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GambleAware launches PhD funding scheme for UK academic institutions

GambleAware has moved to bolster its academic and research capacities, launching its new directive to fund three-year PhD studentships across UK universities and scientific intuitions.     Ahead of the start 2021/2022 academic year, GambleAware will allow institutions to apply for funding of six grants to be awarded to PhD students researching priority areas required by the problem gambling research, education and …

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GambleAware names Entain as top Q1 donor with £2m contribution

GambleAware has published its list of Q1 betting industry donors, revealing that Entain topped its list of contributors with a donation of £2 million. GambleAware currently requests that all licensed operators donate 0.1% of their gross annual gambling yield directly to GambleAware, whilst firms with an annual gross gambling revenue under £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum …

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GambleAware research blasts design of safer gambling tools for lagging behind expectations

GambleAware has called for operators to drastically improve resources dedicated to the development of safer gambling tools. The charity’s plea follows a further ‘randomised control trial’ undertaken by research partner the Behavioural Insights Team (BI Team) examining players’ use of deposit limit tools and further ‘commitment devices’ offered by operators.  Commitment devices refer to the voluntary arrangements/agreements, designed to dissuade …

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Gamban blocks user access to trading platforms

Gamban has updated its self-exclusion system to block user engagements and access with FX, crypto and currency trading platforms. Updating stakeholders, Gamban disclosed that it had added CFDs cryptocurrency exchanges, binary options, forex trading platforms to its list of blocked websites. The changes are set to be introduced from 1 August and follow an assessment by Gamban that noted a …

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DCMS secures +30,000-strong response to loot box consultation

DCMS has revealed that it has received over 30,000 responses to its call for evidence on how loot boxes should be regulated.  The request for stakeholder guidance was launched last September on behalf of a Select Committee examining ‘Immersive and Addictive Technologies’. DCMS had formally pledged that it would introduce initial laws and standards on loot box rewards and incentives, …

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GambleAware publishes report and guide for financial services to help prevent gambling harm

GambleAware has published a new report analysing behavioural datasets, in order to understand if this method could be used to build a more precise picture of how people gamble, identify signs of harm, and eventually inform prevention, treatment, and support responses. Conducted by the charity’s Behavioural Insights Team, the new research examined bank transactional data from Monzo and HSBC to …

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GambleAware highlights ‘consistency barriers’ in Citizens Advice support

GambleAware has published its evaluation of gambling support services in England and Wales, identifying key facilitators, barriers and opportunities in the provisions of Citizens Advice centres throughout the jurisdiction. Citizens Advice delivered the Gambling Support Service in England and Wales between October 2018 and March 2021, using offices spread across all 12 regions of the two countries, and screening a …

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GambleAware opens tender to pilot £1m residential rehab programme

GambleAware has opened a tender for a pilot project to run a new ‘residential rehabilitation programme’ for gambling disorders, which will form part of the wider National Gambling Treatment Service. As the UK’s principal problem gambling RET charity, GambleAware cites that its new rehabilitation programme will maintain a specific focus on ‘complex and co-morbid presentation amongst service users’. GambleAware requires …

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GambleAware interactive maps identify locational demand for support

GambleAware has launched new interactive maps designed to identify the usage of and reported demand for support and treatment, segmented by local authorities and wards across Great Britain. Based on the responsible gambling charity’s annual treatment and support survey, GambleAware has outlined differences in gambling participation, usage and reported demand for treatment and support, broken down by area. The survey …

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GambleAware recommends that gambling prevalence research should move online

GambleAware has published ‘commissioned research’ to clarify fragmented data, insights and analysis of the UK’s gambling participation and its associated prevalence of related harms.  The research, undertaken by Professor Patrick Sturgis and Professor Jouni Kuha of the London School of Economics, was commissioned by GambleAware following concerns about discrepancies between a YouGov 2019 survey and ‘2018 Health Survey for England’.  …

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