Tag Archives: RGT

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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RGT announces the appointment of Simmonds, Birch & Dale-Perera as new trustees.

The Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association Brigid Simmonds and the Rank Group plc Chief Executive Henry Birch have joined the RGT Board replacing Chairman of Hook Norton Brewery Jonathan Paveley and Genting Chairman & COO Peter Brooks. Annette Dale-Perera, a former strategic director of addiction and offender care in the NHS and a member of the …

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Gambling industry volunteers raise £46,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

Volunteers from across the gambling industry have trekked the Great Wall of China to raise £46,608 for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT). The trek was the third of RGT’s annual fundraising expeditions which have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. 28 trekkers from the Bingo Association, Coronet Bingo Club, Coral Racing, Genting UK, Global Draw …

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William Hill cites tax increases for £21m drop in profits

William Hill CEO James Henderson has described the past six months as a period of ‘significant regulatory and taxation change for the industry’ as the bookmaker reported a 30% drop in profits after tax to £69.5m. Despite group net revenue marginally growing, even against 2014 World Cup comparatives, operating profit dropped 12% to £155.7m for the first half. Group net …

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William Hill CEO Henderson joins Responsible Gambling Trust as Trustee

Gambling charity the Responsible Gambling Trust has confirmed the appointment of William Hill Chief Executive James Henderson as its Trustee. James will take the place of former Ladbrokes Chief Executive Richard Glynn on the Board of Trustees. The appointment means the Responsible Gambling Trust will maintain a balance between industry and independent Trustees on its Board, and will continue to benefit from …

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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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Darling to chair the ABB

Paul Darling QC has been appointed the new Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) with effect from 1st May 2014. He takes over from Neil Goulden, who is stepping down to concentrate on his other role as Chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust. Barrister Darling was a Non-Executive Director at the Tote (2006-2008) and became a Government Appointed …

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