Tag Archives: Gambleaware

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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GambleAware publishes ‘Bristol study’ findings on young gambling trends

The research and findings of the ‘Bristol Children of the 90s’ study will be published and analysed at today’s GambleAware annual conference which focuses on ‘keeping children and the young safe from gambling harms’. The study commissioned by GambleAware and undertaken by Bristol Medical School’s Centre for Child Health measured young gambling interactions by researching audiences aged 17, 20 and …

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Cross-party MPs call for £2 stake limit on online slots

In a bid to mitigate the risks associated with online gambling, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has requested that a £2 limit is introduced on all online slot machine games. The request follows on from a six-month review into the impacts of problem gambling, with the group underlining that further action from the Government and the …

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GambleAware receives £5.4m in donations for Q1 and Q2

According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators Bet365, GVC Holdings and William Hill have again topped the list of donations received by the industry charity, for the period between 1 April 2019 – 30 September 2019. The charity had received £5.4m in pledges and donations for Q1 and Q2 of this year, however this does not include funds …

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GambleAware appoints David James as ‘Safer Gambling Ambassador’

GambleAware has confirmed the appointment of former England goalkeeper David James as its new ‘Safer Gambling Ambassador’, who will support the UK charity’s ongoing ‘Bet Regret’ campaigns. David James’ appointment sees GambleAware strengthen its existing partnership with the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), a body which campaigns on a range of issues for the interest of football fans across England and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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