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Betting industry opens up machine data for evaluation by PwC

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to evaluate Player Awareness Systems (PAS), an independent recent betting industry initiative designed to help people avoid gambling-related harm when using gaming machines in licensed betting offices. PAS systems analyse the behaviour of those logged in and playing on gaming machines, assessing behaviour against a range of problem gambling markers. Alerts …

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Neil Goulden steps down as Chair of RGT

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has announced that Neil Goulden is to retire from his role as a trustee and chair of the charity that raises funds from the gambling industry operating in Britain to fund research, treatment and harm-prevention activities. Goulden became the charity’s chair when it was launched in 2011 and he has overseen five successful years that have established stability and …

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RGT commissions Sophro to conduct research on causes of harm in online gambling

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has announced that Sophro Ltd has been commissioned to complete a study of online gambling behaviour which will investigate the causes of harm in online gambling. The research is the third strand to be announced from the independent gambling charity’s £750,000 eighteen-month programme of research into remote gambling. In contrast to “big data” research projects …

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RGT announces over £500,000 funding for ‘Gambling-Related Harm Minimisation Projects’

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has agreed to provide £580,000 of grant funding to deliver five advice and education projects that aim to reduce demonstrably the impact of gambling-related harm, particularly on vulnerable populations such as young people and the homeless. The programme will provide funding over a period of two years and will form an important element of RGT’s …

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Demos & RGT launch study of gambling & social media

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) and think-tank Demos have signed an agreement to conduct a study of the link between online communities and gambling. The study will look at the scale and nature of conversations on social media regarding gambling and assess whether it is possible to identify the prevalence of conversations which reflect problematic gambling behaviour. RGT has commissioned …

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RGT issues public tender for gambling-related harm research

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has issued an open invitation to tender for a new programme of research into ’Gambling-related harm: what does this term involve and how best to measure and account for it in Great Britain?’ The programme provides total funding for relevant research projects of up to £80,000 to be delivered over a period of 12 months. …

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RGT announces Kilimanjaro Trek industry fundraisers

Marc Etches CEO of the Responsible Gambling Trust has announced the fundraisers of the 2016 Mount Kilimanjaro Trek for charity. The planned trek will be RGT’s fourth annual fundraising expedition and the charity’s second visit to Kilimanjaro National Park. The previous expeditions have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. A total of 31 industry trekkers, …

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Marc Etches – RGT – Building Remote Responsibilities

Having commissioned PwC to complete a two-phase research programme into the behaviour of remote gambling, with a view to indicate and shed further insight on gambling related harm and risks. Marc Etches Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), details the importance of the study for a changing and more challenging market ________________ SBC: With the recent emergence of …

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Gambling industry volunteers raise £46,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

Volunteers from across the gambling industry have trekked the Great Wall of China to raise £46,608 for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT). The trek was the third of RGT’s annual fundraising expeditions which have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. 28 trekkers from the Bingo Association, Coronet Bingo Club, Coral Racing, Genting UK, Global Draw …

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RGT publishes Machines Research Programme for problem gambling guidance

The Responsible Gambling Trust has called for operators to engage players with problem gambling guidance, offer self-exclusion mechanisms and ensure that staff are properly trained, in a review published today. Forming part of the rolling Machines Research Programme, ‘Operator-Based Approaches to Harm Minimisation in Gambling’, the publication reviews the nature and effectiveness of harm minimisation and proposes areas of further study. In particular, the …

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