Social Responsibility

‘Grid that Gives’… SportPesa backs Racing Point F1’s cancer care commitment

Kenyan betting group SportPesa has moved to strengthen its title sponsorship of Formula 1 racing team Racing Point, announcing the launch of new charity initiative ‘Grid that Gives’. The F1 charity initiative will be launched this weekend at the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, raising funds for breast cancer sufferers in partnership with Racing Point charity partner ‘Breast …

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EPIC forms safer gambling education programme with BSA schools

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) will advise the UK’s Boarding Schools Association (BSA), developing a series of high impact gambling awareness seminars for BSA member schools. The BSA extends its arrangement with EPIC, who over the past 12-months have spoken at BSA conferences, addressing independent school stakeholders on gambling harm risks and dynamics. Cementing its relationship, the …

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GambleAware report suggests ‘clearer’ strategy needed on advertising

Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults. The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest …

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eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators. Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace. In …

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GREO supports UKGC National Strategy in new collaboration

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has collaborated with independent research dissemination specialist Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) to help provide additional support to the regulator’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Under the terms of the new partnership, GREO will work alongside the UKGC to launch a new activity programme tailored towards supporting the National Strategy’s key focus areas: treatment and education, treatment …

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Lords Committee calls for ‘reliable facts’ on gambling habits & impacts

Supporting UK regulatory policy and oversight, the House of Lords Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts of the gambling industry’ has sanctioned a ‘call-for-evidence’ from industry-wide stakeholders. The Committee seeks to gain research insights and reliable facts on factors related to the gambling sector and its relationship with individuals affected by gambling disorders. Updating stakeholders, the Committee details …

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BetBlocker develops mobile feature to block gambling sites

Launching a new subscription-free service, BetBlocker has developed a new mobile feature which allows punters to restrict gambling-related apps on Android devices and desktops.  The tool comes as a new bid to support punters that have experienced gambling related harm. Users are able to restrict their devices from accessing over 5,900 gambling operator websites, and over 1,000 mobile applications.  Manager …

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Jeremy Wright – ‘This is not the end of the conversation on problem gambling’

Addressing the House of Commons this afternoon, Jeremy Wright – UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – said that the government is still reviewing the option of introducing a ‘mandatory levy’ to help national health stakeholders raise funds and resources for tackling problem gambling harms. Wright has acknowledged the ‘commitment of increased funding’ pledged this morning by leading …

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UK Top 5 commits to ‘clear responsibilities’ on problem gambling support

Advancing UK betting’s social responsibility agenda, bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Betting & Gaming and GVC Holdings have this morning committed to a ‘package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers’. The ‘UK Top 5’ directive follows discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on social and safer gambling responsibilities. The package of …

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Betsson Spain sponsors After Brunch Pride Party

Betsson AB’s Spanish online gambling property Betsson.es has partnered with Madrid-based live music, youth culture and entertainment group After Brunch, becoming a lead sponsor of the upcoming ‘After Brunch Pride Party’. Hosted this Sunday 7 July, the After Brunch Pride Party is considered one of the major festive events of Madrid Pride, taking place at the City’s ‘Ventas Bull Ring’ …

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