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GamCare: UKGC data shows ‘online gambling is growing issue’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the results of a standalone telephone study, ‘Gambling participation: activities and mode of access – July 2021’, prompting GamCare to label online gambling a ‘growing issue’ following the pandemic. Conducted in September 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and June 2021 – with data from the final collection also extending to 5 July – …

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GamCare awards Playtech the inaugural B2B Safer Gambling Standard

Gaming technology provider Playtech has received GamCare’s B2B Safer Gambling Standard, becoming the first gambling industry incumbent to receive the newly created certification. Playtech’s casino product and platforms licenced in Great Britain were the primary reason for the firm’s accreditation, in addition to its ‘Sustainable Success’ business strategy and its implementation of an external Stakeholder Advisory Board. These operations and …

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GamCare appoints Margot Daly as lead Trustee  

GamCare has moved to restructure its Board of Trustees following the decision by Sir Ian Prosser to end his six-year tenure as Chair of the problem-gambling treatment support charity. Updating stakeholders, GamCare informed that Sir Ian will be succeeded by Margot Daly, who will lead the charity’s governance directives from June onwards. Daly has served as a GamCare advisor since …

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Treatment expert Dr Mark Griffiths backs Allwyn as next steward of the National Lottery

Renowned academic, Dr Mark Griffiths an expert in addictive behaviours and treatment of problem gambling disorders, has joined the advisory board of Allwyn – the UK enterprise of Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group seeking to become the next steward of the National Lottery. Griffiths who leads the Behavioural Addiction unit at Nottingham Trent University, will serve as lead advisor to …

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Karen Carney MBE fronts #TalkBanStop Euro 2020 campaign  

Ahead of the start of Euro 2020 on Friday 11 June, the safer gambling trio of GamCare, GamBan and GAMSTOP have relaunched their #TalkBanStop campaign. #TalkBanStop was originally launched at the start of the year, with the safer gambling organisations promoting their gambling-harm prevention tools and support services to the general public. The new campaign is fronted by Karen Carney …

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GamCare to maintain dedicated women’s support programme  

GamCare will continue to host its dedicated online chatroom sessions aimed at women and those who identify as female, irrespective of the UK government continuing to ease national lockdown restrictions.  The treatment support charity launched its dedicated women’s sessions during 2020 as part of its problem-gambling support programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated chatroom was established following concerns raised …

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GamCare sets new three-year agenda to ensure all communities access to gambling treatment support

GamCare will operate under a new ‘organisational strategy’, executed over the next three years (2021-to-2024) to ensure that access to problem gambling treatment is maintained across all of the UK’s public health networks.  The charity states that its new organisational mandate will build on the success of its 2018-to-2021 strategy, which saw its organisation support over 100,000 people facing gambling-related …

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GamCare calls on collaboration to fill gambling block inefficiencies

GamCare has called for UK financial institutions and businesses to work together in ensuring that all ‘gambling block’ loopholes are closed in order to protect vulnerable consumers. The call for collaboration follows GamCare hosting its ‘Gambling Related Financial Harm’ workshop in which diverse financial stakeholders shared insights on the design and safety features of gambling block tools used by banking …

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GambleAware recommends that gambling prevalence research should move online

GambleAware has published ‘commissioned research’ to clarify fragmented data, insights and analysis of the UK’s gambling participation and its associated prevalence of related harms.  The research, undertaken by Professor Patrick Sturgis and Professor Jouni Kuha of the London School of Economics, was commissioned by GambleAware following concerns about discrepancies between a YouGov 2019 survey and ‘2018 Health Survey for England’.  …

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GamCare warns of ‘imminent need’ to address gambling harm among under-18s

GamCare has argued there is an ‘imminent need’ to discuss gambling-related harm among young people, with more than 7 in 10 (71.5%) calls to the National Gambling Helpline from under-18s being from those directly experiencing an issue with gambling. These calls came from young people struggling with a gambling-related issue personally, as opposed to 20% expressing concern about a friend …

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