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Leeds to host North’s first dedicated NHS clinic for gambling addicts

George Miller

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Leeds to Host Treatment Centre for Problem Gamblers in UK
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Gambling should be treated as a recreational activity, but unfortunately, many people tend to forget that and start to fall victims to gambling’s toxicity.

 

This triggers an escalation of gambling activity, which infected almost the entire world. Gambling-related problems are fuelling an avalanche of debts. Countries with regulated gambling market have already started to examine the issue and work on troubleshooting the problem. Responsible gambling and harm minimization measures adopted by different countries vary considerably.

The United Kingdom is among the countries that are gripped by gambling addiction. A recent research conducted by Leeds Beckett University found out that more than 10,000 people in the city could be affected by gambling addictions. In addition to that, the figures show that 30,000 people are at risk for developing gambling problems. Studies show that 400,000 people across the country have developed gambling-related issues.

GambleAware joined forces with Public health organizations to up the game in the fight against gambling problems. Currently, the concerned parties are discussing to establish a clinic for problem gamblers in Leeds. Currently, there is only one such NHS treatment center in England that is specialized in gambling addiction treatment. Dr. Ian Cameron, Director of Public Health at Leeds City Council unveiled that the clinic is intended to offer its services to the north of England. He added that the gambling industry is to financially support a treatment service.

The UK Busy with Fighting Gambling Issues

Last year, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport launched a major consultation in an attempt to create a framework that would ensure the provision of gambling options throughout the country in a socially responsible manner. The report embraced the idea of establishing North’s first treatment center for gambling addiction counseling.

Dr. Alexandra Kenyon of Leeds Beckett University explained that the problem is that people do not talk about gambling addictions openly. She took the opportunity to note that Leeds City Council has already started to take various measures to solve this burning issue. Ms. Kenyon explained that the gambling industry partners the City Council to launch a Beat the Odds campaign that is to warn people about the hidden risks, which gambling could pose.

Some time ago, the UK has been scolded for insufficient responsible gambling measures. As a result, the government has launched a triennial review centered around the responsible gambling issue. The government is currently preparing to crack down on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – the gambling machines described as “silent addiction”.The lawmakers are curently discussing to slash the maximum stake as their addictive nature has been closely associated with problem gambling.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Wildz Casino Pairs Machine Learning and Automation with iGaming

Niji Narayan

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Wildz Casino has paired the Machine Learning and Automation with iGaming. Wildz Casino, powered by a Rootz platform, entered the gaming sector at a time when innovation and “Machine Learning” are emerging as dominant factors in this industry.

In the iGaming industry, the innovative team behind Wildz.com is leading the charge into a “Machine Learning” assisted future. By 2025, the global AI market is projected to be valued at almost $60 billion. Wildz entered the market with a perfectly functioning machine having superb player incentives and unrivalled Loyalty programmes.

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MPN to Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Fish Party SNGs

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Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is going to celebrate the third anniversary of its popular Fish Party Sit & Go progressive jackpot tournaments.

For the anniversary celebrations, MPN will be running the Fish Party Birthday Bonanza, a unique promotion providing players with oceans of opportunities to land some big rewards in special re-seeded Fish Party jackpots and daily freerolls.

Running from 15 July to 4 August, the Fish Party Birthday Bonanza will feature a €5,000 seeded jackpot, which will grow by €1,000 each day until a Fish Party Sit & Go progressive jackpot hits. Each time a jackpot is won, the special bonanza jackpot will reset to €5000 the following day and begin to rise again.

There will be a €1000 Fishroller freeroll on August 7, which will be open to any player who plays €500 worth of Fish Party buy-ins per day from 15 July, for a minimum of 10 days.

For players looking to join in the Fish Party Birthday Bonanza action, they can simply create a new account or log in to an existing account via any MPN poker room.

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Gamestar Arcadia Receives Great Response from Spanish Gaming Venues

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Win Systems, a global technology supplier to the gaming industry, has got good remarks for its GameStar Arcadia gaming machine from some of the most prestigious Spanish gaming venues.

The managers of the gaming venues confirmed that GameStar Arcadia received a great response among the players, thanks to its effective selection of games combined with the attractive Pyramid jackpot. Several of the operators have expressed their satisfaction after the first few days of operation of the machines.

After the successful presentation of GameStar Arcadia at the Feria International del Juego de Madrid in April, many contracts were signed to install GameStar Arcadia units in the most important venues in Spain.

“Spain is a key market in our strategic expansion plan, which is why it was very important to get the best operators support and confidence with the installation of the GameStar Arcadia. We are sure that this slot machine is fully adapted to the needs of the operators in the country especially to the preferences of the players. The first results reaffirmed that we are on the right path and it has given us full confidence for our future installations,” Ignacio García del Frade, Head of Business Development at Win Systems said.

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