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GambleAware reports tracks progress of expanded National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has today published its first statistics tracking the progress and development of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). Expanded in 2019, the NGTS functions as a network of healthcare and support organisations providing confidential treatment and help for anyone suffering from gambling harms or addiction. Analysing data from 9,008 patients that undertook NGTS treatments between April 2019 to March …

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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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GambleAware calls for greater awareness for support services

New research commissioned by GambleAware has highlighted a ‘concerning lack of awareness and use’ of problem gambling support services. The study, which forms part of the charity’s ongoing ‘Treatment Needs and Gap Analysis’ work to better understand the demand, need and awareness of help and support, explores the impact of the first few months of lockdown up until May on …

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Gamesys among top H1 donors to GambleAware

Gamesys has topped the list of donations made to industry charity GambleAware after figures showed the online operator group donated a total of £450,000. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 September 2020, GambleAware revealed that it had received a total of £2,286,000 in contributions from the industry, not taking regulatory settlements into account. Betway was the …

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Gordon Moody Association: Seeking a positive response to gambling harm

In part two of a series on gambling harm, Paul Dent (pictured) – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – takes a look at why certain groups within society may be more reluctant to reach out for help in tackling their problem gambling habits and how GMA will be supporting women, LGBT and the BAME communities. There is …

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GambleAware opens tender on the creation of a lived experience network

GambleAware has today released an invitation to tender for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms’. Establishing its new project initiative, GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network which represents all people affected by gambling harms and the experience of addiction.  The charity maintains that ‘there is no single, inclusive network …

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Neil McArthur: Finance industry has a key role to play in player protection

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the UK finance industry to join a ‘multi-sector collaborative approach’ to tackle gambling-related harms, stating that ‘there is always more that can be done’ to protect vulnerable customers. Building on the previous efforts to ban gambling with credit cards, the UKGC CEO addressed the ‘important role’ that …

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GamCare publishes parental guidance on Gaming Safety

GamCare has published new guidance on ‘Gaming Safety’ in response to parental concerns over the ‘blurring lines between gaming and gambling’ within digital environments.  The charity has provided its recommendation to parents, having consulted research undertaken by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough, with regards to changing gaming experiences ‘specifically around the purchase of loot box incentives’. GamCare acknowledged that …

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Bet Regret focuses on betting self-awareness for new football season  

GambleAware has announced the launch of ‘phase two’ of its flagship ‘Bet Regret’ campaign ahead of this weekend’s start of the Premier League 2020/2021 season. Promoted nationwide, GambleAware’s latest campaign carries the tagline ‘tap-out to avoid Bet Regret’, urging audiences to pause and reconsider before they place an impulsive bet. Measuring the impact of its Bet Regret series on UK …

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GamCare launches dedicated chatroom for women affected by gambling harms

Expanding its problem-gambling support resources, GamCare has announced that it will launch a dedicated online chat room session for women who are affected by gambling-related harms on Saturday 12 September (19:00-20:00 hrs).  The chatroom, which will be open to ‘those who identify as female’, forms part of GamCare’s ‘daily support sessions’ – a resource made available via the charity’s website …

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