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Labour Party wants mandatory industry levy to tackle problem gambling

The UK Labour Party is expected to announce plans for a compulsory industry levy, which will fund the treatment of problem gambling. UK media reports that the levy plan is being spearheaded by Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, who will unveil the policy later today during his Labour 2017 Party Conference speech in Brighton. Under Watson’s plans, a compulsory gambling …

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GambleAware provides guidance for evaluating responsible gambling

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GambleAware, the UK charity committed to minimising gambling related harm, has published a set of resources to help the industry evaluate its responsible gambling initiatives. These published resources have been aimed at executives who want to better understand the shaping of harm minimisation and managers who are running trials or pilot campaigns to counter the problem, as well as corporate …

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GambleAware secures record breaking £8 million, but charity urges industry stakeholders for deeper contribution

Updating the media and markets, Industry charity GambleAware has today confirmed that it has raised record-breaking £8 million in the 12 months ending 31st March 2017. However, despite the upturn in its funding, the charity has detailed that the figure still represents a 20% shortfall of the target set by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. An industry policy and best practices …

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Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

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For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders. The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the …

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GambleAware strengthens board advisory with new Trustee appointments

Industry charity and problem gambling prevention group GambleAware (Gambleaware.org) has confirmed the appointment of three new trustees as advisors’ to its Board of Governance. Following an open recruitment process, which lasted four months GambleAware announces the following new trustees Professor Siân M Griffiths OBE, Past President of the UK Faculty of Public Health, Associate Non-Executive member of the Board of …

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Bookmakers to fund young person problem gambling initiative in Scotland

The Association of British Bookmaker‘s Scottish division has launched a new project aimed at tackling the ‘hidden addiction’ of problem gambling among young people.  The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) will fund the six month project, working in partnership with Paisley based charity RCA Trust to deliver education and counselling support for 2,500 young people across the West …

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GambleAware launches ‘pilot’ online campaigns targeting youngsters

Industry charity GambleAware launched its first trial advertising campaign to promote awareness of problem gambling. The online only pilot, which is targeted at people aged 16-24, will be released in the North West and North East of England on YouTube. Two adverts have been produced for the campaign: online and fruity, each with the purpose of encouraging conversation about problem gambling amongst young people. Recent …

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FOBT research suggests simple stakes drop not effective in problem gambling battle

The responsible gambling charity GambleAware (formerly the Responsible Gambling Trust) has produced research which suggests that the so-called £50 journey actually saw players increase stakes around the new limit of £50 rather than meet the restrictions imposed for those wanting to bet at the higher £100 stakes limit. The £50 journey was introduced by the government and the UK Gambling Commission …

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RGSB endorses GambleAware’s £10m yearly fundraising target

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The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has endorsed GambleAware’s five-year strategy, which includes a commitment to raising £10 million a year to tackle gambling-related harm. The RGSB has published its formal advice to the Gambling Commission on the level of funding required for research, education and treatment. The RGSB Board, chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly, determined that a minimum of …

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Scotbet Chairman criticises over-regulation of high street bookmakers

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John Heaton, Chairman of Scotbet, has called upon the Scottish government to ‘strike a balance that respects the right of punters to spend their leisure time and money as they choose, while protecting the small number who get into difficulty’. Writing a column in The Scotsman, he cited the perceived problem of gambling addiction as a major reason for the …

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