Dealing with Gambling Addiction: Organisations That Help Problem Gamblers in the UK

Dealing with Gambling Addiction: Organisations That Help Problem Gamblers in the UK

We previously introduced Casino Guardian readers to the rights and responsibilities they have when gambling on the web. The final publication in our three-part series deals with the serious issue of problem gambling, its causes, symptoms, and the organisations problem gamblers in the UK can seek support from. You can access the first part of the series here, and the second one here. Most people in the UK get involved in one form of gambling or another at least once in their lives. With the increased popularity of online gambling,…

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New BMJ Study Calls for UK 2005 Gambling Act Revision and Mandatory Levy on the Sector to Address Spreading Gambling-Related Harm

New BMJ Study Calls for UK 2005 Gambling Act Revision and Mandatory Levy on the Sector to Address Spreading Gambling-Related Harm

According to the authors of a new paper report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), UK gambling legislation should see some radical changes brought to life, including a compulsory tax on the industry, in order for local lawmakers. The researchers insist that such an overhaul is necessary, as the authorities need to address the gambling-related harm inflicted on communities and society, which has remained vastly underestimated over the past few years. The study which has been recently published in the BMJ said that large investment and UK gambling legislation…

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Your Obligations as an Online Casino Player in the UK

Your Obligations as an Online Casino Player in the UK

In our previous publication, we talked about your rights as an online casino player. The second article in our three-part series aims at introducing you to your responsibilities when gambling on the web including identity verification and compliance with promotional terms. Remote gambling is a steadily growing sector of the UK gambling industry, with an increasing number of Brits who prefer to take their chances of winning to the web. Surveys indicate that as of March 2017/2018 24.5% of all participants aged between 25 and 34 years old admitted they…

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Do UK Online Casino Players Know Their Rights?

Do UK Online Casino Players Know Their Rights?

Online gambling has become extremely popular in the UK over the past decade, with hundreds of thousands of players making a choice to play in online casinos, as they allow them to play whenever they want to, regardless of their location. On the other hand, mobile gambling participation rates have also been rapidly increasing due to the rising popularity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the gambling sector. Unfortunately, not many online casino players are actually aware of their rights and obligations as such, neither do they know…

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UK Advertising Watchdog Bans Monopoly-Themed Casino Game Ad for Being Too Appealing to Children

UK Advertising Watchdog Bans Monopoly-Themed Casino Game Ad for Being Too Appealing to Children

An online advert for a Monopoly-themed casino game will not appear again after it was found to be enticing for children. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), UK’s advertising regulator, has yet to announce the ban officially but it is said to have had the advert removed. The advertisement, which is for a monopoly-based casino game, features the cartoon mascot of the popular board game, Rich Uncle Pennybags. It recently appeared on the Mirror Online website, which prompted a response from the ASA, the Guardian reported this week. The industry regulator…

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UKGC Releases New Framework to Focus on Gambling Harms in Children and Young Adults

UKGC Releases New Framework to Focus on Gambling Harms in Children and Young Adults

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a new document that focuses on better understanding and monitoring of the negative impact of gambling on children and young adults. The regulator has also reminded online gambling operators that the new rules for age and identity verification procedures come into effect on Tuesday, 7 May. The report under the title “Measuring gambling-related harms among children and young people: A framework for action” was developed by Ipsos MORI in collaboration with the Gambling Commission, the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling, and GambleAware.…

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Only 1.6% of UK Gambling Operators’ Social Media Messages Promote Safe Gambling

Only 1.6% of UK Gambling Operators’ Social Media Messages Promote Safe Gambling

Safe and responsible gambling is apparently not among the priorities of the UK’s top gambling operators’ marketing campaigns, a new study suggests. Only 1.6 per cent of companies’ Tweets promote safe gambling, researchers at Northumbria University say. The study, which looks at the online messages of some of the largest gambling companies in the United Kingdom, reveals that operators are giving “very little attention” to responsible gambling and safety in their marketing. The report will be presented today to the British Psychological Society annual conference in Harrogate and researchers hope…

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UK Mobile Gambling Participation Rates Keep Steady Growth in 2018, According to the UKGC Report

UK Mobile Gambling Participation Rates Keep Steady Growth in 2018, According to the UKGC Report

A couple of months ago, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its annual Gambling Participation Report for 2018, revealing some interesting insights regarding the gambling trends and gambling participation rates in the UK. According to the report published by the major British gambling regulatory body in February 2019, mobile gambling is still on the rise in the country. The rapid technology development over the last few years has seen tablets, mobile phones and other mobile devices become increasingly popular among local citizens who gamble online. The data included in the…

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Gambling Commission Introduces Stronger Measures to Combat Gambling-Related Harm and Guarantee Consumer Protection

Gambling Commission Introduces Stronger Measures to Combat Gambling-Related Harm and Guarantee Consumer Protection

Gambling operators are set to face tougher regulations and heavier fines as the United Kingdom Gambling Commission has issued a new three-year strategy that aims at reducing gambling-related harm. The regulator has also urged operators to comply with the existing rules after a report revealed multiple violations of the consumer protection guidelines. Last week, the Gambling Commission announced it would be taking stronger measures to combat problem gambling. In its three-year National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, launched April 25, it states it would be taking a “public health approach”…

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Could Tougher Internet Legislation Make UK Online Gambling Sector Safer for Children and Vulnerable Players?

Could Tougher Internet Legislation Make UK Online Gambling Sector Safer for Children and Vulnerable Players?

Earlier this month, on April 8th, Ministers pledged that the UK is set to feature the strictest Internet laws on a global scale. The revelations have been made at a time when the British Government is unveiling a new piece of legislation set to protect children online. The Government has reported its willingness to impose a duty of care on underage individuals, so the White Paper of digital harms was officially unveiled, concluding that the technology giants which operate on the territory of the country are not capable of regulating…

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