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28th June 2018

Responsible Gambling Week 2018 Announced

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has announced that Responsible Gambling Week 2018 will take place from 1st - 7th November, and that organisations and businesses from Ireland and Northern Ireland will join those from Great Britain in supporting the event for the first time. The headline theme of the Week will be ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling’.

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26th May 2017

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Putting Consumers First

Responsible Gambling Officer Daniel thinks through why it’s so important that the gambling industry puts their customers first and foremost in everything they do.

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19th May 2017

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I feel so powerless...

GamCare was joined by Parkinson’s UK to host a live chatroom supporting people affected by problem gambling linked to Parkinson’s. Here’s a summary of advice and information shared.

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24th March 2017

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Woman to woman...

GamCare hosted a dedicated chatroom for women dealing with gambling problems today, thinking about why it may be more difficult for women to reach out for support. Catherine summarises the discussion.

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9th March 2017

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Women Gamble Too!

In honour of International Women’s Day this week, Susanne is raising awareness about our approach to helping women struggling with problem gambling.

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3rd February 2017

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A Different Perspective

Guest blogger Fay takes a moment to examine how the way we think about a situation can affect how we respond to it, and how a different perspective of gambling behaviour could be helpful.

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27th January 2017

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Why Can’t They Just Stop?

Overcoming a gambling problem can be hard for partners, family and friends too. Catherine looks at how relationships can suffer because of a gambling problem, and how you can begin to mend those bridges.

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15th December 2016

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Staying Safe Online

What player protection tools are available for someone gambling online, and what can you do if gambling becomes a problem for you?

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2nd December 2016

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Our work with young people

This year GamCare joined the #GivingTuesday movement to raise the profile of our education and awareness work with young people and the frontline teams who work with them. Read more >>

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4th November 2016

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Lashing Out

Reflecting on the recent US Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Catherine looks at the links between problem or pathological gambling and domestic violence.

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20th October 2016

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Feeling lucky?

Catherine delves into cultural perceptions of luck and contemplates why gambling might be a big issue for the Chinese community.

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7th October 2016

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Safe Bet?

Guest blogger Rahima, 17, wants young people to take a moment to make more informed choices about whether they gamble or not.

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