FinancialIndustryCSRResponsible gambling

GamCare report highlights new recommendations for gambling help

GamCare has published a new list of recommendations that address gambling-related debt.

Listen To Article

The document calls for better help for those suffering the effects of gambling-related harm by opening up improved referral pathways.

According to the data published by the National Gambling Treatment Service and built upon by GamCare’s own workshop, six out of 10 people who sought help for gambling problems had debts because of their addiction – with 2% being insolvent.

Some risk becoming homeless or having housing problems due to the issues surrounding gambling-related debt – which GamCare highlights as one of the main factors for its new recommendations.

The workshop that led to the list of recommendations was made up of 60 attendees, with experts from Lloyds Bank, Bristol University, PayPlan, Step Change and Citizens Advice all giving further insight.

Emma Gibbons, Vulnerable Client Lead at PayPlan, said of the new report: “As part of our partnership, we have a specialist advice team in place who work closely with GamCare, ensuring a ‘tell us once’, confidential and tailored approach to client’s needs.

“We’ve ensured that all of our operational staff have received GamCare’s training to understand the indicators and barriers clients tackling gambling-related financial harm often face.”

Meanwhile, Katie Fry, Project Development Manager at Citizens Advice, added: “By directly referring people to GamCare, we can quickly get them the right support they need to move forward with their problems.”

Recently, GamCare began offering tailored money guidance support for those affected by problem gambling in Leeds and the East Midlands regions of the UK.

Premium+ Connections
Premium Connections
Executive Profiles
Wynn Macau
MGM Resorts Japan
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
Sightline Payments

Global Gaming Awards Asia: What to expect in 2023

Gambling Insider looks ahead to the Global Gaming Awards Asi...

The power of the rebrand

With the help of industry experts, Gambling Insider Editor T...

Evolution Europe CEO Gionata La Torre: The Italian job

Evolution Group’s new CEO Europe, sits down with Gambling...

Big Question: How can slots innovate from here?

Simon Hammon, CEO of Relax Gaming, Erkki Nikunen, Partner &...

Read Magazine

30 March, 2023

Wilfred Wong: Macau “cannot just rely on gaming”

Sands China’s President and Executive Director, Wilfred Wong, has echoed earlier calls by the Chinese Government to diversify the gambling province of Macau.