Saturday, January 22, 2022

Tag: Mark Etches

Bookmakers up problem gambling treatment funding

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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 include Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet, William Hill and Bet 365. “This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration...

Industry making “good progress” towards GambleAware target

With the industry making “good progress” towards GambleAware’s £10m donation target, the argument in favour of a statutory levy looks to be dead in the water. GambleAware has said it is making “good progress” towards funding its new £16m-a- year Strategic Delivery Plan after seeing a spike in voluntary donations from the industry. The industry-funded charity received £2.8m during the three...

Too much focus on FOBTs, says GambleAware

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The head of GambleAware has told The Guardian that the industry should cease its war of words, with too much attention is being paid to FOBTs when it comes to issues of problem gambling.   Industry-funded charity, GambleAware (formerly the RGT), has told The Guardian newspaper that bookmakers, pubs and arcades are engaging in a “selfish” battle to protect their own...