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Britain leads the world in online gambling

NOW AND THEN "Samuel" is plagued by old cravings, though he says he has quit gambling for good. The 25-year-old got hooked on online betting at 17 and, at the worst point, could squander a month's salary in minutes. He is not alone. By one estimate 29m Britons place a bet at least once a month, and hundreds of thousands have some sort of problem…
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Britain leads the world in online gambling
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Gambling not always just a bit of fun says Director of Public Health

A leading Public Health official is appealing to North East Lincolnshire residents to think about the risks of gambling getting "out of control" in the wake of a report highlighting how online gambling losses are skewed towards deprived areas. The report, produced by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the University of Liverpool,…
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Gambling not always just a bit of fun says Director of Public Health
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Research on Gambling Behavior Raised Red Flags around Slots

Research on online gambling behavior in Great Britain commissioned by GambleAware found out that slot gaming is more likely to cause problem gambling than sports betting and is heavily skewed towards the most deprived areas. Carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in collaboration with Professor David Forrest and Professor…
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Research on Gambling Behavior Raised Red Flags around Slots
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Twice as many gambling game accounts belong to customers in most deprived places

Participation in online gambling games is overwhelmingly concentrated in the most deprived parts of Britain - with these players more likely to incur heavy losses, a study has found. As many as 29 per cent of gaming accounts are registered to the most deprived areas - while just 13 per cent come from the least deprived places, a report by the…
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Twice as many gambling game accounts belong to customers in most deprived places
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Twice as many gaming accounts belong to customers in most deprived areas

Participation in online gambling games is disproportionately concentrated in the most deprived areas of Great Britain - with these players more likely to incur heavy losses, a study has found. Some 29% of gaming accounts are registered to the most deprived areas while 13% come from the least deprived areas, according to The Patterns of Play report,…
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Twice as many gaming accounts belong to customers in most deprived areas
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Online gambling: twice as many gaming accounts belong to customers in most deprived areas

New research reveals that compared to online sports betting, participation and spend on gaming products such as slot, casino and bingo games are disproportionately concentrated in the most deprived areas of Great Britain 29% of gaming accounts came from the most deprived areas while 13% came from the least deprived areas and 25% of customer losses…
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Online gambling: twice as many gaming accounts belong to customers in most deprived areas
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Online gambling participation concentrated in UK's most deprived areas

Participation in online gambling games is disproportionately concentrated in the most deprived areas of Great Britain - with these players more likely to incur heavy losses, a study has found. Some 29% of gaming accounts are registered to the most deprived areas while 13% come from the least deprived areas, according to The Patterns of Play report,…
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Online gambling participation concentrated in UK's most deprived areas
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Gambling losses in online gaming very skewed to deprived areas

More than 420000 British gamblers lose at least £2000 a year, according to a major report that warns losses on the most addictive products are "strongly skewed" towards deprived areas. The report lays bare the punishing losses incurred by the heaviest gamblers and raises "concern" at the low level of intervention by gambling companies to prevent…
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GC approves new harms survey method despite oversampling gamblers

A pilot scheme run in Spring 2022 produced results suggesting that 1.3% of the British population would be classed as problem gamblers, far higher than the 0.4% estimate from Health Survey for England 2018 (HSE 2018). However, the regulator noted that this could be for a number of reasons, unrelated to genuine increases in harm. As a result, the…
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GC approves new harms survey method despite oversampling gamblers
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Winning Post: Gambling Review... History Repeating Itself?

Can the UK government avoid the pitfalls of previous generational reviews of the gambling sector, and provide stakeholders with evidence-based reforms as required. The government's pledge is maintained against a final backdrop, that sees Regulus Partners report on frantic lobbying by clandestine groups trying to influence final outcomes… There were…
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UKGC publishes interim evaluation on the successful implementation of the ban on gambling with credit cards

An interim evaluation of the Gambling Commission's credit card ban indicates the action is popular among consumers and has not resulted in harmful unintended consequences. The credit card ban was introduced in April 2020 to add another layer of protection for consumers and add friction to the process of gambling with borrowed money. Evidence…
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UKGC publishes interim evaluation on the successful implementation of the ban on gambling with credit cards
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UK credit card ban 'successful', Gambling Commission report says

he UK Gambling Commission has published a new interim evaluation on the implementation of its credit cards ban, which it calls "successful." The report indicates the action is popular among consumers and has not resulted in harmful unintended consequences, the commission said in a press release. First introduced in April 2020, the credit card ban…
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UKGC maintains confidence in gambling credit card ban as new report released

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stated that consumers are supportive of its decision to prohibit the use of credit cards for gambling payments, following the results of a recent report. In an update published today, the UKGC explained that its report found that consumers held a'largely positive' view of the ban - first implemented in April…
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UKGC maintains confidence in gambling credit card ban as new report released
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UKGC: BAME gamblers more at risk of harm but community research remains limited

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further insights on the gambling behaviours of' BAME - black and minority ethnic' communities. BAME analysis was gathered from a 2020 survey of 4000 adults (aged+16), that included 473 interviews with BAME respondents. On gambling participation BAME respondents revealed that they were significantly…
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UK Gambling Commission Launches New Methodology Pilot to Study Adult Gambling Prevalence

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) moves to next phase of project to improve the quality of its adult gambling participation and prevalence statistics. Earlier this year, the Gambling Commission consulted on proposals to change the way it collects participation and prevalence statistics, a set of statistics which capture levels of gambling activity,…
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UK Gambling Commission Launches New Methodology Pilot to Study Adult Gambling Prevalence