#Public Health England

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NHL stars mum on gambling endorsement deals

If you watch sports on TV, it's impossible to miss them. Gambling logos, ads and endorsements for sports betting are also online, on streaming services and on billboards. The "tsunami" of advertising, as it's been referred to, follows legislative change in Canada in 2021, when single event sports betting was legalized. Since then, provincial…
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UK becomes world's largest online gambling market with $12.5bn in revenue

Despite the shocking cost gambling addiction has on the United Kingdom's government and society, the scale of industry in the country continues to grow. According to data presented by SafeBettingSites.com, with total gross revenue of $12.5bn, the United Kingdom is the world's largest regulated online gambling market. Online casinos and sports…
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Public Health England has updated its research and analysis on gambling-related harms required by DCMS, ahead of the planned release of the 2005 Gambling Act review white paper, detailing some key differences of opinion between stakeholders.

Oxford Mail

Online gambling in the Thames Valley has boomed over the past few years

THAMES Valley Police recorded hundreds of crimes related to gambling over two years, figures show. Online gambling has boomed over the past few years - the Gambling Commission estimates there were 13.4 million players across Great Britain in 2021, up from 12.1 million the year before. While the vast majority of players do so responsibly, 'problem'…
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Online gambling in the Thames Valley has boomed over the past few years
Express

Gambling Commission launches probe into 10 suicides according to leaked letter

The UK regulator has written to numerous licenced operators - bookmakers and online casinos - asking for their help in "identifying more information" in relation to 10 individuals who took their own lives. Commission chiefs are seeking information on whether gambling firms had accounts open with the victims at the time. The list of those who died…
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Gambling Commission launches probe into 10 suicides according to leaked letter
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No, gambling is not a ‘public health’ issue

Virtually the last act of Public Health England (PHE), before it was consigned to well-earned oblivion in 2021, was to publish a series of reports about gambling. It included an evidence review of the risk factors for problem gambling, which PHE had hoped would form the basis of new anti-gambling policies. Alas, the report concluded that'the…
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No, gambling is not a ‘public health’ issue
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Man who was 'deep' in gambling problem when he killed himself bombarded with offers even after death

A man who killed himself when he was "deep" in a gambling problem was sent offers for free bets and bonuses for weeks after his death. Ryan Myers had just got back from a family holiday in Turkey. His dad, John, remembered that the avid Liverpool FC supporter had enjoyed the trip. But just two days later John was rushing to carpenter Ryan's home in…
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Man who was 'deep' in gambling problem when he killed himself bombarded with offers even after death
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Government poised to cap online casino stakes

According to The Times, the government - which is seeking to address gambling addiction - will announce maximum stakes of between £2 and £5 for online casinos, a ban on free bets and VIP packages for people who incur heavy loses and "non-intrusive" affordability checks. A new ombudsman will also be set up, and the Gambling Commission, the…
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Government poised to cap online casino stakes
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Keir Starmer's gambling problem

Matt Zarb-Cousin is a former spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn, and is now spokesperson for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling. June 20, 2022 June 20, 2022 When Tony Blair's government liberalised gambling, smartphones were still the stuff of science fiction. Sir Alan Budd, who wrote the 2001 review that the 2005 Gambling Act was based on, recently…
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Keir Starmer's gambling problem
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The 'dodgy dossier' of evidence that could mislead government in gambling review

Dan Waugh of Regulus Partners, a strategic advisory business, examines the quality of the evidence on which the government will base its gambling review white paper The government is reportedly close to publishing its white paper on the reform of Britain's gambling laws and has stressed that changes to legislation will be evidence-based. The…
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The crackdown on gambling ads is too little and too late for my husband

After my husband, Luke, took his life, I promised to take our son to watch every Leicester City FC home game. It had been a father and son tradition, and I wanted to carry it on. But every time we went, we couldn't escape the gambling adverts around the stadium. The word "bet" was everywhere, flashing at us like a command. It was a reminder for my…
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Reuters

UK to ban celebrities popular with under-18s from gambling ads

LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) - Gambling advertisements in Britain featuring celebrities, sports people and social media influencers popular with the under-18s will be banned under a new ruling designed to protect children in one of the world's largest betting markets. The tougher rules form part of the Advertising Standards Authority's commitment to…
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UK to ban celebrities popular with under-18s from gambling ads
GOV.UK

Gambling Reform Rally speech

Good afternoon and thank you for that introduction and inviting me here to speak. As we discuss the very serious issues which are the topic of today's conference, I know that everyone will want to keep in mind the terrible atrocities being committed in Ukraine by the Putin regime as we speak. I am sure everyone here will want to express support for…
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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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Winning Post: Gambling Review... History Repeating Itself?
The Guardian

Gambling killed my husband. We must stop this predatory industry claiming more lives

This time last year, my husband Luke and I had everything we wanted: each other, a lovely house and two wonderful children. Three months later, this life was shattered. On 22 April 2021, my wonderful partner took his own life. About two years before his death, Luke developed a gambling disorder. He started gambling with friends on a Saturday,…
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Gambling killed my husband. We must stop this predatory industry claiming more lives
Mirror

'I lost £50k in six days after I was lured into the betting world by £1 slot machines'

Record numbers of women are becoming addicted to gambling, statistics show. There has been a year-on-year increase of 132% in women reaching out for help over their betting habits. But gambling charity Gordon Moody estimates that just 3% of female addicts are seeking help. It revealed the figures just months before it is due to open the world's…
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'I lost £50k in six days after I was lured into the betting world by £1 slot machines'
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Winning Post: Anti gambling lobby makes bold move for Boris full attention

Regulus Partners observes a week of bold anti-gambling lobby plays carried out in Commons, the House of Lords and UK media - undertaken to ensure that PM Boris Johnson maintains his election pledge to drastically reform the UK gambling sector. The heat on gambling was turned up again this week as the Peers for Gambling Reform and the…
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Winning Post: Anti gambling lobby makes bold move for Boris full attention
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GC’s Sarah Gardner: “Gambling is normal, but harm must not be”

In her address to amusements and high street gaming association Bacta's Annual Convention, Gardner said the Commission had emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic "more focused than ever before on our remit to make gambling fairer, safer and crime free." Faster progress towards raising standards for all consumers would be achieved in partnership with…
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GC’s Sarah Gardner: “Gambling is normal, but harm must not be”
Belfast Telegraph

Limit online bets to maximum of £2, say gambling reformers

Gamblers could be limited to a maximum £2 bet online and £100 spending a month as more than 160 MPs and peers united to demand "bold" government reforms to curb betting. In a letter to The Telegraph, the MPs and peers including Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader, Lord Grade, an ex-BBC chairman, and 18 bishops warned that more than 55000…
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Limit online bets to maximum of £2, say gambling reformers
The Guardian

Gambling companies feed on addiction and misery. Why are MPs helping them?

The Blair government's 2005 liberalisation of gambling laws was intended to be a two-sided deal. Regulation of gambling firms would be overhauled and liberalised, and in return they would operate as businesses within the UK, pay tax and be subject to domestic regulation. The gambling firms had other ideas, and moved offshore anyway - where they set…
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Gambling-Related Harm Costs England £1.27bn per Year

The UK has one of the biggest gambling markets in the world, generating a profit of around £14.2bn ($19.11bn) in 2020 alone. According to a new report in England, however, the industry also has a high cost for society in regard to gambling-related harm. bankruptcy, family issues, and health harms such as suicide Public Health England (PHE)…
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Gambling-Related Harm Costs England £1.27bn per Year
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GambleAware Announces New Senior Hires

GambleAware has announced the appointment of a Chief Commissioning Officer, Chief Communications Officer and Chief Operations Officer to its senior team. The individuals were chosen for their extensive experience of working within the public health sector, including NHS England and Public Health England. The new hires were made to meet the…
Gambling Addiction
GambleAware Announces New Senior Hires