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GambleAware commits a further £3.9m funding towards problem gambling treatment

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it will be fronting an additional £3.9m in funding towards the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. The funding, which is set to continue for up to three years, will be provided to GamCare and its network of partners across Great Britain. £2.35m of the funding will be allocated to expanding the provision of face-to-face …

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GVC, William Hill and bet365 top the list of GambleAware donations

According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators GVC Holdings, William Hill and bet365 have topped the list of donations received by the charity, having given a combined amount of over £3.3m in 2018/19. GambleAware published its list of donations for the twelve months ending 31 March 2019. It has been pointed out that GVC Holdings, the umbrella group …

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SBC Spotlight – All eyes on Lords Liaison of The Gambling Act

Betting leadership should monitor the movements of The House of Lords Liason Committee, which is being urged to review all UK gambling policies and social consequences which have followed the implementation of the 2005 Gambling Act… __________ Political analysis of the gambling industry is set to intensify as the ‘House of Lords Liaison Committee’ has received proposals for its new special …

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GambleAware launches ‘Bet Regret 2’ targeting Cheltenham audiences

Industry charity GambleAware has released its second ‘Bet Regret’ advertisement of its headline two-year ‘Safer Gambling’ nationwide campaign, targeting Cheltenham Festival 2019 audiences. Safer Gambling continues its high-impact / high-reach mandate, with the new Bet Regret advertisement being broadcast this week across Cheltenham Festival’s multiple media formats. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “We hope this new commercial will get people …

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RSPH & GambleAware establish ‘Gambling Health Alliance’ seeking wider influence

UK independent health association the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has announced that it will establish the ‘Gambling Health Alliance’(The Alliance) in partnership with industry charity GambleAware. In its mandate, the Alliance will ensure that gambling harms are placed on an ‘equal footing with other major UK public health challenges’ focussing on prevention, early intervention, and increasing community engagement/awareness …

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Government commits to opening further clinics to tackle problem gambling

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to address compulsive gambling as part of a £20.5bn NHS shake-up. The proposed treatment centres will provide access to mental health services for the 500,000 adults and young people with gambling problems. There is currently only one clinic that specialises in treatment for compulsive gamblers in the UK, which is insufficient for …

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Three more banks develop functions to block gambling transactions

Three more UK high-street banks have announced plans to allow customers to control and block particular payments via mobile applications, following Barclays’ lead. Lloyds, Santander, and RBS have approved proposals to develop payment-blocking functions that are set to affect transactions made in high street bookmakers and online betting sites and provide greater protections to those who have an issue with …

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Barclays adds ‘gambling-block’ component to UK accounts

Barclays has confirmed that it will become the first UK high-street bank to integrate a ‘gambling-block’ component across its customer-facing digital platforms. Updating the media, Barclays informs that the gambling-block feature will allow customers to turn-off engagements/transactions with all gambling-related properties – retail bookmakers, casinos, racetracks, lottery and digital betting enterprises. The gambling-block feature has been co-developed with citizen financial …

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GambleAware seeks open discussion on football & betting launching #CanWeHaveOurBallBack

Presenting its latest social media initiative – #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, industry charity GambleAware seeks to encourage public discussion related to football’s relationship with betting. #CanWeHaveOurBallBack comes off the back of recent financial analysis by GambleAware and industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners which details that ‘80% of marketing spend by gambling companies is focused on online verticals’. Leading the social campaign, Marc Etches, Chief …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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