Ara shortlisted for the Global Regulatory Awards

UPDATE: We won the award!

Ara is on the shortlist for the Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs).

VIXIO GamblingCompliance runs the GRAs. VIXIO is the independent regulatory intelligence gatherer for the global gambling industry. It provides businesses with tools to track and comply with gambling regulations. These regulations are in a constant state of change.

Ara is proud to have been shortlisted by VIXIO in the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards. The awards “recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and businesses across the gambling landscape”.

This includes those “who have excelled in the field of compliance, corporate social responsibility and responsible gambling over the course of the year.”

These awards have a very high standard and a rigorous judging process. Ara’s CEO Graham England will be speaking at the evening of celebration and awards ceremony in London on October 20th.

We’re on the shortlist for:

Award For Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling and the Safer Gambling Campaign of the Year.

The shortlist can be viewed here.

Who are Ara Gambling Service?

Ara Gambling Service provides free, confidential advice for anyone struggling with gambling. This includes 1:1 counselling for gamblers and affected others in Wales and the South West of England.

How to get in touch and find out more about Ara

Firstly, our most important message is people suffering gambling harms are not alone.

Secondly, there are an estimated 30,000 people with experiencing disordered gambling in Wales alone.

Thirdly, this doesn’t include those at risk of developing harm. An average of 7 affected others who also experience harms from another’s gambling.

Please get in touch via our Get Support page or give us a call on 0330 1340 286

What support is on offer?

In conclusion, we have a range of interventions on offer, but our most important one is to listen.

  • Welsh and English language counsellors and materials are available
  • Self-exclusion tools and toolkits that help people re-evaluate their relationship with gambling