Friday, January 22, 2021

Tag: responsible gambling

Tombola introduces new stake limit

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Tombola has announced a new addition to its Safeplay player protection measures, introducing a new stake limit for both bingo and arcade games.

42 percent of public don’t see arcades as gambling

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A recent YouGov survey has shown that while 77 percent of people feel they have enough information to gamble safely, more than half that amount don’t..

Industry thought leader participates in YGAM workshop

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Nick Harding has been confirmed as the most senior member of the gambling industry to participate in the training courses organised and run by YGAM, the..

Senet Group welcomes responsible gambling agreement between Ladbrokes and the Scottish Professional Football League

Senet Group welcomes responsible gambling agreement between Ladbrokes and the Scottish Professional Football League
Agreement will see Senet Group’s When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign incorporated onto player’s shirts during the 2019/20 football season. Senet Group, the UK body dedicated to addressing problem gambling through consumer information programmes, welcomes today’s agreement between Ladbrokes and the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) to promote responsible gambling.  As part of the agreement, the Senet Group’s When the...

GambleAware: A Strategic Delivery Plan

In a Foreword to GambleAware’s Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018/20, chair of the board of trustees Kate Lampard CBE explains the need for more funding for Research, Education and Treatment. Trustees published a five-year strategy in November 2016,and committed to reviewing progress annually to ensure that our commissioning and grant-funding plans continue to be relevant and appropriate to our charitable...

WHO considers classifying gaming addiction as “disorder”

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  Efforts to tackle gaming addiction received a significant boost after the World Health Organisation (WHO) included “gaming disorder” in a draft classification paper.   The addictive qualities of video games have been subject to debate amongst health experts and psychologists for more than a decade. Although still in draft form, the WHO’s 2018 International Classification of Diseases includes gaming disorder under...

Betting firms to be named and shamed for failing to fund Gamble Aware

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British betting companies are under coming pressure to help tackle a funding shortfall for Gamble Aware.   The UK charity said it would begin to identify donors next year, meaning operators not on the list might be identifiable by their absence. The tactic is being introduced after Gamble Aware fell £5m short of its £13m industry contributions target last year. “We cannot understand...

Comment: Let’s talk about responsible gambling

Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which will take place from 12-18 October, trade body chief executives and social responsibility group chairmen explain the importance of supporting and maximising the cross-industry campaign’s impact.   John Hagan, chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, said: “Social responsibility is fundamental to the gambling industry’s approach, and we are all dedicated, year-round, to promoting responsible...

GC asserts position following consultation responses

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The Gambling Commission addresses its position and the key themes from the wider gambling industry’s responses to proposed amendments to ‘Statement of principles’ and ‘Policy statement’   Putting the consumer first Some respondents said that the emphasis on putting the consumer first is not consistent with the Commission’s remit as set out in the statutory licensing objectives. At best it amounts to...

A softer approach, but still plenty of sharp edges

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Sarah Harrison doled out some much sought after praise for coin-op’s responsible gambling efforts, but she still had plenty of forthright messages to deliver to the assembled convention, along with news of what may swing the GC’s B2 recommendation. If it wasn’t already clear from her debut speech a year ago at the 2015 Bacta Convention, or her actions since...