Tag Archives: responsible gambling

Gordon Moody Association: Reducing gambling harm through collaboration

In a two-part series, Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – takes an in-depth look at the concept of harm, analysing what constitutes harmful behaviours and how working alongside gambling operators can help on an academic, community and customer level. Defining gambling-related harm Back in April 2019, the UKGC launched its National Strategy which had …

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GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling

GAMING1 has enhanced its offering of responsible gambling products by releasing a range of Artificial Intelligence player protection tools. The toolkit, which was designed by the company’s in-house product development team, aims to monitor all players activities and detect any early signs of problem gambling. Commenting on the launch, Sylvain Boniver, COO at GAMING1 said: “We’ve created a cutting-edge product …

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KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline

The Netherlands gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), will appoint an operator for its problem gambling helpline after launching its tender process. The service will offer gamblers access to treatment, advice and support via a website, chat service, email and telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Under the Netherlands’ Remote Gaming Act, the KSA was tasked with running the …

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BonusFinder research finds 94% of UK gamblers aware of RG tools

Research from BonusFinder.com has revealed that 94% of UK gamblers were aware of the responsible gambling tools available to them during the lockdown period. The research, which surveyed 500 UK casino and bingo players, detailed that 31% of players had gambled ‘somewhat more’ between March and June, while 28% admitted to gambling ‘the same’ amount as they would in normal …

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More than just a logo: How Gambling Therapy is providing global support to those most in need

As technology continues to advance, so does the accessibility to gambling services, and the potential for it to become more normalised within our day to day lives. According to Paul Dent, Clinical Manager of Gambling Therapy at Gordon Moody Association, better technology can also be used to offer a wider support network to those afflicted by the issue of problem …

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BGC dedicates 20% of advertising to safer gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to making sure that 20% of TV and radio advertisements from its members are safer gambling adverts. In April, BGC members voluntarily removed all TV and radio product advertising for a period of six weeks during the lockdown. Writing on Politics Home, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher explained that the trade association …

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Spillemyndigheden launches responsible gambling guide

The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has strengthened its commitment to educating the industry on best practice after publishing its new guide on responsible gambling aimed at licence holders, their employees and other relevant stakeholders. The guide, which will act as a supplement to the Danish Gambling Act and associated executive orders, will include guidelines and interpretations for how licensees can …

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YGAM teams up with Betknowmore UK to deliver safer gambling strategy

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with gambling support service Betknowmore UK, which will see the duo work towards delivering a ‘purposeful, authentic and genuine’ responsible gambling strategy. As part of the strategy, the two have planned to launch two new training models which will aim to reach more industry professionals, universities, students and clients.  Commenting …

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Germany launches annual gambling awareness day

With the aim of educating German gamblers about the importance of responsible gambling, Germany’s Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) is due to host a day dedicated to raising awareness of problem gambling. The awareness day, entitled Aktionstag Glücksspielsucht 2019, will offer players additional information regarding the various forms of gambling available across Germany, in addition to a self-test feature.  …

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Wes Himes, RGA: How the industry can play a role in driving Safer Gambling

In recent years, there has been a conscious effort made by gambling operators to ensure that responsible gambling practices are promoted to punters. However, a topic that has arisen when considering responsible gambling is the issue of whether regulations can become overbearing. Speaking to Wes Himes, interim Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association, at iGB Live in Amsterdam he …

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