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Winning Post – Flip-flopping Number 10 wants control of Gambling Act reforms

Regulus Partners observes odd Downing Street movements, as PM Boris Johnson seeks direct control of UK gambling reforms. Facing a daunting end-of-year schedule, ensuring that the UK economy can withstand a COVID-19 winter and Brexit fallout… Regulus asks why is Boris picking on gambling? UK: in Parliament – Casinos reel from ‘curfew’ as Johnson preaches morality “As flies to wanton …

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GamCare publishes parental guidance on Gaming Safety

GamCare has published new guidance on ‘Gaming Safety’ in response to parental concerns over the ‘blurring lines between gaming and gambling’ within digital environments.  The charity has provided its recommendation to parents, having consulted research undertaken by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough, with regards to changing gaming experiences ‘specifically around the purchase of loot box incentives’. GamCare acknowledged that …

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GamCare launches dedicated chatroom for women affected by gambling harms

Expanding its problem-gambling support resources, GamCare has announced that it will launch a dedicated online chat room session for women who are affected by gambling-related harms on Saturday 12 September (19:00-20:00 hrs).  The chatroom, which will be open to ‘those who identify as female’, forms part of GamCare’s ‘daily support sessions’ – a resource made available via the charity’s website …

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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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GambleAware – Deeper research needed to tackle the illness of gambling disorders

GambleAware has published its ‘quarterly briefing note’, highlighting the work the charity has undertaken with diverse organisations in reducing problem gambling harms across the UK. The briefing note provides industry stakeholders with an update on GambleAware’s commissioning of directives to support the delivery of the National Gambling Treatment Service. Furthermore, the charity providers an update on, national public health campaigns …

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GambleAware refreshes ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ for summer 2020  

GambleAware has updated its nationwide ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’ to raise awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service in the UK.  With the return of major sports broadcasting across TV and digital verticals, GambleAware has launched a ‘burst of new activity’ to support its #BetRegret safer gambling initiative and further awareness of the UK’s gambling harm prevention and support services.  Targeting …

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report

A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its launch, Committee Chair Lord Grade …

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ABSG report calls for ‘accelerated progress’ on statutory levy

According to the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) ‘Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms’, UK gambling must implement tighter measures relating to game design and stake reduction. The report calls for faster progress to be made on a national treatment strategy led by the NHS and the commissioning of research to measure gambling-related harms. It …

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UK government backs £100m RET commitment from ‘big four’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new era for responsible gambling as the UK’s four leading operators have pledged to spend £100 million on improving treatment support services. The £100 million funding, which is backed by bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings and William Hill, will be issued to GambleAware who will be the main commissioning agent for …

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Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening 

As it plans to reopen its retail betting venues on Monday 15 June, GVC Holdings has published its ‘comprehensive plan’ of actions and requirements to ensure safety standards across all Ladbrokes and Coral estates.  Leadership of the FTSE100 betting group stated that its reopening plan has been designed ‘to exceed the guidelines’ set by the UK government and World Health …

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