In April 2012, The GREaT Foundation and Responsible Gambling Fund merged to form the Responsible Gambling Trust and the fundraising and commissioning roles of the two organisations were adopted by the new charity.
The purpose of the merger was to streamline the fundraising and distribution process, thereby maximising the money raised from the gambling industry in Britain to minimise problem gambling and gambling-related harm in British society through effective education and prevention techniques, which stop people getting into problems with their gambling, and ensuring that those that do develop problems receive fast and effective treatment and support.
The Responsible Gambling Trust will continue to raise a minimum of £5million each year from the gambling industry operating in Britain within a voluntary (donation based) system to fund our research, education and treatment activities. Since April 2009, more than £15million has been raised.
The Responsible Gambling Trust will commission research, education and treatment services as prioritised in a national responsible gambling strategy advised by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and endorsed by the Gambling Commission. The evidence-based strategy will be a three-year rolling strategy that will be developed in a collaborative, open manner between the RGSB and the Responsible Gambling Trust.
The new arrangements, which are underpinned by an 'assurance and governance framework' agreed between the Responsible Gambling Trust, the Gambling Commission and the RGSB, rely on openness, transparency and partnership to deliver results.
It is important to be able to recognise the signs that you may have a gambling problem.
Manage your gambling better by learning more about how you spend your time.
There are various forms of counselling and treatment for problem gambling issues.
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