Social Responsibility

Social Betting gets a shake up with EveryFan

A new social betting app has hit the market in the form of EveryFan.  The app, currently exclusively for iOS, allows EveryFan players to do battle with their mates via a points system, choosing different bets both in-play and pre-match, in a bid to gain prizes and bragging rights. Leon Walters, Chief Executive Officer at EveryFan, said: “A first scorer bet can …

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GamCare launches Gamble Aware Week in Cardiff, Glasgow & Manchester

Gambling harm and addiction prevention charity GamCare has launched its ‘Gamble Aware Week’ in the UK cities’ of Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. Aiming to raise public awareness of problem gambling conditions GamCare will be offering free drop-in information and advice sessions for anyone concerned about gambling. GamCare detailed that the sessions would be ‘friendly and informal’, focusing on giving the …

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The Senet Group refreshes Bad Betty for Euro 2016

Industry gambling watchdog, The Senet Group has released a national advertising campaign ahead of the start of Euro 2016 encouraging UK consumers to bet responsibly during what is set to be this year’s biggest gambling event. The Senet Group will refresh its  ‘Bad Betty’ campaign (first published 2015) to include football specific messages and tips to help gamblers stay in control and …

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Stephen Thornton & Richard Flint join Senet Group board

Industry independent watchdog, The Senet Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Thornton and Richard Flint to its board. Former NHS executive Stephen Thornton will advise the industry body as an Independent Director. Thornton has over thirty years’ management experience working with political parties, charities and regulatory/policy organisations. Commenting on the appointment Wanda Goldwag, Chair of Senet Group, said: “It …

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GamCare – Betting shops back initiative to help problem gamblers in Chinatown

Betting shops in Chinatown are supporting an initiative by GamCare to offer multi-lingual counselling and treatment programmes for anyone encountering difficulty with their gambling. The service, which is provided by GamCare and ‘The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre’ (CNHLC), means confidential counselling services are provided by a team of qualified and experienced counsellors who speak the languages represented in the …

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Gala Bingo joins Senet Group watchdog

  UK independent gambling watchdog the Senet Group has confirmed Gala Bingo as its latest industry member. Gala Bingo becomes the first bingo operator to join the Senet Group, which aims to promote greater industry standards relating to advertising/marketing, operational practices and the forming of further socially responsible measures. The bingo operator joins the Senet Group main body, which includes …

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Senet Group seeks new Chief Executive

Senet Group is seeking a new Chief Executive following the resignation of founder CEO Ron Finlay, who was recruited to set up governance for the organisation in 2014. Ron Finlay said: “Senet Group has been on an amazing journey in the last 18 months. We have taken the idea from a piece of paper to create an independent body that has delivered a national …

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Senet Group confirms Sky Betting & Gaming as new watchdog member

UK independent gambling watchdog, the Senet Group has confirmed that Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has joined its main body aimed at promoting higher industry standards with regards to  advertising, operational practices and forming further socially responsible measures. SB&G governance was pleased to confirm joining the Senet Group as the body’s first online-only gambling operator. As a new member SB&G …

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ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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Senet Group appoints new industry directors

The Senet Group, the betting industry body set up by the sector’s major operators, has refreshed its Board at the start of 2016. Catherine Colloms, Director of Corporate Affairs at Paddy Power, and Donal McCabe, Group Corporate Communications Director of Ladbrokes, have been appointed to the Board of the gambling watchdog. Colloms and McCabe take the roles of Industry Directors …

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