Tag Archives: NHS

Winning Post – Another week, another credit card consultation

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kick starts the week by assessing the global changes to taxes, the Australian government’s crackdown on credit cards, and the recent NHS statistics released in the UK. Global: gambling tax changes – call of duty This week has seen three elements of ‘bad news’ from a tax perspective. Denmark (€520m run-rate online market) has announced …

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Winning Post : UK gambling… No sign of the fun ever stopping

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which UK gambling has been cross-examined by Parliament, the House of Lords, the NHS and further academic institutions… ________________ UK Parliament – no sign of the “fun” stopping in spite of Britain’s political meltdown In spite of the staccato nature of parliamentary politics right now, there was still time this …

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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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Winning Post: Sweden stresses its ‘duty of care’

Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners provides insight into whether Swedish gambling operators can effectively deliver a ‘duty of care’ to customers, and how the introduction of further problem gambling clinics can support harm prevention. UK: safer gambling – Leeds follows London on gambling disorder clinic This week, the second NHS clinic for problem gambling opened in Leeds. …

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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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Friday evidence deadline for gambling’s social and economic Select Committee

Industry stakeholders are reminded that they have only one week to return submissions of evidence (deadline Friday 6 September) to the Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts of the gambling industry’ on UK society. Announced this July, the House of Lords established a Select Committee seeking to gain ‘research insights and valuable facts’ on the UK gambling sector …

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RSPH ‘Scroll Free September’ backs GambleAware’s take-a-break mandate

This September, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) launches the second edition of its ‘Scroll Free September’ campaign, encouraging the UK public to ‘take a break from gambling online’. Run as an independent health organisation, the RSPH supports UK health networks, and details that ‘Scroll Free’ has been developed to support the ongoing gambling-harm prevention initiatives developed by GambleAware’s …

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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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Government to review National Lottery Games ‘age-of-play’ rules

Mims Davies Secretary for Sports and Civil Society has confirmed that the UK government will launch a consultation reviewing proposals to increase the minimum age-of-play on National Lottery scratchcards and instant win games. The government opens its consultation, seeking advice on whether to raise the age-of-play from16-to-18 on some or all National Lottery syndicated games and products. The Consultation is …

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Simon Stevens – Betting should pay ‘NHS tab’ on problem gambling

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens has stated that UK licensed betting operators should compulsory fund the treatment of problem gambling networks across the UK. Stevens is the latest UK public health figurehead to call for the government to implement a ‘mandatory levy’ on UK betting incumbents, stating that it would be unfair for taxpayers to ‘pick-up the huge tab for …

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