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GamCare Chairman awarded OBE

31st December 2014

Anthony Jennens, chairman of the problem gambling charity GamCare, has been recognised in the New Year Honours List, receiving an OBE for charitable services in the Prevention and Treatment of Gambling Addiction.

Anthony has worked with GamCare, almost since its inception in 1997, and was appointed Chairman in 2005. During this time, the charity has grown exponentially, from a single unit in London, to a national charity providing free counselling services throughout the UK, and operating the Freephone HelpLine, online NetLine service, chat rooms and forums.

Dirk Hansen, Chief Executive of GamCare said:

“We are delighted that Anthony has been awarded the OBE. Anthony’s ambition and tireless dedication as chairman have been a driving force over the last 10 years, guiding the charity to become the well-respected, national and international resource it is today”

Editor notes

GamCare is the national provider of education, advice, practical help, support and treatment for anyone affected by problem gambling. Founded in 1997, the GamCare HelpLine receives over 100 calls a day with more than 85% of clients rating the service as “very good” or “excellent”. In 2013/14 GamCare treated almost 4000 counselling clients.

GamCare supports best practice within the gambling industry through training, GamCare Certification, consultation and training. GamCare Certification is an internationally recognised third party accreditation available for gaming, betting and lottery products across land-based, mobile gaming and internet platforms. GamCare training is face-to-face or via GamCare ExTra e-learning.

Media Enquiries

Please contact Jennifer Hicks, Marketing Officer, GamCare by phone 020 7801 7028 or email [email protected].