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The Gambling Commission's Customer Guidance document – what it means

The Gambling Commission has published its latest customer guidance document, spelling out the obligations of licensees towards online customers regarding identifying harmful gambling....

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Safer Gambling Week, 13-19 November 2023

Safer Gambling Week is upon us once again. A chance to take stock and reflect on the importance of responsible gambling, the campaign brings together voices from across the gambling industry and assoc...

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£2 slot stake limits - help or hindrance?

Here we discuss the age-dependent £2-£15 slot stake limit proposed in the UK Gambling White Paper, and GamCare's recent £2 'across-the-board' suggestion. Is such a sweeping rule a bridge too far?...

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The Pools celebrates 100th anniversary

Dubbed “the original millionaire maker”, The Pools recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, complete with a world record-setting football match—in a cathedral! Let's see how the last 100 years have ...

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Gamstop's Self Exclusion Awareness Day given a boost by football clubs

Clubs across all four professional divisions in English football have lent their support to Gamstop’s second annual Self Exclusion Awareness Day, in a move to help raise awareness and understanding ab...

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UKGC offers clarity on financial risk checks in the wake of new proposals

UK Gambling Commission CEO, Andrew Rhodes, has stepped forward to clarify “misunderstandings” surrounding new financial risk checks, currently out for consultation as part of the government’s Gambling...

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BGC presents further changes to ad rules to better protect young people

The Betting and Gaming Council has taken further steps to prevent under-18s from encountering digital advertising for gambling products, with the launch of the new Seventh Industry Code for Socially R...

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Female-focused and other chat rooms launched by GamCare to help problem gamblers

GamCare has launched a series of new chat rooms aimed at providing support for those experiencing gambling harms—with a particular focus on female gamblers and other demographic groups with specific n...

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UKGC concerned about presentation of gambling stats

The Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission has called on gambling stakeholders to take more care when presenting statistics, following high-profile disagreements about the way facts and figures...

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Almost £33m given to GambleAware to create a stabilisation fund

GambleAware, the independent but government-adjacent charity which seeks to prevent problem gambling, is currently funded by voluntary donations from the gambling industry, but this could be about to ...

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BGC faces grilling over inaccurate reporting of regulatory feedback

The Betting & Gaming Council has come under fire for allegedly misrepresenting a report into the risks of illegal gambling sites, casting doubt on the accuracy of some of the arguments being advan...

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NHS doubles the number of gambling clinics in the UK

The NHS is to open seven new gambling clinics over the summer as a response to record demand for gambling treatment, according to an announcement from its chief executive in recent days. New clinics a...