Social Responsibility

Kindred: The industry has a role to play in tackling problem gambling

With Responsible Gambling Week 2019 well underway, Kindred Group has been utilising its sponsorship of UK sports teams and fixtures to ensure that safer gambling messages can gain the maximum level of exposure possible. In an interview with CasinoBeats, sustainability manager at Kindred Group Anna Jein explained that the operator group’s sponsorship of UK teams offers a ‘huge opportunity to …

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SportNation.bet rewards allows players to make instant charity donations

Bolstering its social responsibility commitments Argyll Entertainment flagship subsidiary SportNation.bet will allow its players to make ‘charitable donations’ utilising reward points earned through the bookmaker’s revamped customer loyalty scheme. Detailing its initiative as an ‘industry-first’ SportNation.bet informs that customers will be able to convert reward points into cash donations to charities such as Prostate Cancer UK, the Injured Jockeys Fund, …

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Safer Gambling Forum: Building relationships to more effectively tackle problem gambling

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. During Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019), which runs until 13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the …

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Safer Gambling Forum: ‘The buzz word is understanding’

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. During Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019), which runs until 13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the …

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Safer Gambling Forum: ‘We have a duty of care to protect players’

Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC has been looking at some of the key areas covered during the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum.  The Safer Gambling Forum took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, and brought together operators, regulators and industry stakeholders.  Moderating a panel focused on ‘loss limits and stakes reduction’, Founder and …

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Safer Gambling Forum: The industry needs bold leadership to implement change

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry …

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Wager: A fundamental desire to be responsible ahead of #RGWeek19

Wager, the peer-to-peer betting start-up that launched in August, is the latest incumbent to try to overcome the industry’s ‘social wagering conundrum’. Elliot Robinson, co-founder of the social betting start-up, has stated in the past that taking advantage of bookmaker efficiencies will be key to Wager’s success and on the eve of Responsible Gambling Week 2019, SBC looks at how …

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Middlesbrough signs up in support of #RGWeek19

English Football League (EFL) Championship club Middlesbrough has signed up to support  Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign attempting to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. As a result of this announcement, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from 7 November to 13 November with the hashtag #RGWeek19, will now see the support …

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UKGC reminds betting of its new LCCP responsibilities

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of new rules related to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures, customer interactions and funding requirements as part of its updated licence conditions & codes of practice (LCCP). The Commission’s latest LCCP changes have been mandated following an open consultation seeking to improve industry standards and operator transparency. Updating stakeholders, the Commission reminds …

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Veikkaus revamping business around responsible gambling objectives

Finnish gambling operator Veikkaus is revamping its operations to put more emphasis on responsible gambling.  The company plans to reduce its 18,500 slot machines by 40% over the next six years as it looks to address concern over the extent of gambling harm in the country.  The move comes despite Veikkaus announcing a 2.1% drop in gross gaming revenues so …

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