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BACTA, the trade association for the UK’s amusement and gaming machine industry, has donated £14,000 to Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) to fund its work in protecting young people from problem gambling.
Lee Willows, chief executive of YGAM said: “We are hugely appreciative of BACTA’s support to YGAM. Our educational resources are consistently evolving as we scale our reach across the United Kingdom and gain further insight of what is effective. BACTA’s support to help us further strengthen these educational resources are really welcome; in particular, we are being asked to do more with parents and we will use the donation from BACTA to develop a suite of parent facing material and then pilot these. We are also grateful that BACTA members, such a Silcok Leisure, are also supporting YGAM and we very much hope to build upon our work with BACTA.”
John White, chief executive of BACTA, said: “We are a staunch supporter of YGAM and will continue to be so in as many ways as we can, be this through offering our own facilities or financially. Safeguarding and educating young people to the dangers of problem gambling have and will remain a top priority for BACTA and its members. We hope through this donation to help YGAM in its cause. We look forward to continuing to work closely with YGAM and learning from its commendable work.”
The cheque presentation took place at BACTA’s head-quarters in Ely Place, Camden and was presented by the organisation’s president, Gabi Stergides to Willows.
Source: European Gaming Industry News