UK Prisons Are Experiencing A High Increase In Gambling Rates

UK Prisons Are Experiencing A High Increase In Gambling Rates
Summary A huge number of inmates were gambling in prison, some of them were problem gamblers Winning prizes, finding excitement, and relieving boredom were stated as common reasons 19% resorted to borrowing money from other prisoners to support their gambling habit Gambling is rampant in UK prisons, with some inmates seeing it as a “normal...

Continue Reading

GamCare Releases New Gambling Education Framework

GamCare Releases New Gambling Education Framework
Summary GamCare releases new Gambling Education Framework New framework is a result of collaboration between GamCare, Fast Forward and YGAM New framework is completely free of any gambling industry influence or funding While the UK gambling industry continues to wait patiently for the promised Whitepaper to be released, GamCare and its partners have come together...

Continue Reading

Scratchcards an Entry Point to Other Forms of Gambling

Scratchcards an Entry Point to Other Forms of Gambling
Summary GamCare survey shows that 38% of UK parents who are problem gamblers bought their kids scratchcards The younger parents are the ones more likely to play scratchcards with their children GamCare said exposing children to gambling at an early age could lead them to addiction Exposure to gambling at a young age may lead...

Continue Reading

UKGC Report Shows Gaming Industry Records Slight Growth

UKGC Report Shows Gaming Industry Records Slight Growth
Summary The latest figures from the UKGC show online and retail GGY up 1% and 6% respectively Year-on-year comparisons shouldn’t be made due to differing operating circumstances Operators are reminded of their responsible gambling obligations despite the fall in problem gambling rate Online gambling operators in the UK reported a slight increase in total gross...

Continue Reading

UKGC Issues New Guidance Ahead Of New Consumer Protection Rollout

UKGC Issues New Guidance Ahead Of New Consumer Protection Rollout
Summary UKGC guidance reminds operators of their consumer protection obligations The regulator expects to see full compliance with the new requirements The new consumer protection regulations get rolled out on Sep 12 Ahead of the implementation of new consumer protection rules, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a guidance to help operators get a...

Continue Reading

Paddy Power Forced to Remove “Socially Irresponsible” Ad

Paddy Power Forced to Remove “Socially Irresponsible” Ad
Summary Paddy Power faced complaints regarding its Wonder Wheel ad ASA ruled the ad depicted gambling as taking priority over family Paddy Power contested the complaints but accepted ASA’s verdict A Paddy Power advertisement showing a person prioritizing gambling over family ended up being banned by the UK Advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)....

Continue Reading