Tag Archives: Anna Hemmings

GamCare to expand specialised support for the Criminal Justice System

GamCare is ready to undertake a critical project in relation to improving problem gambling treatment support across the UK’s penal systems.  The Charity has secured two-years funding to scale up the delivery of its ‘Nationwide Programme’, in which it plans to expand treatment and the pathways to support, made available within the UK Criminal Justice System (CJS). GamCare has long …

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GamCare’s lived experience feedback highlights problem gambling’s ‘support gap’

GamCare, the charity operating the National Gambling Helpline, has stated that research and feedback from ‘lived experience’ must lead UK gambling’s much-needed reforms.  The charity has published the findings from a survey conducted on 343 of its ‘service users’ for the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  The survey focused on its users’ experience with licensed operators and …

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55,000 women register to self-exclude via GAMSTOP

GAMSTOP, the UK-based independent self-exclusion provider, has announced that more than 55,000 women have registered to self-exclude from all gambling sites. According to fellow responsible gambling operator GamCare, the number of women experiencing gambling problems is increasing at double the rate of men, but only 1% contact the National Gambling Helpline for assistance. Passing the 50,000 bench mark in registrations …

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GamCare and YGAM exceed first year educational targets

Prominent responsible gambling charities YGAM and GamCare have exceeded the first year targets for the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme. The joint initiative – supported by the Betting and Gaming Council – has been launched in all regions of England and Wales and has expanded education and support services for young people in Northern Ireland, whilst both organisations work …

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HSBC announces extension of gambling block feature to 72 hours

HSBC UK has confirmed that the cooling off period for its gambling block feature has been extended from 24 hours to 72 hours. The announcement follows the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) revelation that there has been a month-on-month increase of 29% in gross gambling yield (GGY) and a 7% increase in active accounts. Maxine Pritchard, Head of Financial Inclusion and …

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GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop team up for TalkBanStop launch

Three responsible gaming awareness organisations – GamCare, GamBan and Gamstop – have joined together to launch a 12 month pilot, starting today. The pilot, known as TalkBanStop, will offer free tools to support problem gamblers in managing their betting behaviours, with the aim of helping those struggling over the Christmas period. Support will be provided via trained advisors available on …

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YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will deliver its education and support programme across Northern Ireland with the support of GamCare. The new initiative will primarily focus on safeguarding future generations from gambling and gaming related harms, building on the initiative which YGAM – with the backing of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has previously rolled out …

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The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

As the gambling industry wakes up to the announcement that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will be launching its review into the 2005 Gambling Act, the news has been largely welcomed by various different stakeholders from across the sector. The review, which is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the …

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GamCare highlights work of LCGS in new report

GamCare highlights work of LCGS in new report

A year on from launching the Leeds Community Gambling Service (LCGS), GamCare has published a new report which tracks the work and progress the service has carried out. The LCGS is formed by GamCare working alongside the NHS Northern Gambling Service and NECA, securing direct funding by GambleAware and supported by Leeds City Council. The service helps identify, screen, and …

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NatWest adds a 48-hour cooling-off period to gambling block feature

NatWest has introduced a gambling block on debit cards, giving customers the option to trigger a 48-hour cooling-off period via their mobile banking app. Any transactions attempted during that time frame will be automatically declined, with the block remaining in place indefinitely unless a customer chooses to remove it, in which case it can be disabled after the 48-hour period. …

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