Tag Archives: GAMSTOP

Gamstop recognised with British Data Award for ‘Good Initiative’

Gamstop has been awarded the ‘Data for Good Initiative’ at the 2022 British Data Awards, in recognition of its safer gambling operations.  The national online gambling self-exclusion scheme was recognized with the award due to its usage of data to prevent problem gamblers from continuing to access betting sites.  A total user base of 280,000 adults across the UK currently …

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Ipsos underlines positive impact of TalkBanStop programme

The cross-charity TalkBanStop initiative has been broadly successful in its objectives, with participants suffering less harmful effects from gambling as a result. This is according to recent research by Ipsos and reported by GamCare, one of the three organisations involved in the safer gambling programme, together with Gamban and GamStop. Ipsos found that TalkBankStop – which has been installed 9,000 …

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Camelot fined £3.15m for mobile app errors

National Lottery operator Camelot has been fined by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for three errors occurring on its mobile app which affected thousands of players. The first failure which led to the £3.15 million penalty was an instance in which up to 20,000 NationaL Lottery app users were informed that their winning draw-based ticket was actually a non-winner when …

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Gamstop reports ‘significant spike’ in 2021 registrations

Gamstop has revealed that the number of registrations on its self-exclusion platform increased substantially during 2021 in its annual review.  Issuing an update this morning, the organisation detailed that there has been a 28% increase in year-on-year registrations to its free online gambling self-exclusion scheme from 2020 to 2021, described as a ‘significant spike’.  Of the self-excluded individuals in 2021, …

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BGC: GAMSTOP to lead first trials of Single Customer View project 

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced that UK gambling’s headline ‘Single Customer View’ cross-industry data-sharing project will be trialled by GAMSTOP.  The Single Customer View project was assigned by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to BGC members to develop new technical safeguards to protect those most at risk of gambling harms. The trial’s aim is to identify those …

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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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YGAM teams up with GAMSTOP and RecoverMe to embark on university tour

YGAM, The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust has embarked on its Gambling Support University Tour in partnership with safer gambling counterparts GAMSTOP and RecoverMe.  The Tour will see teams from the three organisations visit university campuses across the UK, to engage students and university staff on wide-ranging issues related to gambling harms. Of significance, the tour will train university …

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GAMSTOP & YGAM highlight concerns on gambling habits formed during University

A new survey commissioned by safer gambling charities GAMSTOP and YGAM has revealed insights into university students gambling habits and spending. Taking feedback from 2,000 Students across UK campuses, the survey undertaken by research agency CensusWide revealed that 80% of participants had gambled. Of those students, 41% admitted that gambling had a “negative impact on their university experience, including missing …

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Steve Birch: Sky Bet’s EFL partnership ‘most significant’ in world of sport

Sky Bet’s long-term partnership with the English Football League (EFL) has been described as one of the ‘most significant’ in the world of professional sports by the group’s CEO Steve Birch. Writing on the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) website, he suggested that the deal,  which was first established in 2013, has mostly revolved around advertising with a specific focus …

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Tebwin sportsbook named betting partner of Worcester Warriors

Online casino and sportsbook Tebwin.com has become the official betting partner of Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Worcester Warriors. In a bid to increase Tebwin’s support of UK sport, the company’s logo will be displayed at Sixways Stadium with other promotional material as part of the collaboration. “We look forward to working closely with Worcester Warriors and seeing the team flourish …

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