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Charles Cohen: DoTrust signals warning on affordability crisis & player trust

Industry leadership has been warned that UK gambling faces an ‘affordability crisis’ as the rising cost of living causes active customers to reduce their spending.   The warning has been delivered by new affordability solutions provider Department of Trust (DoTrust), which in March appointed YouGov to conduct a poll on gambling affordability in light of a drastically changing economic backdrop. Conducting …

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Winning Post: Problem Gambling abandons hope of fact-led analysis

Last week, GambleAware grabbed media headlines, publishing its annual YouGov treatment support survey that contradicted Gambling Commission % figures on disorder rates. Critical of GambleAware’s self-selected research, Regulus Partners warns that the charity has deflected from recognising real progress on treating and detecting gambling disorders.  Even by the standards of recent times, this was an utterly hopeless week for public …

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YouGov research ‘lends credence’ to industry black market concerns

Fears of a prominent black market have been repeatedly made clear by the British betting and gaming sector as the 2005 Gambling Act review continues, with YouGov data often cited.  Issuing an update, YouGov provided a breakdown of its findings with regards to black market usage, revealing that 17% of British bettors would wager on sports via unlicensed sites if …

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GambleAware research points to problem gambling rates reversal 

GambleAware has warned that an estimated 1.4 million adults are currently experiencing gambling harms, as participation in gambling returns to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019.     The research, education and treatment (RET) charity has published new data gathered from its “Annual GB Treatment and Support Survey for 2021” which was carried out by YouGov.   Since 2019, GambleAware has commissioned YouGov to …

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BGC points to European black markets as warning to ministers

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pointed to the ‘shocking scale’ of betting black market across European countries following the introduction of strict regulatory measures. With the publication of the government’s White Paper on the 2005 Gambling Act due in the spring, the BGC has consistently argued that imposition of strict requirements – such as greater affordability checks for …

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Michael Dugher: “Gambling reform cannot be hijacked by extremists’ agendas” 

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

As the long-awaited publishing of the government’s white paper on gambling reforms looms on the horizon, Michael Dugher Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned MPs to ‘ignore extremists’ trying to influence outcomes. Writing an opinion piece on parliamentary news source PoliticsHome, Dugher reiterated the need for industry reforms to be ‘led by the evidence’, away …

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BGC highlights ‘wake up call’ following latest YouGov betting poll

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has raised concerns regarding a recent YouGov poll of bettors on the subject of affordability checks, describing the results as a ‘wake up call’ for legislators.  According to the poll, 16% of bettors stated that they would welcome affordability checks, the wider implementation of which is under consideration as part of the 2005 Gambling …

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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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GambleAware widens data-sharing pool with Consumer Data Research Centre

GambleAware has made its 2019 and 2020 data records on UK treatment and support of gambling harms available through the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The decision sees GambleAware promote a ‘policy of open data’ to the wider research community and continue to diversify the range of academic stakeholders engaged in scrutinising the impact of gambling harms. Moving forward, GambleAware’s …

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YouGov outlines marketshare opportunity in understanding women’s gambling motivations

YouGov has outlined the opportunity for UK online operators to gain market share of female gamblers by better understanding their consumer habits and motivations. Publishing insights of its ‘What draws British women to online betting and what deters them?’ study – YouGov reveals distinct choices and motivations between British male and female real-money gamblers. The public opinion researcher cites a …

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