Social Responsibility

News on the industry’s social responsibility resources

W2 launches new affordability tool ahead of Gambling Act review expectations

Regulatory compliance services provider W2 has developed an ‘Affordability for Gambling Tool’, designed to have a minimal impact on the customer journey for betting firms.  Addressing an expected requirement for enhanced affordability as a result of the 2005 Gambling Act review, the company states its product has been built to create a ‘clear picture’ without being overly intrusive.  The tool …

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Ipsos underlines positive impact of TalkBanStop programme

The cross-charity TalkBanStop initiative has been broadly successful in its objectives, with participants suffering less harmful effects from gambling as a result. This is according to recent research by Ipsos and reported by GamCare, one of the three organisations involved in the safer gambling programme, together with Gamban and GamStop. Ipsos found that TalkBankStop – which has been installed 9,000 …

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GamCare backs Entain’s sustainability strategy with Safer Gambling Standard

Entain has received recognition for its sustainability efforts from GamCare, as the responsible gaming charity awarded the firm its Safer Gambling Standard.  As one of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ betting and gaming group’s, Entain has stated that it is the ‘largest operator’ to be awarded with the accreditation, which covers both its online and land-based operations.  The group was recognised …

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GambleAware lauds ‘Big Four’ donations but decries ‘inconsistent approach’

GambleAware has published its list of corporate donors for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022, revealing that the ‘Big Four’ group of UK operators generated 89% of all contributions. The responsible and safer gambling organisation updated that Entain, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill all made donations in the millions, with total industry contributions to GambleAware reaching £34.7 million. The continued …

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Parimatch contributes €500k to Ukraine humanitarian efforts

Parimatch has detailed that its Parimatch Foundation has contributed a total of €510,000 to support humanitarian causes in Ukraine, as the Russian invasion nears its 10th week. Since 24 February, the sports betting operator and technology firm has spent €135,000 on the construction and maintenance of hubs for internally displaced persons in western Ukraine, where many refugees from the conflict …

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Brigid Simmonds: Statutory RET levy threatens the development of the UK’s mature treatment support network   

Brigid Simmonds (OBE), Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the government against radically alerting UK gambling’s RET (research, education and treatment) duties ahead of the of publication of the White Paper on industry reforms.  Writing an open editorial on Conservative Home, the central news source of the Conservative Party, Simmonds acknowledged that emotions had surpassed evidence …

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DAZN BET further enhances management as Gemma Burge takes safer gambling lead

DAZN has hired another industry veteran to the leadership team of its sports betting venture DAZN BET, appointing Gemma Burge as Head of Safer Gambling.  Burge specialises in risk management and safer gambling for the online and land-based betting and gaming sectors, having accumulated experience over a 15 year career, which included employment at Sky Bet and William Hill. At …

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Betting industry Ukraine solidarity continues as Pragmatic Play donates £100k

As support for the Ukrainian public continues to pour in from a range of industries, including betting and gaming, Pragmatic Play has announced a new contribution. The igaming and sportsbook solutions provider revealed today that it is donating £100,000 to the Red Cross’ Red Crescent Movement response appeal, with all funds channelled towards humanitarian causes in Ukraine.  In particular, the …

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GamCare launches ‘Trained Associate model’ to expand scope beyond Great Britain

GamCare has expanded its problem gambling treatment programme and training beyond Great Britain, establishing its ‘Trained Associate Model’. The model functions as a framework for non-GB organisations to receive training from GamCare on the delivery of support for people experiencing gambling-related harm. Included in the training is information regarding GamCare’s ‘Model of Care’- a clinical framework for treatment provision- as …

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Kindred renews support for Rangers’ mental health programme

Kindred Group has renewed its investment in the Team Talk programme which will see a ‘significant’ investment as Rangers Charity Foundation continues to work on its development. Boosted by initial funding received from the firm in 2021, Team Talk has already helped men across Glasgow to seek advice, help and encouragement in discussing their mental health. “The investment we are …

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