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Betting firms under pressure to tackle problem gambling

Betting companies who fail to contribute to efforts to tackle problem gambling will be named and shamed to help tackle a funding shortfall.
The charity Gamble Aware said it would identify donors from next year, meaning operators not on the list might be identifiable by their absence.
Betting firms under pressure to tackle problem gambling

Charity Gamble Aware will name and shame companies not donating the recommended amount to them
The tactic is being introduced after Gamble Aware fell ?5m short of its ?13m industry contributions target last year. Kate Lampard, its chairman, said: “We cannot understand [the drop in contributions] and find it pretty inexplicable given the attention being paid to gambling-related harm. It is a huge risk to the industry.”
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There is no legal requirement on how much is donated or to whom although the recommendation is for 0.1pc of the total amount staked with a company – equivalent to 10p in every ?100.
Data from the Gambling Commission earlier this year showed more than 2m people in the UK were deemed to be either problem gamblers or at risk of addiction.
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