Tag Archives: GAMSTOP

GAMSTOP: 9.5% increase in registrants shows rising gambling harm awareness 

SBC News GAMSTOP: 9.5% increase in registrants shows rising gambling harm awareness 

There has been an increase in people self-excluding from online gambling, a report by GAMSTOP has shown.  The national self-exclusion scheme revealed that new registrations between 2022 and 2023 have grown by 9.5% year-on-year.  In fact, 2023 was a record year for self-exclusions, with more than 92,000 vulnerable consumers registering with GAMSTOP. May in that year also proved to be …

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Uptick in GAMSTOP exclusions among 16-24 year olds

SBC News Uptick in GAMSTOP exclusions among 16-24 year olds

GAMSTOP has reported a 12% year-on-year increase in sign-ups to its self-exclusion service, publishing its figures for the first half of 2023. The UK organisation revealed that around 48,000 consumers registered in the first six months of the year, barring themselves from all licensed online gambling sites.  In March, GAMSTOP recorded its biggest month so far for sign-ups and a …

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A job well done? Mixed response to White Paper from UK RET sector

A job well done? Mixed response to White Paper from UK RET sector

A feeling of optimism, calls for more work to be done and a sense of relief – the reaction to the Gambling Act review White Paper from the UK’s research, education and treatment (RET) community has been eclectic to say the least. Issuing statements to the regulatory proposals, three of the UK’s most prominent RET organisations outlined viewpoints on what …

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GAMSTOP cites Cheltenham for ‘highest-ever’ monthly registrations

GAMSTOP cities Cheltenham for ‘highest-ever’ monthly registrations

UK national online self-exclusion registry GAMSTOP has published its figures for March, revealing a record number of sign-ups for a single month. The service reported 8,504 registrations for March 2023, not only marking its ‘highest-ever’ monthly figure but also a year-on-year increase of 24% on 2022. GAMSTOP has earmarked the March betting activity generated by the Cheltenham Festival as a …

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GAMSTOP success highlighted by new self-exclusion study

SBC News GAMSTOP success highlighted by new self-exclusion study

New research commissioned by GamCare has revealed the effectiveness of Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Schemes in helping people with gambling problems.  The research, conducted by global market research firm IPSOS, is the first longitudinal study in the field, providing valuable insights into the long-term impacts of such schemes on participants. Self-exclusion is a process that allows individuals to request assistance in preventing …

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UKGC opens consultation on GAMSTOP extensions and suicide disclosure

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new consultation to secure feedback on “three proposed changes to requirements placed on UK gambling businesses”.  Feedback is required on the first proposal to expand “the multi-operator self-exclusion scheme to additional categories of betting licensee”. The Commission is consulting on whether to apply the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme to “all betting licensees, including …

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‘Seriousness and proximity’ of gambling addictions highlighted amongst students

SBC News ‘Seriousness and proximity’ of gambling addictions highlighted amongst students

One in four students who gamble may be experiencing harm and one in two say that gambling has affected their university experience, research carried out by Censuswide has found. The study is a follow up on a survey in 2022 which was commissioned by education charity Ygam and GAMSTOP, a national online self-exclusion service. In a total of 2,000 students …

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UKGC lifts LEBOM licence suspension after conditions met

UKGC LEBOM licence approval

LEBOM’s licence suspension has been lifted by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) just under a week after the initial decision. In an update to the Commission’s original announcement on its website, the regulator explained that the licence suspension was brought to an end following ‘remedial action’ by LEBOM.  A football predictions app, LEBOM was suspended by the UKGC for failing …

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ACMA blocking crusade continues with more affiliates taken down

SBC News ACMA blocking crusade continues with more affiliates taken down

Several offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites have been blocked by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The authority detailed that it had requested internet service providers (ISPs) to block websites such as Casino Moons, Winnerama, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, LegitGamblingSites.com and Gamblers Lab. After investigating the sites, the ACMA concluded that the sites were operating in breach of …

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