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GambleAware defends RET funding structures following Lords criticism

GambleAware has defended its position on the funding of problem gambling research education and treatment (RET) programmes, following last week’s publication of the House of Lords’ Select Committee ‘Time for Action’ report on UK gambling.  Citing 66 recommendations, the Lords report stated that GambleAware must correct its current ‘anomalous system’ of funding RET directives so that further charities are free …

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GambleAware refreshes ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ for summer 2020  

GambleAware has updated its nationwide ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ to raise awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service in the UK.  With the return of major sports broadcasting across TV and digital verticals, GambleAware has launched a ‘burst of new activity’ to support its #BetRegret safer gambling initiative and further awareness of the UK’s gambling harm prevention and support services.  Targeting …

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GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers

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GambleAware has this morning published insights from research it commissioned on public uptake and effectiveness of bank card ‘gambling blockers’. The charity sanctioned researchers from the University of Bristol’s ‘Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC)‘ to evaluate the effectiveness of blockers and its potential as a tool to prevent gambling harms. The PFRC’s research estimated that at present 60% of UK …

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GambleAware supports CNWL with prison support service

GambleAware has teamed up with Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) to support those affected by problem gambling within the criminal justice system. The industry charity has provided CNWL with three years of funding worth £1.03m, to extend the work of the CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic into prisons. Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware, said: “The new …

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EPIC gains UKGC approval for problem gambling funding

Gambling harm prevention consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) has become one of the first private companies to be listed on the UK Gambling Commission’s RET register. EPIC joins counterparts GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM on the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are required to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  Under UKGC licence …

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GambleAware research highlights treatment inefficiencies tackling social dynamics

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GambleAware has called for the continued development of education programmes to increase awareness of problem gambling after new research showed 46% of those with gambling disorder have not accessed treatment or support. The charity’s ‘Treatment Needs and Gap Analysis’ report, carried out by a group of researchers including the National Centre for Social Research, also found that 27% of gamblers …

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UKGC warns of white label conduct following FSB failings 

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White-label services have come under further regulatory scrutiny as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered FSB to pay £600,000 after the regulator identified responsibility failings attached to the management of its ‘subsidiary licensed’ partners.  Conducting an investigation, the UKGC found that FSB white label partners had breached industry standards on customer interactions, AML deficiencies, inappropriate advertising, self-exclusion protocols and …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know…

As I write this, I am greatly looking forward to moderating the “Brand Control – Working with Affiliates” panel session during the “Digital Marketing Day” of the ground-breaking SBC Digital Summit. This will be a highly topical session because, looking back on what has happened in gaming regulatory terms since the commencement of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK and …

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CAP sanctions esports marketing review in response to GambleAware concerns

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has started research assessing the dynamics attached to betting-related esports marketing across UK advertising channels. Updating industry and esports stakeholders, CAP explained that its research is being undertaken in response to safer gambling charity GambleAware’s recent publication on esports betting advertising being promoted through social media verticals. The standards agency explained that ‘comprehensive work’ …

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GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20

GambleAware has revealed that donations to the charity have surpassed its £10 million minimum target for the first time. Publishing the full list of donations received between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, it revealed that gambling operators and suppliers had made £10.05 million in voluntary donations to the charity, which is not inclusive of money received through regulatory …

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