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National Gambling Education and Support Programme Launched for the UK

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GamCare and YGAM will be working together to provide a new national gambling education and support programme for young people aged 11-19 across the UK.

The initiative will equip a generation of young people to better understand the risks associated with gambling and engage with gambling products and environments in an informed way.

The programme is part of a package of BGC Safer Gambling Commitments announced in November 2019. It will involve direct provision of education to 120,000 young people, in addition to the training of over 100,000 professionals who deliver education to young people – including teachers, youth workers, community mental health practitioners, police and community sports trusts.

GamCare and YGAM have set out the following shared aspirations for gambling education in the UK:

All 11-19-year-olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive at least one session of gambling awareness education during their secondary/further education (provision in Scotland is delivered through Fast Forward)

All teachers, youth workers and other professionals working with young people should have access to information about the risks of gambling, how to identify gambling related harm in young people and where help can be sought.

All parents and families should have access to information about young people’s gambling, how to keep young people safe, and where they can be referred for help and support.

All young people (aged 18 and under) who are ‘at risk’ of or have developed a problem with gambling, or are affected by the gambling of someone close to them (e.g. a parent), should have access to age-appropriate treatment

The evidence-led, evaluated, and accredited education programmes extend beyond the individuals they reach directly by equipping people with the skills and confidence to talk to others about gambling harms and identify harmful behaviour in those close to them.

 

Anna Hemmings, CEO of GamCare, says:

“GamCare have been working with young people and youth facing professionals to deliver gambling education for many years. What we see in the classroom tends to be polarised views on gambling, and a lack of clear understanding about its potential risks. We are delighted to be working with YGAM and extending this much needed programme. We believe that gambling education should have parity with education around other risky behaviours and the extension of this programme will help us take a significant step towards achieving that aim.”

 

Lee Willows, founder and CEO of YGAM, says:

“Building upon our five-year track record of training professionals who have influence over young people’s learning, we are delighted to be working with GamCare, the Betting & Gaming Council and their members and our various external evaluation partners to scale our geographical reach to deliver this ambitious programme. Raising awareness and harm-prevention education is an important component to reduce gambling-related harms. By training professionals who have influence over young people’s learning, we will equip these professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to not only deliver the programme but also highlight the age-appropriate support available from GamCare.”

The education programme will be supported by a range of high-quality materials developed in accordance with PSHE Association, City and Guilds and Pearson quality standards.

To ensure the programme is delivered throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, resources will be further enriched by quality video and digital content reflective of the spaces in which young people consume information.

Those identified as being impacted by gambling-related harm through the programme will be able to receive seamless access to help and support from the GamCare team and via our youth facing website: www.BigDeal.org.uk

The Betting and Gaming Council is providing funds for the programme to the Charities Aid Foundation, which will disperse the funds to GamCare and YGAM in accordance with the grant. The programme will be overseen by an independent evaluator who will report regularly on progress against key target objectives.

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MERKUR UK strike 3-year University project to research next-generation gaming technologies

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MERKUR UK is pioneering the development of the gaming machines of the future following a partnership agreement with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

A group of ten students from the University’s technology department will participate in the three year project entitled ‘The next generation of gaming technology’.

The research project will explore machine design, the use of composite materials to reduce manufacturing and transport costs and how AI can be applied in predictive machine maintenance.

Sascha Blodau, General Manager at MERKUR UK said: “I am delighted to confirm this dynamic project which will bring a fresh and exciting perspective on how technology can be deployed to develop the next generation of gaming machines.”
He added: “This type of collaboration is a first in the UK land-based sector and the outcomes could well have profound implications for the way in which gambling entertainment is delivered to and enjoyed by players.”

MERKUR UK joins an illustrious list of UCLan research partners which includes NASA, the English Football Association, the Professional Golfers Association and the International Olympic Committee.

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FeedConstruct Extends Partnership with ECL Beachtour for Exclusive Streaming and Data Collection Rights

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FeedConstruct is excited to announce the prolongation of its partnership with ECL Beachtour, securing exclusive international streaming and data collection rights for the prestigious beach volleyball tournament series.

Under this renewed partnership, FeedConstruct will provide comprehensive coverage of all five events held in Zurich, St. Gallen, Basel, Luzern, and Bern, ensuring that fans do not miss any of the thrilling matches. The exclusive rights will enable FeedConstruct to deliver high-quality streaming and precise data, offering in-depth insights into the matches.

The Swiss ECL Beachtour, established in 1996, is renowned as the highest national tournament series in beach volleyball in Switzerland and is considered one of the best beach volleyball tournament series worldwide. ECL Beachtour is especially popular among spectators, with an average attendance of 5,000 people per tournament.

FeedConstruct’s partnership extension with the Swiss ECL Beachtour highlights the company’s dedication to providing fans with exceptional access to premier beach volleyball content. This collaboration is set to bring the excitement and energy of beach volleyball, solidifying FeedConstruct’s position as a top sports streaming and data provider.

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BETCORE Announces Partnership with Unliment

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BETCORE is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Unliment, a leading provider of sports betting and iGaming solutions. This strategic collaboration promises to deliver unparalleled entertainment and innovation to players worldwide.

Unliment is renowned for its innovative solutions, offering a full range of products and services, including Sportsbook, RNG & Live Dealer Casino, Skill Games, Virtual Sport, and more. Their latest innovation, the limitless Bonus Engine, revolutionizes player rewards by creating multistep awards at every point of the player’s journey.
As part of this exciting partnership, Unliment has seamlessly integrated BETCORE’s TVBET and FASTSPORT verticals into their comprehensive iGaming platform. This integration enhances Unliment’s offerings, providing players with an even richer gaming experience.

Danuta Janicka-Mierzwa, Deputy Head of Sales at BETCORE, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We’re thrilled to partner with Unliment and integrate our TVBET and FASTSPORT verticals into their cutting-edge iGaming solutions. This partnership signifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled entertainment and innovation to players worldwide.”

This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both BETCORE and Unliment as they embark on this exciting journey together. Players and partners can look forward to more groundbreaking developments and enhanced gaming experiences in the near future.

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