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PHE indicates gambling harms interlinked cost with mental wellbeing

Ministers and betting leadership will be reviewing the findings of the ‘Gambling-related harms evidence review’ paper published today by Public Health England (PHE). In 2019, PHE was instructed to review gambling’s societal harms as a departmental duty, following on from DCMS’ review of FOBTs and social responsibility measures. In its remit, PHE was asked to examine the social impact of …

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GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

GambleAware has committed a further £2.5 million in funding to expand its Gambling Education Hubs network across England and Wales.  The funding commitment follows the success of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub Service, operated by Edinburgh youth work organisation Fast Forward. Advancing its network, GambleAware has issued two new tenders for the design and delivery of hubs in England and …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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GambleAware seeks academic partner to launch £4m gambling harm research hub

GambleAware has committed £4 million in funding to help launch and establish the UK’s first ‘Academic Research Hub’ specialising in the field of gambling harms and societal impacts.    Undertaking its biggest academic commitment, GambleAware has begun its search for a single institution to help establish the hub and define its research capabilities and objectives. “The ambition is for the Academic …

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GambleAware maintains Bet Regret ‘Tap Out’ as lead football campaign

The opening weekend of Premier League 2021/2022 matches saw GambleAware restart its flagship ‘Bet Regret’ campaign across UK sports media and football stadiums.  The campaign sees GambleAware continue its marketing mandate of promoting safer gambling awareness and betting moderation to a target audience of 18–34-year-old males – deemed most vulnerable to forming impulsive behaviours through their gambling choices. Bet Regret …

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Lord Chadlington joins the shortlist for UKGC Chairmanship

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published a shortlist for its vacant Chairman position including Conservative peer Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), former Deloitte board member Marcus Boyle and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board Chair Anna van der Gaag. One of the key responsibilities of the new Chairman will be to coordinate the recruitment process for the new Chief Executive, with …

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GambleAware launches PhD funding scheme for UK academic institutions

GambleAware has moved to bolster its academic and research capacities, launching its new directive to fund three-year PhD studentships across UK universities and scientific intuitions.     Ahead of the start 2021/2022 academic year, GambleAware will allow institutions to apply for funding of six grants to be awarded to PhD students researching priority areas required by the problem gambling research, education and …

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GambleAware names Entain as top Q1 donor with £2m contribution

GambleAware has published its list of Q1 betting industry donors, revealing that Entain topped its list of contributors with a donation of £2 million. GambleAware currently requests that all licensed operators donate 0.1% of their gross annual gambling yield directly to GambleAware, whilst firms with an annual gross gambling revenue under £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum …

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GambleAware research blasts design of safer gambling tools for lagging behind expectations

GambleAware has called for operators to drastically improve resources dedicated to the development of safer gambling tools. The charity’s plea follows a further ‘randomised control trial’ undertaken by research partner the Behavioural Insights Team (BI Team) examining players’ use of deposit limit tools and further ‘commitment devices’ offered by operators.  Commitment devices refer to the voluntary arrangements/agreements, designed to dissuade …

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Gamban blocks user access to trading platforms

Gamban has updated its self-exclusion system to block user engagements and access with FX, crypto and currency trading platforms. Updating stakeholders, Gamban disclosed that it had added CFDs cryptocurrency exchanges, binary options, forex trading platforms to its list of blocked websites. The changes are set to be introduced from 1 August and follow an assessment by Gamban that noted a …

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