucial developments and changes the industry charity has undertaken during the course of 2018, as GambleAware readies for the critical launch of its new UK-wide Safer Gambling advertising campaign… ____________ SBC: Why has 2018 been such a critical year for GambleAware’s organisation, structure and operations? Marc Etches (Chief Executive …

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GambleAware strengthens support for Gamban

GambleAware has confirmed it’s funding of Gamban to provide treatment services, following an evaluation that has been undertaken to assess gambling blocking software. It comes after the publishing of an independent review, conducted by researchers Winning Moves, which considered the technical and therapeutic benefits of three specialist gambling solutions, and a trio of more general products. Marc Etches, chief executive …

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New GambleAware trustees complete gambling-independent board

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Industry charity GambleAware has expanded its board of trustees with two new appointments to advise the organisation on addictive behaviour and UK health-related matters. GambleAware welcomes London South Bank University Professor of Mental Health Marcantonio Spada and NHS Trust Surrey & Sussex Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, Paul Simpson as new trustees. Professor Spada is the Head of the Division of Psychology and …

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GambleAware expands UK gambling-harm support network with Citizens Advice partnership

Announcing a new long-term initiative, industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it will work with Citizens Advice to ‘to help debt advisors better understand, prevent or reduce gambling-related harms’. Updating the market, GambleAware governance has committed to a two-year £1.5 million partnership with Citizens Advice, the UK charity network which provides consumers with information and advice on money and legal …

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Competing with the key players in the online casino space

Emerging as a new online casino comes with a variety of challenges, not least of which is competing in a space filled with operators that have a headstart when it comes striving to stand out. Thomas Jones, founder of new online casino brand PlayUK.com, spoke to SBC about some of the challenges that are faced when competing with established brands …

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GambleAware backs NHS criticism of betting & football’s failure to tackle problem gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of industry charity GambleAware, has backed NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ call for better funding of problem-gambling prevention and treatment by betting and football stakeholders. Addressing the Health & Care Expo in Manchester, Stevens detailed that the NHS governance viewed compulsive gambling as ‘a new threat facing its organisation’. Leading NHS England, Stevens detailed concerns related …

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