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GambleAware announces Machu Picchu charity fundraiser trek

Machu Picchu

GambleAware, the official charity for this year’s SBC Awards, has announced a trek around ancient Peruvian site Machu Picchu to raise awareness about gambling related harm. The experience, which will take place from 6-15 October in 2018, will be run by GambleAware’s trekking partner Charity Challenge, an organisation with 16 years experience in delivering treks to thousands of fundraisers. An …

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Funding & Transparency – Marc Etches writes open letter to industry stakeholders

Marc Etches the Chief Executive of independent industry charity GambleAware has written an open letter to industry stakeholders regarding funding and transparency for sector problem gambling initiatives. As previously detailed, Etches states that current voluntary donation system is failing, with GambleAware set to be 60% below its funding target for its year-to-date operations. As Leader of GambleAware, Etches states that …

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Labour Party wants mandatory industry levy to tackle problem gambling

The UK Labour Party is expected to announce plans for a compulsory industry levy, which will fund the treatment of problem gambling. UK media reports that the levy plan is being spearheaded by Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, who will unveil the policy later today during his Labour 2017 Party Conference speech in Brighton. Under Watson’s plans, a compulsory gambling …

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GambleAware secures record breaking £8 million, but charity urges industry stakeholders for deeper contribution

Updating the media and markets, Industry charity GambleAware has today confirmed that it has raised record-breaking £8 million in the 12 months ending 31st March 2017. However, despite the upturn in its funding, the charity has detailed that the figure still represents a 20% shortfall of the target set by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. An industry policy and best practices …

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Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

Leaders PR - #bofcon2017

For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders. The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the …

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GambleAware ‘Moses’ report – industry self-exclusion schemes are proving to be effective

Commissioned by industry charity GambleAware, a study of industry ‘self-exclusion’ practices carried out by Chrysalis Research has found that consumer protection schemes are proving to be effective at stop problem gambling. The evaluation of ‘Multi Operator Self Exclusion Scheme’ (“MOSES”) for UK licensed betting shops has detailed that 83% of users researched found industry practices effective in reducing or stopping …

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RGSB endorses GambleAware’s £10m yearly fundraising target

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The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has endorsed GambleAware’s five-year strategy, which includes a commitment to raising £10 million a year to tackle gambling-related harm. The RGSB has published its formal advice to the Gambling Commission on the level of funding required for research, education and treatment. The RGSB Board, chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly, determined that a minimum of …

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GambleAware publishes breakdown report on problem gambling costs to UK Government

Industry charitable trust GambleAware has today published an official report which ‘outlines the estimated cost that problem gambling has on the UK Government’. The report estimates that the figure is between £260 million and £1.2 billion a year.  Working in-conjunction with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), GambleAware breaks down cost impact to the UK government by sector relating …

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GambleAware warns APPG about ‘overlooked’ problem gambling

Problem gambling has been ‘overlooked and underfunded for too long’. That was the message delivered by Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of GambleAware, to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). As gambling-related harm is linked to all forms of gambling, not just FOBTs, Lampard set out GambleAware’s strategy to fund further research, education and treatment …

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Marc Etches – GambleAware – Working towards the prevention of gambling related harm

Two weeks ago, GambleAware published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling related harm. The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering with the problem, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by …

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