Tag Archives: responsible gambling trust

£2 stake restriction would be ‘massively premature’

A leading researcher on a study that found higher staking levels impairs a player’s decision making abilities has said that its findings shouldn’t be used as proof that problem gambling would decline if FOBTs were restricted to a £2 stake. Interviewed in the latest issue of Betting Business interactive (available here), Dr Adrian Parke of the University of Lincoln said …

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Loyalty card problem gambling rates not representative of population

One of the lead researchers on the Responsible Gambling Trust’s investigations into problem gambling on machines has warned against applying its findings from loyalty cards to the whole machine gaming public. Heather Wardle, Research Director of NatCen Group, stated that the identified problem gambling rate of 23% found in its sample could not be comfortably extrapolated to every gaming machine player …

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Limiting FOBT stakes not the answer to problem gambling

One of the key partners on the recently published research on FOBTs has said that limiting the size of stakes is not the way to deal with problem gambling issues. Featurespace, the Cambridge-based technology firm commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to conduct the most thorough investigation into problem gambling yet undertaken, analysed almost seven billion interactions between gambling customers …

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FOBT research claims it is possible to ‘distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour’

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published what it describes as ‘world-leading and independently conducted research’ into gaming machines in licensed betting offices that shows it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour. The programme of research was commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to build the knowledge base available to identify harmful machine play and to understand …

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Not a game of passing the buck but definitely more to play for – the Senet Group

Gambling Consultant Steve Donoughue takes a look at the attempt of bookmakers to replicate the alcohol industry’s Portman Group. Yesterday saw the launch of the Senet Group by the big 3 Bookmakers and Irish upstart Paddy Power. For those of you who missed it, which is odd because it got some good news coverage, the Senet Group will be an …

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Sahara trek raises £50,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

The Responsible Gambling Trust has thanked volunteers who raised more than £50,000 for the charity on its latest fundraising expedition. A team of 21 volunteers trekked the Sahara Desert in March to raise funds for the UK’s leading funder of research, education and treatment of problem gambling. They have so far raised £52,000 with donations still being made. The organisation’s …

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Trust looking for volunteers for Great Wall charity walk

The Responsible Gambling Trust has challenged people working in the gambling industry to walk the length of the Great Wall of China to help raise money for the charity. The organisation is leading a fundraising expedition to China in April 2015 which seeks to raise a minimum of £50,000 towards research, education and treatment for problem gambling in the UK. …

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RGT publishes Machines Research Programme for problem gambling guidance

The Responsible Gambling Trust has called for operators to engage players with problem gambling guidance, offer self-exclusion mechanisms and ensure that staff are properly trained, in a review published today. Forming part of the rolling Machines Research Programme, ‘Operator-Based Approaches to Harm Minimisation in Gambling’, the publication reviews the nature and effectiveness of harm minimisation and proposes areas of further study. In particular, the …

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Marc Etches: spreading the reach of responsible gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, the UK’s leading charity aimed at minimising gaming related harm, discusses the range of services open to problem gamblers and how the industry can ensure that the enjoyment of the majority does not overtake the wellbeing of the minority. World Cup challenge Next month’s football World Cup in Brazil is being …

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Gibbs ready for Trust’s Sahara trek

Phil Gibbs, Head of Marketing at land-based and online gaming operator Praesepe, has been stocking-up with plentiful supplies of factor 50 sun protection as he prepares to walk 100 km across the world’s hottest desert. Gibbs, whose trek across the Sahara, has already raised close to £3,000 for The Responsible Gambling Trust with sponsorship pledges still coming in, is one …

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