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ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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Bookmakers hope PAS masters real-time problem gambling analysis

UK bookmakers are to implement Player Awareness Systems (PAS) – a new initiative which helps people avoid gambling-related harm while using gaming machines in betting shops. PAS, which is being launched today by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) annual conference, has been developed using the RGT’s ground-breaking December 2014 research that showed it …

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GamCare releases dates for social responsibility training

Problem gambling organisation GamCare is offering new dates for its one day training course Social responsibility & problem gambling awareness. The course is designed for those working within the betting and gaming industry, and aims to give staff an understanding of social responsibility and interaction with players, raising awareness of problem gambling and signposting to support. GameCare said that all …

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Problem gambling charity appoints new chair

National responsible gambling charity GamCare has announced that Sir Ian Prosser, the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Bass Plc, has been appointed Chairman of the charity, replacing Anthony Jennens who died earlier this year. Knighted in 1995, the chartered accountant has a long and distinguished business career predominantly in the brewing and hospitality industry. He is also active on …

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ICE breaks 25,000 milestone with 8% jump

Visitor figures for ICE 2015 have for the first time broken the 25,000 mark.  The interim figures, which are subject to a final independent audit, show that a total of 25,386 unique attendees made the journey to London’s ExCeL Centre, an 8% increase on 2014, and the sixth consecutive year of growth for what is the world’s biggest business-to–business gaming event. Clarion’s Portfolio Director Kate Chambers …

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Problem gambling debate can be ‘overly complicated’

Dirk Hansen, CEO of charity GamCare, has said that debate around problem gambling can be ‘overly complicated’. In an interview in February’s Betting Business interactive, Hansen said that the problem gambling charity treads carefully on the issue. When asked if he agreed with the contention that a rational debate on problem gambling is increasingly rare. Is this your experience, Hansen …

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GamCare chairman recognised in New Year Honours List

Anthony Jennens, chairman of problem gambling charity GamCare, has been recognised in the New Year Honours List. Jennens has received a OBE for charitable services in the Prevention and Treatment of Gambling Addiction. He is in good company among the charity’s trustees, which features president Lord Sharman of Redlynch OBE, vice presidents Bill Galston OBE and John Brackenbury CBE, Treasurer …

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Clive Hawkswood: Industry can’t do effective self-exclusion alone

SBC News caught up with Remote Gambling Association Chief Executive Clive Hawkswood to ask him a few questions about his organisation’s new ground-breaking agreement with GamCare and Gordon Moody Association for protecting vulnerable people using self-exclusion. SBC: What has been the biggest challenge in setting up a self-exclusion system for remote operators? Clive Hawkswood: For individual remote operators, self-exclusion works …

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RGA launches self-exclusion database

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), GamCare and the Gordon Moody Association have launched a project to provide assistance to people who may have a problem gambling and want to self-exclude from online gambling websites. The initiative, which was conceived at a meeting of the RGA’s social responsibility committee, will enable counsellors at GamCare and Gordon Moody to help their clients …

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Code Of Conduct Set to Tackle Problem Gambling

The recent government  debate and increased media coverage regarding problem gambling, the  promotion and advertising of betting and gambling services and the expansion of UK betting shops has triggered the UK gambling industry to launch a code of conduct in order to tackle issues and concerns effecting the industry and its customers. As of March 1, the UK gambling commission …

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