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WATCH: Embracing technology key for safer gambling strategies

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The uptake of innovative technology could be a key component in global safer gambling strategies as funding begins to increase. That was agreed by panelists at this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, who pinpointed the need to significantly increase the low number of people who seek treatment. You can also click here to see the full panel from the …

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YGAM’s Student Hub receives NUS endorsement

Following the launch of its Student Hub resource earlier this week, the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has received the backing of the National Union of Students (NUS). The resource, which was ‘developed by students for students’, will help prevent students from experiencing gambling-related harm by providing them with information and support. The website will feature interactive elements …

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GamCare publishes parental guidance on Gaming Safety

GamCare has published new guidance on ‘Gaming Safety’ in response to parental concerns over the ‘blurring lines between gaming and gambling’ within digital environments.  The charity has provided its recommendation to parents, having consulted research undertaken by the Universities of Newcastle and Loughborough, with regards to changing gaming experiences ‘specifically around the purchase of loot box incentives’. GamCare acknowledged that …

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EPIC Risk Management: GambleAware funding needs a balanced approach

Earlier this year, five of the biggest operators in the UK, along with members of the Betting and Gaming Council, confirmed that they will provide £100m worth of funding to improve treatment services via GambleAware. However there are still questions regarding the best way to spend the money to ensure that it can sustain the industry and provide the ultimate …

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GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations

GVC Holdings has praised the development and launch of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) ‘Parent Hub’ as a vital educational resource for UK families. The FTSE100 firm funded the development of YGAM’s Parent Hub, which launched this summer to coincide with the break-up of UK schools. The Parent Hub serves as a digital portal providing parents and carers …

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RSPH brands YGAM’s ‘ParentHub’ as an essential education resource  

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has praised YGAM for developing its ‘ParentHub’ website, labelling the service as a ‘vital resource’ for parents educating children on the risks and harms of problem gambling. The RSPH stated that the education of adults and younger audiences has played a fundamental role in establishing the core objectives of its subsidiary Gambling Health …

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Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform 

Lee Willows, Chief Executive of educational charity The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), said that the education sector must be further engaged in the regulatory makeup of the gambling sector.  Willows made his statement reflecting on the significant events of last week, following three separate industry oversight reports being published by the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG); …

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Shadow Charity Minister praises YGAM’s ‘resilience under lockdown’

Rachael Maskell, the Shadow Minister for UK Charities, has branded the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) as ‘a leading example of how charities have innovated’. The Labour MP for York Central praised the work of YGAM staff who continue to deliver the charity’s youth education programmes on gambling, despite also navigating the unprecedented challenges of national lockdown. Maskell, …

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UK government backs £100m RET commitment from ‘big four’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new era for responsible gambling as the UK’s four leading operators have pledged to spend £100 million on improving treatment support services. The £100 million funding, which is backed by bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings and William Hill, will be issued to GambleAware who will be the main commissioning agent for …

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GamCare backs #readytotalk campaign

Supporting those most vulnerable to problem gambling during the ongoing lockdown, a number of helplines – including GamCare – have launched the #readytotalk campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of problem gambling support services at a time when people are most vulnerable, encouraging individuals to reach out and speak about their issues confidentially. Anna Hemmings, Chief Executive of GamCare, …

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