Social Responsibility

All-in Diversity appoints ‘Tribal pro’ Holly Crook Macarro as new advisor

Industry diversity, inclusion and equality program ‘The All-in Diversity Project’ (All-in) has moved to strengthen its strategic governance, appointing Holly Crook Macarro as a member of its Advisory Board. A US veteran in gambling policy and public affairs, Macarro is a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting LLC and has consulted and lobbied on behalf of industry American Indian Tribal clients …

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GambleAware expands UK gambling-harm support network with Citizens Advice partnership

Announcing a new long-term initiative, industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it will work with Citizens Advice to ‘to help debt advisors better understand, prevent or reduce gambling-related harms’. Updating the market, GambleAware governance has committed to a two-year £1.5 million partnership with Citizens Advice, the UK charity network which provides consumers with information and advice on money and legal …

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Action Plan 2018-2020 sees Spain reclassify gambling-harm as a drug addiction

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Seeking to revamp Spain’s support structures for tackling addiction, Spain’s ‘Drug Support Council’ will introduce gambling harm to its upcoming ‘Action Plan on Addictions 2018-2020’ mandate. The Action Plan incorporates the recommendations of a number of Spanish national health stakeholders, regulatory policy advisors and industry standards associations. Amongst the stakeholders taking part in the development of the new plan, are …

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Codere underlines fair play in new Real Madrid marketing campaign

Spanish gambling group Codere SA has launched its latest multi-channel marketing campaign, promoting fair and honest terms of play between its online services and customers. The campaign titled ‘Respetamos a los Ganadores’ (translation: We Respect our Winners), refreshes Codere.es existing marketing partnership with Real Madrid FC. Taking a new creative direction, the Codere advert features Real Madrid Stars’ Lucas Vazquez, …

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Svenska Spel appoints Scarlett Roa as sustainability lead for revamped Swedish gambling market

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has confirmed the appointment of Scarlett Roa as new Sustainability Manager. Roa joins Svenska Spel’s management from Stockholm communication and brand management agency Authority AB, where she served as Deputy Operations Officer. A seasoned executive in corporate communications and stakeholder management, Roa will lead Svenska Spel’s sustainability and responsible gambling initiatives and planning. Furthermore, Roa …

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UKGC opens Manchester safety workshop programme for smaller operators

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to launch series of ‘Manchester workshops’ seeking to help ‘nationwide smaller licensed gambling operators’ improve responsibility, consumer safety and integrity standards. The workshops will be held at the Performance Spaces Central Library and will be further supported by Manchester City Council. The specialist programme will focus on ‘common compliance findings, tackling …

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Betsson places ‘responsibility & social commitments’ at forefront of its landmark SHL sponsorship

Betsson AB announces its ‘biggest sports sponsorship’ to date, confirming that it has become the ‘lead sponsor and exclusive betting partner’ of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).   “Betsson is one of the leading gaming companies in the Nordics and its roots go as far back as 1963. As the main sponsor, Betsson, together with SHL, will add to the …

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Novomatic deepens commitment to addiction research

Novomatic has united with the Medical University of Vienna as it continues to place a key focus on social responsibility. As part of the partnership, Novomatic has committed €120,000 and two further years to addiction research and therapy at the university. The firm has been working with the Medical University of Vienna – known as MedUni Vienna – in the field …

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Safer Environments… Kindred sponsors development of ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for Nordic markets

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has backed the development and translation of a free ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for its Nordic home markets. The app has been co-developed by Kindred and international gambling support/charity group Gambling Therapy. “The Gambling Therapy app is free and has been designed to help those that are struggling with problem gambling by providing easy access information and …

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Sportradar places ‘player education’ at the forefront of legacy DFL partnership

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), the governing body of German professional football leagues has expanded its ‘Together Against Match-Fixing’ programme with sorts data, intelligence and content provider Sportradar Working in partnership with Sportradar, the DFL will expand its integrity workshops programme for Bundesliga syndicated football clubs Seeking to diminish match-fixing factors and dynamics across German football development, the DFL has …

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