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GamCare cites ‘change, growth and challenges’ in final review of three-year strategy

Nearing the end of its three-year strategy, GamCare has highlighted the last 12 months of the initiative as ‘an incredible period of change, growth, and of course, recent challenge’, citing a number of major developments for both itself and the industry. Identifying a number of ‘key sector developments’ for 2020/21 in its Trustees Annual Review, the gambling harm awareness charity …

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BGC: Industry will maintain its safer gambling duties as problem rates fall

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged that its membership will ‘keep the momentum’ on continuing to reduce problem gambling rates, following the positive results of 2021 gambling prevalence data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Feedback of a quarterly telephone survey, conducted by Yonder Consulting, a nationally representative sample of 4,005 participants – aged 16 and over …

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GamCare highlights ‘huge value’ in TalkBanStop collaboration after survey

Following a survey by Ipsos Mori, GamCare has maintained confidence in its collaboration  and ‘common shared vision’ with Gamban and GAMSTOP revolving around the TalkBanStop initiative. According to Ipsos Mori’s research, people who have made use of all three layers of the provided support have gambled less and as a result experienced a reduction in gambling-related harms, in particular with …

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Paul Merson’s BBC documentary to place gambling addiction in the public spotlight

The subject of problem gambling returns to UK primetime terrestrial TV screens, as BBC One will air tonight its “Paul Merson: Football, Gambling & Me” (9 pm) programme.  The documentary will recount the former footballer’s latest relapse into gambling addiction, triggered by the anxieties of COVID-19’s national lockdown, in which Merson has admitted to losing his entire earnings and life …

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GamCare launches campus focused Big Deal campaign 

GamCare has launched it’s Big Deal’ campaign, advising university students of the risks of problem gambling and the support networks available to help those concerned with gambling harms.  Big Deal has been launched as university students return to campus, following the disruption of 2020 and 2021’s COVID-19’s lockdown on student life. The youth campaign has been designed on the recommendations …

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GamCare spikes in helpline calls following Paul Merson GMB interview 

GamCare has reported that its helpline registered a sudden influx in calls yesterday following Paul Merson’s interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) show.  The former Premier League footballer revealed his lived experience with gambling addiction and its harmful consequences on family and loved ones. Merson broke down in tears during the interview, revealing that he had relapsed on his …

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Betting shops act as top performers on ID verification

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) has stood by the record of UK betting shops in preventing the participation and engagement of under-18s. Findings published by independent analysts Serve Legal revealed betting shops as ‘top of the league’ with regards to verifying customer ages – outperforming UK convenience stores, supermarkets and petrol stations. The results were carried out by Serve …

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GamCare pilots PayPlan debt advice referrals 

GamCare continues its work on protecting UK gamblers from the risks of consuming gambling-related debts, announcing that it has begun to trail referrals with PayPlan.  The harm prevention and treatment support charity has launched a pilot initiative connecting its users with debt advice specialists trained by PayPlan. The need for debt advice has been marked as a key priority by …

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Casumo continues to benefit from marketing opportunities with Reading FC

Casumo has enhanced its sponsorship arrangement with EFL Championship club Reading FC, continuing to benefit from branding and marketing initiatives. The extension of the initial two-year principal partnership will see the Malta-based online casino operator – which acquired a UK sportsbook licence last year – continue to serve as an official key partner of the Berkshire-based club.  Additionally, Casumo branding …

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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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