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YGAM teams up with GAMSTOP and RecoverMe to embark on university tour

YGAM, The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust has embarked on its Gambling Support University Tour in partnership with safer gambling counterparts GAMSTOP and RecoverMe.  The Tour will see teams from the three organisations visit university campuses across the UK, to engage students and university staff on wide-ranging issues related to gambling harms. Of significance, the tour will train university …

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GAMSTOP & YGAM highlight concerns on gambling habits formed during University

A new survey commissioned by safer gambling charities GAMSTOP and YGAM has revealed insights into university students gambling habits and spending. Taking feedback from 2,000 Students across UK campuses, the survey undertaken by research agency CensusWide revealed that 80% of participants had gambled. Of those students, 41% admitted that gambling had a “negative impact on their university experience, including missing …

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YGAM receives RSPH accreditation for ‘Mindful Resilience’ programme

  The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has secured formal accreditation for its ‘Mindful Resilience’ initiative from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Operated in collaboration with Betknowmore UK and Bournemouth University, Mindful Resilience functions as a specialist programme aimed at supporting health professionals with gambling treatment.  The programme equips these health specialists with the ‘knowledge and …

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BGC lauds industry’s ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has provided an overview of the gambling industry’s 2021 CSR initiatives, focusing on community outreach, economic and social contribution, promotion of equality and diversity, employee support and environmental initiatives.  A number of prominent companies were highlighted in the report, including bet365 Group, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill, Gamesys and Entain, whilst BGC members in general …

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Gambling harm and education charities back Chesterfield FC’s matchday awareness campaign

Engagement between lower division football clubs and safer gambling organisations continues to increase, as a National League fixture on Tuesday was host to a number of charity delegates.  A range of groups were invited to attend the match at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium, including GamCare and the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)- represented by Head of Delivery Sam …

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Entain launches EnTrain to place tech and inclusion at top of Global CSR Agenda

Entain Plc has launched ‘EnTrain’, a new multi-million-pound CSR directive aimed at improving access to technology for underserved and underrepresented communities.  The FTSE100 gambling group’s new CSR directive aims to “positively impact the lives of over 1 million people around the world, either directly or through their families and dependents by 2030″. EnTrain is marked as the “first global strategic …

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YGAM secures leaders pledge to participate in Safer Gambling Training

Industry CEOs and Directors have pledged to participate in the Safer Gambling Training modules designed by education experts YGAM and Betknowmore.  The pledge by industry leadership has been undertaken to highlight the importance of staff training and development as an industry discipline during Safer Gambling Week (1-7 November). Leaders will complete five online modules during the week covering important topics …

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BGC: Industry will maintain its safer gambling duties as problem rates fall

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged that its membership will ‘keep the momentum’ on continuing to reduce problem gambling rates, following the positive results of 2021 gambling prevalence data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Feedback of a quarterly telephone survey, conducted by Yonder Consulting, a nationally representative sample of 4,005 participants – aged 16 and over …

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YGAM seeks new CEO as founder Lee Willows departs charity

Lee Willows has ended his seven-year tenure as Founder and Chief Executive of YGAM – The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust. This morning YGAM issued a statement confirming that Willows would be leaving the charity at the end of the month. A former teacher, Willows founded YGAM in 2014 with lived experience partners Anne and Keith Evans, establishing the …

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YGAM healthcare training programme gains parliamentary support

A new training programme established by the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), Betknowmore UK and Bournemouth University has received the support of the Shadow Minister for Mental Health. The tripartite’s ‘Mindful Resilience’ campaign aims to address a lack of knowledge and confidence among health professions in diagnosing children and young people with gaming and gambling addictions. In addition, …

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