Tag Archives: problem gambling

Bookmakers launch GambleAware week

The UK’s high street betting shops have officially launched GambleAware Week as part of their ongoing commitment to promote responsible gambling. The week is designed to educate customers about the tools available to help them stay in control and includes measures to increase the number of players setting voluntary limits on gaming machines. It coincides with the launch of new …

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Limiting FOBT stakes not the answer to problem gambling

One of the key partners on the recently published research on FOBTs has said that limiting the size of stakes is not the way to deal with problem gambling issues. Featurespace, the Cambridge-based technology firm commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to conduct the most thorough investigation into problem gambling yet undertaken, analysed almost seven billion interactions between gambling customers …

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FOBT research claims it is possible to ‘distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour’

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published what it describes as ‘world-leading and independently conducted research’ into gaming machines in licensed betting offices that shows it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour. The programme of research was commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to build the knowledge base available to identify harmful machine play and to understand …

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Sahara trek raises £50,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

The Responsible Gambling Trust has thanked volunteers who raised more than £50,000 for the charity on its latest fundraising expedition. A team of 21 volunteers trekked the Sahara Desert in March to raise funds for the UK’s leading funder of research, education and treatment of problem gambling. They have so far raised £52,000 with donations still being made. The organisation’s …

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‘Own goal’ ad is no such thing

There’s a certain distaste at the glee with which people are proclaiming that the The National Council on Problem Gambling in Singapore has scored an ‘own goal’ because its advertisements across the World Cup have ‘tipped’ Germany to win.  The advert features lots of children discussing who they want to win the tournament, with the kicker at the end being …

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Customers favour socially responsible brands

Nearly half of British adults who gamble online (45%) say they’d be likely to place a bet with an online gambling website if they knew that the brand was contributing financially to the research, education and treatment of problem gambling. 61% of the British public think this would be likely to increase public awareness of problem gambling. The commitment of …

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Marc Etches: spreading the reach of responsible gambling

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, the UK’s leading charity aimed at minimising gaming related harm, discusses the range of services open to problem gamblers and how the industry can ensure that the enjoyment of the majority does not overtake the wellbeing of the minority. World Cup challenge Next month’s football World Cup in Brazil is being …

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ABB: Gambling law should be ‘based on facts, not scaremongering’

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has warned that any changes to betting shop regulations to tackle problem gambling should be ‘based on facts, not scaremongering’. In response to the government’s new plans to impose greater restrictions on gaming machines, gambling advertising and LBO planning laws, the ABB has accused the government of failing to listen to the one million …

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