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BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Following the publication of a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) report into gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged to “keep up the momentum” in its quest to raise standards across the industry.  Data from the UKGC showed that problem gambling rates across the UK had dropped from 0.6% to 0.3% over 2020, however …

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Jdigital debuts problem gambling therapy helpline with FEJAR

Jdigital has signed a ‘collaborative agreement’ with Spanish problem-gambling therapist FEJAR, which will see its members promote a new treatment support freephone helpline (tel- 900 533 025) across their digital inventories.  The Spanish online gambling trade association has revealed that eight of its members – Codere, Ebingo, Entain, Flutter, Sisal, Sportium, Wanabet and Winamax – have begun the ‘first phase …

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Pronet Gaming ups inclusivity commitment with #OpenDoors sponsorship

Pronet Gaming ups inclusivity commitment with #OpenDoors sponsorship

Pronet Gaming has strengthened its commitment to industry inclusivity after becoming the corporate sponsor of All-In Diversity Project’s social media campaign, #OpenDoors. In addition to making a contribution to the AIDP’s scholarship fund, Pronet will help establish the benchmark for diversity, equality and inclusion within the betting and gaming sector. The social media campaign, explained AIDP, will help raise awareness …

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CSCF confirms EU-funded IntegriSport initiative extension

Sports integrity non-profit organisation the CSCF Foundation has launched its ‘IntegriSport Next ERASMUS+’, an EU-level project representing a joint commitment between six member-state countries in raising awareness of sports manipulation threats and compromises.  The EU-funded initiative is a continuation of the IntegriSport Erasmus+ project, which was launched in 2019, consolidating itself as an important platform for raising awareness amongst law …

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Watford FC endorses safer gambling message via RecoverMe partnership

Watford FC has strengthened its commitments to responsible and safer gambling via a partnership with mobile health app RecoverMe. RecoverMe was developed by three junior NHS doctors with the aim of increasing awareness of gambling treatment options. The app enables those struggling with problem gambling to better control their addictions via their personal mobile device. It ‘offers a lifeline’ to …

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National Lottery Fund grants £13.5m to UK heritage sites

The National Lottery Heritage Fund will provide £13.5 million in local grants through its ‘Heritage Capital Kickstart Fund’ to help revive 22 heritage sites across the UK impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Planned regeneration and maintenance projects from before the pandemic, which are facing delays or increased costs, can now resume thanks to this funding. The Heritage Capital Kickstart Fund is distributed …

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UKGC issues full public guidance on gambling block services

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its new consumer guidance campaign, providing the general public with a full breakdown of the ‘gambling block services’ currently offered by highstreet and digital banks. The campaign forms part of the UKGC’s new ‘money and rights’ section launched at the start of the year, providing the public with detailed information with regards to …

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GambleAware reports positive NGTS Scotland & Wales results 

GambleAware has published its first report that tracks residents’ use and access to the ‘National Gambling Treatment Service’ (NGTS) facilities across Scotland and Wales. The data for Scotland and Wales has been independently collected by healthcare research consultancy ViewitUK – as GambleAware aims to provide stakeholders with a regional view of NGTS developments.  In Scotland, the NGTS treated a total …

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All-in Diversity Project initiates latest social media campaign

All-in Diversity Project has launched its #OpenDoors 2021 social media campaign, spanning Black History Month and International Women’s Day. Contributors to the campaign will be asked to ‘thank someone who opened a door for them,’ and pledge to do the same for someone else in the future. The initiative aims to raise awareness of how professional development can be affected …

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Ireland’s GAA and GPA call for ban on betting ads during live games

Two of Ireland’s leading sports organisations, the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA), have argued for new regulations targeting gambling advertisements. This is not the first time that the GPA has expressed its opinions on gambling’s presence within sports across the country.  Last year, the GPA showed its support for a gambling overhaul, having been in discussions …

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