Tag Archives: Heather Wardle

Gambling Commission calls The Samaritans to bolster guidelines

The Gambling Commission is partnering up with The Samaritans in the battle against problem gambling after a fresh analysis of 2007 data shed light on its links with suicide.   The small scale research programme, published today by GambleAware and the Gambling Commission, was based on findings from the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) and indicated that one in five …

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RGT shares British advances in treatment data collection

The Director of Commissioning for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has shared details of British advances in treatment data collection during the International Gambling Institute’s 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking. Jane Rigbye set out the British approach to data reporting in problem gambling treatment services in a speech to the University of Nevada, as part of International …

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Gambling-related harm targeted in ground-breaking study

Two local authorities are the first in the UK to map people at risk of gambling-related harm in their communities. This comes before a change to regulations on April 6th, which will require all gambling premises to prepare a local area risk assessment. Westminster City Council and Manchester City Council teamed up with Geofutures to produce the report. The two local …

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Loyalty card problem gambling rates not representative of population

One of the lead researchers on the Responsible Gambling Trust’s investigations into problem gambling on machines has warned against applying its findings from loyalty cards to the whole machine gaming public. Heather Wardle, Research Director of NatCen Group, stated that the identified problem gambling rate of 23% found in its sample could not be comfortably extrapolated to every gaming machine player …

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UK Gambling Commission reports growing concern over problem gambling affecting 18-24 age group.

Research published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has found a growing risk of problem gambling amongst young British males aged 16-24. The UKGC research reports that men aged 16-24 are twice as likely to be “in the at risk category of problem gambling”. The report title “Further analysis of the Health Survey for England 2012 and Scottish Health Survey …

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