Tag Archives: Fiona Palmer

Gamstop assesses impact of lockdown in new report

National online self-exclusion service Gamstop has published the findings of its most recent research, revealing that 67% of registered users had opted to self-exclude for the maximum five-year period during lockdown. The research primarily focused on the impact of the ongoing lockdown on consumers. From 31 March 2020, it has been a licensing condition for all online operators to offer …

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GamStop suggests punters self-exclude during lockdown

As the gambling industry is continuing to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, GamStop has urged people to ‘exclude themselves from all online gambling websites’ if they are worried about their betting habits. The national online self-exclusion initiative believes that self-excluding during the lockdown can limit the risk of problem gambling. Fiona Palmer, Chief executive of GamStop, said: “We are …

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BGC welcomes GAMSTOP roll out and credit card ban

The betting and gaming industry has taken the new restrictions on credit card payments and enhanced self exclusion requirements as a mainly positive move from the regulator, although there is still some confusion around why there remains some products outside the scope of the new regulations. Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), welcomed the move …

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Safer Gambling Forum: Educating to prevent problem gambling

Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019) may be over but we have one more panel from our inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum for left to share.  Throughout RGWeek 2019 SBC has been looking at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry can take to promote responsible gaming.  With RGWeek 2019 having reached its conclusion on 13 …

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GamStop responds to failures highlighted in BBC report

GamStop, a national online self-exclusion initiative, has responded to media reports that had revealed problem gamblers have been able to bypass exclusionary measures put in place to prevent gambling activity. Following the broadcast of the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ programme over the weekend, it was revealed that problem gamblers registered as part of the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter …

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GAMSTOP secures 38,000 registrations in first six months

Issuing a first public update following its April 2018 launch, industry self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP details that it has secured 38,000 registrations during the operating period. Developed to significantly improve UK problem-gambling prevention tools, GAMSTOP provides the ability for players to exclude themselves from UK gambling websites with just one single registration. The GAMSTOP service is free of charge for the …

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GAMSTOP appoints Jenny Watson CBE as first Chair

Former UK Electoral Commission leader Jenny Watson CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of UK gambling’s National Self-Exclusion Scheme – GAMSTOP Developed by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), GAMSTOP seeks to fully launch its comprehensive UK gambling self-exclusion services later this year. Expanding UK gambling prevention mechanisms, GAMSTOP will allow vulnerable consumers to exclude themselves from all licensed …

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Remote Gambling Association ‘GAMSTOP’ named as new brand for UK National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

Industry body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today announced that it has named its national online self-exclusion scheme as ‘GAMSTOP’. The GAMSTOP scheme has been developed to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice. The 2014 Gambling Act requires all remote gambling operators to have a player self-exclusion service as part of their UK …

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