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Gambling harm and education charities back Chesterfield FC’s matchday awareness campaign

Engagement between lower division football clubs and safer gambling organisations continues to increase, as a National League fixture on Tuesday was host to a number of charity delegates.  A range of groups were invited to attend the match at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium, including GamCare and the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)- represented by Head of Delivery Sam …

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Anna Hemmings: Public feel operators ‘are not doing their part’

GamCare CEO Anna Hemmings has argued that the general public do not feel that the betting and gaming firms ‘are doing their part’ as the UK government moves forward with its review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Publishing a statement to mark Safer Gambling Week 2021, Hemmings detailed that in collaboration with YouGov the charity surveyed 1,510 people who gamble …

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GamCare cites ‘change, growth and challenges’ in final review of three-year strategy

Nearing the end of its three-year strategy, GamCare has highlighted the last 12 months of the initiative as ‘an incredible period of change, growth, and of course, recent challenge’, citing a number of major developments for both itself and the industry. Identifying a number of ‘key sector developments’ for 2020/21 in its Trustees Annual Review, the gambling harm awareness charity …

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GamCare highlights ‘huge value’ in TalkBanStop collaboration after survey

Following a survey by Ipsos Mori, GamCare has maintained confidence in its collaboration  and ‘common shared vision’ with Gamban and GAMSTOP revolving around the TalkBanStop initiative. According to Ipsos Mori’s research, people who have made use of all three layers of the provided support have gambled less and as a result experienced a reduction in gambling-related harms, in particular with …

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HSBC announces extension of gambling block feature to 72 hours

HSBC UK has confirmed that the cooling off period for its gambling block feature has been extended from 24 hours to 72 hours. The announcement follows the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) revelation that there has been a month-on-month increase of 29% in gross gambling yield (GGY) and a 7% increase in active accounts. Maxine Pritchard, Head of Financial Inclusion and …

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GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop team up for TalkBanStop launch

Three responsible gaming awareness organisations – GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop – have joined together to launch a 12 month pilot, starting today. The pilot, known as TalkBanStop, will offer free tools to support problem gamblers in managing their betting behaviours, with the aim of helping those struggling over the Christmas period. Support will be provided via trained advisors available on …

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