Tag Archives: problem gambling

Bookmakers hope PAS masters real-time problem gambling analysis

UK bookmakers are to implement Player Awareness Systems (PAS) – a new initiative which helps people avoid gambling-related harm while using gaming machines in betting shops. PAS, which is being launched today by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) annual conference, has been developed using the RGT’s ground-breaking December 2014 research that showed it …

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GamCare releases dates for social responsibility training

Problem gambling organisation GamCare is offering new dates for its one day training course Social responsibility & problem gambling awareness. The course is designed for those working within the betting and gaming industry, and aims to give staff an understanding of social responsibility and interaction with players, raising awareness of problem gambling and signposting to support. GameCare said that all …

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Culture Secretary appoints new Gambling Commissioners

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed three new Gambling Commissioners to the regulator’s 10-strong board.  Alison Hastings and Trevor Pearce CBE have both been given 4 year terms, while Jonathan Scott has been given 5 years. Alison Hastings is a Non-executive Director and Vice President of the British Board of Film Classification, a Press Complaints Commissioner, a Non-executive Director of …

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Problem gambling charity appoints new chair

National responsible gambling charity GamCare has announced that Sir Ian Prosser, the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Bass Plc, has been appointed Chairman of the charity, replacing Anthony Jennens who died earlier this year. Knighted in 1995, the chartered accountant has a long and distinguished business career predominantly in the brewing and hospitality industry. He is also active on …

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RGT tenders for remote problem gambling research

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has issued an invitation to tender for a new programme of research into remote gambling behaviour. The programme provides total funding for relevant research projects of up to £500,000 to be delivered over a period of 18 months. The Responsible Gambling Trust is an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, and …

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Problem gambling debate can be ‘overly complicated’

Dirk Hansen, CEO of charity GamCare, has said that debate around problem gambling can be ‘overly complicated’. In an interview in February’s Betting Business interactive, Hansen said that the problem gambling charity treads carefully on the issue. When asked if he agreed with the contention that a rational debate on problem gambling is increasingly rare. Is this your experience, Hansen …

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Two year deadline for self-exclusion register

Online bookmakers have been given until 2017 to help develop a national self-exclusion scheme by the UK Gambling Commission in a series of measures aimed at tightening up standards around the gambling industry’s social responsibility. The latest update to the Commission’s Licence Conditions & Codes of Practice (LCCP), which are essentially the meat to the skeletal structure of the 2005 …

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