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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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GambleAware pushes for flexibility on deposit limits following BIT study

GambleAware has backed new findings published by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), urging for more operators to provide customers flexibility in setting their own deposit limits.  A BIT study, conducted on 1,700 bet365 customers, analysed whether behavioural tweaks on sign-up would impact customers’ playing habits, with a view to provide effective information on reducing player risks.  The trial set out …

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GambleAware appoints ‘proven talent’ Zoë Osmond as new CEO

The board of GambleAware has completed its executive search after confirming that Zoë Osmond will be promoted as new CEO of the gambling harm-prevention charity.  Osmond, who currently serves as GambleAware’s Communications and Engagement Director, will replace incumbent Marc Etches, whose tenure as CEO finishes in March. GambleAware highlighted Osmond’s outstanding results in spearheading the charity’s multi-million pound safer gambling …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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GambleAware launches targeting phase of ‘Start to Regain Control’

GambleAware launches targeting phase of 'Start to Regain Control'

Kicking off a new year, GambleAware will launch the ‘next phase’ of its marketing strategy to promote the National Gambling Treatment Service. The gambling harm prevention charity will promote its  ‘Start to Regain Control’ campaign during the first half of 2021, with the aim of raising awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service among vulnerable audiences within the UK’s most ‘at-risk …

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GambleAware reveals BetRegret campaign steps in new report

GambleAware has unveiled the key steps in its BetRegret campaign in a recent report on behalf of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board. In the report, the gambling harm prevention charity discussed the launch of the first stage of the campaign in February 2019 as well as the second stage in September 2020, which focused primarily on the behavioural factors behind …

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GambleAware refreshes its website for 2021


GambleAware, the UK’s commissioning charity for gambling harm prevention, treatment support and research, has relaunched its begambleaware.org website. The charity has chosen to merge the content of its corporate website about.begambleaware.org with its public-facing domain begambleaware.org, thereby developing a central hub for all users and partners. “By combining the content on one site we hope to make it easier for all …

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GambleAware: BAME communities disproportionately impacted by gambling harms

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GambleAware has this morning published the findings of its ‘secondary analysis’ conducted by YouGov regarding levels of gambling harm and access to treatment support among BAME adults.  YouGov’s analysis supports GambleAware research on the ethnic make-up of UK problem gambling undertaken in 2019, which led the charity to conduct further research into BAME communities and their gambling behaviours.    Research findings …

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DCMS to pull trigger on Gambling Act review next week

The Guardian has reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will officially launch its review of the ‘2005 Gambling Act’ next week – undertaking the biggest reform of the UK betting sector since the ‘Blair Era’.  The review, which was marked as a 2019 General Election pledge by PM Boris Johnson, will review all current gambling …

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GamCare forms research collaboration on gambling vulnerabilities

GamCare has formed a new collaboration with City University and research agencies LAB and Ignition House to better understand online gambling behaviours and vulnerabilities. Launching its project, GamCare stated that deeper research is required in order to identify potential indicators of vulnerability and harms of people engaging in online gambling. The project has been split into two phases, with GamCare …

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