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Marc Etches – Independence move sees GambleAware secure its new guiding vision

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Speaking exclusively to SBC, Marc Etches Chief Executive of GambleAware details the crucial developments and changes the industry charity has undertaken during the course of 2018, as GambleAware readies for the critical launch of its new UK-wide Safer Gambling advertising campaign… ____________ SBC: Why has 2018 been such a critical year for GambleAware’s organisation, structure and operations? Marc Etches (Chief Executive …

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GambleAware strengthens support for Gamban

GambleAware has confirmed it’s funding of Gamban to provide treatment services, following an evaluation that has been undertaken to assess gambling blocking software. It comes after the publishing of an independent review, conducted by researchers Winning Moves, which considered the technical and therapeutic benefits of three specialist gambling solutions, and a trio of more general products. Marc Etches, chief executive …

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GambleAware backs NHS criticism of betting & football’s failure to tackle problem gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of industry charity GambleAware, has backed NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ call for better funding of problem-gambling prevention and treatment by betting and football stakeholders. Addressing the Health & Care Expo in Manchester, Stevens detailed that the NHS governance viewed compulsive gambling as ‘a new threat facing its organisation’. Leading NHS England, Stevens detailed concerns related …

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GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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RGSB report attempts to highlight gambling-related harms

A new Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) report has been published with the aim of gauging a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. Led by Dr Heather Wardle, and in collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examines how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. …

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GambleAware supports RGSB recommendations on combatting young problem gambling

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Industry charity GambleAware has backed the publication of the UKGC sanctioned ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’, a study undertaken by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). The RGSB study informs the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety. The RGSB releases its findings on …

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ASA investigates ‘Geordie Shore’ stars for promoting betting content via social media

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is investigating three stars of MTV’s reality TV programme ‘Geordie Shore’ for promoting betting-related content through their social media profiles. The Twitter and Instagram accounts of Scott Timlin, Gary Beadle and Aaron Chalmers are reported to have promoted the football betting markets of Ladbrokes and Coral. Between them, the reality TV stars have a …

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GambleAware reaches record breaking funding donations

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GambleAware’s Chief Executive Marc Etches has penned an open letter to the industry, praising the response to last year’s concerns regarding funding for problem gambling initiatives. Detailing its voluntary donation system was, at the time, 60% below its funding target, Etches states that, despite ultimately falling below its £10m objective, a record breaking £9.4m was reached. Announcing donations are being …

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Crystal Palace becomes first PL club to work with GambleAware

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Crystal Palace FC has become the first Premier League club to take part in a GambleAware initiative addressing concerns over gambling-related harm within football. The football club, one of nine Premier League clubs that are currently sponsored by gambling companies, has entered into a new partnership with the charity to produce advertisements and promotion materials to raise awareness of the …

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GambleAware appoints John McCracken as treatment lead

Former Head of Drugs Policy at the Department of Health, John McCracken has been appointed by GambleAware as the Director of Commissioning (Treatment Services) as of 3 April 2018. The role will involve leading, developing and evaluating services within the context of a public health approach, including engagement with the NHS and with primary care and social care. Furthermore, GambleAware …

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