UK BGC to Introduce £10 Million Gambling Education Programme

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This week the UK Betting and Gaming Council announced that they're going to be deploying a £10 million education programme that will teach youth in the country the potential perils of gambling.

The program will go out to 11-19-year-old students throughout England, Waled, and Northern Ireland, ensuring at least one session for each person. Gamcare and the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust will be providing the delivery of the program, while teachers, law enforcement, community sports leaders, and mental health practitioners are all also going to be trained.

Speaking about the program GamCare CEO Anna Hemmings noted: "GamCare have been working with young people and youth facing professionals to deliver gambling education for many years. What we see in the classroom tends to be polarised views on gambling, and a lack of clear understanding about its potential risks.

"We are delighted to be working with YGAM and extending this much needed programme. We believe that gambling education should have parity with education around other risky behaviours and the extension of this programme will help us take a significant step towards achieving that aim."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.