2016

The Guardian scrutinizes RGT chairman for conflicts of interest

Posted on January 11, 2016 by admin

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 in 2013.

Read more in CalvinAyre.com

Gambling charity chair lobbied for bookmakers, documents show

Posted on January 7, 2016 by admin

The chair of the UK’s leading charity that aims to minimise gambling addiction also lobbied on behalf of Britain’s bookmakers and warned his corporate peers of the threat posed by “a vociferous anti-gambling lobby”, according to industry documents seen by the Guardian.

In a paper drawn up in January 2013 for the gambling industry, Neil Goulden, who chaired both the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), identified “a large degree of righteous paternalism” which would see the public mood “swinging away from smoking, heavy drinking, gambling, non-contributors and tax avoiders”.

Read more in The Guardian

The smoke and mirrors of the Responsible Gambling Trust exposed at their own conference

Posted on January 6, 2016 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling is critical of the self-regulation with the Gambling sector and how it does not do enough to protect vulnerable gamblers.

 

Campaign for Fairer Gambling event

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