Social Responsibility

The FSA launches ‘safer gambling hubs’ in support of BeGambleAware

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has strengthened its commitment to GambleAware’s leading ‘BeGambleAware’ campaign after confirming that it will launch ‘safer gambling hubs’ to create safe educational environments for football fans across the UK. Promoting safer gambling engagements, the FSA hubs will maintain a number of free materials for football fans and club stakeholders to download. The hubs form part …

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Gambling-related harm APPG outlines 2020 strategy

The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has outlined its 2020 strategy, as it continues to campaign for a reduction in gambling related harm. Carolyn Harris MP was re-elected as Chair of the Group. The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Lord Foster and Sammy Wilson MP were also elected as Vice-Chairs of …

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New academic study details new insights on player deposit limits

The academic journal on ‘Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking’ has published insights and learnings from a study reviewing ‘the effects of voluntary deposit limit-setting on long-term online gambling expenditure’. The study undertaken by the research team of Michael Auer, Niklas Hopfgartner and Mark D. Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University) evaluates the efficiency of responsible gambling tools in which customers set predetermined …

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NHS problem gambling clinic opens in Sunderland

Expanding its treatment services across the UK, the NHS’s Northern Gambling Service has opened a new clinic in Sunderland which will focus upon the treatment of problem gambling. The clinic will allow visitors to access support from a consultant psychologist, a consultant psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist and a senior mental health nurse. The clinic’s consultant psychologist Matthew Gaskell said: “Gambling …

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Kindred supports mental health charity with EHF rights donation

Kindred Group has confirmed a new partnership with the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH) which will see the gambling group donate all exposure rights during games played in Norway for Men’s and Women’s 2020 EHF Euro. ENALMH is a network that is aiming to promote active living in order to prevent and address mental health problems. Jan …

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All-in Diversity Project to launch #opendoors campaign

Industry workplace diversity, inclusion and equality program the All-in Diversity Project (AiDP) will launch its new #opendoors campaign which aims to recognise those who ‘have opened career doors for others.’ The campaign, which will launch on January 27, hopes to highlight those across the industry which have supported individuals and championed talent. AIDP emphasised that the initiative will also shine …

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Spillemyndigheden launches responsible gambling guide

The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has strengthened its commitment to educating the industry on best practice after publishing its new guide on responsible gambling aimed at licence holders, their employees and other relevant stakeholders. The guide, which will act as a supplement to the Danish Gambling Act and associated executive orders, will include guidelines and interpretations for how licensees can …

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Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has collaborated with 32Red as the firm emphasises its focus on responsible gambling with the launch of its ‘Stay In Control’ series. The opening episode of the series saw Rooney joined by former football league midfielder Scott Davies, who currently does extensive work in promoting the risks of gambling with Epic Risk Management.  Hosted at …

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Only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM approved by UKGC for problem gambling funding

The Gambling Commission has published the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are permitted to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  In an unexpectedly short list, only GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) have been approved by the regulator, although other organisations are knocking on the door.  As …

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bet365 details ‘unwavering commitment’ to player protection

Stoke headquartered operator bet365  lifted the lid on key measures it has introduced to boost player protection and safer gambling practices in its financial report submitted to Companies House last month. In the Strategic Report part of the document, the operator stressed an “unwavering commitment to deliver industry-leading approaches to player protection”. Bet365‘s early-risk detection system ‘EROS’ monitors customer activity for …

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