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Safer Gambling Forum: ‘The industry needs to do a lot more’

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. During Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019), which runs until 13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the …

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UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures

Chief Executives from a number of UK betting companies have signed up to a new package of safer gambling commitments, which will place a focus on mitigating the associated risks of gambling.  The CEOs from Aspers, bet365, Caesars, Flutter Entertainment, Genting, GVC Holdings, Playtech, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill have all committed to the new set …

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YGAM & Betknowmore form education first partnership

UK problem gambling support and education organisations the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Betknowmore have formed a strategic partnership announced at this year’s CasinoBeats Summit as part of the inaugural Safer Gambling Forum. Both organisations will collaborate in the development of new training programmes, which seek to improve standards for relevant industry and social stakeholders tackling problem gambling harms. Key stakeholders …

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YGAM teams up with Betknowmore UK to deliver safer gambling strategy

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with gambling support service Betknowmore UK, which will see the duo work towards delivering a ‘purposeful, authentic and genuine’ responsible gambling strategy. As part of the strategy, the two have planned to launch two new training models which will aim to reach more industry professionals, universities, students and clients.  Commenting …

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APBGG: Industry cannot afford complacency on underage gambling

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether children are really gambling – at the latest meeting of the ‘Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group’ (APBGG – 26 February 2019). The subject matter which has become a prominent issue for the UK gambling industry was discussed by –  David Williams, Director of Public Affairs …

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YGAM unites with the All-in Diversity Project

The All-in Diversity Project has continued to increase its varied and well rounded portfolio of partners, joining forces with the youth gambling education charity, YGAM. YGAM is one of gambling’s foremost charities and focuses on education, awareness and the prevention of gaming related harm amongst young people. Furthermore, the group joins the likes of Paddy Power Betfair, IGT and Microgaming as …

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Microgaming donation aids YGAM Isle of Man expansion plans

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Microgaming has made a £12,680 donation to the Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), via it’s PlayItForward initiative, helping the independent charity expand its gambling related harm prevention programme to the Isle of Man. YGAM, who place a focus on raising awareness of gambling and gambling-related harm amongst young people, has seen its expansion over the course of the last three …

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Young Gamblers Education Trust named as ICE 2018 charity partner

ICE London has appointed its first ever charity partner for this year’s event. The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), an independent registered charity whose stated aims are to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling, has accepted the invitation extended by the world’s largest gaming technology event which takes place across 6 – 8 February, ExCeL London, UK. …

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