GambleAware Says They Have Received Better Funding This Year But Not Enough

GambleAware Says They Have Received Better Funding This Year But Not Enough

UK charity GambleAware has said that they have received better funding in 2019 so far but it is still not enough.

The charity revealed that it was promised and has received £5.4m by the gambling operators during the six months to September 30. When compared with the funds the charity had received by the end of the second quarter the previous fiscal, the current year figures fare better.

In the last fiscal, GambleAware received £9.6m in total.

For this fiscal, GVC remains the top donor with £1.46m. It is the same amount in which the gambling operator donated the previous fiscal. William Hill is to donate £1m, the same as last year.

While Bet365 has donated £868k, Rank Group, through its Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands, has so far donated £284,500.

Recently, GambleAware along with the UK’s Football Supporters’ Association has urged the football clubs to promote responsible gambling and create more awareness about the risks associated with gambling.

Earlier in the year, Gamble Aware announced that it would be funding an additional £3.9m for the treatment of problem gambling. The funds will be allocated for the expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service.

The additional funding will go to GamCare and its affiliates to tackle the rising gambling addiction in the UK.

Of the total £3.9m £2.35m will go towards expanding infrastructure for in-person gambling addiction treatment in the UK and £705,000 will go to the National Gambling Helpline.

Another £435,000 would be spent on making computerized Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) accessible to people. The remaining £438,000 will go towards developing a peer-to-peer gambling addiction treatment program which involves recovering gambling addicts interacting with those suffering from compulsive gambling issues.

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