Tag Archives: Responsible Gambling Trust
- UK gambling charity scolded over “offensive and distressing” promo
June 7, 2017
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has scolded the betting industry-funded Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) for a cinema promo that a viewer found “predatory and sexually abusive.” The ad featured an older man sitting at a desk talking to a younger woman sitting on a bed. The man delivers a...
- Fixed-odds betting terminals take a beating in Responsible Gambling Trust studies
May 26, 2016
New research is shining an unfavorable light on the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) in UK bookmakers’ betting shops. On Wednesday, the betting industry-funded Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) released a series of reports on FOBT use – viewable in full here, here and here – which showed that problem gamblers, ethnic...
- The Guardian scrutinizes RGT chairman for conflicts of interest
January 8, 2016
British national daily newspaper The Guardian questions Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) chairman Neil Goulden’s integrity as he lobbied on behalf of gambling industry while the RGT conducted research into fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT). RGT, an independent charity in Britain devoted to minimizing gambling-related harm, launched the largest study of FOBTs...
- ICE provides the platform for Responsible Gambling Trust
January 5, 2016
The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) the leading charity in the UK committed to minimising gambling-related harm, has confirmed that it will be taking a high profile presence at February's ICE exhibition (2-4 February, ExCeL Centre, London). The organisation will be using ICE to publish its Annual Report, raise the profile of...
- RGT commissions research to mitigate gambling-related harm
September 22, 2015
The gambling industry is funding an 18-month research project to provide online operators with a practice guide mitigating gambling-related harm. The industry-funded Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has commissioned data experts at PwC to complete the task after a “rigorous and competitive selection process.” PwC will conduct a two-phase program of...
- UK’s betting firms implement self-policing problem gambling for “GambleAware week”
January 26, 2015
UK's biggest gambling companies implement self-regulation, protecting customers in danger of developing gambling problems as part of an industry-wide “GambleAware week.” Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill will put mandatory time limit on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) into place, which is described by campaigners as the “crack cocaine” of gambling. At the start of...
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