Social Responsibility

APBGG: Industry cannot afford complacency on underage gambling

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether children are really gambling – at the latest meeting of the ‘Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group’ (APBGG – 26 February 2019). The subject matter which has become a prominent issue for the UK gambling industry was discussed by –  David Williams, Director of Public Affairs …

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Senet Group calls for ‘targeted interventions’ to combat problem-gambling

UK responsible gambling body Senet Group believes that more needs to be done to actively reduce gambling-related harm through targeted intervention as discussed in its independent research report which aims at examining gambling behaviours in the wider context of personal control. The report, entitled ‘In Control: How to support safer gambling using a behaviour change approach’, sets out the criteria required for a behaviour …

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The FA partners with PayPal to tackle grassroot fees

The Football Association (FA) enters an official payments partnership with PayPal that plans to transform how players pay their fees at grassroots level. By pushing payments through ‘The FA Matchday App’, the collaboration hopes to enable grassroots footballers to pay their match fees with their smartphones – bringing in possibly millions of extra pounds for grassroots clubs every season. Problems …

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RGA warns Watson over online slots stake and prize restrictions

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has warned Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson that his party’s recommendations to introduce curbs on stake, spend and game speed for online gambling could send players to illegal offshore sites. Watson will today make a call for a new Gambling Act with the introduction of a new ‘Category E‘ designation to sit alongside the Categories …

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Labour wants greater curbs for online gambling in a new Gambling Act

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson is to call for greater restrictions on online gambling in order to align the sector more closely with land-based gambling rules. At an IPPR policy seminar later today, Watson will call for the introduction of limits to spend, to stake and to speed in online gambling and the introduction of a new ‘E Category’ …

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GamCare looks to invest in computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

National problem gambling support charity, GamCare, has released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) software, tailored to those requiring the support services offered by GamCare. The charity’s face-to-face, online and telephone treatment services, which come in addition to the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine, are largely focused upon CBT practices. The new software …

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Mims Davies signals end of Under-18s gambling

Mims Davies, UK Minister for Sports & Civil Society (DCMS), has detailed that the National Lottery will have to make adjustments, as the government continues to push for higher standards across all UK gambling disciplines. Speaking to the Commons ‘House Magazine’, Davies has stated that she seeks to terminate all current forms of under-18s wagering/betting. The Minister for Sports seeks …

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UK Finance joins efforts to support responsible gambling

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, has vowed to join the efforts in combating problem gambling, after the UK Gambling Commission had announced the launch of its consultation on using credit cards to gamble. The gambling regulator has supported the idea that consumers should not have the ability to gamble with money that …

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RGSB reveals recommendations for UKGC National Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission has welcomed the advice from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) pertaining to its National Strategy, which is due to be published in April. The RGSB has included a compulsory levy which seeks to replace the current voluntary arrangements. The levy will fund prevention, treatment and help facilitate research on a greater scale. A transparent structure …

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Canada RGC to develop inclusion agenda with All-in Diversity

Canada’s Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) becomes the latest industry representative body to commit to improving betting/gaming’s diversity and inclusion standards, joining the All-in Diversity Project (All-in).   Moving forward the RGC will promote All-in Diversity industry benchmarks on inclusion and diversity data, allowing Canadian sector stakeholders to participate in much-needed research. Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on supporting industry sustainability …

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