GambleAware is “cautiously optimistic” for the coming months after revealing that total pledges during its Q1 2018 period (April to June) amounted to £2.8 million.
Securing a new agreement, GambleAware will increase its funding of GamCare projects and initiatives by 20%, through a grant totalling £14 million over a three-year period.
GamCare has secured funding from independent industry charity GambleAware to continue operating the free National Gambling HelpLine service through to 2021.
Ladbrokes has donated £180,000 to help fund GamCare’s new Youth Programme for three regional ‘youth hubs’ in Bristol, Birmingham and the North West of England.
Technology and data is being increasingly used by the gambling industry in order to help identify customers in danger of developing problems, although there is still an important role to be played by the personal touch.
The cold hearted business case behind social responsibility is big enough not to be ignored, according to a panel of experts at last week’s World Regulatory Briefing at London’s OXO Tower.
The UK bookmaking industry is upgrading its alerts on gaming machines as part of Gamble Aware Week, an initiative to highlight the betting sector’s commitment to social responsibility.
GamCare chief executive Dirk Hansen wants the gaming sector to use next month’s World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) in London to reiterate its combined commitment to preventing and treating problem gambling.