Tag Archives: YGAM

YGAM healthcare training programme gains parliamentary support

A new training programme established by the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), Betknowmore UK and Bournemouth University has received the support of the Shadow Minister for Mental Health. The tripartite’s ‘Mindful Resilience’ campaign aims to address a lack of knowledge and confidence among health professions in diagnosing children and young people with gaming and gambling addictions. In addition, …

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Safer Gambling Training: UK can set a new global standard for player protection

Frankie Graham, Chief Executive of BetKnowMore, says that by embedding education and staff training within their organisations, UK gambling can benefit from a sustainable marketplace as consumers place the highest value on trust and transparency…    Over the past couple of years, the UK gambling sector has begun to prioritise Safer Gambling. Driven by heightened awareness and acknowledgement that gambling …

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Betting shops act as top performers on ID verification

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) has stood by the record of UK betting shops in preventing the participation and engagement of under-18s. Findings published by independent analysts Serve Legal revealed betting shops as ‘top of the league’ with regards to verifying customer ages – outperforming UK convenience stores, supermarkets and petrol stations. The results were carried out by Serve …

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Charity Commission finds no conflict in YGAM and BGC relationship

The UK Charity Commission has closed its ‘regulatory case’ against the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) after finding no grounds for any further examination.  The regulator had responded to a complaint that raised questions related to YGAM’s relationship with industry standards and trade body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). YGAM replied to the complaint by outlining that its …

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YGAM exposes lived abuse and harassment of female gamers to APPG members

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has submitted its report on online abuse and harassment of female gamers to MPs working in the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games and E Sports’. Titled ‘She Plays, He Says’, the report details the lived experiences of many young female gamers in which YGAM “seeks to raise awareness and address ways …

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Using lived experience to shape Safer Gambling Training

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Safer Gambling Training (a programme created by charities YGAM and Betknowmore UK) kick starts its series of features for SBC examining the critical discipline of improving education for all industry stakeholders. Ben Davies, Head of Safer Gambling Partnerships at Betknowmore UK, explains why learning from lived experience can fundamentally change betting’s algorithmic approach to engaging in the deep nuances of …

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YGAM and Betknowmore revamp Merkur UK’s staff safer gambling training 

Safer gambling education charities YGAM and Betknowmore have partnered to launch a bespoke training programme for Merkur UK, the operator of nationwide gaming arcades. Merkur UK’s new training programme has been designed by YGAM and Betknowmore’s specialist teams, trained in the nuances of safeguarding customers against gambling-related harms. YGAM and Betknowmore modules are City & Guilds assured, with relevant training …

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YGAM widens educational scope with Parent Hub launch

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched its ‘Parent Hub’ website, aimed at supporting parents of young gamers with information concerning online safety. Features on the new site include a range of custom designed tools and resources, such as a ‘Gaming Glossary’ and ‘Game Guides from select games across various platforms. The charity intends to support parents …

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YGAM enters educational alliance focused on ethnic minority groups

YGAM has entered a new alliance with Red Card and TalkGen, focused around safeguarding young people from ethnic minority backgrounds from gambling related harm. In collaboration with Clearview Research, the ‘Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities’ educational initiative aims to deliver workshops to young people aged 14-24 from ethnic minority groups in Greater London and the Home Counties, as well …

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YGAM receives recognition for positive employment practices

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has received a gold accreditation by Investors in People in recognition of its positive employment practices. Gold accreditations are awarded to organisations in which all employees, ranging from CEOs to apprentice level, take active ownership of ‘established policies’ and make them ‘come to life.’ In Investors in People’s report, YGAM was praised …

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