Tag Archives: Gambleaware

GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling

Research commissioned by industry charity GambleAware has led to a number of recommendations as to how operators can reduce the risk of gambling-related harms. The programme of research was conducted by two separate consortia, led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. The research found that ‘regular exposure to gambling promotions can change …

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UK Schools to introduce Gambling curriculum for September 2020 

UK Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that the Department of Education (DoE) will roll-out a new compulsory curriculum to educate teenagers on gambling harms and debt-related matters.    The gambling curriculum will be implemented from next September across UK secondary schools, forming part of the compulsory ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic’ (PSHE) education programme. The PSHE programme, spearheaded by the DoE, …

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GambleAware raises awareness of National Gambling Treatment Service with new campaign

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed the launch of its new campaign which will focus upon raising awareness of treatment options available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. The campaign is set to feature across digital media platforms, radio, pubs, motorway service stations, in GP surgeries and health publications throughout February and March. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “It is …

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The FSA launches ‘safer gambling hubs’ in support of BeGambleAware

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has strengthened its commitment to GambleAware’s leading ‘BeGambleAware’ campaign after confirming that it will launch ‘safer gambling hubs’ to create safe educational environments for football fans across the UK. Promoting safer gambling engagements, the FSA hubs will maintain a number of free materials for football fans and club stakeholders to download. The hubs form part …

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GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3

Recent figures released by industry charity GambleAware have listed GVC Holdings, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment as the top three donors to the charity for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019. For the first three quarters of the year, the industry charity had received £7.6m in voluntary contributions, however this does not include funds received through regulatory …

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ASA pulls Betway ad featuring Declan Rice

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has pulled a Betway advert after it was deemed to be in breach of advertising regulations. The advert in question, which was shown on 19 October 2019, was challenged after it featured 20 year old England footballer Declan Rice. Under current advertising regulations, betting operators are prohibited from featuring under-25s which play a ‘significant role’ …

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Only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM approved by UKGC for problem gambling funding

The Gambling Commission has published the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are permitted to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  In an unexpectedly short list, only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) have been approved by the regulator, although other organisations are knocking on the door.  As …

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SBC’s Year In Review: January 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close, SBC looks back on the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This inaugural edition looks at January and more specifically at Insider Sport’s take on football’s 3pm blackout, GambleAware’s backing of self-exclusion, David Clifton’s sports betting predictions for the year and the UK high-street bank …

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RSPH calls for government to classify loot boxes as gambling

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has called for the introduction of legislation which would prevent gambling operators from acting as title sponsors for sports clubs in a new report published today. The report, entitled Skins in the Game, surveyed 1,025 young people between 11 and 24 across the UK. In this report, RSPH has called upon the new …

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Winning Post – Hesse prepared to boot out .com operators in the New Year?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week off with an analysis of the German online regulated market, before addressing the fall out from last week’s general election in the UK. Germany: online regulation – Hesse prepared to boot out .com operators in the New Year? While many online operators might breath a (relative) sigh of relief on UK political …

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