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GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms

The creation of a national level forum to ensure the voices of people with lived experience of gambling-related harm are heard within research, education and treatment at every level has been urged by participants of a new GambleAware study. Researchers identified that in order to ensure a range of voices and views are heard and utilised, the creation of a …

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YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has undergone a six-month independent evaluation, carried out by Clearview Research (CVR), which identified new ways that the charity can ‘effectively engage’ with ethnic minority communities. Building upon the CVR report commissioned by GambleAware last year, entitled ‘Gambling: a young BAME perspective’, CVR carried out a review into YGAM’s website, social media channels, …

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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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W88 secures Crystal Palace front-of-shirt sponsorship

Crystal Palace FC has secured a new partnership with W88 which will see the online gaming brand become the front-of-shirt sponsor for the Premier League team. Under the terms of the agreement, the W88 logo will feature on the front of the Club’s adult home, away and third shirts. Steve Parish, Crystal Palace FC Chairman, said: “We are delighted to …

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UKGC launches public awareness campaign on gambling controls, rights and safeguards

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its latest public campaign promoting ‘9 ways to keep yourself safe when gambling’. The campaign focuses on raising public awareness of safer gambling control tools, facilities and support groups such as GambleAware and GamCare. In addition, the UKGC seeks to provide better all-round guidance on how consumers can monitor their activity with licensed …

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GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research

Supporting the UK’s National Gambling Treatment Service, GambleAware will form a ‘lived experience group’ to represent those affected by gambling-related harms and addiction. The group will provide real-life experiences on gambling-related risks, triggers, disorders and stigmas helping further develop the research of treatment support initiatives. GambleAware will form a core advisory group which will require participants to be abstinent from …

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223,000 customers activate Monzo gambling block

Digital bank Monzo has revealed that 223,000 of its customers have activated its gambling block feature, with the number of users having more than doubled in the past year. Reported on AltFi, the digital bank confirmed that approximately 5% of its total customer base had activated the gambling block feature which allows users to stop transactions to bookmakers, both in-person …

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GambleAware – Deeper research needed to tackle the illness of gambling disorders

GambleAware has published its ‘quarterly briefing note’, highlighting the work the charity has undertaken with diverse organisations in reducing problem gambling harms across the UK. The briefing note provides industry stakeholders with an update on GambleAware’s commissioning of directives to support the delivery of the National Gambling Treatment Service. Furthermore, the charity providers an update on, national public health campaigns …

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GambleAware data finds stigma to be key barrier to treatment for women

New research from GambleAware has highlighted that perceived stigma can be a barrier to accessing treatment for female gamblers. The research, which was commissioned by GambleAware and completed by YouGov, aims to develop a deeper understanding around the experiences of women and gambling. The study found that 39% of women ‘who would not want treatment, advice or support to help …

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Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations

Q1 industry donation figures released by GambleAware have listed Gamesys Group as its highest donor for the period, having contributed more than half of the total £820,000 received by the charity. Donating £450,000, Gamesys topped the list of the 144 donations received, with its Virgin Bet Limited subsidiary also contributing £5,224. UK licensing requirements demand that all license holders should …

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