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GamCare backs self-exclusion scheme for high-risk trading

SBC News 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

SBC News 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 

SBC News 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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BGC lauds industry’s ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

SBC News BGC lauds industry's ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has provided an overview of the gambling industry’s 2021 CSR initiatives, focusing on community outreach, economic and social contribution, promotion of equality and diversity, employee support and environmental initiatives.  A number of prominent companies were highlighted in the report, including bet365 Group, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill, Gamesys and Entain, whilst BGC members in general …

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GamCare pledges support to global #HearHer Campaign 

SBC News GamCare pledges support to global #HearHer Campaign 

GamCare has showcased its support for the #HearHer global campaign, to end gender-based violence for all people who identify as female.  The #HearHer campaign was officially launched by Women’s Aid on 25 November and called on counterpart charities to promote 16-days of activism against gender-based violence. Finishing today (10 December) on ‘Human Rights Day’ –  Women’s Aid has pledged for …

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Gambling harm and education charities back Chesterfield FC’s matchday awareness campaign

SBC News Gambling harm and education charities back Chesterfield FC’s matchday awareness campaign

Engagement between lower division football clubs and safer gambling organisations continues to increase, as a National League fixture on Tuesday was host to a number of charity delegates.  A range of groups were invited to attend the match at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium, including GamCare and the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)- represented by Head of Delivery Sam …

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GambleAware commissions research into women’s gambling harms

SBC News GambleAware commissions research into women's gambling harms

Industry-funded body GambleAware has awarded a £250,000 grant for new research into women’s lived experience of gambling harms to a team of experts who will investigate the journeys of both gamblers and/or as ‘affected others’. The grant was awarded through a competitive process to a team led by Kelsey Beninger, Director at IFF Social Research Agency in collaboration with Maria …

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YGAM and Wolves to continue responsible betting collaboration

SBC News YGAM and Wolves to continue responsible betting collaboration

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has announced a continuation of its partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC focused on education and safeguarding.  As a result of the agreement, the partners will cooperate to deliver the aforementioned objectives in the Premier League team’s home West Midlands region.  In collaboration with GamCare, YGAM has trained Wolves and Wolves Foundation staff …

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Anna Hemmings: Public feel operators ‘are not doing their part’

SBC News Anna Hemmings: Public feel operators ‘are not doing their part’

GamCare CEO Anna Hemmings has argued that the general public do not feel that the betting and gaming firms ‘are doing their part’ as the UK government moves forward with its review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Publishing a statement to mark Safer Gambling Week 2021, Hemmings detailed that in collaboration with YouGov the charity surveyed 1,510 people who gamble …

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GamCare expands leadership team with frontline appointments 

SBC News GamCare expands leadership team with frontline appointments 

GamCare has expanded its executive leadership team to enhance the management of its problem gambling treatment support network and cooperation with wider national stakeholders.  The charity has confirmed the promotion of Rachel (Ray) Hassan to the position of Director of Quality and Innovation, ensuring that GamCare continues to deliver the strategic objectives of its nationwide programmes. Hassan’s promotion follows her …

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