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Ipsos underlines positive impact of TalkBanStop programme

The cross-charity TalkBanStop initiative has been broadly successful in its objectives, with participants suffering less harmful effects from gambling as a result. This is according to recent research by Ipsos and reported by GamCare, one of the three organisations involved in the safer gambling programme, together with Gamban and GamStop. Ipsos found that TalkBankStop – which has been installed 9,000 …

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GamCare backs Entain’s sustainability strategy with Safer Gambling Standard

Entain has received recognition for its sustainability efforts from GamCare, as the responsible gaming charity awarded the firm its Safer Gambling Standard.  As one of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ betting and gaming group’s, Entain has stated that it is the ‘largest operator’ to be awarded with the accreditation, which covers both its online and land-based operations.  The group was recognised …

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GamCare launches ‘Trained Associate model’ to expand scope beyond Great Britain

GamCare has expanded its problem gambling treatment programme and training beyond Great Britain, establishing its ‘Trained Associate Model’. The model functions as a framework for non-GB organisations to receive training from GamCare on the delivery of support for people experiencing gambling-related harm. Included in the training is information regarding GamCare’s ‘Model of Care’- a clinical framework for treatment provision- as …

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Kindred cites increased intervention measures behind Q1 3.3% problem gambling rate

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

Kindred Group has detailed that its share of revenues derived from problem gambling fell further during Q1 2021 to 3.3%, as it continues to work towards its 0% target by 2030. Issuing an update, the international betting and gaming group revealed that its problem gambling revenue share had declined from 4% in Q4 2021, coupled with a 79.2% improvement rate …

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GambleAware invests £2.5m into gambling harms prevention through Education Hubs across England & Wales

GambleAware has invested £2.5 million to expand The Gambling Education Hub Service (GEHS) to span across England and Wales.  The grant has been issued to safer gambling charity GamCare working alongside education partners YGAM and the Adferiad Recovery to expand GEHS programmes. Following a successful pilot in Scotland, GEHS – which helps prevent gambling harms among young people through early …

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Gamcare successfully helps ‘under-represented’ female problem gamblers

A report of GamCare’s training sessions for professionals has revealed that 85% of its participants improved their understanding of gambling harms – including how to identify women in need of support.   GamCare’s Women’s Programme looks to create systemic change across policy, research and treatment to address the under-representation of women seeking support and accessing treatment, throughout England, Scotland and Wales. …

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GamCare and Alex McLeish expand support for problem gamblers in Glasgow

GamCare and former Scotland Manager, Alex McLeish, have partnered to demonstrate the support that is available to people in Glasgow who have gambling issues, ahead of this weekend’s ‘Old Firm’ derby. Recent research by the problem gambling charity revealed that over six million people in Britain know someone with a gambling issue, whilst a quarter admit to regretting a bet …

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GamCare backs self-exclusion scheme for high-risk trading

GamCare has cited growing concerns of UK consumers trading high-risk cryptocurrencies and stocks following feedback from the National Gambling Helpline that registered callers who share similar experiences of falling into financial despair and deteriorating mental health. One caller cited by GamCare stated: “I was looking at the trading apps nearly 16 hours a day. I kept putting my money in …

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TalkBanStop secures funding for another year of operations

TalkBanStop will continue operating for another year, after receiving additional funding from a regulatory settlement approved by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The funding will allow TalkBanStop to provide its services until March 2023, with the initiative having originally been launched as a 12 month pilot programme last year, operated by the triple partnership of Gamcare, Gamban and Gamstop. All …

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GamCare warns public to be aware of gambling risks this Christmas 

GamCare has launched a seasonal campaign urging the public to be aware of “signs that someone may be struggling with problem gambling over the Christmas period”. During the festive period, GamCare aims to remind audiences of its helpline services offering treatment support for vulnerable people who may be at risk of gambling harm. Christmas 2019 saw GamCare’s Helpline record an …

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