More People Are Aware of UK NGTS

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UK gambling charity GambleAware said that their recent campaigns promotion the National Gambling Treatment Service has raised awareness of the service.

The announcement comes after GambleAware started a massive marketing campaign promoting the NGTS. The charity started four marketing campaigns for men and one targeted at women across print, radio, online, and out-of-home channels. The campaign was meant to raise awareness of the harms of gambling addiction and push players to get help should they need it.

GambleAware's studies indicate that 60% of high-risk gamblers indicated that they'd reach out to the NGTS if they had concerns about their gambling behaviors. That number is up from 47% in May of last year.

"The National Gambling Treatment Service brings together a network of organisations across Great Britain that provides free confidential treatment and support for anyone experiencing gambling harms," GambleAware chief executive Zoë Osmond said. "It is heartening to see that this campaign is helping to signpost more people to treatment for gambling harms, and also working to drive greater awareness of the provision of treatment services."

The charity said that they're going to keep monitoring the impact of the campaign and will update next with the Annual GB Treatment and Support Survey at a future date.

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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.