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GamCare launches chatroom for individuals of the Criminal Justice System

GamCare has expanded its dedicated chatroom series to help those in contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS) maintain problem gambling support and seek advice from its dedicated specialist teams. The problem gambling treatment and support charity currently runs a weekly timetable of hour-long online chatroom sessions, where users can openly discuss or live text issues related to problem gambling. …

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UK government backs £100m RET commitment from ‘big four’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new era for responsible gambling as the UK’s four leading operators have pledged to spend £100 million on improving treatment support services. The £100 million funding, which is backed by bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings and William Hill, will be issued to GambleAware who will be the main commissioning agent for …

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GamCare backs #readytotalk campaign

Supporting those most vulnerable to problem gambling during the ongoing lockdown, a number of helplines – including GamCare – have launched the #readytotalk campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of problem gambling support services at a time when people are most vulnerable, encouraging individuals to reach out and speak about their issues confidentially. Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive of GamCare, …

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EPIC gains UKGC approval for problem gambling funding

Gambling harm prevention consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) has become one of the first private companies to be listed on the UK Gambling Commission’s RET register. EPIC joins counterparts GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM on the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are required to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  Under UKGC licence …

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GambleAware calls for collaboration to expand National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has called for ‘continued collaboration’ between the industry, treatment providers, healthcare agencies and local authorities to ensure ‘the success and expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service’. In an open letter in response to the House of Lords Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee, the charity clarified the overall structure of the organisation and addressed any …

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NatWest Chief confirms expansion of ‘GamCare walk-in’ scheme

UK highstreet bank NatWest (RBS Group) has confirmed that it will expand its ‘pilot scheme’ to provide gambling counselling support across its UK network. Working in collaboration with GamCare, NatWest launched its gambling-related ‘walk-in consultation’ last year across 13-branches operating in the South East and Midlands. Launching the Scheme in 2019, NatWest management stated that the bank had a duty …

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BGC plays straight bat to NHS demands over marketing

The National Health Service (NHS) has demanded that gambling operators take ‘urgent action’ and stop taking credit card transactions ahead of the ban in April, VIP experiences and even bet to view streaming of sports.  In a letter to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), NHS England‘s National Mental Health Director Claire Murdoch has called for a ban on promotions …

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Casumo expands into the UK with sportsbook launch

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Malta-based online operator Casumo has confirmed that it will be expanding into the UK betting market after launching its new sportsbook which will be made available on mobile, desktop and via the Casumo Sports app. The new launch will allow punters to personalise their betting experience upfront by selecting their favourite sports and leagues. “I am excited to be able to …

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Only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM approved by UKGC for problem gambling funding

The Gambling Commission has published the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are permitted to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  In an unexpectedly short list, only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) have been approved by the regulator, although other organisations are knocking on the door.  As …

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bet365 details ‘unwavering commitment’ to player protection

Stoke headquartered operator bet365  lifted the lid on key measures it has introduced to boost player protection and safer gambling practices in its financial report submitted to Companies House last month. In the Strategic Report part of the document, the operator stressed an “unwavering commitment to deliver industry-leading approaches to player protection”. Bet365‘s early-risk detection system ‘EROS’ monitors customer activity for …

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