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GAMSTOP reports 25% increase in self-exclusion rates during 2021 

GAMSTOP has disclosed a dramatic increase in registrations to its free national gambling self-exclusion scheme recorded during 2021.  Publishing its bi-annual review, GAMSTOP said that it had registered 40,000 people with its self-exclusion service during the first six months of 2021. The figure represents a 25% increase on 2020 comparatives, as total GAMSTOP self-exclusion registrants stand at 218,000. A breakdown …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

GambleAware has committed a further £2.5 million in funding to expand its Gambling Education Hubs network across England and Wales.  The funding commitment follows the success of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub Service, operated by Edinburgh youth work organisation Fast Forward. Advancing its network, GambleAware has issued two new tenders for the design and delivery of hubs in England and …

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Tim Miller: Data exchange will be the key remit in gambling’s era of highest expectations 

Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has warned industry leadership to adjust to a ‘new normal of highest expectations’ in how the gambling sector will be governed.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Know Now 2021’ conference on social responsibility for gambling operators, Miller reflected on the work of the UKGC during a frenzied 18-month pandemic …

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GambleAware bolsters leadership team to match new national service commitments

GambleAware has recruited two new senior public health executives as part of an extensive leadership reorganisation to deliver on the RET commitments of its new strategy. Updating stakeholders, GambleAware confirmed the appointment of Anna Hargrave as the charity’s new Chief Commissioning Officer, charged with overseeing the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service. A 13-year NHS executive, Hargrave is the …

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UKGC 2020 casework highlights consumer trust concerns

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘2020/2021 Annual Report & Accounts’ (period ending 31 March), outlining its performance and duties governing the UK gambling sector.  Mirroring all government departments, the UKGC cited tough adjustments in governing UK gambling under global COVID-19 pandemic circumstances. As a result, from May 2020 onwards the Commission imposed a tougher compliance regime on …

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GambleAware seeks academic partner to launch £4m gambling harm research hub

GambleAware has committed £4 million in funding to help launch and establish the UK’s first ‘Academic Research Hub’ specialising in the field of gambling harms and societal impacts.    Undertaking its biggest academic commitment, GambleAware has begun its search for a single institution to help establish the hub and define its research capabilities and objectives. “The ambition is for the Academic …

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UKGC: Education key to bettering Young People’s gambling outcomes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that childhood exposure to gambling products will impact the attitudes and behavioural outcomes of UK consumers with regards to their future gambling engagements.  Part of quantitative and qualitative research undertaken by agency 2CV, the UKGC survey examined the views and engagements of the demographic of young people aged between 16-to-30. 2CV’s research was …

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