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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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GamCare highlights privacy and boredom concerns as UK heads towards a winter lockdown

Publishing its ‘Lockdown Report’, gambling harm prevention charity GamCare has expressed concerns that vulnerable gamblers are hindered in their ability to seek help due to privacy issues. GamCare’s report monitors how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people experiencing gambling harms and their adjustments in securing support and treatment. As the operator of the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ (funded by GambleAware), GamCare …

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GamCare addresses barriers to treatment for female gamblers

The perceived stigma that problem gambling is a ‘male issue’ has been considered a key factor in the reluctance to access support services for female gamblers, a GamCare report has found. The report, produced by GamCare’s Women’s Programme, aims to deliver outreach, education and awareness on the subject. The Women’s Programme, according to the support and treatment provider, aims to …

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GamCare teams up with financial services to launch safer gambling toolkit

GamCare has launched a new toolkit for financial institutions, gambling businesses and debt advice agencies across the UK to offer further support for customers experiencing gambling-related harms. Available for free on the GamCare website, the toolkit will feature tailored materials on banking, debt advice and gambling treatment sectors, as well as gambling businesses. Anna Hemmings, CEO at GamCare, commented: “People …

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GambleAware data finds stigma to be key barrier to treatment for women

New research from GambleAware has highlighted that perceived stigma can be a barrier to accessing treatment for female gamblers. The research, which was commissioned by GambleAware and completed by YouGov, aims to develop a deeper understanding around the experiences of women and gambling. The study found that 39% of women ‘who would not want treatment, advice or support to help …

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GamCare backs #readytotalk campaign

Supporting those most vulnerable to problem gambling during the ongoing lockdown, a number of helplines – including GamCare – have launched the #readytotalk campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of problem gambling support services at a time when people are most vulnerable, encouraging individuals to reach out and speak about their issues confidentially. Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive of GamCare, …

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BGC commits £10m to fund GamCare & YGAM’s education support programme

Strengthening its safer gambling mandate, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed the launch of a new £10 million funded ‘education and support programme’ across the UK. The learning programme, co-developed by GamCare and YGAM, is seeking to educate 11-19 year olds on problem gambling awareness, addictive behaviours and the real-life consequences of gambling addiction. The BGC explained that the …

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GambleAware calls for collaboration to expand National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has called for ‘continued collaboration’ between the industry, treatment providers, healthcare agencies and local authorities to ensure ‘the success and expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service’. In an open letter in response to the House of Lords Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee, the charity clarified the overall structure of the organisation and addressed any …

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Safer Gambling Forum: Building relationships to more effectively tackle problem gambling

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. During Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019), which runs until 13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the …

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