Tag Archives: Responsible Gambling Strategy Board

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering the Plastic

Did you know that it is nearly 61 years since the first successful recognizably modern credit card – the BankAmericard – was introduced? It was not until 8 years later, in 1966, that Barclaycard launched in the UK the first credit card outside the USA. Credit cards have been controversial from the outset because of the potential harms that arise …

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GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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GVC Holdings rules out judicial review of FOBT decision despite £160m hit

GVC Plc, the owner of Ladbrokes Coral, has appealed for time to implement the new £2 stake for B2 Gaming Machines, given that it will cost the company £160m as soon as the cut is implemented, and said that it does not intend to seek a judicial review of the DCMS‘ decision. In an update to the stock market, the …

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Independent bookies appeal to Theresa May over FOBTs

Independent bookmakers in the United Kingdom have made a written appeal to Prime Minister Theresa May, imploring the disregarding of a proposed £2 Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) maximum stake. Ahead of government judgement on proposed wagering reduction, various representatives issued a reminder and agreement with May when she stated “From dynamic start-ups to established family firms, our small and …

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GambleAware announces Machu Picchu charity fundraiser trek

Machu Picchu

GambleAware, the official charity for this year’s SBC Awards, has announced a trek around ancient Peruvian site Machu Picchu to raise awareness about gambling related harm. The experience, which will take place from 6-15 October in 2018, will be run by GambleAware’s trekking partner Charity Challenge, an organisation with 16 years experience in delivering treks to thousands of fundraisers. An …

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GambleAware provides guidance for evaluating responsible gambling

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GambleAware, the UK charity committed to minimising gambling related harm, has published a set of resources to help the industry evaluate its responsible gambling initiatives. These published resources have been aimed at executives who want to better understand the shaping of harm minimisation and managers who are running trials or pilot campaigns to counter the problem, as well as corporate …

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Senet Group calls for industry to help RGSB’s Responsible Gaming study

Industry-independent watchdog, The Senet Group has called for gambling stakeholders to back the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), in its efforts to establish a better understanding and overall knowledge of responsible gambling. Set-up in 2016, the RGSB has proposed a three-year strategy to promote responsibility in gambling and to reduce or mitigate gambling-related harm. The RGSB’s is intending to publish …

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RGSB endorses GambleAware’s £10m yearly fundraising target

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The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has endorsed GambleAware’s five-year strategy, which includes a commitment to raising £10 million a year to tackle gambling-related harm. The RGSB has published its formal advice to the Gambling Commission on the level of funding required for research, education and treatment. The RGSB Board, chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly, determined that a minimum of …

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David Clifton: General Election increasing political pressure on FOBTs

Licensing expert David Clifton, of consultants Clifton Davies, has analysed what the political parties have to say about the betting shop’s main breadwinner and doesn’t like what he sees. Fixed Odds Betting Terminals have rarely been out of the news since they were first introduced into Britain’s betting shops. That is now thirteen years ago. Just a year after that, …

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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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