Social Responsibility

GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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GAMSTOP secures 38,000 registrations in first six months

Issuing a first public update following its April 2018 launch, industry self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP details that it has secured 38,000 registrations during the operating period. Developed to significantly improve UK problem-gambling prevention tools, GAMSTOP provides the ability for players to exclude themselves from UK gambling websites with just one single registration. The GAMSTOP service is free of charge for the …

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GamCare HelpLine recognised as a leading UK public advice program

The GamCare operated  ‘National Gambling HelpLine‘, has been re-accredited as a certified UK public health advice organisation by the Helplines Partnership. The Helplines Partnership is a membership body which reviews UK-wide organisations/programs which provide helpline services, monitoring engagement, interaction, advice and relevance for the needs of the public, its communities and wider UK health stakeholders. The National Gambling HelpLine completes …

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UKGC warns sector of tougher LCCP consumer & advertising code

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of upcoming consumer protection policies, which will be implemented from 31 October 2018. Last August following an open consultation, the UKGC revealed that it would implement a new consumer protection framework, compulsory to UK gambling ‘Licence conditions and Codes of Practice’ – LCCP. UKGC governance focuses its new directive on two …

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Hull City FC builds Kenyan community profile with SportPesa

Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa, the lead sponsor of Championship football club Hull City FC, has deemed The Tigers pre-season of tour of Kenya ‘a roaring success’. Ahead of the start of the English football season, Hull City FC’s first team and management toured Kenya as part of the club’s social commitment with sponsor SportPesa. The tour saw The Tigers’ first-team visit …

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Greek OPAP focuses on ‘future generations’ through legacy Athens Marathon sponsorship

Greek lottery and betting operator OPAP has outlined its social responsibility and fundraising initiatives, acting as the lead sponsor of the 36th ‘Athens Authentic Marathon’ (11 November 2018). Continuing its Athens Marathon legacy sponsorship, OPAP states that its underlining corporate vision is to ‘enhance Greek communities for the benefit of future generations’. Updating its stakeholders, OPAP governance has outlined three …

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Henrik Tjärnström: Kindred Group – ‘Industry needs a collaborative approach on sustainability’

Speaking at Kindred Group’s ‘Sustainable Gambling Conference’ (16 October 2018 – Stockholm) Group Chief Executive Henrik Tjärnström details that his firm is prepared to tackle the industry’s big obstacles on social responsibility and trust. Hosting the conference, Kindred gathered over 200 guests representing regulatory agencies, researchers, therapists and its competitors. Discussing the context of industry sustainability, Kindred governance highlights the …

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Paddy Power Betfair sets up ‘Alpha Hub’ Romania accelerator to tackle responsible gambling dynamics

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has announced the launch of its Cluj Romania ‘Alpha Hub’ accelerator program, focusing on enhancing the industry’s responsible gambling and sustainability dynamics. The accelerator programme sees PPB partner with Romanian technology enterprise groups’ Techsylvania and Risky Business Romania to open its initiative to the top development and engineering talent. For a number of …

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IGRG – RGWeek 2018 will showcase industry’s responsibility drive

The governance of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has stated that ‘Responsible Gambling Week 2018’ (RGWeek – 1-7 November 2018) will showcase the sector’s latest sustainability, social responsibility and community-focused initiatives. Following the success of last year’s inaugural RGWeek, the IGRG details that all UK licensed gambling operators will participate in 2018’s edition, aiming to promote the public …

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John Hagan: “Responsible Gambling Week is the biggest ever national conversation with our customers”

John Hagan, Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, looks ahead to the second annual Responsible Gambling Week, kicking off at the start of next month. Responsible Gambling Week is taking place from November 1-7th and is an industry-wide event supported by every gambling sector. The event is in its second year and this year it is taking place …

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