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UK – Record sign-ups in 2021 push GAMSTOP registrants beyond 200,000

More than 200,000 people are now registered with GAMSTOP, the free, independent national self-exclusion scheme for online gambling, after a spike in numbers during lockdown. Registrations in February 2021 increased 21% year-on-year, with nearly 6,500 people choosing to exclude themselves from all UK-licensed sites, which followed a 14% year-on-year increase in January when more than…

US – NCPG releases detailed study of attitudes toward gambling

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has released a National Detailed Report and State Detailed Reports as a comprehensive follow up to The National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences (NGAGE) 1.0, which provided an overview of trends at the national and state levels. With nearly half of the states across the nation…

US – New York State Senate approves problem gambling bill

The New York State Senate has approved legislation that will see the creation of a problem gambling education programme in the state. Under SB 4207, sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will create a programme, which all players will have to complete, before being removed from a self-exclusion…

UK – Survey by UK Gambling Commission says problem gambling is falling

A survey by the Gambling Commission showed that the rate of problem gambling in 2020 was 0.3 per cent, down from 0.6 per cent in 2019. Although the regulator said the fall was not “statistically significant”, it does suggest that the BGC’s work over the past 12 months on promoting safer gambling is having an…

US – Lia Nower invited onto the NCPG’s Board of Directors

Lia Nower, JD, PhD, Rutgers University Professor and Director of its Center for Gambling Studies, has joined the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling. “The National Council on Problem Gambling works closely with our Board of Directors to advance policies and programs that assist people and families affected by problem gambling,”…

UK – Passport Technology continues commitment in supporting problem gambling charity GamCare

In a continuous effort to support responsible gambling, Passport Technology proudly donates an aggregated £7,000 to GamCare, UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by problem gambling. With this donation, Passport has contributed over £30,000 in an effort to support the gaming community and patrons. As an independent charity, donations are vital in extending GamCare’s work…

UK – Gambling Commission calls for help from financial sector to tackle gambling harm

The Chief Executive of the British Gambling Commission has invited the finance industry to join a multi-sector partnership approach to tackling gambling harm. Neil McArthur discussed the role of the finance sector during his keynote speech at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute’s virtual conference for financial service professionals. The conference is part of…

UK – Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware

After almost a decade as Chief Executive, Marc Etches has announced he will step down from his role as Chief Executive of GambleAware at the end of March 2021. Under Marc Etches’ leadership, GambleAware has evolved to become the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing gambling harms in Great Britain….

UK – YGAM’s Experts By Experience strategy could achieve more with a diverse spread of perspectives

YGAM founders have highlighted how its Experts By Experience strategy could achieve more with a diverse spread of perspectives Lee Willows, Chief Executive and co-founder of YGAM, the charity which works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against gaming and gambling-related harm, has proposed that Experts by Experience initiatives might warrant a range of…