Fast Forward has secured a further £750,000 grant from GambleAware to fund the delivery of a three-year national youth problem gambling programme across Scotland.
GambleAware has commissioned yet another body of problem gambling-related research, exploring whether some gambling products and environments have the potential to cause more harm than others.
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.
Writing in a recent publication of Parliament’s The House, Tory peer Lord Chadlington called for the introduction of a statutory levy on the UK gambling industry to fund treatment of problem gamblers.
Charities, treatment providers, faith groups and those personally affected by excessive gambling will all be consulted by GambleAware for its new multi-million advertising campaign.
GambleAware has welcomed the UKGC focus on protecting children, but reiterated its concern that 12% of 11 to 15-year-olds are involved in regular gambling.
GamCare has secured funding from independent industry charity GambleAware to continue operating the free National Gambling HelpLine service through to 2021.
GambleAware has asked the Lotteries Council for a contribution that reflects the nature of its membership, after noting the low contribution of some of its 375 members to an annual donation of just £1,800.
Crystal Palace FC has become the first Premier League club to enter a GambleAware initiative to address gambling-related harm within football.
GambleAware has demonstrated its commitment to “best practice in commissioning effective treatment services” through the appointment of John McCracken.