Social Responsibility

GamCare commits to expanding Youth Outreach Programme

Problem gambling support and treatment charity GamCare has announced that it will expand its ‘Youth Outreach Programme’ across the UK, having secured additional funding for two-years. GamCare has operated its Youth Outreach Programme since 2017, which has seen the charity develop educational ‘youth hubs’ across five UK regions. Targeting young people aged between 11-19, the youth hubs have been developed …

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Cabinet comeback sees Nicky Morgan take charge of DCMS

The office of new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the appointment of  Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). DCMS the government department which oversees the regulatory development, implementation and oversight of gambling laws formed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) changes leader for the fourth time in three …

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Colossus Bets launches ‘Conscious Colossus’ charity directive

Colossus Bets, the supplier of next-generation betting pools and global sports jackpots, has announced the formal launch of its ‘Conscious Colossus’ charitable campaign. The betting technology group underlines a commitment to supporting ‘three nominated charities’; Alive and Kicking, the Greyhound Trust and YGAM, with ‘Conscious Colossus’ covering critical causes from the advancement of sports within communities to responsible gambling education and …

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Gambling Commission calls The Samaritans to bolster guidelines

The Gambling Commission is partnering up with The Samaritans in the battle against problem gambling after a fresh analysis of 2007 data shed light on its links with suicide.   The small scale research programme, published today by GambleAware and the Gambling Commission, was based on findings from the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) and indicated that one in five …

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From ‘concept-to-launch’ Duncan Gracie on BetBlocker’s product journey

SBC spoke to the manager of BetBlocker Duncan Gracie, who detailed the product journey of BetBlocker, as well as how the app is aiming to boost the prevention of problem gambling.  ___________ SBC: Over the last year or two, we have seen a huge shift towards responsible gambling and the implementation of measures to prevent problem gambling – why do …

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‘Grid that Gives’… SportPesa backs Racing Point F1’s cancer care commitment

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has moved to strengthen its title sponsorship of Formula 1 racing team Racing Point, announcing the launch of new charity initiative ‘Grid that Gives’. The F1 charity initiative will be launched this weekend at the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, raising funds for breast cancer sufferers in partnership with Racing Point charity partner ‘Breast …

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EPIC forms safer gambling education programme with BSA schools

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) will advise the UK’s Boarding Schools Association (BSA), developing a series of high impact gambling awareness seminars for BSA member schools. The BSA extends its arrangement with EPIC, who over the past 12-months have spoken at BSA conferences, addressing independent school stakeholders on gambling harm risks and dynamics. Cementing its relationship, the …

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GambleAware report suggests ‘clearer’ strategy needed on advertising

Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults. The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest …

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eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators. Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace. In …

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GREO supports UKGC National Strategy in new collaboration

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has collaborated with independent research dissemination specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to help provide additional support to the regulator’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Under the terms of the new partnership, GREO will work alongside the UKGC to launch a new activity programme tailored towards supporting the National Strategy’s key focus areas: treatment and education, treatment …

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