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YGAM enters educational alliance focused on ethnic minority groups

YGAM has entered a new alliance with Red Card and TalkGen, focused around safeguarding young people from ethnic minority backgrounds from gambling related harm. In collaboration with Clearview Research, the ‘Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities’ educational initiative aims to deliver workshops to young people aged 14-24 from ethnic minority groups in Greater London and the Home Counties, as well …

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YGAM receives recognition for positive employment practices

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has received a gold accreditation by Investors in People in recognition of its positive employment practices. Gold accreditations are awarded to organisations in which all employees, ranging from CEOs to apprentice level, take active ownership of ‘established policies’ and make them ‘come to life.’ In Investors in People’s report, YGAM was praised …

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BGC highlights members’ zero-tolerance approach to underage gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has produced a new animated video highlighting its members’ commitment and work to protecting under-18s from gambling.  The standards body states that its membership maintains a ‘zero-tolerance‘ on its approach to gambling by under-18s – in which the UK sector leads the way in safeguarding younger audiences from engaging with gambling services and advertising …

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YGAM claims four national awards for education programmes

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been recognised for its national education campaigns on gambling-related harm with four awards. Of particular significance was YGAM’s Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme, which provided training and resources to teachers and youth workers, delivered in collaboration with GamCare and with support from the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). The charity …

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YGAM and GamCare enlist Cambridge United for Kick the Habit campaign

Responsible gambling organisations GamCare and YGAM are set to launch the Kick the Habit campaign in cooperation with Cambridge United Community Trust (CUCT). The campaign will see CUCT promote podcasts, articles and interviews via social media channels. The media releases will focus on the consequences of gambling problems and provide education regarding the topic. Additionally, the drive will focus on …

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GamCare and YGAM exceed first year educational targets

Prominent responsible gambling charities YGAM and GamCare have exceeded the first year targets for the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme. The joint initiative – supported by the Betting and Gaming Council – has been launched in all regions of England and Wales and has expanded education and support services for young people in Northern Ireland, whilst both organisations work …

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Michael Dugher: ‘Gambling review needs to be led by facts not fiction’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Writing in Commons news source Politicshome.com, Michael Dugher – Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has warned MPs that there is ‘too much fiction swirled around the debate of gambling’.  As the review of the 2005 Gambling Act goes through its ‘call-for-evidence’ phase, Dugher and the BGC have welcomed the government’s ‘determination to drive big changes’ …

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Gambling industry must take ‘holistic approach’ to 2005 Act review

After the DCMS released its policy document, which aims to bring clarity to UK gambling about what the 2005 Gambling Act review will entail, industry experts began examining the terms of reference to assess how these areas may affect their respective operations. Speaking on the ‘Unpicking the Terms of the UK Gambling Act Review‘ webinar, hosted by SBC, Brigid Simmonds, …

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YGAM unites with PAPYRUS to safeguard future generations from harm

The ‘Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust’ (YGAM) has continued to expand its collaborative network of UK stakeholders by forming a strategic partnership with suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS. Working together to ‘prevent future generations from experiencing harm’, YGAM and PAPYRUS will  offer reciprocal training to help young people understand the life-threatening risks and harms of problem gambling and suicide. YGAM …

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YGAM expands frontline youth support with StreetGames & YSF

‘The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust’ (YGAM) has expanded its educational network by forming a new ‘training alliance’ with UK youth sports charity StreetGames and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF). Aiming to prevent gamin and gambling-harms amongst young people, YGAM has developed ’bespoke training sessions’ for StreetGames and YSF to help their volunteers identify risks and problem behaviours. StreetGames …

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