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GAMSTOP nets ‘best outcomes’ in independent evaluation of self-exclusion 

GAMSTOP, UK gambling’s self-exclusion scheme, has cited that eight out of 10 players (82%) have stopped or reduced their gambling habits since registering with its services. The headline figure was communicated to GAMSTOP following an independent evaluation of player self-exclusion outcomes undertaken by research agency Sonnet.   Based on the survey feedback of more than 3,300 users of GAMSTOP, 84% …

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GambleAware opens tender to pilot £1m residential rehab programme

GambleAware has opened a tender for a pilot project to run a new ‘residential rehabilitation programme’ for gambling disorders, which will form part of the wider National Gambling Treatment Service. As the UK’s principal problem gambling RET charity, GambleAware cites that its new rehabilitation programme will maintain a specific focus on ‘complex and co-morbid presentation amongst service users’. GambleAware requires …

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GamCare to maintain dedicated women’s support programme  

GamCare will continue to host its dedicated online chatroom sessions aimed at women and those who identify as female, irrespective of the UK government continuing to ease national lockdown restrictions.  The treatment support charity launched its dedicated women’s sessions during 2020 as part of its problem-gambling support programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated chatroom was established following concerns raised …

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Gambless targets retail bettors with ‘Play it Safe’ initiative

Gambless has initiated its ‘Play it Safe’ campaign, which will see the gambling harm prevention and support app distribute flyers across betting shops and casinos internationally. ‘Play it Safe’ flyers will include a PGS1 self-assessment test for bettors, as well as a free code to access psycho-educational resources on the Gambless app, aimed at supporting those at risk of problem …

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GamCare sets new three-year agenda to ensure all communities access to gambling treatment support

GamCare will operate under a new ‘organisational strategy’, executed over the next three years (2021-to-2024) to ensure that access to problem gambling treatment is maintained across all of the UK’s public health networks.  The charity states that its new organisational mandate will build on the success of its 2018-to-2021 strategy, which saw its organisation support over 100,000 people facing gambling-related …

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Using lived experience to shape Safer Gambling Training

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Safer Gambling Training (a programme created by charities YGAM and Betknowmore UK) kick starts its series of features for SBC examining the critical discipline of improving education for all industry stakeholders. Ben Davies, Head of Safer Gambling Partnerships at Betknowmore UK, explains why learning from lived experience can fundamentally change betting’s algorithmic approach to engaging in the deep nuances of …

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Gambling with Lives trials new support system for treatment of gambling disorders

Gambling with Lives has unveiled its new ‘treatment and support system’, designed by the lived experience of former victims of gambling harms working with health experts to tackle the deep complexities of gambling disorders. The support charity states that its organisation embarked on a new pathway design, acknowledging that victims of gambling had faced judgement and a lack of understanding …

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Stevie Shaves: All eyes on Buzz Bingo’s critical reopening…

After a year of business closure under UK lockdown rules, Buzz Bingo will reopen its +90 venues to the general public from Monday 17 May. Chief Commercial Officer Stevie Shaves tells SBC why all industry stakeholders should be paying close attention to Buzz Bingo’s reopening duties as a critical indicator of the sector’s retail future trading against future unknowns… ___________________ …

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GambleAware to fund critical research on ethnic and female gambling harms 

GambleAware has called for the launch of two new research projects which will examine the ‘lived experience of gambling harm amongst marginalised communities and women’. The safer gambling research, education and treatment charity will fund each project with an investment of £250,000 to secure deeper insights and new evidence on gambling harm impacts within the two groups.    As communicated in …

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GamCare: Government’s Gambling Act review must fill RET social gaps

GamCare has become the latest problem gambling treatment support stakeholder to publish its ‘consultation phase’ response to the UK government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act.    As the operator of the National Gambling Helpline, GamCare stated that its response was reflective of the experiences of its staff and volunteers who support more than 40,000 people who engage with its services …

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