Tag: GamCare

Cutting FOBT stakes to £2 is the right thing to do

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On the date of implementation for FOBT maximum stake cuts, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport Jeremy Wright posted a blog backing his predecessor’s decision and emphasising that where there is evidence of gambling-related harm, the DCMS will act. Today the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will be cut from £100 to £2 in bookmakers...

GamCare to launch new industry standard at ICE

Safer Gambling Standard
GamCare will be using this year’s ICE London as a platform to unveil its Safer Gambling Standard, the new kite mark which sets out to recognise gambling operators who meet and go beyond the requirements of gambling industry Codes of Practice and comprises a group of 12 sets of principles for social responsibility across online, land-based and B2C operations.

Bacta’s first Social Responsibility Exchange to precede Parliamentary Reception and Annual Convention

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Kate Lampard CBE, chair of GambleAware, has been named as the keynote speaker at Bacta’s first Social Responsibility Exchange, a free to attend one day educational initiative being held on 21 November, the day prior to the Bacta Annual Convention. The event, which will also feature Lee Willows from YGAM, GamCare’s Anna Hemmings and Helen Rhodes from the Gambling Commission,...

Gamcare welcome consumer protection zone at ICE

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As a mature market, the UK has taken consumer safety more seriously than some emerging sectors.   Mike Kenward and Daniel Reilly of Gamcare see the opportunity that the Consumer Protection Zone at ICE Totally Gaming exhibition this year has given them, as “a one stop shop” for operators to see the type of products their charity is offering at this...

SmartEXCLUSION celebrates 12-months of success

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It’s very nearly a year since IHL Tech launched SmartEXCLUSION and what a year it’s been, helping close to 2,500 self-excluders find the support they need. CTO, Paul Harris, reviews the year and previews some important new initiatives that will come on stream during 2017. In the 12-months following its launch, SmartEXCLUSION been able to help almost 2,500 self-excluders to gain much...

Gala Leisure awarded five-star GamCare Certification

Coinslot - Gala Leisure Five Star Gamcare Certification Social Resonsibility
The UK gaming brand, Gala Leisure, has received a five-star GamCare Certification in recognition of its ongoing social responsibility focus.   Gala Leisure (Gala Bingo Retail) has been awarded five-star GamCare Certification, demonstrating what it calls “an ongoing commitment to social responsibility and player protection across its 130 bingo clubs throughout the UK.” GamCare is a well-known national provider of information, advice...

Gambling Commission considers future under Brexit

Coinslot Gambling Commission Brexit
As Britain prepares to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the UK Gambling Commission will meet in Central London on 14 March, 2017, to consider what the UK government’s priorities should be in supporting the international competitiveness of the sector post-Brexit. During the sessions, the  Gambling Commission will focus on the marketing of betting services, brainstorm ways of protecting vulnerable...

Responsible Gambling panel talks wood and card

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The first of two panels at this year’s Convention was on the much-discussed topic of responsible gambling. With members of the Commission both in the room and on the panel, it was a poignant reminder of what John White had said in his speech earlier in the day, “that we as an organisation and as an industry place social responsibility...