Tag Archives: YGAM

BGC introduces ‘cooling-off’ measures to UK betting shops

In a bid to support its ongoing commitment to responsible gambling, the newly-formed Betting and Gaming Council has developed a new ‘cooling-off’ feature for gaming terminals, which is due to be introduced across UK betting shops. The Anonymous Player Awareness System (APAS), which has been developed over the last two years, has been designed to identify signs of  potentially harmful gambling behaviour. The …

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GamCare & YGAM to offer free workshops for RGWeek

UK problem-gambling treatment and support charities GamCare and the Young Gamblers Education Trust – YGAM will offer free training and educational workshops, as a key directive of the IGRG’s third ‘Responsible Gambling Week’ (RGWeek7-13 November). Both organisations have developed comprehensive training programmes supporting all-levels of industry management and wider community stakeholders – ‘tailored to provide guidance on how to start conversations …

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YGAM & Betknowmore form education first partnership

UK problem gambling support and education organisations the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Betknowmore have formed a strategic partnership announced at this year’s CasinoBeats Summit as part of the inaugural Safer Gambling Forum. Both organisations will collaborate in the development of new training programmes, which seek to improve standards for relevant industry and social stakeholders tackling problem gambling harms. Key stakeholders …

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Wes Himes: RGA – An effective responsible gambling message starts with awareness

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders gathered in May to discuss whether ‘the gambling industry is giving players enough control?’ at the most recent meeting of the Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group  –APBGG – (7 May 2019). The subject matter was discussed by Sarah Hanratty, Chief Executive Officer at the Senet Group; Damon De Ionno, Managing …

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APBGG: Industry cannot afford complacency on underage gambling

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether children are really gambling – at the latest meeting of the ‘Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group’ (APBGG – 26 February 2019). The subject matter which has become a prominent issue for the UK gambling industry was discussed by –  David Williams, Director of Public Affairs …

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YGAM unites with the All-in Diversity Project

The All-in Diversity Project has continued to increase its varied and well rounded portfolio of partners, joining forces with the youth gambling education charity, YGAM. YGAM is one of gambling’s foremost charities and focuses on education, awareness and the prevention of gaming related harm amongst young people. Furthermore, the group joins the likes of Paddy Power Betfair, IGT and Microgaming as …

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Microgaming donation aids YGAM Isle of Man expansion plans

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Microgaming has made a £12,680 donation to the Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), via it’s PlayItForward initiative, helping the independent charity expand its gambling related harm prevention programme to the Isle of Man. YGAM, who place a focus on raising awareness of gambling and gambling-related harm amongst young people, has seen its expansion over the course of the last three …

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Young Gamblers Education Trust named as ICE 2018 charity partner

ICE London has appointed its first ever charity partner for this year’s event. The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), an independent registered charity whose stated aims are to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling, has accepted the invitation extended by the world’s largest gaming technology event which takes place across 6 – 8 February, ExCeL London, UK. …

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