GAMSTOP University Tour campaign about the harms of gambling

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GAMSTOP University Tour campaign about the harms of gambling

The tour begins in November taking in university campuses in Birmingham, Exeter and Plymouth.

The UK’s national online self-exclusion scheme, GAMSTOP, has partnered with The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and RecoverMe, a gambling addiction self help app, on a tour of UK universities.

‘The Gambling Support University Tour’ will see the three organisations visit universities across the UK in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of problem gambling and to let students know of the resources that are available to them. All three will hold talks with interested students explaining how their services work and to answer questions about problem gambling.

YGAM has also confirmed that it will provide free gambling harms prevention training to staff members and student union leaders at each of the universities on the tour. This will allow staff to identify the signs of gambling harm and identify students that may be struggling or that need assistance.

The tour comes shortly after the release of survey data that reveals that 80% of students have gambled with 41% revealing that gambling had a negative impact on their student lives. This included missing lectures or failing to hand in coursework on time. As many as 20% of those surveyed admitted to using part of their student loan to gamble.


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