GambleAware has called for authorities to increase and expand the amount of help available to problem gamblers in the UK after new research found that almost half of affected players are choosing not access treatment or support.
International Game Technology (IGT) has named Dorothy Costa as its new global head of people and transformation, while it has also appointed Mario Di Loreto as an executive vice president and senior advisor to group chief executive Marco Sala.
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the newly formed trade association for the UK gambling industry, has appointed former Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Michael Dugher as its new chief executive.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the US organisation for people affected by problem gambling and addiction, has announced a new advisory board, featuring a number of executives and senior personnel from across the industry.
Consumers in the Netherlands are more likely to encounter issues with problem gambling when playing gaming machines than other forms of gambling, according to a new joint report from the country’s regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and self-help organisation AGOG.
The average number of people frequently gambling in Switzerland fell again in 2017, with research commissioned by the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission and the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission showing just 16.4% of respondents gambled at least once a month.
Latvia gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has announced details of a new initiative whereby consumers suffering with gambling-related problems can access state-funded psychologist support.
The Senet Group is calling on gambling operators to help customers set and adhere to their own boundaries, after new research from the UK-facing responsible gambling organisation suggests all gamblers want to stay in control of their habits, regardless of their risk profile.
Gambling addiction charity GamCare has launched an invitation to tender for companies specialisting in digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) solutions as it looks to expand the range of services it offers to those affected by gambling-related issues.