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NI to miss out as bookies increase funding to tackle problem gambling

19th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Today it was revealed that some of the UK’s largest gambling firms will increase the amount they give to tackle problem gambling, but Northern Ireland is highly likely to miss out.

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Gambling firms offer more money to tackle problem gambling – but is it enough?

19th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Some of the UK’s biggest gambling firms have offered to increase the amount of money they donate to help tackle problem gambling.

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Betting firms fined for safeguarding failures

21st May 2019
James Mildred

The gambling industry regulator has issued financial penalties to four more of the UK’s biggest gambling companies over safeguarding failures.

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Gambling industry fails to meet target for charity donations

7th May 2019
James Mildred

There were fresh calls for the Government to introduce a mandatory levy on gambling firms after research by GambleAware showed bookies had fallen short of a target of £10million in voluntary donations that funds treatment and research.

Gambling Commission calls for mandatory levy, but sports minister refuses to budge

26th Apr 2019
James Mildred

The Government has refused to back calls for a new, mandatory levy to be put in place, so gambling firms provide more funding for research, education and treatment services.

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Government should review case for mandatory levy on gambling firms, says MP

25th Apr 2019
James Mildred

An MP has called for a Government review of a mandatory levy which could raise significantly more money for research purposes into the effects of gambling addiction as well as funding gambling addiction support services.

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Children as young as 8 recall seeing gambling ads on TV, despite restrictions

15th Apr 2019
James Mildred

Children as young as eight can remember seeing gambling ads on TV, according to a new study, despite the fact it’s illegal to target young people with gambling advertising.

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CARE gets UK-wide press coverage on toxic gambling machine stake reduction

4th Apr 2019
Rachael Adams

CARE has been working with MPs from across the House as well as other charities to campaign for the stake on Fixed Odds Betting Machines (FOBTs) to be reduced from £100 to just £2.

Bookmakers in trouble over new high stakes games

3rd Apr 2019
James Mildred

Two of the UK’s largest bookmakers have been forced to drop new, high stakes, roulette-style games after an investigation by the Gambling Commission.

Northern Ireland misses out as stake is slashed on GB betting machines

1st Apr 2019
James Mildred

The much-anticipated cut to the maximum stake on highly additive betting machines comes into force across Great Britain today (1 April), but Northern Ireland will miss out, leaving problem gamblers at risk.