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GamCare forms research collaboration on gambling vulnerabilities

GamCare has formed a new collaboration with City University and research agencies LAB and Ignition House to better understand online gambling behaviours and vulnerabilities. Launching its project, GamCare stated that deeper research is required in order to identify potential indicators of vulnerability and harms of people engaging in online gambling. The project has been split into two phases, with GamCare …

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GambleAware seeks concrete findings on GB treatment survey

GambleAware has commissioned YouGov to complete a second survey on ‘GB Treatment and Support Demands’, after deciding upon the need for a methodology review.    The charity’s second YouGov survey is, therefore, focused on the demand for treatment support services, and the barriers which might impede vulnerable customers from seeking help. The 2020 survey has been increased to 18,000 UK …

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Winning Post: NHS self-isolates during Safer Gambling Week

Industry leadership and social responsibility advocates should be concerned at the NHS’ cold stance on Safer Gambling Week. Regulus Partners acknowledges the safer gambling initiative’s obvious flaws but states that it should not be discounted as virtue signalling by betting operators.  _________________ The NHS’s decision to criticise ‘Safer Gambling Week’ reveals much about the challenges facing the National Strategy to …

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Winning Post – Flip-flopping Number 10 wants control of Gambling Act reforms

Regulus Partners observes odd Downing Street movements, as PM Boris Johnson seeks direct control of UK gambling reforms. Facing a daunting end-of-year schedule, ensuring that the UK economy can withstand a COVID-19 winter and Brexit fallout… Regulus asks why is Boris picking on gambling? UK: in Parliament – Casinos reel from ‘curfew’ as Johnson preaches morality “As flies to wanton …

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GamCare publishes parental guidance on Gaming Safety

GamCare has published new guidance on ‘Gaming Safety’ in response to parental concerns over the ‘blurring lines between gaming and gambling’ within digital environments.  The charity has provided its recommendation to parents, having consulted research undertaken by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough, with regards to changing gaming experiences ‘specifically around the purchase of loot box incentives’. GamCare acknowledged that …

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GamCare launches dedicated chatroom for women affected by gambling harms

Expanding its problem-gambling support resources, GamCare has announced that it will launch a dedicated online chat room session for women who are affected by gambling-related harms on Saturday 12 September (19:00-20:00 hrs).  The chatroom, which will be open to ‘those who identify as female’, forms part of GamCare’s ‘daily support sessions’ – a resource made available via the charity’s website …

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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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GambleAware – Deeper research needed to tackle the illness of gambling disorders

GambleAware has published its ‘quarterly briefing note’, highlighting the work the charity has undertaken with diverse organisations in reducing problem gambling harms across the UK. The briefing note provides industry stakeholders with an update on GambleAware’s commissioning of directives to support the delivery of the National Gambling Treatment Service. Furthermore, the charity providers an update on, national public health campaigns …

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GambleAware refreshes ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ for summer 2020  

GambleAware has updated its nationwide ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ to raise awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service in the UK.  With the return of major sports broadcasting across TV and digital verticals, GambleAware has launched a ‘burst of new activity’ to support its #BetRegret safer gambling initiative and further awareness of the UK’s gambling harm prevention and support services.  Targeting …

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report

A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its launch, Committee Chair Lord Grade …

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