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Funding & Transparency – Marc Etches writes open letter to industry stakeholders

Marc Etches the Chief Executive of independent industry charity GambleAware has written an open letter to industry stakeholders regarding funding and transparency for sector problem gambling initiatives. As previously detailed, Etches states that current voluntary donation system is failing, with GambleAware set to be 60% below its funding target for its year-to-date operations. As Leader of GambleAware, Etches states that …

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Marc Etches – GambleAware – Working towards the prevention of gambling related harm

Two weeks ago, GambleAware published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling related harm. The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering with the problem, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by …

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GambleAware aims to treble number treated for gambling harm

GambleAware has published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling-related harm. Formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, GambleAware has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering from gambling-related harm, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by funding research, education and …

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RGT shares British advances in treatment data collection

The Director of Commissioning for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has shared details of British advances in treatment data collection during the International Gambling Institute’s 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking. Jane Rigbye set out the British approach to data reporting in problem gambling treatment services in a speech to the University of Nevada, as part of International …

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Betting industry opens up machine data for evaluation by PwC

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to evaluate Player Awareness Systems (PAS), an independent recent betting industry initiative designed to help people avoid gambling-related harm when using gaming machines in licensed betting offices. PAS systems analyse the behaviour of those logged in and playing on gaming machines, assessing behaviour against a range of problem gambling markers. Alerts …

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Responsible Gambling Trust trekkers reach Kilimanjaro summit

A team of ambitious fundraisers from the Responsible Gambling Trust have climbed their way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.  The trekkers scaled the formidable mountain and 29 of the 30 participants reached the summit on Friday 12 February, raising funds to help minimise gambling-related harm in the UK. Climbers made their ascent to the Uhuru peak of Kilimanjaro which, …

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Neil Goulden steps down as Chair of RGT

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has announced that Neil Goulden is to retire from his role as a trustee and chair of the charity that raises funds from the gambling industry operating in Britain to fund research, treatment and harm-prevention activities. Goulden became the charity’s chair when it was launched in 2011 and he has overseen five successful years that have established stability and …

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Ipsos MORI to conduct study of problem gambling in licensed bingo premises

Market research firm Ipsos Mori has been commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) to undertake a study of the nature and extent of problem gambling behaviour in licensed bingo retail operations in Great Britain. RGT and the Bingo Association will facilitate participation of licensed bingo retail operators to provide data and practical support to the research programme. Work on the project …

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Industry told to up its game with Responsible Gambling Trust funding

Tracey Crouch MP, the Minister for Sport, has warned the gambling industry that ‘goodwill alone’ ‎would not be enough to minimise gambling-related harm. Speaking at the Responsible Gambling Trust‘s third annual harm minimisation conference at the King’s Fund, London, Crouch paid tribute to the good work of both RGT and the gambling industry in working in conjunction with the government. …

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Bookmakers hope PAS masters real-time problem gambling analysis

UK bookmakers are to implement Player Awareness Systems (PAS) – a new initiative which helps people avoid gambling-related harm while using gaming machines in betting shops. PAS, which is being launched today by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) annual conference, has been developed using the RGT’s ground-breaking December 2014 research that showed it …

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