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GamCare promotes Mark Weiss to Deputy CEO

SBC News GamCare promotes Mark Weiss to Deputy CEO

GamCare has promoted Mark Weiss to the position of Deputy CEO of the gambling harms treatment support and intervention charity. Updating stakeholders, GamCare informed that Weiss will take on the new role alongside his existing duties as GamCare’s Director of Communications and External Affairs. An expert in public health, Weiss joined GamCare in 2022, from the Royal College of Anaesthetists …

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GamCare seeks new structure for Safer Gambling Standard

SBC News GamCare seeks new structure for Safer Gambling Standard

The board of trustees of GamCare has announced that the Safer Gambling Standard will be revised to work under a new structure outside of the gambling treatment, support, and intervention charity. GamCare trustees detailed that the decision had been taken in December 2023, instructing the charity’s leadership team to undertake a strategic review of the Safer Gambling Standard, with recommendations …

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GambleAware: Statutory Levy changes must prioritise National Strategy for Harm Prevention

SBC News GambleAware: Statutory Levy changes must prioritise National Strategy for Harm Prevention

GambleAware has stated that the government must prioritise the development of the National Strategy for the Prevention and Treatment of gambling harms in its ongoing review of gambling laws and duties. The statement was made by GambleAware in its response to the Statutory Levy consultation as proposed by the Gambling Review’s White Paper, authored by CEO Zoë Osmond. Under consultation, …

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GamCare highlights importance of levy transition being “without disruption”

SBC News GamCare highlights importance of levy transition being “without disruption”

GamCare has suggested that, if done correctly, the proposed statutory levy on the UK’s betting industry can represent a “generational shift” in the gambling harms sector. However, the gambling charity also emphasised its concern about the transition period between now and when the levy is implemented, as it wants to make sure services and support are provided to those that …

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GamCare: Crypto investment and gambling share harmful effects

SBC News GamCare: Crypto investment and gambling share harmful effects

GamCare is spreading awareness of the links between cryptocurrency investment and the betting and financial harms that it may cause. The problem gambling charity commissioned a research project from YouGov that examines investments made by the UK public. A survey of 4,200 adults found that 40% of people lost money on cryptocurrency, in comparison to 34% who made financial gain. …

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GamCare highlights ‘unique challenges’ of betting over Christmas

SBC News GamCare highlights ‘unique challenges’ of betting over Christmas

GamCare has published advice from its helpline which highlights some of the key concerns of gambling during the Christmas period. Emphasising how the festive month can be a difficult time for those who have experienced gambling harms, Ben – one of the charity’s helpline Night Managers – raised some key issues frequently spoken about throughout on his calls at this …

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GambleAware: NGTS efficiencies must be protected in RET Levy transition

Zoe Osmund, GambleAware

GambleAware has called on the UK government to ensure the protection of essential treatment support services for gambling harms commissioned by the partners of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). The demand follows GambleAware’s publication of the annual statistics of the NGTS, detailing that “Gambling harm support delivered by third-sector partners helped nine out of ten improve their conditions.” Recognised …

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PayPlan debt relief backs gambling harms stigma reduction campaign

SBC News PayPlan debt relief backs gambling harms stigma reduction campaign

PayPlan has stressed the importance of reducing the stigma around gambling harm and the impact this can have on people’s finances. The debt advice provider has put its weight behind a campaign led by GambleAware and GamCare, two of the UK’s leading treatment organisations, based on research by the two charities as well as investigations by PayPlan itself. GambleAware research found that 62% …

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GamCare reaches 100,000 young people amid RET levy changes

SBC News GamCare reaches 100,000 young people amid RET levy changes

GamCare is making good progress on delivery of its youth training and outreach initiatives this year, according to an update from the charity. The group explained that over 100,000 young people have now attended its training sessions, with the 100,000th person stepping through the doors this week. On top of this, over 25,000 professionals such as teachers and youth workers …

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GamCare takes steps towards ‘imperative’ equal pay objectives

GamCare takes steps towards ‘imperative’ equal pay objectives

GamCare is making progress in its employment and HR policies, the charity’s Director of People and Organisational Development, Debby Morrell believes, particularly with regards to closing the pay gap. The organisation, which provides treatment and support services for problem gambling, has set itself a goal of achieving a zero pay gap across both gender and ethnicity, as well as keeping …

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