Social Responsibility

GVC places ‘sports & community’ at the forefront of new responsibility drive

Further to announcing its new social responsibility commitments, FTSE100 betting group GVC Holdings today launches its new ‘Community Programme’, focusing on increasing funding to UK sports and social initiatives. Launched at a Parliamentary reception attended by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, GVC governance outlined the key objectives of its Community Programme working alongside charity SportsAid. Moving forward, the FTSE enterprise seeks to …

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GVC Holdings commits to new responsibility action plan

As anticipated the governance of GVC Holdings, has this morning unveiled its new social responsibility corporate directive, seeking to reduce problem gambling harms, while further improving all-around industry standards. Presenting the firm’s new social responsibility and community mandate, Kenneth Alexander, GVC’s CEO, commented on the announcement: “As a leader in the industry, we fully recognise the need to ensure we …

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LeoVegas seeks to broaden tech talent pool launching Regulus Programme

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has launched its new corporate initiative ‘LeoRegulus Programme’ seeking to widen its talent development resources whilst further expanding its access to tech talent. The LeoRegulus initiative was disclosed to Swedish business news source Dagens Media last week by Chief Executive Gustaf Hagman alongside Group HR Officer Caroline Palm. Seeking to widen its tech talent pool, LeoVegas governance launches …

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Betfred expands staff compliance training with SMP eGaming

Betfred has revealed that it will strengthen its staff and operational compliance training programmes with Isle of Man consultancy SMP eGaming. Updating stakeholders, the Manchester bookmaker is set to launch a ‘Compliance Academy’, developed by SMP eGaming, an industry consultancy specialising in multi-jurisdictional compliance, AML frameworks and fraud prevention. Developing the Compliance Academy, SMP eGaming details that Betfred staff will …

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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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