Tag Archives: Zoe Osmond

GambleAware raises concerns of gambling prevalence in ‘most deprived areas’

GambleAware has revealed that participation and spend on gaming products are disproportionately concentrated in the most deprived areas of Great Britain. This conclusion came as the charity revealed its commissioned Patterns of Play study, carried out by researchers from NatCen and Professor David Forrest and Professor Ian McHale, from the University of Liverpool.  The data from the research includes 139,152 …

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GambleAware to further leverage lived experience knowledge via Council formation

GambleAware has called for applicants to join its newly formed Lived Experience Council, as the charity looks to continue leveraging community engagement to inform its operations. The Council will consist of people with direct lived experience of gambling harm and those who are indirectly impacted by others’ gambling harm, with viewpoints used by both the wider GambleAware organisation and its …

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Zoë Osmond: Open letter on GambleAware RET duties

GambleAware Chief Executive Zoë Osmond has responded to an SBC article on the ongoing RET Levy debate. Osmond explains the grant-making charity’s duties in support of frontline organisations delivering a nationwide system of treatment services for those at risk of gambling harm… ___________ I write in reference to Jordan Lea’s comments made on SBC’s featured article of The RET levy …

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University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

The University of Bristol has launched Britain’s ‘first academic research centre’ dedicated to developing ‘multidisciplinary approaches’ examining gambling harm, addiction and social complexities. Launched as The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC), the unit aims to transform research of gambling harms by developing deeper academic resources and evidence-led insights to share learnings with domestic and international stakeholders. The GHRC will operate …

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GambleAware invests £2.5m into gambling harms prevention through Education Hubs across England & Wales

GambleAware has invested £2.5 million to expand The Gambling Education Hub Service (GEHS) to span across England and Wales.  The grant has been issued to safer gambling charity GamCare working alongside education partners YGAM and the Adferiad Recovery to expand GEHS programmes. Following a successful pilot in Scotland, GEHS – which helps prevent gambling harms among young people through early …

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GambleAware praises CAP for following its recommendation to implement under-18 protections 

Yesterday’s announcement of tough new rules on gambling advertising by CAP – The Committee of Advertising Practice – have been welcomed as the correct decision by GambleAware.  Effective from 1 October, operator marketing teams will have to ensure that their advertising campaigns carry no engagement with youth culture. CAP’s latest move will prohibit UK licensed operators from working with high-profile …

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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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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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NHS problem gambling experts back statutory RET levy proposed by SMF think tank

The NHS most senior clinicians treating gambling disorders have called for the government to impose a statutory levy on gambling industry revenues to fund the health service’s research, education and treatment (RET) programmes. On Sunday, Dr Matt Gaskell, Clinical Lead of the NHS Northern Gambling Service, revealed his support of a policy directive proposed by think tank Social Market Foundation (SMF) that demands an …

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NHS to cut all ties with GambleAware RET funding

The NHS has confirmed that it will no longer accept grants from the gambling sector to help co-fund its UK-wide problem gambling clinics and research, education and treatment (RET) programmes. NHS England published an open letter from Mental Health Director Claire Murdoch to GambleAware Chief Executive Zoë Osmond, confirming the decision that had been previously anticipated by stakeholders. GambleAware was …

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