Tag Archives: Gambleaware

GambleAware appoints NHS exec Peter Holt as new CFO

The governance of GambleAware has confirmed the appointment of Peter Holt as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the UK charity. An expert in the financial planning of public sector organisations, Holt was recently the finance director of NHS Health Education England (HEE) for London & the South East, responsible for a  £1.2 billion budget. During his HEE tenure, Holt oversaw the …

Read More »

Tom Byrne, HBLB: Horseracing gets race-by-race betting data boost

News that five of the UK’s top operators had committed to a ten-fold increase in voluntary levy to GambleAware made big news in July, but a major deal for horse racing announced the following week – involving four of the same five – passed with considerably less fanfare. Tom Byrne, Operations Manager at HBLB, tells us more. The horseracing sector …

Read More »

October sees GamCare Helpline become a 24hr service

UK problem gambling support and treatment charity GamCare has reminded its betting industry and national health stakeholders that from 1 October 2019, the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ will be run as a 24-hour service. The National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) updates its operating schedule of 8am-to-midnight, transforming into a ‘UK Helplines’ accredited 24-hour support structure open every day of the year. …

Read More »

GambleAware partners with UoB to offer guidance to UK finance

Gambling industry charity GambleAware has outlined plans to research the role that the UK financial industry can play in the support of those who experience or are at risk of gambling-related harm as part of a three-year partnership with the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC). The new alliance will focus upon the mitigation of financial losses incurred by problem gambling …

Read More »

GambleAware & NHS open Leeds support & treatment clinic

Today NHS England and GambleAware significantly expand UK problem gambling support networks, opening the ‘NHS Northern Gambling Service’ facility in Leeds. A key 2019 UK health directive, the problem-gambling support, treatment and research clinic will be run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) working in partnership with GamCare networks. The Leeds clinic is the first gambling-support centre to …

Read More »

GambleAware rolls out education scheme with Parent Zone

GambleAware has continued to grow its industry partnerships after agreeing to work alongside digital family life specialists Parent Zone to deliver educational programmes surrounding online gaming and its impact upon children. As part of the new partnership, GambleAware will offer advice to parents on how to ensure that their children remain safe online, as well as a short, detailed animation …

Read More »

FSA urges clubs to offer more education on responsible gambling

According to a fresh survey carried out by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), it was found out that UK football clubs need to do more to educate their fans over the associated risks with gambling. The survey, carried out  in conjunction with GambleAware’s safer gambling ‘Bet Regret’ campaign, surveyed 1,200 fans and found that ten per cent of fans felt …

Read More »

GambleAware report calls for more support for BAME community

A new report commissioned by GambleAware has revealed that there is insufficient awareness among the UK’s BAME communities regarding the help and support available for problem gamblers. The report, which aimed to analyse the experiences towards gambling among the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, surveyed a number of different focus groups. The report questioned individuals between the ages of …

Read More »

RSPH ‘Scroll Free September’ backs GambleAware’s take-a-break mandate

This September, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) launches the second edition of its ‘Scroll Free September’ campaign, encouraging the UK public to ‘take a break from gambling online’. Run as an independent health organisation, the RSPH supports UK health networks, and details that ‘Scroll Free’ has been developed to support the ongoing gambling-harm prevention initiatives developed by GambleAware’s …

Read More »

Industry urged to rethink esports advertising practices

UK bookmakers have been urged to rethink their advertising strategy with regards to displaying marketing inventory targeting esports events. A report commissioned by cross-party think-tank Demos and the Department of Management at the University of Bristol called for greater use of age verification tools to stop child audiences from engaging with betting-related content. Authors of ‘Biddable Youth’ detail that under-16 …

Read More »