Tag Archives: Leeds

Ladbrokes Amplify backs British talent returning to live shows  

Ladbrokes has launched the live shows of its ‘Amplify’ campaign, bringing live music experiences to football audiences across the UK.  Amplify sees Ladbrokes continue its work with #WeMakeEvents, helping UK live music and entertainment venues return to business following more than a year under lockdown orders.   The first Ladbrokes Amplify show will see Liverpool indie rising stars Red Rum Club …

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UKGC fines VGC Leeds £450,000 for customer care and AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed a £450,000 penalty package to Leeds’s Victoria Gate Casino (VGC Leeds), trading as Global Gaming Ventures, having confirmed extensive duty of customer care failures. An investigation undertaken by the regulator, concerning the casino venue, identified failings in the way it identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and gambling-related harm. …

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Scientific Games upgrades Leeds lottery facility

Scientific Games Corporation has expanded instant game production technology by 20% at its UK production facility in Leeds, adding an estimated 175 employees to its workforce there. The Leeds plant is one of five global instant games production centres serving the worldwide lottery industry with products representing 70% of global retail sales. It currently supplies the UK National Lottery and 50 lotteries in …

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Yorkshire nets £800k to launch community-focused safer gambling programme

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has awarded Yorkshire and the Humber £800,000 to develop its community-focused gambling harm prevention and support programme.  The region’s funding forms part of the UKGC’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms – in which public health directors will develop a customised programme treating problem gambling harms across the eight counties forming Yorkshire and the Humber. …

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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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William Hill closes Stockholm Gametek office

William Hill Plc has begun the phased closure of its ‘Gametek Office’ in Stockholm, a decision the FTSE betting group has undertaken to simplify its operating structures. Issuing a statement to SBC, William Hill brands its Stockholm office closure as ‘a natural step’ in the firm’s integration of MRG Group assets within its wider organisation. William Hill will move to …

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Yorkshire appoints Richard Flint as a ‘Welcome Advisor’

Sky Bet Chairman Richard Flint is set to become a key non-executive director advising Yorkshire Tourism’s flagship ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ campaign. Flint will take up the post immediately following the end of his two-year stint as the Chair of the CBI for Yorkshire and Humber. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading Tech CEOs, during his 17-year tenure leading Sky …

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October sees GamCare Helpline become a 24hr service

UK problem gambling support and treatment charity GamCare has reminded its betting industry and national health stakeholders that from 1 October 2019, the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ will be run as a 24-hour service. The National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) updates its operating schedule of 8am-to-midnight, transforming into a ‘UK Helplines’ accredited 24-hour support structure open every day of the year. …

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GambleAware & NHS open Leeds support & treatment clinic

Today NHS England and GambleAware significantly expand UK problem gambling support networks, opening the ‘NHS Northern Gambling Service’ facility in Leeds. A key 2019 UK health directive, the problem-gambling support, treatment and research clinic will be run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) working in partnership with GamCare networks. The Leeds clinic is the first gambling-support centre to …

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GamCare commits to expanding Youth Outreach Programme

Problem gambling support and treatment charity GamCare has announced that it will expand its ‘Youth Outreach Programme’ across the UK, having secured additional funding for two-years. GamCare has operated its Youth Outreach Programme since 2017, which has seen the charity develop educational ‘youth hubs’ across five UK regions. Targeting young people aged between 11-19, the youth hubs have been developed …

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