Tag Archives: Marc Ethes

John McCracken departs from GambleAware after three years

GambleAware’s John McCracken has announced that he will be leaving the charity after serving as Director of Commissioning (Treatment Services) for three years. McCracken led the early development of the National Gambling Treatment Service and worked closely with the NHS on problem gambling related issues throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Furthermore, McCracken was heavily involved in the implementation of the …

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GambleAware publishes UK donations as charity plans for critical 2019

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Seeking to bring transparency to its current ‘voluntary funding arrangement’, industry charity GambleAware has published details of donations and pledges received by industry stakeholders. Updating the market, GambleAware details that the ‘total amount of money pledged and received during Q1 2018 (April-June) amounted to £2.8 million’. At present, industry incumbents that support GambleAware initiatives are required to contribute annually a …

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Industry heads unite behind Responsible Gambling Week

Placing social responsibility at the forefront of the industry, the first ever ‘Responsible Gambling Week’ (RG Week – 12-18 October) has been met with great enthusiasm by sector stakeholders. Driven by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), every vertical of the UK gambling industry (arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and digital) will take initiative in driving the message of …

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GambleAware publishes breakdown report on problem gambling costs to UK Government

Industry charitable trust GambleAware has today published an official report which ‘outlines the estimated cost that problem gambling has on the UK Government’. The report estimates that the figure is between £260 million and £1.2 billion a year.  Working in-conjunction with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), GambleAware breaks down cost impact to the UK government by sector relating …

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Senet Group launches prominent warnings on TV betting ads

From 1 January 2015, Britain’s leading betting companies have committed to carrying prominent new responsible gambling messages on all TV advertising and other forms of advertising online and in betting shops. The messages are part of a campaign led by the  Senet Group, a new independent body set up by William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power to promote responsible gambling …

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