Tag Archives: COVID-19

Bacta: Gambling Review must carry interest of a recovering arcade sector

Greg Wood, President of Bacta, has declared that the interests of British arcade operators will be heard by the government ahead of the critical outcome of the generational review 2005 Gambling Act.  For a third year running, British arcade operators will have to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses, as patrons stay at home and entertainment venue restrictions are imposed …

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GamCare warns public to be aware of gambling risks this Christmas 

GamCare has launched a seasonal campaign urging the public to be aware of “signs that someone may be struggling with problem gambling over the Christmas period”. During the festive period, GamCare aims to remind audiences of its helpline services offering treatment support for vulnerable people who may be at risk of gambling harm. Christmas 2019 saw GamCare’s Helpline record an …

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GamCare launches campus focused Big Deal campaign 

GamCare has launched it’s Big Deal’ campaign, advising university students of the risks of problem gambling and the support networks available to help those concerned with gambling harms.  Big Deal has been launched as university students return to campus, following the disruption of 2020 and 2021’s COVID-19’s lockdown on student life. The youth campaign has been designed on the recommendations …

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AiDP relaunches its All-Index survey tracking DEI dynamics in the aftermath of COVID-19

The All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) has relaunched its ‘All-Index’ survey to comprehensively track and measure the diversity, equality and inclusion make-up of the global gambling sector.  The survey returns following an 18-month hiatus, as gambling businesses adjusted to the unforeseen demands of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Accounting for drastic changes, AiDP noted that its third industry survey would report on …

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Carsten Koerl: Legacy systems hinder betting’s global opportunity

Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl has warned industry leadership to prepare for seismic changes across all components of betting’s value-chain, transforming how incumbents engage with global sports audiences. Day-2 of the SBC Barcelona Summit provided a dissect of the pioneer’s technology perspectives, fresh from guiding Sportradar through its $8 billion public listing on the US NASDAQ  Having achieved the feat of …

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UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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Lockdown easing sees UK online gambling register a June slowdown

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The UK’s online gambling sector recorded a decrease in overall gross gambling yield (GGY) during the month of June, despite the sector registering an increase in player activity related to interest in the Euro 2020 championships.  Publishing its latest market update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) figures reveal that June generated a combined GGY of £496 million, the sector’s lowest …

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UKGC registers May slowdown on online gambling activities  

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a steady decrease in online gambling activity as UK governments ease their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.    The Commission continues to monitor online gambling behaviours impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown circumstances, reflecting licensed operator data recorded between March 2020 to May 2021. During May, the UKGC registered a 14% decrease in the number of active …

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Safer gaming figures remain stable as online gambling registers its Grand National bump

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest ‘impact report’ tracking online gambling behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic as the UK government eases National Lockdown orders. Tracking the month of April, the Commission recorded a total online gambling GGY of £560 million, up 3% on March’s corresponding results of £546 million.  April’s total GGY growth was attributed to ‘a …

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GamCare to maintain dedicated women’s support programme  

GamCare will continue to host its dedicated online chatroom sessions aimed at women and those who identify as female, irrespective of the UK government continuing to ease national lockdown restrictions.  The treatment support charity launched its dedicated women’s sessions during 2020 as part of its problem-gambling support programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated chatroom was established following concerns raised …

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