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Crystal Palace becomes first PL club to work with GambleAware

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Crystal Palace FC has become the first Premier League club to take part in a GambleAware initiative addressing concerns over gambling-related harm within football. The football club, one of nine Premier League clubs that are currently sponsored by gambling companies, has entered into a new partnership with the charity to produce advertisements and promotion materials to raise awareness of the …

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GambleAware appoints John McCracken as treatment lead

Former Head of Drugs Policy at the Department of Health, John McCracken has been appointed by GambleAware as the Director of Commissioning (Treatment Services) as of 3 April 2018. The role will involve leading, developing and evaluating services within the context of a public health approach, including engagement with the NHS and with primary care and social care. Furthermore, GambleAware …

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IGRG’s 4th code places GambleAware at the forefront of TV advertising campaigns  

Seeking to improve industry advertising and promotional standards, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has moved to strengthen its code for operator advertising practices. Issuing a market update, the IGRG will require that all UK licensed gambling operators reference industry charity GambleAware (begambleaware.org) across their TV advertising campaigns. IGRG governance states that it will move to implement its required …

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Piloted scheme sees awareness of gambling in secondary schools

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Lessons to teach Secondary School children about the risks of gambling, and where to go for help and support, has been piloted by cross-party think-tank Demos, with support from GambleAware Detailing a lack of gambling related education in the nations school curriculum, it was stated that 25,000 UK children are classed as problem gamblers, with around two million adults also …

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GambleAware calls for creative pitch for new TV marketing campaign

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Industry charity GambleAware seeks a new creative marketing agency, to lead its £7 million TV advertising account. GambleAware is currently planning its next UK marketing campaign, focusing on raising public awareness of problem gambling, targeting ‘low-level players’ who may be at risk of becoming addicts. The industry charity will run its creative marketing pitch through the Incorporated Society of British …

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Sarah Harrison – UKGC – Diversity can help tackle the industry’s ‘ugly side’

Issuing her final industry address as Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Sarah Harrison reflects on her two and half year leadership tenure, stating that she has seen ‘the good, the bad and ugly’ of the sector. Speaking at today’s ‘World Regulatory Briefing’, ahead of ICE 2018. Harrison seeks to breakdown the current industry priorities, that UK betting …

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The Senet Group open to creating a ‘safer gambling’ levy

Industry-independent watchdog The Senet Group has tentatively backed the potential introduction of a statutory ‘safer gambling’ levy imposed on UK gambling operators. Last week, Senet Group Chair Gillian Wilmot, issued the following statement, regarding the watchdog’s current position on developing a new industry levy designed to ‘fund gambling research, education and treatment’. “The Senet Group is committed to working in …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Last chance saloon

In all my 35 years advising the UK’s gambling industry I can think of no time when it has been so besieged with adverse criticism from the Government, the Parliamentary Opposition, regulators, the media and the general public alike.  Clearly opinions on gambling (whether justified, exaggerated or prejudiced) expressed in the media heavily influence public opinion. The opinions expressed by …

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The RGA urges the Government to introduce a statutory levy

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that it would urge the Government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system of voluntary funding. The current voluntary funding system which is overseen by GambleAware, is in place to fund research, education, and treatment of problem gambling; as well as to ensure that the National Responsible Gambling Strategy is …

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Calls for companies to provide gambling support backed

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Asian sports betting and online casino company LeTou, the gaming shirt sponsor of Premier League side Swansea City, has backed calls for professional sportsman to receive problem gambling education and support. The Professional Players Federation (PPF) and GambleAware has called for added guidance to be provided, with the PPF urging bookmakers to ensure any sponsorship agreements include a provision for …

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