In April 2016, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published their new strategy for the period 2016 – 17 to 2018 – 19, following a public consultation. YGAM responded to the public consultation and was particularly pleased to see such an emphasis placed on preventative education.
YGAM have a unique opportunity for an education sales expert (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team in the post of Education Sales Manager. The principle task of this role will be to forge meaningful relationships with local authorities, private academy groups, colleges, universities and community groups in order to sell our train trainer workshops to colleagues.
YGAM are often asked about our opinions to gambling in the UK and our views on particular gambling products available. We are not a campaigning organisation; we are a registered charity with a clearly defined social purpose which is to minimise gambling-related harm by training those whom have influence over young people’s behaviour.
Every couple of months I write a blog about life following my recovery from a gambling addiction, and my journey to establish YGAM (Young Gamblers Education Trust); a UK-Registered Charity with the single aim to help young people make smart choices around gambling.
Last week YGAM supported the World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) conference in London. This blog outlines my impressions of the day and how a charity like YGAM may be able to support the debate around responsible gaming going forward.