The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport published a report where it is stated that the UK Gambling Commission has not done enough to tackle problem gambling. It is very likely that the Gambling Act will be amended, or at least that such an initiative will be put forward.
The largest gambling operators in the UK have pledged to donate £100 million to problem gambling, as well as additional funds to other charities and causes. This has been regarded as a testament that the industry is willing to take its part and help tackle problem gambling.
A new initiative has been put forward in the Greater Manchester area, aimed at improving the level of protection and services offered to players who have or might have a gambling problem.
It has been reported that many UK gambling operators hire special VIP account managers, and their job includes offering incentives to players who might have or could potentially develop a gambling problem.
UK gambling operators are aware that the authorities are pushing forward more restrictive policies, so they have pledged to do more work in multiple areas to tackle problem gambling and other prevalent issues.
NatWest is going to offer room in multiple branches for experts employed by GamCare to provide support to problem gamblers.
Ladbrokes reportedly tried to convince a problem gambler who stole money and his victims to keep quiet about the scandal if they are to be compensated.
The UKGC published a new report on young people and gambling. It seems that children gambling is in decline.