Friday, May 27, 2022

Tag: gambling harm

‘Get your facts right!’ Peter Hannibal tells House of Lords in light of misinformed debate

House of Lords Gambling debate
The Gambling Business Group is calling for a transparent approach to the way in which data is sourced and how it is used in political debates and official reports.

BGC and Gamstop join forces to launch ‘Single Customer View’ trial in March

Betting Gaming Council Gamstop Single Customer View trial March
The Betting & Gaming Council is rolling out a new scheme to share data on those most at risk of gambling harm in partnership with Gamstop.

NI gambling bill continues journey to approval

NI gambling bill continues journey to approval
Northern Irish ministers have been briefed on the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amended) Bill, in a Communities Committee meeting held on 20 January.

Gambling Commission accuses industry of being “recidivist” in compliance

Andrew Rhodes GambleAware conference
The interim CEO of the Gambling Commission has accused UK operators of “recidivist behaviour” in integrating compliance measures, warning “there is simply too much harm from gambling.” Nice. And this is the man who says he wants to work with the industry?After this speech at the GambleAware conference, it sounds more like the pot calling the kettle black

Off colour: Public Health England estimates the cost of gambling harm at a £1.27 billion

Public Health England cost of gambling harm
A report from Public Health England has estimated the cost of gambling harm to English society to be £1.27bn.

Study finds gambling premises concentrated in “deprived areas”

Gambling Study deprived areas
A study has found one fifth of all UK gambling venues are located in “left behind” areas of the country - hardly surprising given that so many other sectors are unwilling to invest in these communities. However, trade bodies have been forced to once again defend the sector’s social and economic contribution.

Leyton AGC rejected on “vulnerability” grounds

Leyton AGC proposal rejected
Plans for a new AGC in Leyton submitted by Chongie Entertainment have been rejected by Waltham Forest Council, stating the venue would pose “harm to vulnerable adults.” It’s a decision that will disturb the industry, and probably the law courts too.

Harris: Industry only as responsible as its weakest link

Carolyn Harris social responsibility
Although chair of the APPG for Gambling Harm Carolyn Harris acknowledges that gambling companies have “taken measures” to improve, she believes the industry

Carolyn Harris calls out inaction over remote gambling harm

Coinslot, GambleAware, Sophro, report,
On Wednesday Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Carolyn Harris MP demanded online gambling operators address their failure to act on the harm caused by online gambling. In an evidence of session of the group's online gambling inquiry, the group heard from the representative organisation for the online gambling industry, the Remote Gambling Association. Harris, along with Iain Duncan Smith MP...