Tag Archives: Tim Miller

UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures

Chief Executives from a number of UK betting companies have signed up to a new package of safer gambling commitments, which will place a focus on mitigating the associated risks of gambling.  The CEOs from Aspers, bet365, Caesars, Flutter Entertainment, Genting, GVC Holdings, Playtech, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill have all committed to the new set …

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UKGC reports drop in underage gambling but maintains its concerns

Publishing the results of its 2019 Young People & Gambling survey, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has found a decline in participation of gambling activities among 11 -16-year-olds in Great Britain.  The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, looks at forms of gambling and gambling style games that young people legally take part in along with gambling on age restricted …

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GREO supports UKGC National Strategy in new collaboration

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has collaborated with independent research dissemination specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to help provide additional support to the regulator’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Under the terms of the new partnership, GREO will work alongside the UKGC to launch a new activity programme tailored towards supporting the National Strategy’s key focus areas: treatment and education, treatment …

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Lord Goldsmith QC to head up new commission on ‘crime and problem gambling’

UK prison reform charity, the ‘Howard League for Penal Reform’ has launched a new commission investigating links between problem gambling and criminal behaviours. The Howard League has disclosed that the first meeting of its ‘Commission on Crime & Problem Gambling’ took place in London on 20 June, kick-starting a three-year research project led by Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith QC …

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UKGC seeks to broaden stakeholders in reducing under-age gambling

Publishing its annual ‘Young People & Gambling’ report, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has re-emphasised that stronger partnerships and diligence are needed by multiple stakeholders to protect under-age consumers from engaging with gambling products. Researching the gambling behaviour of young people within Great Britain for 2018, the UKGC reveals that 14% of 11-16-year-olds had participated in gambling activity in the …

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UKGC Health Survey details UK participation & risk-rates

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today published its ‘combined Health Survey’, detailing data and insights provided by independent non-profit organisation – NatCen Social Research. The Health Survey focuses on three key research areas; gambling participation, at-risk and problem-gambling rates across the UK, with data gathered from public health records drawn during 2016. “The main aims and objectives of this …

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RGSB – Tough actions & cooperation will drastically reduce UK children gambling

Gambling harm research and education body The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has published its UKGC commissioned study – ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’. The study seeks to inform the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety. Furthermore, the RGSB recommends its appropriate …

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UKGC invites comments on its gambling proposals

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The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has invited comments on its proposals “to make gambling more fair and open,” at the same time as welcoming a new report by Citizens Advice. Consumers, gambling businesses, stakeholders and members of the public are all able to voice opinions on proposed changes, related to marketing and advertising, unfair terms, and complaints and disputes. …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Last chance saloon

In all my 35 years advising the UK’s gambling industry I can think of no time when it has been so besieged with adverse criticism from the Government, the Parliamentary Opposition, regulators, the media and the general public alike.  Clearly opinions on gambling (whether justified, exaggerated or prejudiced) expressed in the media heavily influence public opinion. The opinions expressed by …

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UKGC warns of Children’s gambling exposure and its consequences

The Gambling Commission has published its young persons survey, a report into the gambling behaviours of 11-16 year olds in England, Wales and Scotland, which warns of children’s exposure to gambling, and its long term impacts. Relating to situations within which youngsters could experience gambling where risks are not always explained, new data has raised questions of the impacts these …

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