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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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Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE takes charge of RGSB governance

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE as new Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). Dr van der Gaag will succeed Sir Christopher Kelly, who is set to finish his leadership tenure of the RGSB on March 2019. An experienced executive in regulatory policy development for health and social care, …

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UKGC seeks bookmaker assistance for ‘product & environment’ research

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sanctioned new research exploring ‘whether some gambling products and environments are more harmful than others’. The study into gambling products and environments will be supervised by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and commissioned by industry charity GambleAware. The UKGC will seek to gather consumer information and data from industry stakeholders, focusing on understanding product …

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GambleAware supports RGSB recommendations on combatting young problem gambling

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Industry charity GambleAware has backed the publication of the UKGC sanctioned ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’, a study undertaken by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). The RGSB study informs the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety. The RGSB releases its findings on …

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RGSB – Tough actions & cooperation will drastically reduce UK children gambling

Gambling harm research and education body The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has published its UKGC commissioned study – ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’. The study seeks to inform the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety. Furthermore, the RGSB recommends its appropriate …

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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

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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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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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GambleAware warns APPG about ‘overlooked’ problem gambling

Problem gambling has been ‘overlooked and underfunded for too long’. That was the message delivered by Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of GambleAware, to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). As gambling-related harm is linked to all forms of gambling, not just FOBTs, Lampard set out GambleAware’s strategy to fund further research, education and treatment …

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