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RGT greenlights further loyalty card player research

The Responsible Gambling Trust, the industry-funded organisation that commissions research, treatment and education initiatives around problem gambling, has commissioned NatCen Social Research to conduct a follow-up to a survey of bookmaker loyalty card holders first published in 2014. Researchers will measure problem gambling rates and study reasons for behaviour change since the original survey. The 2014 survey of bookmaker loyalty …

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RGT issues public tender for gambling-related harm research

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has issued an open invitation to tender for a new programme of research into ’Gambling-related harm: what does this term involve and how best to measure and account for it in Great Britain?’ The programme provides total funding for relevant research projects of up to £80,000 to be delivered over a period of 12 months. …

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RGT announces Kilimanjaro Trek industry fundraisers

Marc Etches CEO of the Responsible Gambling Trust has announced the fundraisers of the 2016 Mount Kilimanjaro Trek for charity. The planned trek will be RGT’s fourth annual fundraising expedition and the charity’s second visit to Kilimanjaro National Park. The previous expeditions have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. A total of 31 industry trekkers, …

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Marc Etches – RGT – Building Remote Responsibilities

Having commissioned PwC to complete a two-phase research programme into the behaviour of remote gambling, with a view to indicate and shed further insight on gambling related harm and risks. Marc Etches Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), details the importance of the study for a changing and more challenging market ________________ SBC: With the recent emergence of …

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David Clifton: General Election increasing political pressure on FOBTs

Licensing expert David Clifton, of consultants Clifton Davies, has analysed what the political parties have to say about the betting shop’s main breadwinner and doesn’t like what he sees. Fixed Odds Betting Terminals have rarely been out of the news since they were first introduced into Britain’s betting shops. That is now thirteen years ago. Just a year after that, …

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Phil Horne – raising money for problem gambling along the Great Wall

SG Gaming Group Managing Director Phil Horne explains why he and a number of his colleagues are joining the Responsible Gambling Trust‘s latest fund raising effort – a trek along the Great Wall of China. How many of you are going in the trek from SG Gaming and what are your goals? There are four people in total participating in …

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RGT tenders for remote problem gambling research

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has issued an invitation to tender for a new programme of research into remote gambling behaviour. The programme provides total funding for relevant research projects of up to £500,000 to be delivered over a period of 18 months. The Responsible Gambling Trust is an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, and …

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Responsible Gambling Trust clarifies FOBT claims

The Responsible Gambling Trust has been moved to write to government whip Lord Gardiner of Kimble to clarify comments made by the peer during the recent debate on FOBTs in the House of Lords. During the debate, Gardiner had claimed that: “The Responsible Gambling Trust has said that in its view it is, ‘overtly naïve and massively premature’, to suggest …

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Lords debate restrictions on B2 Gaming Machines

Fixed odds betting terminals have been debated in the House of Lords, with the usual mix of hot air and in-depth analysis that has come to be frequently parodied of the UK’s second legislative house. The whole discussion has been kicked off by Lib Dem Peer Lord Strasburger, despite the fact he doesn’t appear to know what the existing stake …

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Bookmakers launch GambleAware week

The UK’s high street betting shops have officially launched GambleAware Week as part of their ongoing commitment to promote responsible gambling. The week is designed to educate customers about the tools available to help them stay in control and includes measures to increase the number of players setting voluntary limits on gaming machines. It coincides with the launch of new …

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