Tag Archives: Zoe Osmond

Heat dials-up on the conclusion of UK gambling’s staking limits and financial risk checks

Bacta to make land-based gaming case to Parliament

As the end of February approaches, speculation mounts on how the UK government will proceed to apply financial risk checks and staking limits as part of the Gambling Review, which remains under its White Paper consultation phase. Attention turns to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) carrying out its seven White Paper consultations in 2024, examining technical elements related to: “Socially …

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GambleAware: Statutory Levy changes must prioritise National Strategy for Harm Prevention

SBC News GambleAware: Statutory Levy changes must prioritise National Strategy for Harm Prevention

GambleAware has stated that the government must prioritise the development of the National Strategy for the Prevention and Treatment of gambling harms in its ongoing review of gambling laws and duties. The statement was made by GambleAware in its response to the Statutory Levy consultation as proposed by the Gambling Review’s White Paper, authored by CEO Zoë Osmond. Under consultation, …

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GambleAware: Discrimination a barrier for minorities seeking help on gambling harms

SBC News GambleAware: Discrimination a barrier for minorities seeking help on gambling harms

GambleAware has published new insights into the lived experience of gambling harms suffered by members of minority communities across Great Britain. New findings have been published in the ‘Minority Communities & Gambling Harms: Qualitative and Synthesis Report‘ authored by the research teams of Ipsos UK and Clearview. Research was conducted as GambleAware recognises that “gambling harms need to be understood …

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GambleAware: NGTS efficiencies must be protected in RET Levy transition

Zoe Osmund, GambleAware

GambleAware has called on the UK government to ensure the protection of essential treatment support services for gambling harms commissioned by the partners of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). The demand follows GambleAware’s publication of the annual statistics of the NGTS, detailing that “Gambling harm support delivered by third-sector partners helped nine out of ten improve their conditions.” Recognised …

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PayPlan debt relief backs gambling harms stigma reduction campaign

SBC News PayPlan debt relief backs gambling harms stigma reduction campaign

PayPlan has stressed the importance of reducing the stigma around gambling harm and the impact this can have on people’s finances. The debt advice provider has put its weight behind a campaign led by GambleAware and GamCare, two of the UK’s leading treatment organisations, based on research by the two charities as well as investigations by PayPlan itself. GambleAware research found that 62% …

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GambleAware calls on public to end stigma on problem gambling treatment 

SBC News GambleAware calls on public to end stigma on problem gambling treatment 

GambleAware has called on partners and stakeholders to actively engage in addressing the stigma associated with problem gambling treatment which, it claims, continues to represent a major barrier for those seeking support. The announcement comes as new data commissioned by GambleAware reveals that nearly two-thirds (64%) of adults in Great Britain who have experienced gambling problems have not discussed their …

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GambleAware: Support services underused by Scottish problem gamblers

Scotland

GambleAware has identified further regional discrepancies regarding gambling harm across Great Britain, highlighting how Scotland has the least engagement with support services. The charity has released a series of interactive maps in recent weeks designed to break down the experience of gambling harm across Great Britain’s countries of England, Scotland and Wales, which make up three of the four nations …

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GambleAware data shows ‘significant link’ between betting and mental health

SBC News GambleAware data shows ‘significant link’ between betting and mental health

Using data from GambleAware, the relationship between mental health and gambling harms has shown new and revealing links between mental health and betting.   Studies by Alma Economics – which used the gambling harm education group’s, Annual GB Treatment and Support Survey.1 – found that there is a ‘significant link’ between higher rates of gambling harms and worse mental health. It …

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GambleAware launches stabilisation fund for RET transition 

Zoe Osmund, GambleAware

GambleAware has initiated an application process to protect the funding of gambling harm prevention, support and treatment projects and programmes across the UK.  The initiative is required as the funding of gambling harm prevention projects/programmes enters a transition period from a voluntary to a statutory levy – established as a guaranteed outcome of the Gambling Review. Stakeholders were notified that …

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UKGC hands £32.8m to GambleAware in support of levy transition period

SBC News UKGC hands £32.8m to GambleAware in support of levy transition period

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has allocated £32,844,197.31 to GambleAware for the creation of a ‘system stabilisation’ in regards to a transition period from voluntary funding to a statutory levy. This is the latest allocation of funds gained by the UKGC through regulatory settlements, and is intended to “stabilise the system of gambling harm prevention, support and treatment” during the changeover. …

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