Tag Archives: NHS

Stevie Shaves: All eyes on Buzz Bingo’s critical reopening…

After a year of business closure under UK lockdown rules, Buzz Bingo will reopen its +90 venues to the general public from Monday 17 May. Chief Commercial Officer Stevie Shaves tells SBC why all industry stakeholders should be paying close attention to Buzz Bingo’s reopening duties as a critical indicator of the sector’s retail future trading against future unknowns… ___________________ …

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GambleAware to fund critical research on ethnic and female gambling harms 

GambleAware has called for the launch of two new research projects which will examine the ‘lived experience of gambling harm amongst marginalised communities and women’. The safer gambling research, education and treatment charity will fund each project with an investment of £250,000 to secure deeper insights and new evidence on gambling harm impacts within the two groups.    As communicated in …

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GamCare: Government’s Gambling Act review must fill RET social gaps

GamCare has become the latest problem gambling treatment support stakeholder to publish its ‘consultation phase’ response to the UK government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act.    As the operator of the National Gambling Helpline, GamCare stated that its response was reflective of the experiences of its staff and volunteers who support more than 40,000 people who engage with its services …

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Gambless maximises global reach following ORCHA certification

Gambless, the mobile app which provides anonymous and remote support for problem gamblers, has been certified as an ORCHA clinical software, available for distribution to international public health agencies. ORCHA is an independent medical software evaluation and distribution agency, trusted by national health bodies in 11 countries, including the NHS in the UK. The agency’s ‘Clinical Index’, evaluates new software …

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GambleAware: Government must clear gambling disorders social hurdles

GambleAware has published its response to the UK government’s call for evidence in its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Trustees of the charity have urged DCMS to continue to maintain a concentrated focus on combatting and reducing the social impacts of problem gambling on UK society. Noting the impact on the public resources of healthcare, criminal justice, welfare …

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GamCare’s lived experience feedback highlights problem gambling’s ‘support gap’

GamCare, the charity operating the National Gambling Helpline, has stated that research and feedback from ‘lived experience’ must lead UK gambling’s much-needed reforms.  The charity has published the findings from a survey conducted on 343 of its ‘service users’ for the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  The survey focused on its users’ experience with licensed operators and …

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GambleAware: Problem gamblers are engaging more with treatment support services

GambleAware has recorded a ‘positive increase’ in problem gamblers accessing treatment services through its improved network of support, despite dealing with COVID-19 circumstances. This morning, GambleAware published the findings of its second ‘Treatment and Support’ survey conducted by YouGov – which carries out a review of the uptake of treatment and support services among gamblers and those affected by gambling …

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Safer gambling trio launch #TalkBanStop campaign

GamCare, GamBan and GAMSTOP have teamed up to launch new campaign #TalkBanStop, promoting their tools and services to the UK general public. The campaign, which will be launched this spring, aims to encourage the UK public to make the most of free tools to control their gambling spend and utilise support services to seek professional advice about gambling concerns. Promoting …

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UKGC deepens Lived Experience Panel’s policy feedback role 

Neil McArthur

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has cited a successful first meeting of its Lived Experience Advisory Panel, which will maintain a prominent role in how the Commission reshapes its public policies.  This week, panel members held their first meetings with the Commission’s Experts by Experience Group, providing first-hand accounts of lived consequences of gambling harms and addiction. Established as a …

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Tim Miller: UK gambling still requires its ‘single customer viewpoint’

Tim Miller, the Executive Director of Research and Statistics for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has presented the findings of the first ‘National Strategic Assessment’ which evaluates the Commission’s response to risks and duties.   The assessment was framed on the evidence of the four key elements of the person gambling, the places where gambling occurs, the products available to customers …

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