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BMJ article calls for new tax to fund responsible gambling initiatives

According to an article published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ), there should be more emphasis placed upon the revamping of current gambling laws in order to prioritise the funding of problem gambling clinics. The report has called for the introduction of a mandatory tax on the industry which would see additional funds being allocated to industry initiatives and the …

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UKGC forms its widest collaboration on reducing problem gambling harms

Publishing its ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called on its widest network of stakeholders to combat gambling harms. Presenting its ‘three-year strategy’, the UKGC details that it will coordinate with UK health bodies, charities, communities, regulators and wider businesses on tackling problem gambling. The Commission’s new strategy has established two strategic priorities in …

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RSPH & GambleAware establish ‘Gambling Health Alliance’ seeking wider influence

UK independent health association the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has announced that it will establish the ‘Gambling Health Alliance’(The Alliance) in partnership with industry charity GambleAware. In its mandate, the Alliance will ensure that gambling harms are placed on an ‘equal footing with other major UK public health challenges’ focussing on prevention, early intervention, and increasing community engagement/awareness …

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UK Gambling commission and NHS Wales back improved problem-gambling services

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has teamed up with a range of organisations across Wales with a view to provide and improve support to those who are susceptible to gambling-related harms. At the meeting in Cardiff,  30 representatives took part in a round table discussion, addressing the provision of treatment and prevention services, public health messaging, gambling venues and extending …

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Government commits to opening further clinics to tackle problem gambling

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to address compulsive gambling as part of a £20.5bn NHS shake-up. The proposed treatment centres will provide access to mental health services for the 500,000 adults and young people with gambling problems. There is currently only one clinic that specialises in treatment for compulsive gamblers in the UK, which is insufficient for …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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Marc Etches – Independence move sees GambleAware secure its new guiding vision

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Speaking exclusively to SBC, Marc Etches Chief Executive of GambleAware details the crucial developments and changes the industry charity has undertaken during the course of 2018, as GambleAware readies for the critical launch of its new UK-wide Safer Gambling advertising campaign… ____________ SBC: Why has 2018 been such a critical year for GambleAware’s organisation, structure and operations? Marc Etches (Chief Executive …

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GambleAware increases GamCare funds to revitalise UK support structures

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it has reached a new agreement with partner GamCare, to fund the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ and further support the expansion of UK treatment services for adults experiencing gambling-related harms. Updating the market, GambleAware will increase GamCare’s annual funding by 20%, which will be attributed to a grant totalling £14 million over three years. Increasing …

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Labour Party wants mandatory industry levy to tackle problem gambling

The UK Labour Party is expected to announce plans for a compulsory industry levy, which will fund the treatment of problem gambling. UK media reports that the levy plan is being spearheaded by Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, who will unveil the policy later today during his Labour 2017 Party Conference speech in Brighton. Under Watson’s plans, a compulsory gambling …

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