Social Responsibility

Premier League players raise funds for NHS with #PlayersTogether initiative

Premier League players have joined forces to raise funds for the National Health Service (NHS) during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Players including Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Marcus Rashford have come together as part of an initiative called #PlayersTogether which has partnered with NHS Charities Together (NHSCT). A statement from the group said: “Over the course of the last week …

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Wayne Rooney speaks from experience to support 32Red’s ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign

Kindred Group’s online betting subsidiary 32Red has announced the next instalment of its ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign, fronted by brand ambassador Wayne Rooney. The responsible gambling campaign sees Rooney interact with former boxer Carl Frampton and jockey Paddy Brennan, asking candid questions related to gambling behaviour and awareness.  Rooney, 34, who has been open about his own gambling issues in …

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BGC takes over The Senet Group’s duties and responsibilities

UK gambling standards association The Senet Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will transfer its responsibilities outright to the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). Established in 2014, the Senet Group was initially formed by the UK’s legacy ‘Big 4’ high-street bookmakers’ Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Betfred in a move to streamline industry responsibility standards. Significant achievements …

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GambleAware calls for collaboration to expand National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has called for ‘continued collaboration’ between the industry, treatment providers, healthcare agencies and local authorities to ensure ‘the success and expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service’. In an open letter in response to the House of Lords Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee, the charity clarified the overall structure of the organisation and addressed any …

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GamStop suggests punters self-exclude during lockdown

As the gambling industry is continuing to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, GamStop has urged people to ‘exclude themselves from all online gambling websites’ if they are worried about their betting habits. The national online self-exclusion initiative believes that self-excluding during the lockdown can limit the risk of problem gambling. Fiona Palmer, Chief executive of GamStop, said: “We are …

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UKGC underlines full commitment to ‘making gambling safer’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has upped its commitment to reducing gambling-related harm in 2020, placing particular emphasis upon the online gambling sector. Publishing its ‘2020/21 Business Plan‘, the UKGC outlined five strategic priorities which will be ‘centred around making gambling safer’. The regulator highlighted the need for improved consumer protection, prevention of harm, improvements to the way the UKGC …

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Danish lockdown sees Spillemyndigheden relaunch gambling-harm campaigns 

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulatory authority, has announced that it will increase the exposure of its ‘StopSpillet’ helpline and ‘ROFUS’ self-exclusion scheme during the national lockdown. Despite recording one of Europe’s lowest number of COVID-19 cases (2,600) and related deaths (77), the Danish government has enforced the strictest of lockdowns to protect citizens from the virus.  With national consumers facing a …

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GVC ups responsible gambling measures to support BGC call of duty

GVC Holdings has underlined its support for the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘coordinated approach’ to provide consumers with the safest gambling environments during the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  The FTSE250 betting group has emphasised the need for greater responsibility during a period in which a ‘quarter of the global population in some form of lock-down’. This could lead …

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GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling

Research commissioned by industry charity GambleAware has led to a number of recommendations as to how operators can reduce the risk of gambling-related harms. The programme of research was conducted by two separate consortia, led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. The research found that ‘regular exposure to gambling promotions can change …

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Tokyo Olympics postponed until ‘no later than summer 2021’

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed to a later date due to the increasing spread of COVID-19. The emergency conference call between Shinzō Abe and IOC’s president Thomas Bach mentioned that given the Olympics worldwide appeal and fanbase, the decision was made to postpone …

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