Social Responsibility

William Hill US backs NJ Compulsive Gambling Council with $50,000 donation

William Hill US’ executive team has confirmed that it has donated $50,000 to the New Jersey Council of Compulsive Gambling, as the bookmaker expands its ‘Nobody Harmed’ corporate directive beyond UK shores. The NJ Council of Compulsive Gambling seeks to broaden its problem gambling treatment and awareness capacities, as the Garden State introduces its first sports betting premises. William Hill …

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Scott Davies sharing experiences to help prevent problem gambling

“Some people will understand, some won’t. But there was a point when betting was the reason I was getting out of bed in the morning. Not the football, not my family, I just got up and placed bets, that was it. It was all I wanted to do.” Whether it’s the lifestyle, passion for the game or simply it’s a …

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Christer Fahlstedt – Paf on course to eliminate all big player losses by 2020

Detailing an ‘industry first’, Åland Island (Finland) based betting group Paf has moved to openly publish a detailed breakdown of its customers’ annual wins and losses as part of its corporate social responsibility mandate. Updating the market, Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt detailed that the initiative would bring stakeholder transparency to Paf’s player wagering limits and further sustainability directives. “We are probably …

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Denmark to enforce new Code of Conduct seeking highest industry standards

Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority ,has announced that national stakeholders have agreed on new responsibility provisions, measures and adjustments to be attached to the Danish Gambling Act. A political agreement has been approved which will see Spillemyndigheden enforce a new ‘Code of Conduct’ for all licensed gambling incumbents to adhere to, beginning 1 July 2019. Denmark’s new code seeks to …

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Critical Mandate… IBA Ireland backs new Trust with €1 million funding

Irish betting/gambling stakeholders have agreed to establish the ‘Gambling Awareness Trust’, aiming to improve Ireland’s problem-gambling harm networks, counselling, research and treatment. The Trust has been established as an independent charity and has received a commitment of €1 million in initial funding from the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). In its mandate, the Gambling Awareness Trust seeks to fund research of …

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William Hill advances ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign with Dan Whitlam appointment

As part of the advancement to its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ campaign launched in July 2018, William Hill has appointed Dan Whitlam as its Head of Responsible Gambling for retail. Whitlam will be tasked with working alongside the Compliance, Gaming, L&D and Data Science divisions to strengthen and develop the ways in which the operator identifies, interacts and intervenes with …

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GambleAware launches ‘Bet Regret 2’ targeting Cheltenham audiences

Industry charity GambleAware has released its second ‘Bet Regret’ advertisement of its headline two-year ‘Safer Gambling’ nationwide campaign, targeting Cheltenham Festival 2019 audiences. Safer Gambling continues its high-impact / high-reach mandate, with the new Bet Regret advertisement being broadcast this week across Cheltenham Festival’s multiple media formats. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “We hope this new commercial will get people …

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Henrik Tjärnström: Collaboration makes Kindred the trend setter in global sustainability

Stockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has published its 2018 corporate sustainability report, outlining key long-term social responsibility commitments and targets for its enlarged enterprise. Updating stakeholders, Kindred Chief Executive Henrik Tjärnström details the enhanced responsibility placed on the online gambling group, which in 2019 services 25 million customers, across Europe, the US and Australia, operating 11 brands and employing …

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Japan calls for facial recognition across licensed gambling premises

Officials in Japan have called for facial recognition systems to be installed at pachinko parlours, boat and horse racing venues across the country in a bid to clamp down on problem gambling. Legislators hope that the idea behind rolling out the technology will help refuse entry to both under-aged gamblers, which is under the age of 20 in Japan, and …

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GAMSTOP adds Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling to board of directors

National online self-exclusion initiative, GAMSTOP, has committed to broadening its governance and providing a trusted environment for all stakeholders through two new appointments to its board of Non-Executive Directors. The two new members, Dr Jo Watts and Kevin Beerling, follow the selection of the initiative’s Independent Chair, Jenny Watson CBE in September. Watson commented on the new appointments: “We are …

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