Tag: GambleAware

Gamblers Anonymous: Overlooked and undermined?

Warwick Bartlett Gamblers Anonymous
Warwick Bartlett, chief executive of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, highlights a lesser-known but longer-standing, successful and self-funded alternative to Gamble Aware - but whose existence is threatened by competition from this state-backed leviathan

Only three charities qualify for RET contributions

RET Contributions
The UK Gambling Commission has published its list of just three approved charities to which licensed operators must direct their annual contributions for..

Underage gambling in the regulatory crosshairs for 2020

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The New Year promises further regulatory tightening in mature markets; the impact of gambling on the young and under-aged is becoming a dominant theme. As..

UK Bookmakers increase funding for problem gambling

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The UK’s biggest bookmakers have agreed to increase funding for problem gambling treatment to £100m over the next four years. Owners have confirmed that they will increase their voluntary levy on gambling profits from 0.1 percent to 1 percent. The companies are Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet, William Hill and Bet 365. “This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration...

Analysts take a cautionary view of UK gaming in 2019

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The sector’s top analysts look back at the best and worst of a year just passed - and how firms are likely to respond to the challenges ahead in 2019. GRANT HUMPHREY... ON POST- FOBT M&A DIRECTOR AT TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES, EY People are generally…

GambleAware board becomes entirely independent of industry

GambleAware has announced the appointment of Paul Simpson and Marcantonio Spada to its board of trustees, as part of the charity’s attempt “to secure public trust and confidence.” Simpson, CFO of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust, will join Spada, head…

From “problem gambling” to “gambling-related harm”

The Gambling Commission has often been criticised for using vague terminology, open to multiple interpretations. But as the watchdogs attention shifts from “problem gambling” to “harm”, the UK industry may come to pine for a far less explicit era.

Gambling industry leaders back Senet Group’s: When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign

Senet Group
The move follows a decision last month to lift copyright restrictions for all non-Senet members. In a video released by the Senet Group, the UK body dedicated to addressing problem gambling through consumer information programmes, a number of industry

GambleAware releases open letter thanking industry for £9.4m donations

GambleAware has sent as open letter to the industry thanking them for more than £9.4m in voluntary donations. See the full statement below: Last October we made very public our concerns regarding the industry’s funding of GambleAware. Six months later, it is only fair that, just as publicly, we acknowledge and thank all those in the industry who have helped...

GambleAware strike deal with Crystal Palace to promote safe gambling

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Gambling charity GambleAware has struck its first deal with an English Premier League football team to warn fans of the potential downsides of gambling. The charity announced a deal with London’s Crystal Palace FC to cooperate on the production of “advertisements and promotion materials to raise awareness of the risks of gambling.” The first messages will appear during this Saturday’s match...

Identifying problem gamblers with NeuralSolution

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First time ICE exhibitor, NeuralSolution, explains how nervous system biometric markers can identify problem gamblers In a long and distinguished history, ICE London has won a hard earned reputation for being the launchpad for many of the gambling industry’s stand-out products and services. The 2018 edition (6th – 8th February, ExCeL, London, UK) will see the debut of NeuralSolution, a...

GambleAware announce five-year strategy to increase research and funding

Following the appointment of a new Chair, GambleAware has confirmed its strategy for the next five-years in line with the charity’s social responsibility objective.   GambleAware has announced its plans for the coming years with a new five-year strategy in which the charity will look to increase its research budget and funding. The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gaming Trust, has...