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UKGC: BAME gamblers more at risk of harm but community research remains limited 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further insights on the gambling behaviours of ‘BAME – black and minority ethnic’ communities. BAME analysis was gathered from a 2020 survey of 4,000 adults (aged +16), that included 473 interviews with BAME respondents. On gambling participation BAME respondents revealed that they were significantly less likely to gamble – as the survey reported …

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UKGC begins pilot of new research methodologies on gambling prevalence 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will be piloting its new research schemes on gambling participation and prevalence during the period of October 2021 and March 2022.  The Commission stated that it had moved onto the next phase of its headline project to improve the quality of adult gambling participation and prevalence statistics available to stakeholders.   Entering …

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YGAM seeks new CEO as founder Lee Willows departs charity

Lee Willows has ended his seven-year tenure as Founder and Chief Executive of YGAM – The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust. This morning YGAM issued a statement confirming that Willows would be leaving the charity at the end of the month. A former teacher, Willows founded YGAM in 2014 with lived experience partners Anne and Keith Evans, establishing the …

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PHE indicates gambling harms interlinked cost with mental wellbeing

Ministers and betting leadership will be reviewing the findings of the ‘Gambling-related harms evidence review’ paper published today by Public Health England (PHE). In 2019, PHE was instructed to review gambling’s societal harms as a departmental duty, following on from DCMS’ review of FOBTs and social responsibility measures. In its remit, PHE was asked to examine the social impact of …

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GAMSTOP reports 25% increase in self-exclusion rates during 2021 

GAMSTOP has disclosed a dramatic increase in registrations to its free national gambling self-exclusion scheme recorded during 2021.  Publishing its bi-annual review, GAMSTOP said that it had registered 40,000 people with its self-exclusion service during the first six months of 2021. The figure represents a 25% increase on 2020 comparatives, as total GAMSTOP self-exclusion registrants stand at 218,000. A breakdown …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

GambleAware has committed a further £2.5 million in funding to expand its Gambling Education Hubs network across England and Wales.  The funding commitment follows the success of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub Service, operated by Edinburgh youth work organisation Fast Forward. Advancing its network, GambleAware has issued two new tenders for the design and delivery of hubs in England and …

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Tim Miller: Data exchange will be the key remit in gambling’s era of highest expectations 

Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has warned industry leadership to adjust to a ‘new normal of highest expectations’ in how the gambling sector will be governed.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Know Now 2021’ conference on social responsibility for gambling operators, Miller reflected on the work of the UKGC during a frenzied 18-month pandemic …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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