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UK Bookmakers increase funding for problem gambling

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The UK’s biggest bookmakers have agreed to increase funding for problem gambling treatment to £100m over the next four years. Owners have confirmed that they will increase their voluntary levy on gambling profits from 0.1 percent to 1 percent. The companies include Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet, William Hill and Bet 365. “This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration...

UK government expands NHS problem gambling treatment

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The UK government has announced a significant increase in problem gambling treatment funding as part of its ten year strategy for the NHS. The NHS Long Term Plan, announced on 7 January, outlined the provision of £2.3bn annually for mental health treatment by 2023, including dedicated problem gambling services. “There will be a new guarantee that investment in primary, community and...

JCM, AGA, AGEM present cheque to NCRG

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JCM’s VP of Marketing Tom Nieman (left) was honoured to be joined by Dr. Russell Sanna (NCRG), Geoff Freeman (AGA), and Marcus Prater (AGEM) to present the NCRG with a cheque for $228,000, raised at the 20th annual AGEM/AGA Golf Classic Presented by JCM Global. The NCRG is the only organisation in the US dedicated exclusively to funding scientific research on...

Macau casino workers gambling ban would require ‘sophisticated ID technology’

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A proposal to ban Macau gaming workers from entering casinos outside working hours means venues would probably have to implement advanced identification technology, according to a gaming expert. “ would require a centralised ID swipe/monitoring system similar to that deployed by Immigration auto-gates,” said Ben Lee, managing partner at IGamiX. The proposal states that workers apart from those who perform functions...

Identifying problem gamblers with NeuralSolution

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First time ICE exhibitor, NeuralSolution, explains how nervous system biometric markers can identify problem gamblers In a long and distinguished history, ICE London has won a hard earned reputation for being the launchpad for many of the gambling industry’s stand-out products and services. The 2018 edition (6th – 8th February, ExCeL, London, UK) will see the debut of NeuralSolution, a...

Aspers reinforces commitment to player education with SlotGuru

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Aspers Casinos is expanding its partnership with SlotGuru through the promotion of the player education app to its players.   SlotGuru is a mobile app designed to help drive greater awareness and understanding around playing slots and help proactively prevent Problem Gambling. “Aspers has always had a strong commitment to player protection and Responsible Gambling” said Richard Noble, COO at Aspers. “We...

Mr Green enlists gambling psychologist to analyse player behaviour

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Mr Green has taken on a chartered psychologist to evaluate the Green Gaming Predictive Tool launched last month.   Canadian psychologist Dr Richard Wood specialises in the study of gaming behaviour. His research focuses on developing effective responsible gaming strategies and he investigates both the individual causes of problem gambling, as well as the structural characteristics of games that can influence the...

UK Labour Party: gambling operators should foot gambling addicts’ health bill

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Gambling operators may be compelled to fund treatment for gambling addicts under new plans from the UK Labour Party.   Deputy party leader Tom Watson’s office released excerpts of a speech which he intends to deliver at the party’s annual conference, which kicked off in Brighton today Watson will call on UK gambling operators to pay the National Health Service bills for...

Gambling Commission renews calls for action on problem gamblers

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New research from the Gambling Commission published on 24 August has found that the percentage of problem gamblers remains low but stagnant. In the same report, the regulator has called for a renewed focus on addressing the harms that can arise from the issue. Tim Miller (pictured), Commission executive director, said: “For many, gambling is an enjoyable leisure activity. But for...

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