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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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GambleAware backs Scottish Youth Problem Gambling Initiative – Fast Forward

Industry charity GambleAware has invested £750,000 in Scottish youth problem gambling charity counterpart Fast Forward. The grant will see Fast Forward establish Scotland’s ‘Gambling Education Hub’, based on the ‘Gambling Education Toolkit’ developed by the charity last year. The Hub seeks to extend the scope and scale of gambling education, awareness, training and support offered by organisations. A core target, for …

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UKGC seeks bookmaker assistance for ‘product & environment’ research

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned new research exploring ‘whether some gambling products and environments are more harmful than others’. The study into gambling products and environments will be supervised by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and commissioned by industry charity GambleAware. The UKGC will seek to gather consumer information and data from industry stakeholders, focusing on understanding product …

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GambleAware publishes UK donations as charity plans for critical 2019

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Seeking to bring transparency to its current ‘voluntary funding arrangement’, industry charity GambleAware has published details of donations and pledges received by industry stakeholders. Updating the market, GambleAware details that the ‘total amount of money pledged and received during Q1 2018 (April-June) amounted to £2.8 million’. At present, industry incumbents that support GambleAware initiatives are required to contribute annually a …

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