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“I absolutely refute the idea that we simply see what money comes in, and then decide how it’s spent”

Marc Etches
Coinslot engaged with GambleAware chief Marc Etches recently covering a whole range of issues. A further extract of that exchange appears here, featuring some forthright posturing. CS: How much do you think it would cost to fix the problem of problem gambling in terms of the next five years? ME: I don’t think that’s an easy answer to give you. CS: But...

“There is a need for a great deal more money, than simply the money that we are asking for”

Marc Etches
Speaking to Coinslot, CEO of GambleAware Marc Etches explains how much more money the industry will need to provide beyond the two years set out by the charity’s Strategic Delivery Plan. COINSLOT: You’ve doubled your annual spending, but you are not asking the industry for more money this time because it’s coming from bad behaviour. I suppose the question is,...

GambleAware raises record breaking £8 million

Coinslot - GambleAware 8 million
Industry funded charity GambleAware announced that it has raised a record-breaking eight million pounds in the last year.   Dedicated to helping broaden public understanding of problem gambling, the charity acts as the commissioner of research, education and treatment services across the country, ensuring funds are allocated and spent both efficiently and effectively. “Our aim is to stop people getting into problems...

Stakes and debit cards under fire in GambleAware report

Coinslot, GambleAware, Sophro, report,
In a new report, GambleAware has argued that policy makers should consider much more than stakes and prizes when looking to promote responsible gambling and dents coin-op hopes by placing contactless in the firing line.   GambleAware has announced the publication of a report which argues that “policy makers need to look beyond stake reductions to minimise harm.” Undertaken by research...

“No clear answer on FOBTs” says GambleAware

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GambleAware insisted that there is no conclusive evidence on B2s as it presented its findings to the APPG on FOBTs in Westminster last week. GambleAware, the organisation formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has presented evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on FOBTs. Joining organisations such as Bacta and the ABB in appearing before the partisan collective. Kate Lampard,...

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