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Kate Lampard CBE new Chair of RGT Trustee Board

Industry charity the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), a UK organisation committed to minimising gambling-related harm and raising operator consumer safety standards and practices has announced Kate Lampard CBE as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees with immediate effect. Lampard a former barrister and senior executive of the National Health Service replaces Neil Goulden as Chair of the RGT …

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RGT shares British advances in treatment data collection

The Director of Commissioning for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has shared details of British advances in treatment data collection during the International Gambling Institute’s 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking. Jane Rigbye set out the British approach to data reporting in problem gambling treatment services in a speech to the University of Nevada, as part of International …

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Betting industry opens up machine data for evaluation by PwC

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to evaluate Player Awareness Systems (PAS), an independent recent betting industry initiative designed to help people avoid gambling-related harm when using gaming machines in licensed betting offices. PAS systems analyse the behaviour of those logged in and playing on gaming machines, assessing behaviour against a range of problem gambling markers. Alerts …

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Neil Goulden steps down as Chair of RGT

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has announced that Neil Goulden is to retire from his role as a trustee and chair of the charity that raises funds from the gambling industry operating in Britain to fund research, treatment and harm-prevention activities. Goulden became the charity’s chair when it was launched in 2011 and he has overseen five successful years that have established stability and …

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RGT commissions Sophro to conduct research on causes of harm in online gambling

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has announced that Sophro Ltd has been commissioned to complete a study of online gambling behaviour which will investigate the causes of harm in online gambling. The research is the third strand to be announced from the independent gambling charity’s £750,000 eighteen-month programme of research into remote gambling. In contrast to “big data” research projects …

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Industry told to up its game with Responsible Gambling Trust funding

Tracey Crouch MP, the Minister for Sport, has warned the gambling industry that ‘goodwill alone’ ‎would not be enough to minimise gambling-related harm. Speaking at the Responsible Gambling Trust‘s third annual harm minimisation conference at the King’s Fund, London, Crouch paid tribute to the good work of both RGT and the gambling industry in working in conjunction with the government. …

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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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UK Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch to speak at RGT’s ‘Harm Minimisation Conference’

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage Tracey Crouch will be amongst the speakers at the third annual Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) Harm Minimisation Conference. The conference will be held at the King’s Fund, Cavendish Square, London on Wednesday 9 December 2015 and the overall theme is minimising gambling-related harm in Britain. This year the programme will focus on the range …

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RGT announces over £500,000 funding for ‘Gambling-Related Harm Minimisation Projects’

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has agreed to provide £580,000 of grant funding to deliver five advice and education projects that aim to reduce demonstrably the impact of gambling-related harm, particularly on vulnerable populations such as young people and the homeless. The programme will provide funding over a period of two years and will form an important element of RGT’s …

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Demos & RGT launch study of gambling & social media

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) and think-tank Demos have signed an agreement to conduct a study of the link between online communities and gambling. The study will look at the scale and nature of conversations on social media regarding gambling and assess whether it is possible to identify the prevalence of conversations which reflect problematic gambling behaviour. RGT has commissioned …

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