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GamCare HelpLine recognised as a leading UK public advice program

The GamCare operated  ‘National Gambling HelpLine‘, has been re-accredited as a certified UK public health advice organisation by the Helplines Partnership. The Helplines Partnership is a membership body which reviews UK-wide organisations/programs which provide helpline services, monitoring engagement, interaction, advice and relevance for the needs of the public, its communities and wider UK health stakeholders. The National Gambling HelpLine completes …

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GVC Holdings commits to new responsibility action plan

As anticipated the governance of GVC Holdings, has this morning unveiled its new social responsibility corporate directive, seeking to reduce problem gambling harms, while further improving all-around industry standards. Presenting the firm’s new social responsibility and community mandate, Kenneth Alexander, GVC’s CEO, commented on the announcement: “As a leader in the industry, we fully recognise the need to ensure we …

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GambleAware increases GamCare funds to revitalise UK support structures

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it has reached a new agreement with partner GamCare, to fund the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ and further support the expansion of UK treatment services for adults experiencing gambling-related harms. Updating the market, GambleAware will increase GamCare’s annual funding by 20%, which will be attributed to a grant totalling £14 million over three years. Increasing …

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Industry pulls together for Responsible Gambling Week

For the first time ever, the gambling industry in Great Britain is coming together to support the launch of Responsible Gambling Week. This national, cross-industry awareness campaign will run from 12th – 18th October 2017 and will aim to get everyone talking about what it means to gamble responsibly. Responsible Gambling Week, which is led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling …

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GamCare closes National Gambling HelpLine 0845 number

National problem gambling support charity GamCare, who operate the National Gambling HelpLine for anyone seeking information, advice and support regarding problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales, are switching off their previous 0845 number in March 2017. The HelpLine has been operating a Freephone number (0808 8020 133) since 2012 and gradually transitioning to reduce the number of calls received …

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Ladbrokes donates £180,000 to new GamCare programme

Following a recent call centre visit by CEO Jim Mullen, Ladbrokes has announced a £180,000 donation to national problem gambling support charity GamCare to help fund its new Youth Programme. The firm will provide the backing in 2016 and 2017, to help fund three regional ‘youth hubs’ across the UK to provide information, advice, early interventions, and links to treatment …

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UKGC seeks closer interaction with gambling consumers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called for consumers and industry bodies , to help shape how its organisation will work with the general public. Updating the market, the UKGC has published its ‘two-way conversation: our plan for communicating with consumers‘ which aims to set out its approach to those who gamble or have an interest in gambling. Furthermore, In a …

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World Regulatory Briefing – The industry has come far but must go further

Totally Gaming delivered the World Regulatory Briefing (#WrBriefing) in London’s iconic OXO tower yesterday with a packed out agenda of speakers both endemic and non. An impressive line up included Sarah Harrison, CEO of the UK Gambling Commission, as Keynote Speaker. Harrison delivered a pinpoint 45 minute talk which was refreshingly frank. Discussing the new National Responsible Gambling Strategy developed …

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GamCare launches Gamble Aware Week in Cardiff, Glasgow & Manchester

Gambling harm and addiction prevention charity GamCare has launched its ‘Gamble Aware Week’ in the UK cities’ of Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. Aiming to raise public awareness of problem gambling conditions GamCare will be offering free drop-in information and advice sessions for anyone concerned about gambling. GamCare detailed that the sessions would be ‘friendly and informal’, focusing on giving the …

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GamCare – Betting shops back initiative to help problem gamblers in Chinatown

Betting shops in Chinatown are supporting an initiative by GamCare to offer multi-lingual counselling and treatment programmes for anyone encountering difficulty with their gambling. The service, which is provided by GamCare and ‘The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre’ (CNHLC), means confidential counselling services are provided by a team of qualified and experienced counsellors who speak the languages represented in the …

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