Tag Archives: Zoe Osmond

Big Four RET commitment sees GambleAware donations top £19m  

GambleAware has reported a bumper year in voluntary donations, totalling £19 million provided by UK licensed gambling businesses.  Publishing its summary of donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, GambleAware secured a near £9 million increase in voluntary donations provided by UK operators – overall contributions for 2019/2020 reached £10.05 million. GambleAware attributed the significant rise in funding …

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GambleAware: Government must clear gambling disorders social hurdles

GambleAware has published its response to the UK government’s call for evidence in its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Trustees of the charity have urged DCMS to continue to maintain a concentrated focus on combatting and reducing the social impacts of problem gambling on UK society. Noting the impact on the public resources of healthcare, criminal justice, welfare …

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GambleAware cites urgent policies to govern loot box engagements

GambleAware has called for greater regulatory scrutiny of video game loot boxes, following research commissioned by the charity, consolidating the ‘psychological similarities between gambling and gaming.’ The charity funded a report completed by the University of Plymouth and the University of Wolverhampton, exploring the links between loot boxes and problem gambling and which demographics were more likely to engage with …

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GambleAware: Problem gamblers are engaging more with treatment support services

GambleAware has recorded a ‘positive increase’ in problem gamblers accessing treatment services through its improved network of support, despite dealing with COVID-19 circumstances. This morning, GambleAware published the findings of its second ‘Treatment and Support’ survey conducted by YouGov – which carries out a review of the uptake of treatment and support services among gamblers and those affected by gambling …

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GambleAware targets women with new ‘There, but not There’ campaign  

GambleAware has launched its new ‘There, but not There’ nationwide marketing campaign, targeting women aged 18-54, seeking to raise awareness of its problem gambling treatment and support services.  The campaign forms part of the charity’s ‘National Gambling Treatment Services’ strategy for 2021 and follows YouGov research which revealed that ‘10% of women in Great Britain experience some level of gambling harm’. …

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John McCracken departs from GambleAware after three years

GambleAware’s John McCracken has announced that he will be leaving the charity after serving as Director of Commissioning (Treatment Services) for three years. McCracken led the early development of the National Gambling Treatment Service and worked closely with the NHS on problem gambling related issues throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Furthermore, McCracken was heavily involved in the implementation of the …

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GambleAware appoints ‘proven talent’ Zoë Osmond as new CEO

The board of GambleAware has completed its executive search after confirming that Zoë Osmond will be promoted as new CEO of the gambling harm-prevention charity.  Osmond, who currently serves as GambleAware’s Communications and Engagement Director, will replace incumbent Marc Etches, whose tenure as CEO finishes in March. GambleAware highlighted Osmond’s outstanding results in spearheading the charity’s multi-million pound safer gambling …

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GambleAware launches targeting phase of ‘Start to Regain Control’

GambleAware launches targeting phase of 'Start to Regain Control'

Kicking off a new year, GambleAware will launch the ‘next phase’ of its marketing strategy to promote the National Gambling Treatment Service. The gambling harm prevention charity will promote its  ‘Start to Regain Control’ campaign during the first half of 2021, with the aim of raising awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service among vulnerable audiences within the UK’s most ‘at-risk …

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GambleAware strengthens Bet Regret campaign with new partners

Launching the next wave of its Bet Regret safer gambling campaign, GambleAware has secured new partnerships with Supporters Direct Scotland and MAN v FAT. In addition, the charity has also renewed its existing partnership with both the Football Supporters Association (FSA) and the Scottish Football Supporters Association. The new and extended agreements will focus on promoting safer gambling throughout the …

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Safer Gambling Forum: Educating to prevent problem gambling

Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019) may be over but we have one more panel from our inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum for left to share.  Throughout RGWeek 2019 SBC has been looking at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry can take to promote responsible gaming.  With RGWeek 2019 having reached its conclusion on 13 …

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